HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC's 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' Wednesday night to discuss President Obama's budget speech.
"I think more generally you're seeing a more combative, populist president here who's clearly in presidential campaign mode," said Fineman
Fineman went on to explain that President Obama knows "that raising taxes is not popular. He's right, even when you're talking about the rich."
In terms of Paul Ryan's budget proposal, Fineman stated that the president "generally thinks that he can take on Paul Ryan if he makes Paul Ryan the enemy here, Paul Ryan and his plan, it's a winner all the way through 2012."
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