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But make you the best candidate against President Obama -- -- you've got a first clear the field of all the other Republicans.
But let's just pair you over whether it's Rick -- -- Rick Santorum.
Michelle Bachmann -- Herman -- Why Mitt Romney what gives you the best chance at defeating Barack Obama in 2012.
I think the fact that I've spent my life not in politics.
But in the private sector.
Is what differentiates me in the most significant -- from the other people running for office I understand how the economy works because I've lived in the economy.
I understand what it means to have people sitting across the kitchen table taking out their calculator in their checkbook and -- cash and we can make it this month.
I understand the impact of that I know what it takes to get people back to work.
I've competed -- businesses around the world.
And and and know how they succeed I know where they take jobs away from America.
I know what it takes to get jobs back in America what does it take to get those jobs back -- we've lost a bunch of -- -- every week it seems like we have unemployment numbers.
That are either less than expected less than desired and even when we have a good number it's not that good now now what we do.
Well the reason you're seeing jobs.
That trail off in this country the reason you're seeing our incomes not -- Is that more and more of our middle and large size enterprises.
Are deciding it's better to do business somewhere else.
And they look at the taxes here -- the regulations here in the lack of energy policies here the fact that our trade policies are opening up new markets and they say you know what.
It's better to build a facility elsewhere and then you have small businesses the reason they're having a hard time getting going they can't get loans.
And because some of the big businesses are moving away.
The not as many people they could support with a smaller businesses so on both sides big business small business the fact that we -- made -- America.
A less attractive place to invest and to grow jobs.
Is what's causing this economy to have such a difficult time to reboot has President Obama done anything right.
Yeah -- at heart for information help me understand as He got to leave it right -- -- sometimes struggle.
I think he's been a great husband and a great father Daniel and that is for that that's not a good example I'm trying to -- -- -- He has and it got so many got a song on the line.
A right He made a decision to the pull the trigger on that front which.
Congratulations on -- give him credit for then the killing of -- a law -- That the fact that we continue to have drones in the air and the word we're attacking people who are al-Qaeda operatives that that.
He -- stop that He didn't -- -- I'll give them the partial credit for that our successes and and and he's the commander in chiefs of course He shares credit for those.
Those things along with our -- -- -- women.
But I also think that in the area of education Arnie Duncan saying look let's let's.
Reward schools systems that.
Reward teachers for doing a good job that remove bad teachers that test kids and see of the kids are doing.
That -- -- a positive thing by the way.
Not everything on a duck duck and is doing -- I agree with -- so Francis this national core curriculum -- they're they're pushing and trying to get states to take that out.
I don't like a national cricket I -- states to be able to craft the -- curriculum.
You got criticized by Rick Perry in the last debate He tried to say that you were in essence giving a great big bear hug.
To Arnie Duncan I didn't read it that way but that's that was the allegation.
Is there a danger in this kind of political environment if you complement any thing that the other side does.
Even very specifically.
That you run the risk of a becoming fodder for somebody's target.
Well I think that's one -- the the downsides of political life as you know which is that.
That anything you may have said.
Can be taken out of context or twisted any policy you have to be shaded to make it look like as a little different than what you really believe.
And then attack ads or or so forth get come out but.
Over time I think people.
Sort out what's true and what's not true and frankly the media even the mainstream media.
Will will do some fact checking and say look that's phony that's wrong.
I think that helps and so I you know you if you spend your time worrying about the attacks boy you're gonna lose all your hair turn gray in no time and I.
I'd try to spend my time talking about what I would do to get Americans back to work in a lot of people are watching this interview because they really were wondering.
Would you not be able to sit in the same room and be civil to each other I mean it was exactly four years ago when we were.
Kind of going through it so.
I think we've proven that people can be civil and I deeply grateful thank you governor Romney for being here and enjoy the -- very much wishing the best in the campaign trail thanks so much -- to -- again.
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