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August 16th, 2012
12:30 PM ET

Romney supporter Stephen Baldwin weighs in on the 'trash talk' from Romney, Obama campaigns

The trash talk may be getting a little out of control on the campaign trail since Vice President Joe Biden accused Republicans of wanting to put people back in chains.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has now called Biden 'stupid' and Sarah Palin says Biden should be replaced.

The Obama camp responded, with the President's press secretary Ben Labolt using the words 'unhinged' to describe GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. And now Romney's new running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is picking up that line of attack last night.

It's safe to say: It's getting ugly out there.

Actor and Romney supporter Stephen Baldwin joins Soledad and the "Starting Point" team to talk about whether the rhetoric is getting out of hand, and what implications it could have for the November elections.

"I think it gets back to common sense, regular Joe philosophy," Baldwin says. "I think that there is a right and a left. And a very conservative perspective about what the future of the country is. And there's a progressive movement that wants what it wants. And we are now seeing all of these types of differences coming to extreme heads and confrontations."

"Obviously, we're seeing more and more violence," Baldwin argues. "Where do we think that's coming from?"

Baldwin also talks about helping out a woman who had a seizure at the Peninsula Hotel lounge.

Filed under: 2012 Race
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Waldo

    Good grief,

    Soledad is just insufferable to watch.

    And, a "chains" necklace?

    Really, Soledad?

    CNN, get a clue. For your own sake.

    Just go focus group her and see what it is that you're saddled with here.

    Take the loss on her contract, and move forward.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse | Reply

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