On the campaign trail with the Romneys
Exclusive: Sean sits down with Mitt and Ann Romney on their bus tour
- Duration 7:04
- Date Jun 21, 2012
Exclusive: Sean sits down with Mitt and Ann Romney on their bus tour
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-- and his wife and are continuing on their multi state bus tour and earlier this week I was able to hop on board that bus in Michigan as they travel between campaign stops.
And here's part two of my exclusive sit down.
So big crowds -- Michigan 140 days ago I guess off.
Feels great it's fun being out of the trail it's warm.
Big crowds a lot of enthusiasm.
Yeah and you know there's a growing chance we're gonna win this thing so it feels pretty darn good that you just quoted as saying that Michigan -- and then play.
Let's go through some of the states Michigan.
Our Deborah ball game now Melissa Scott Walker -- -- Scott has been an effective governor there they've seen the effect of some of his policies balancing the budget keeping taxes down.
People seeing their tax rates go down all these things come together to say about what's -- got some folks -- Anderson and connect kind of leadership -- -- -- Wisconsin play.
Bad that we get when Wisconsin Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania as well I I would set delighted with the crowds there back to the president's energy policies.
Have surprise a lot of people who traditionally vote Democrat.
And they say look this president just doesn't get how important energy is.
Natalie did the energy sector but to the manufacturing sector in this country so people and Pennsylvania are -- -- -- regardless of whether Republican or Democrat we need someone who understands jobs.
This is when you -- just tell me before we we got on the bus with you and thank you for inviting some of us.
That you would never seen him so energized.
And did you watch him do the rope line and he stays out there longer that I guess he's supposed to do and shaken hands and it's and you get so much energy.
And the people that you need and you know there's.
Clearly had to finding a line in the sand this election is probably the most important election.
For a long long time and it's going to -- anticipates -- Changing where America is headed -- I think -- -- -- make that very clear that this is the moment this is absolutely in common than everyone's got to get engaged we got so we gotta make the right choices.
You know I love reading Malcolm Gladwell smoke out -- tipping point this isn't tipping point for America election in terms of -- I think it was a choice election but is -- a tipping point for the country.
Well I I think -- on the road to Greece or just buying nordic Italy Florida California.
-- on the road that says look we we get have a setting where we've spent more and more as a government or we borrow more and more.
Where government becomes more and more intrusive in our lives.
Can we change the very character of America and that would become more like Europe.
And we know where that leaves them and that leads to Europe -- high unemployment very low wage growth.
Potential fiscal calamity.
Forward -- -- return to the principles of opportunity.
And giving people this country that the chance to realize their dreams and killing that debt that is crushing their business today in the next generation that that's got a choice we haven't had so.
Whether it's a tipping point -- a fork in the road I'm not sure which metaphor you want -- use.
But this is a defining time for America.
I feel that wind from the crowds and I think it's sizable crowds down everything I think everyone here feels the same thing it's.
You know we're in the -- -- the -- moment and we want to keep America America these people.
Really patriotic they love America they feel like going in the right direction and make any sense that there's something wrong.
With Washington and we've got to turn around.
-- -- -- I -- didn't notice one story where it was on Super Tuesday but most people know we talk about good you have struggled with that mess for over ten years.
And didn't -- flared up on Super Tuesday and he didn't tell him.
Thank you what it wouldn't tell me I was what is just prior looks like a few days before I just knew me just say okay.
You're caught you're off the -- you're com you're done and I just knew that was not a not an option but it -- an option and a happy whether.
I'm not happy no secret.
No secret Sears right got to tell them that we got us that she has people that -- -- -- -- of health care treatments that she needs to stay healthy.
-- get off the trail.
It goes here -- how many great condition this might be the first time we have presidential candidates fighting on it and you wanna keep going sudden I'll -- -- -- -- But when it comes to her help.
That's got to come first how important -- it.
Now that you're on the bus you with your family -- home Port Elizabeth and as you would view your kids are out there on the trail with you -- surrogates for you on the campaign.
Well look at makes all the difference.
The world to me.
They have and with me.
To be able to spend the day together that both speak together at that put the events to -- cast together than to be -- the bus and chat about the event.
And that might be able to this sort of relax a bit and decompress together.
I mean it didn't -- allows made it to keep going.
If I'm away from command for very law might my kids say it's like yeah I -- need the ads stabilizer to keep me on track get is that true.
Yeah right I'm calming influence in this life which is nice and obviously I think.
Together we bring -- balance for each other you know inside is that it's a nice son relationship we have limited partnership that we've enjoyed it.
We've -- very comfortable.
On the speaking on the podium and out on the campaign trail shaking hands.
This is a role you -- as somebody has never worked a day in the life.
They love it I have to tell you I love -- yeah right you saw the crowds at least that's what I mean they're fantastic.
And they have so much hope brining us I have to tell you what really it doesn't mean he's -- It's very very -- -- it is like this awesome responsibility it's sinking on top this because so many people are counting on us.
To carry the day for them.
And and I'm sensing that responsibility I really feeling and it's it's humbling it's what people say more than anything else you save the country.
Really really and those words you've got to save the country.
It's it's now or never.
-- you know and then they'll get you spend a little bit more time dependent you know I think we don't have a lot of time and that's what that means smaller groups that we do.
People can express their specific concerns and it's always about the economy is always bad shots it's always happen.
I'm for deficit spending it's about leading their children to death.
-- to talk about this one of the things.
-- just so so news.
There is not a -- -- night and it's highly about a person and I don't -- today so I'm pretty good.
And I find that.
Unbelievable that this this country is being faithful country.
They believe in god.
They believe in the power of prayer and I I believe that that is a very sustaining power and that's -- think why didn't parents.
It is so -- I know they don't -- -- I know they're saying it's meaningless my helmet and now they're saying it's.
Because they believe that they want us again I think this country.