Zuckerman Schools Clift: If Obama Gave Cantor's AEI Speech 'You'd Have Supported Everything He Said'

Mort Zuckerman really schooled Eleanor Clift on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday.

After Clift commented that if she closed her eyes during House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) speech to the American Enterprise Institute last week, she "would have thought it was Barack Obama," Zuckerman marvelously fired back, "Eleanor, if it had been Barack Obama, you would have supported everything he said" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

ELEANOR CLIFT, NEWSWEEK: I was in the front row at the American Enterprise Institute listening to that speech, and if I closed my eyes and I didn’t know who was standing behind that podium, I would have thought it was Barack Obama. He came out for all sorts of progressive things, but he doesn’t attach any legislation to it. He’s just trying to change the subject, and he has the slogan “Making Life Work for More People.” But, you know, he’s a politician. He’s supposed to be making government work. He acts like a life coach.

MORT ZUCKERMAN: Eleanor, if it had been Barack Obama, you would have supported everything he said. Let’s face it.

Indeed she would have.

Bravo, Mort! Bravo!


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