MSNBC's Martin Bashir conducts a heated debate between MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter, Democratic strategist Julian Epstein, and Republican strategist Ron Christie on how to score – both politically and economically – the President's speech today, pushing for a millionaire's tax.
President Obama used a speech today to not only push legislation enacting the so-called "Buffett Rule," but also outline his vision for the economy versus Republican presidential rivals.
Obama's speech to students and others at Florida Atlantic University contained heavy campaign overtones, though Obama said his Republican opponent -- likely Mitt Romney, after Rick Santorum suspended his campaign this afternoon -- "shall go unnamed."
“They're doubling down on these old, broken down theories. Instead of moderating their views even slightly, instead of saying, "You know what, what we did really didn't work and we almost had a second Great Depression, and maybe we should try something different," they have doubled down,” the president said.
Ed will have full analysis and reaction tonight on The Ed Show at 8pET on MSNBC!