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Well ahead of Tuesday's primary.
The GOP White House hopefuls are busy arguing about who's best positioned to -- President Obama.
As -- candidates highlight of their abilities and their rivals liabilities.
To Florida voters think about all this and it will this purple state go red.
Or blue come November joining us now from my thoughts on this -- Gingrich's Florida campaign manager.
Mike heard apple was and DNC vice chair our -- buy back the mayor of Minneapolis gentlemen welcome great to see you here today.
-- -- thank you just talk -- -- about what's -- play they arrive at let me ask you watching from the sidelines they are do you feel like.
The Republicans are doing enough to beat themselves up and that that in and of itself is going to make a have a pretty good impact -- voters and help your help your guy come November.
Well I'm kind of -- wedding crash or -- -- -- wedding so we're watching it with with interest but I I think that.
The fact is we've gotten a pretty clear picture of what this election's going to be about Mitt Romney I think especially this week with.
Releasing part of his tax return so it's really proven that he hasn't been straight with folks and I I think it's a pretty clear choice here that the Republicans can fight over their nominee but we've got a president who's out there fighting for the middle class we have a state.
Where there's an enormous number of foreclosures and we have a president who's focused on trying to solve that.
-- that he inherited while we have have one in the case of brownie who's invested in companies that have questionable records there.
So I think it's going to be a clear choice between the party of the middle class and -- president -- -- for.
And whatever the Republicans come up -- Mr.
-- do you think that the voters are really as invested in knowing about the financial dealings of a Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich or are they.
More focused on what did what did it take to create jobs today and restore the housing market for example in Florida how.
Fixed -- our voters right now about this particular issue over investments.
We're not never -- focused on jobs jobs and more jobs that's we're focused on I series the president of Florida senate.
I'm actually knew -- actually supporting.
Mitt Romney in the race not new campaign manager in Florida house that's -- we're focused on jobs.
What we're focused on is making sure that we create more jobs and opportunities.
As you know in Florida we faced a -- billion dollar budget shortfall last year we balance the budget without raising taxes.
And when I'm hearing from voters -- my great state is how to create new jobs and opportunities and bring financial sanity in Washington.
When you're spending more money than they have I think is 41 cents for every dollar is borrowed we can't afford that.
Florida easily can -- -- -- financial sanity and some common sense -- not coming out of Washington right now we believe the Republicans are the right way to get.
So are you saying -- the voters really aren't focused on the investments as much as up perhaps the media's making of this.
I think the media is way too focused on that is a lot of attack ads going back and forth.
Let's go back to 2008.
Misery spirited race going on between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton after it was said and then the Democrats united.
Much -- seems to happen republic.
Republicans believe in less government less taxes and more freedom that's we're providing for the sunshine state in -- state legislature Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich are both committed to that.
But I think it's clear that Mitt Romney has some business experience to turn around this economy is he -- -- like to really create jobs.
And that's of these were Alice rallies are focusing on across Florida.
They're asking these -- what can you do to help me find a job.
We reduced the unemployment rate here in Florida from twelve to nine point 9% in the last year.
The day when a president who's on their side.
-- can reduce the burdens to starting a business and lowering taxes and that's what I hear over and over rallies but let's create jobs this -- new opportunities.
Some air right that when President Obama went on the on the offensive in his State of the Union Address he was saying that he is a vision but his vision is one where he believes -- needs to be fairness across the board and a that he believes that there needs to be.
Emphasis on getting the people who are well off to pay more taxes it's -- -- to help raise revenues and helps and -- -- -- what's your take on that.
Well it's clear from what you just heard that we agree both Republicans and Democrats want to focus on job so let's look at this the president inherited an economy.
That was hemorrhaging 750000.
Jobs a month.
Today we've had 22 straight -- the private sector job growth.
And we have a president -- is focused on the key issues that we need to do on that.
We need to have a level playing field not one that is -- for those who game the system.
We need to invest in places where like small business.
And bones for emerging businesses.
We need to look at an auto industry that Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich would have -- collapsed.
And the president took a gutsy risky move stepped up and we made a million more cars in America that's the kind of built collapsed economy that we have and the fact of the matter is.
That the only thing and all these Republican debate so we've heard about the only real idea.
Is to go back to the bad old days of trickle down economics and gaming the system that collapsed and in the first place and if Mitt Romney claims that if a record on jobs -- look at what he's done.
Even here in Florida that.
Being it'd be invested in companies that have actually lost jobs here in Florida and all across the country.
And the fact of the matter is a person who's had an investment career like Mitt Romney is perfectly entitled to do that but if that's his one criteria.
For being president.
Then we have to look at its record and the record is quite -- that he's been a person who spent a lot of money for some very very few people.
And a lot of people have lost their jobs because of it so when Floridians.
In the medical device industry for instance.
-- to know about a company like that here that being invested in under Mitt Romney and they lost their job should they feel they want and in the White House or should they look at -- president.
Who has led 22 straight -- the private sector job growth that that's the choice.
Slower running -- an atom bomb disposal dispute that is well also the debate rages on that gentleman and I know you both are watching very closely how the results are gonna turn -- -- this.
Tuesday and we appreciate your insights thank you very much.
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