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Good evening I'm John Roberts -- for -- -- this evening Mitt Romney is rolling through the midwest piling up the mileage while trying to close the distance between himself and President Obama.
Our chief political correspondent Carl Cameron caught up with Romney in Wisconsin.
Where the governor -- badgered the president on almost every.
Day four of his six state bus tour and at.
-- boarded a Mississippi river boat in Iowa a key battleground state where -- the president -- virtually tied in most polls -- began the day in Janesville Wisconsin.
Hometown the House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan a possible vice presidential thing.
Joining them governor Scott Walker whose trial could recall election victory two weeks ago has inspired Republicans nationwide.
-- honor to be on the stage with the man.
And I hope it's -- forty -- president of these united.
President Obama had just put this in his column he just assume from the very beginning Wisconsin what's going to be ahead.
But you know what we're gonna win was caps and we're gonna get right.
In an interview with.
Fox News -- for the first time joined the call for a special counsel to investigate intelligence leaks how serious do you think these alleged intelligence national security leaks are.
And should there be a special prosecutor appointed I do believe a special prosecutor should be looking into them.
I think we should -- every effort to understand how those matters that relate.
To the safety of our men and women.
In uniform around the world and to our foreign policy plans those items should not be leaked in such a way that puts.
America's interests and our people in jeopardy Romney also blasted the president's executive directive on immigration last week promising he will not use immigration as a political football I don't think we go jumping from one solution to the other the president I think made a mistake.
By putting out there what he called a stop gap measure.
I think that's not the right way to go political.
Well of course it's it's partly political.
And the right course here is not to have a a nominee like myself going out and talking about short term answers I wanna put in place a long term solution.
-- -- illegal immigration challenge Romney refused to comment on Paul Ryan or any other potential running mate but did not rule out a selection well before the convention as his aides have suggested.
That's something I'll be a deciding on the road no timetable for you now.
But I'll decide exactly when it is I name my my BP could be at the convention -- be earlier on what's fast becoming a full scale civil war in Syria Ronnie was particularly critical.
Administration for tolerating Moscow's interference this president has not communicated strength and resolve around the world.
We need to make it very clear to Moscow that there interference in Syria poses a grave threat.
To the national interest of America.
And to free people around the world Romney pulled his punches when it comes to the Obama administration's policy toward Egypt in the wake of this weekend's elections in which the Muslim Brotherhood claimed victory.
I'm back and attacked President Obama on every single decision he's made this what has been a particularly difficult one.
If we -- assert ourselves too much in Egypt and will have been some respect say.
They counter reaction to our involvement there rob has been seeing done late night TV recently about rough out got his wife's competition for Sox horse.
Which has qualified for the US Olympic team.
Shrugging off criticism that it's a sport of wealthy elites running X -- therapeutic for his wife.
Who has multiple sclerosis it's actually -- passion not so much McCain it's the truth.
When I get a chance to ride a horse it's at its western and it's on the trail.
Bananas very much devoted to the sport and she loves it and it's -- course been extraordinarily.
Powerful healing element in her life so what works for her something I'm not gonna get in the middle of.
After wrapping up in Iowa Romney will conclude -- -- buster but his native Michigan on Tuesday exactly Tony weeks from Election Day dog.
Carl Cameron in Davenport Iowa tonight Karl thanks so much we have a.
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