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Because he is -- grammys about to become the official Republican nominee perhaps later today.
And just yesterday on Memorial Day -- spent some time with Mitt Romney and part of his large family.
At one of -- one of the homes of one of his sons in San Diego California.
-- part of our conversation.
That mid October you're gonna have -- 101000015.
Who are truly undecided.
And they're gonna make a decision because it's going to be that time.
And they live in these key battleground states.
Many of which had been destroyed by the economy over the past -- years but your best selling point to them.
I can make the economy better.
I can get more jobs in America I get competition between employers for jobs rising wages.
I understand how the economy works the president wants to make this say a personal attack campaign.
He's going after me as an individual.
Look look I'm an American I love this country I have experience.
In the economy that's gonna help me get good jobs for Americans so we can be secure again.
There are three things in that statement when examiner right now Stephen Hayes senior writer for the weekly standard Fox News contributors -- good morning to you morning bill you're gonna see a lot more this throughout the week by the way that was just a little little snippet of what we talked about yesterday.
But I think when it comes the election that's the critical point.
He's nine to twelve states and what they do especially with folks in the middle.
In which way they go whether Barack Obama gets four more years or Mitt -- -- able -- -- him first statement he said.
I understand how the economy works that's the strongest selling point.
-- -- They -- -- that to those voters.
That it was an interesting answer and if you look at this you know snapshot polls today.
That's the answer that those voters -- going going to want to -- I mean that overwhelmingly voters say that they -- are worried about the economy broadly and also about.
Jobs and unemployment so he's speaking to those voters right now in trying to make his pitch that because he's worked in the private sector because he has business experience.
He's going to be the rest one to usher in this new.
-- of American prosperity -- point number two the president wants to make this is a Mitt Romney talking now a personal attack campaign he's going after me as an individual.
That goes to personality and it goes to -- Who wins that -- him.
Well it's an interesting argument for the root for a team Romney to make I think it's a Smart one.
The president has done well he has remained a likable character even as his favorability numbers his approval numbers job approval numbers.
Have fallen a little bit and I think what team -- wants to do is say this is not the president this is not Barack Obama who ran in 2008 was promising all these great things.
Who was saying that he was above the fray this is a new Barack Obama -- meaner nastier Barack Obama and it's not -- you know not only did -- not deliver.
On policy issues he's not the same guy he ran.
As in 2000 and let's go back in and headed to point on this.
And the latest polling we -- out among independents head to head right now you're six months away Mitt Romney has a five point edge.
Among those voters.
Are you one of those who believe that those voters decide who gets the next.
Sure I mean I think we're looking at a number of groups that are going to be critically important but Mitt Romney needs just to have that leads -- an increase -- if he can't if he's going to win.
In November because but you know Barack Obama has sort of built in advantages among other groups some of which overlap among.
Women there will be likely a gender gap among Hispanic voters another crucial voting block but Mitt Romney needs to do well among independents he needs to win that vote he needs to win its size of.
-- point number three -- an American I love this country.
On Memorial Day he's making appeal to patriotism how do you interpret that.
You know he's been making this appeal to patriotism throughout his campaign.
I -- remember his his original campaign slogan was believe in America he's been making this brought pitch and I think what he's trying to do.
Is reach out to the voters including those independents you talked about.
Who feel that America slipping away that that they're there were passing down degenerate to a generation the next generation of Americans in America that different.
Then the one that you know many of us grew up with and I think it's an argument that may resonate particularly in the midwest states that may end -- deciding this election.
Stephen thank you that we're gonna have a bit more much out as I mentioned later in the show today also tomorrow.
The personal side of the Romney family and -- critical relationship between the governor and his wife and what they have been through together and what they hope to forge in the future.
Some more -- -- sit down interview with governor Romney and his wife and tomorrow and Thursday here on America's New -- you get.
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