Which candidate is the most conservative?
Gov. Bob McDonnell weighs in
- Duration 4:34
- Date Feb 11, 2012
Gov. Bob McDonnell weighs in
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Welcome back everybody Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is an active supporter of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign earlier.
I had a chance to meet up with the governor at -- -- and he says despite some negative perceptions about Romney's wealth.
He -- Romney's humble roots embodies this spirit of the American dream.
And is urging the campaign to do a better job of getting Romney stories out.
But that I -- accident and how your speech.
How about some of the people decide that I mean I've got to talk about some of the good things we're doing the -- had a great legacy of -- And architects like Jefferson and Mason and Madison and the things they did to make this republic right now.
Why those principles that got all the would trample others presence -- federal government.
That we need to have some change in course everybody here believes there's needs to be a change in November so I think it's a pretty fired a crowd of -- bit.
You're supporting Mitt Romney and I of course he has to do a lot more to win over the conservative base do you think.
He's doing enough at this point -- what does he have to do to make that connection of them is talking about -- those were still not convinced.
Whether or not he really is true to his conservative groups that I think the more people listen in see.
Mitt Romney and the fact that this is a guy that not only understands the American dream and essence of America.
But he's lived the American dream and it's -- the American -- thousands and thousands of other people.
In business at the Olympics as governor -- so they'll -- it get a sense I think he's getting better on the -- better.
In the debates.
And I've got a known -- got this warm who's friendly who's incredibly generous as we saw when he releases -- for terrorism is -- but must change from his personal generosity.
For other people so I think he gets stronger over time.
You look at the path over the next couple with a Super Tuesday -- a serious breakdown permit want Romney won -- the nomination I think the sooner the better solutions for focus on Oprah and Obama.
He's dedicated -- message that he's been having already on the campaign for all what is it could take to make that extra.
Given that extra tickets for the -- I think that people feel let you know there's a sense of connection to really understand like that story of his roots and how he's you know living the American dream.
So that's really what she says -- -- I see him more now Begin to tell his personal story.
Because he's been very successful.
People think maybe he hadn't had the travails that they average Americans that's not that's not true he's come very -- very.
Humble beginnings as his father bundle born in Mexico -- mom you know humble beginnings but they worked -- -- that family.
And that success that Mitt Romney -- didn't come from his family came from him.
-- so often so that's an American dream.
Story that I think that he can tell.
In -- -- and more about how we came to some of his positions.
-- why he loves America he's become an incredibly great defender of free enterprise is Amber's right this election is about three things it's about leadership it's about jobs.
It's about controlling spending and debt.
And all three of those he's got a great record so I think tying.
His positions on -- -- his own beginnings and why he feels deeply about those issues.
This is really is key to winning not only the nomination but also in the -- switching now to the controversy has torn at the White House.
Over the issue of contraception and religious institution.
Do you think the White House is -- to -- -- corner over this one and where what are your thoughts about moving forward and trying to you may have some resolution to this.
I think it's a fundamental misunderstanding.
Of the deeply held faith bullies.
Of of Americans.
In well over 90% of people say they go to church -- and believe in god and they take us those principles and their heartfelt beliefs.
Of their faith very seriously and so when you do things.
-- like this Obama terrorist on which I think is unconstitutional and -- will be struck down but apart from that if you look at some of the things that is forcing.
Faith based institutions to violate the dictates of the conscience which is exactly.
What Jefferson's statute or religious freedom and the First Amendment -- -- government can't do.
If there is a very strong negative reaction I know -- -- from a pro life Catholic my pastor preached about this a little bit on Sunday at church and I think they're really.
Religious faithful -- of the American people.
By -- Zealous dedication to the Obama care policy so I think -- several liability for him.
Because it's about it's about religious liberty that is the essence of what we who we are as Americans can thank you very -- -- -- Texas.