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With the tightening race governor Romney today tried to seize the advantage he laid out his energy plan that he says would create.
Three million jobs chief congressional correspondent Mike -- -- -- what else the governor his problems.
At a trucking -- oil field services business and Hobbs New Mexico governor Mitt Romney laid out a plan.
For North America energy independence by twenty Tony.
That means we produce all the energy we use in North America and -- number thinks I'm -- -- to make that happen.
It is achievable this is not some pie in the sky kind of thing.
To do that Romney's proposing regulatory reform which would let states issue permits on federal lands -- increased offshore drilling and fracking.
Each by two million barrels a day piazza says more can be done to substantially boost natural gas production.
And by encouraging more production with Canada and Mexico that will have a major economic impact.
Three million jobs come back to this country by taking advantage of something we have.
Right underneath our feet that's oil and gas and called we're gonna make it happen we're gonna create those jobs -- tell -- it does.
It adds 500.
Billion dollars to the size of our economy.
The new Fox News poll of likely voters reveals Romney has opened a ten point lead with independent voters -- about a quarter of those surveyed still unsure.
When asked about the stronger vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan -- Joseph Biden by ten points and when asked about Ryan or Biden serving as president.
Among all voters it was a virtual tie.
Both independents Ryan is favored by ten points campaigning in -- military town of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Ryan -- strength and commitment to America's armed forces we believe.
In the doctrine.
Of peace through strength.
Strength means have a strong national defense on another major campaign issue taxes.
In an interview with Fox Business -- spelled out his vision.
I'm not looking as I know the Obama people want to say to reduce taxes for wealthy people I'm looking instead to lower tax rates.
And limit deductions and exemptions and such a way that we haven't enterprises small business is able to keep more of their capital.
And at the same time simplify the code.
You can expect to hear plenty more about energy taxes in the military at next week's GOP convention in Tampa.
With tropical storm Isaac potentially heading that way in the Fox Business interview Romney didn't -- -- make a weather forecast but said he feels pretty good about it happening in Tampa.
And predicted it'll be a great convention Brett.
-- Emanuel traveling with the governor Romney in New Mexico Mike thank you.
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