This is a rush transcript from "Your World With Neil Cavuto," May 29, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Two presidents, one event, no buzz: George W. Bush and Bill Clinton appearing together as we speak right now. The event just started.
Here is how organizers promoted it, though, calling it a "conversation with presidents." Well, no wonder nobody is talking about it.
Here is how we think they should have promoted it, something like this: a presidential smackdown.
Former heavyweight George Foreman, who could sell anything, here to weigh in.
George, great to see you.
George, they screwed this whole marketing thing up. That's what I think. What do you think?
GEORGE FOREMAN, CO-CHAIRMAN, GEORGE FOREMAN ENTERPRISES: That's right.
They should have been talking about, if you want to draw the people, you have got to start a fire. It should have been billed. Everybody in boxing needs a nickname: Smokin' Joe Frazier; The Louisville Lip. I was even called a Frankenstein monster.
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FOREMAN: There should have been a name.
CAVUTO: Well, what would you have called President Bush or President Clinton? Would you have names for them?
FOREMAN: They should have promoted it George — what is it? — "Wanted Dead or Alive Dempsey" Bush against Bill "Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like a Beast With Your IPOs" Clinton.
FOREMAN: And then people would say, I want to take the gloves off. I want to hear what they have to say. Start the offensive. Start the — they are saying anything. Take the shirts, the ties off. We have had enough of those conversations, debates on television.
I would have had a ringside seat to hear them fight a little bit, in the seat, mind you. Take the ties off. Greatest fight, the matchup of the centuries, the two people who changed the world in eight years. They're matched up together to change it again.
Oh, I could go on and on.
CAVUTO: Say — yes. Well, boy, man, you should be there, George. You're wasting your time talking to me right now. So, let me ask you, you — you — I really think you could sell anything. That whole Foreman Grill thing, no offense, George. I love you dearly. Someone came up with a grill on a tilt and ran with it.
And you — you are an expert at it. You sold how many of those? Millions of those? You're set for — for — for many lives.
FOREMAN: Oh, well over — well over maybe 125 million.
CAVUTO: Is that right?
CAVUTO: Well — well, see, maybe that's what they should have done. You get a free Foreman Grill if you go to the — the conversation tonight.
They didn't do that.
So, I had an ad guy on here yesterday.
FOREMAN: See, because the videotapes — you have got to — they have got to make certain that the tapes of this sells as well.
CAVUTO: Exactly. Right.
FOREMAN: The — the rematch — the rematch has got to even be bigger.
CAVUTO: Well, you know, it is sort of like a dream fight, because these guys never had the opportunity to challenge each other.
It's sort of like if there was...
FOREMAN: I like that, a dream right.
CAVUTO: James Rosen was — our big boxing fan here, he was saying, he wondered what things would have been like had then Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali, never been forced to retire because of his protest of the Vietnam War, and you had fought him earlier. That was sort of like a dream fight long before your battle in '74.
Have you ever thought of that?
FOREMAN: Yes, that would have been a nightmare fight for me.