Todd Purdum on the Election

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Todd Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, talks about how the presidential campaigns were run and what he expects the outcome of today’s election to be.


Todd Purdum

Comments [13]

Let it be known:
Mr Lopate, you actually said that you wanted to hear from ' last- minute DECIDERS ' !!!!!!!!!

Nov. 06 2012 08:05 PM
David from New York, New York

I agree with Scott from SoHo. At the end of this segment, you should have played: "I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this message."

Nov. 06 2012 03:53 PM

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal" — Emma Goldman

Nov. 06 2012 01:20 PM

I feel like that USA election is playing in a third, dictatorship, remote world country… where half of the country and the right wing politicians are not listen or follow the rules, the orders and the civility of the voting process . They just are manipulating the whole process with dishonesty deceit and corruption and then, they believe to IMPLENTENT DEMOCRACY to the entire World.

Nov. 06 2012 12:56 PM

With hindsight it is clear Gov. Romney did not have to be as extreme as he was to defeat the likes of Santorum, Gingrich, Perry and Caine. (Pause for reflection) Then the general election might have been fought on a higher level, and Romney would not have been obliged to turn back to the real Mitt and embarrass himself so thoroughly.

Nov. 06 2012 12:33 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Amy, exactly.

Nov. 06 2012 12:27 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Given his effusive praise of O, Christie may be betting on an Obama win. If O wins, Republicans may rethink their...excesses, giving Christie's "bi-partisanship" a boost. Perhaps his finger's in the wind.

Nov. 06 2012 12:26 PM
Jesse from Westchester

Romney's camp purchased the food for the so called "food drive" themselves at Walmart. Look it up on the web.

Nov. 06 2012 12:26 PM
fuva from harlemworld

This "successful businessman ipso facto equals good civic leader/ politician" notion is fallacious. The bottom dropped out of the economy under Hoover and Bush...One can be "successful" in business for all kinds of shady reasons or a scorched-earth, winner-takes-all pursuit of profits. Why should this type automatically be trusted in a civil position that must serve so many different interests and maintain some balance between them?

Nov. 06 2012 12:20 PM
scott from SOHO

Way to get in a few last minute Romney bashing. In a few minutes you covered tax returns, how business experience is useless when running a country, fuzzy math, Romney's boring image, and Paul Ryan for being less qualified than Biden for the job of VP.

I hope the democratic national party sent the station a big donation during the pledge drive.

Your station has truly lost whatever journalistic credibility you may have had in the past.

Nov. 06 2012 12:20 PM

He meant to say a more seasoned politician than Bloomberg would have made the SAME decision earlier, not a DIFFERENT decision.

Nov. 06 2012 12:16 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Has Romney made a good case that he can improve the economy? He hasn't made any case. He's just said it would happen if he got elected.

Nov. 06 2012 12:14 PM
David from New York, New York

Oh goodness. Now the negative spin against Romney begins.

Nov. 06 2012 12:11 PM

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