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Davos Highlight: Blackstone’s Studzinski on the U.S. presidential race

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 01:25

Jan. 25 - Senior Blackstone managing director John Studzinski tells Reuters he’s not optimistic that the 2012 presidential race will result in “cohesive leadership.” This is an excerpt of a full interview conducted at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as part of the Davos Today morning show. Look for the complete show at http://www.reuters.com/davos.

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Barack comes on photos for your business and for the US economy in the selection. I think probably the most important outcome. In the United States and in the world is some signs of visible cohesive leadership moved right now we don't have we're holders -- here as a at the moment I'm banking on the corporate sector I don't see that coming under government short term -- that that's we we we heard Obama talk about the taxes we gonna talk about taxes he he pitched it says there's common sense. It's hard to disagree without actually. I think it's a different issue I don't think any presidential election in the history America has been one on politics and he. And I think if anything it divides the country more than -- -- and you see the rest of the world right now nationalism. Is a very strong movement it seems to be a very strong powerful movement everywhere else except in the United States where Washington is actually trying to divide the country. But but that the tax burden of leading private equity investors has been front page news is we -- -- Surely you can see why denying under center outraged. I think again we have to focus on the fact that we couldn't mr. Romney is getting a lot of attention because of his tax rate I think that's one example. I don't think that's necessarily the real time.

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Davos Highlight: Blackstone’s Studzinski on the U.S. presidential race

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 01:25