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For -- polling shows the race is tightening of talking about the presidential race especially in swing states momentum going and Mitt Romney's direction in many of those states.
Let's take a look what's happening in just the past three weeks -- Obama's lead shrinking -- eight of these nine states as you see.
And the biggest changes coming in the states with the most electoral votes at stake so commit -- win over these battleground states what's gonna take to close the gap quickly.
Over the next seventy plus days Virginia governor Bob McDonnell working hard.
For governor Romney.
Well first off governor -- six times congressman Ryan now VP nominee has been in Virginia.
There are signs he's make -- some progress.
-- -- -- Bryant yes I think so six times it just the two weeks and he's been.
Connecting well with the people just in Roanoke yesterday.
And there's just a lot of enthusiasm I think about this ticket and as you pointed out -- -- with the new fox poll independent voters now.
Tilting by ten point margin to the and I think it's first simple reason Brian of that is that.
With the economy in the tank and unemployment over 8% for forty Munson gas prices doubling.
People just want to say government war they want to see results.
And the -- right approach two lifting up the middle class for the good of specific plan.
I think is getting people.
Are going their way and that's why they're gonna -- in Virginia.
Governor enable working really hard and you probably in the inside in terms of overall strategy in -- -- today Mitt Romney actually talked about his days -- What he learned in various businesses and how we -- apply that.
To our economy.
So there is a strategy it seems to be in place yet to taking a battering for really six months.
Well I think the president has played.
A small ball campaign that strategy.
While the economy and jobs and debt deficit and energy clearly on the top issues.
He's talking about tax returns at Bain Capital.
-- Baines experience for Mitt Romney I think sheriff who knows how to create jobs in the private sector and as you just pointed out it knows how to make.
Decisions we've got Washington that's basically at a stand still can't get things done.
The president's been a bystander.
Not a strong leader and I think people are getting getting a great sense of that and no no plan to get -- -- of the debt and get America back to work so.
I do think that is management experience as well as experience as a governor courtside biased it's a real asset to over the campaign so -- -- Now you see the end of the American people taking a look at Mitt Romney what do you think has happened during the convention for him to make to make the move from close.
Two ahead in these twelve battleground states.
-- bright you know while people like you and I pay attention that's a -- now watching it for a year a lot of these independent voters.
Even though they're inclined to vote for Mitt Romney they're just starting to dial that in a Labor Day is the time sixty days -- -- people.
Start to focus of this convention.
I think will be a great chance to have Mitt Romney and de Paul Ryan and the rest of the team introduced themselves to.
The casual voter the -- voters -- say what's going on what those Republicans -- watch they'll watch.
And I think they'll say a Mitt Romney different that what the left is very portraying -- he's warm he's our grandfather he's Smart he's got a specific plan.
He wants to cut through the rhetoric and actually get results and I think felt like what they say and give us a lot of momentum down stretch governor thanks so much for joining us who have followed the scene -- gonna Tampa.
OK Brent thank you all right coming.
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