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I'm -- alert right now voters in five states -- in the polls today it's primary day for them New York Pennsylvania among the five and as that happens.
We sit down with one of the most powerful members of congress speaker of the house John Boehner.
But we talked him about the campaign in 2012 Mitt Romney and where he feels our country is headed if President Obama wins a second term.
Speaker Boehner good morning to you know really -- terrific -- -- -- for you know for a man whose title is speaker you don't speak very often.
And this form so it's good to have you back -- and good morning to you last week you called the selection the most important your lifetime.
About around a while.
So I think the president of spur economic policies have failed.
I've argued the -- you've made things worse.
Then as a result of the problem the president has turned to the politics of envy and division.
And this is not this is not in my opinion the right way to -- -- for reelection.
The Republicans have have a plan to get America going -- -- to get American people back to work.
And spent and that's why I believe.
That this election so important -- America -- America -- Lived for four more years.
What -- Obama's present.
Will turn America in -- direction that we may never recover from.
On the size scope of government to adapt so that's hangs over economy.
It's when -- president I would have disagreements.
In our discussions last summer.
There be times when it was pretty clear that we were miles apart -- look at remains that John.
That's what elections are for.
And we -- the president -- yes Mr.
President that's what elections before.
Those statements are dire that -- the -- the inference that you're making is that four more years of Barack Obama is sending America down.
Had a deep dark hole hit seven in America down a path.
That Obama look a lot -- what we see in Europe.
A big social well first state.
Slow economic growth and a government.
That is overly large.
You know if you have a government -- can give you everything that you want.
He of the government big enough to take everything that you -- -- Republicans keep the house.
-- I believe that we will but we've got a real challenge -- fifty.
Of our members in tough races 89 freshman run for four of their first reelection -- -- -- -- and we have 32 districts.
Where there's no presidential campaign going to be run -- -- senate race.
Now and we call these -- districts.
Take eighteen California Illinois New York.
Where we know we're not likely -- do well at the top of the ticket.
Down ten those districts are herb frank -- -- of -- what I did not hear you say that I can guarantee that we.
Keep the house I yeah I did not say that correct are you hedging a little bit on this organize -- -- -- confident hides it well I'd say there's a two of three chance that we wouldn't.
Control of the house again and but there's a one in three chance will be -- -- but I'm being myself frank.
We got a big challenge we've got work to do house Mitt Romney doing you think.
You know I think he's doing fine after coming through which clearly was some pretty bruising primary.
For his numbers to be.
-- close proximity.
To the president I think whoever -- how do you size him up politically what what are his strengths and weaknesses.
You know as you sit here some six and a half months away.
-- -- rob me has a great story to tell.
His success story is an American such a success story.
-- and I would go out there and talk about his story and how.
Oh what he wants to do was to make those opportunities available to every American.
But to do that but we've got to rein in the size and scope.
And reach of Washington DC you suggesting that's what he should do or he's -- is that because he has not done that enough to this point -- but he's certainly done an awful lot of up and I think his.
His economic background his background in creating jobs.
In creating investment.
That would help create more jobs.
Is exactly the right message that the voters want to hear in this November elections give -- a referendum on a president's economic policies learn something.
Telepresence gonna try to make election about everything other than his economic policies but the American people what -- the wall.
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