Paul Begala http://wfpl.org en Begala, Kristol Talk Presidential Politics at Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Event http://wfpl.org/post/begala-kristol-talk-presidential-politics-kentucky-chamber-commerce-event <p>Democratic strategist Paul Begala and Republican commentator Bill Kristol were in Louisville on Tuesday evening to discuss the ongoing presidential campaign at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce&rsquo;s annual business summit.</p><p>Polling numbers shows President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are locked in a <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/17/obama-romney-race-tightens-in-new-hampshire-poll-shows/">tight race this fall</a> with a small margin of undecided voters. The negative attacks are <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/16/156832542/obama-romney-trade-accusations-of-dishonest?ft=1&amp;f=1001">beginning to escalate with both campaigns accusing the other of misleading</a> voters.&nbsp;</p><p>Political observers note that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/obama-romney-taxes_n_1678254.html">Mr. Obama has run harsh ads against his GOP challenger</a> on television, which is unusual for an incumbent president seeking re-election.</p><p>Begala a CNN analyst and&nbsp; an adviser for Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting the president. He says Mr. Obama needs to run as a challenger who will outline what the next four years will hold if he is re-elected.</p><p>&quot;When times are tough and the president tells you, &lsquo;I&rsquo;ve done a great job&rsquo; people get resentful. They say &lsquo;really, cause I&rsquo;m still hurting out here.&rsquo; What I would do instead is lay out my agenda for a second-term and run as if he were a challenger,&quot; he says. &quot;I&rsquo;m all for attacking Romney and I&rsquo;m doing it full-time. But he&rsquo;s also got to say what I can&rsquo;t do, which is here&rsquo;s what I will do if you give me this job for the next four years.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 01:16:18 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1044 at http://wfpl.org Begala, Kristol Talk Presidential Politics at Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Event