Sen. Portman to play Obama in GOP debate preps
Ohio lawmaker on his new role
- Duration 3:48
- Date Aug 29, 2012
Ohio lawmaker on his new role
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Vice president short list -- debating Mitt Romney.
Ohio senator Rob Portman has now been tasked with the job up -- -- -- he is.
President Obama for Mitt Romney's.
Debate preparation so how is he getting ready for the -- let's ask him areas right now.
The senator from the great state of Ohio Robert when it could do it again all right in the past -- played Barack Obama or John McCain you've played -- Lieberman for Dick Cheney and Hillary Clinton for Rick Lazio went it's true number I don't war that was the most fun and -- -- right.
So how do you prepare to.
To effectively pretend you're Barack Obama's -- up against her.
You're trying to anticipate what they're gonna say and to -- of -- with -- -- is going to be.
With regard to Al Gore you know I've anticipated is gonna come up to President Bush and and I'm gonna -- oh yeah did and he did and so that was that was sort of thing but.
You know you don't try to physically -- as much this has got to understand where they're coming from which is a good exercise to go -- actually chart animation was a Republican.
We're committed your own principles Charlotte you know -- we don't hear really what there's -- -- because sometimes you know it seems a little little out there but it.
Its interest -- you through the process.
So you know exactly what Barack Obama has said in the past and what he may say -- the same time you've got to kind of -- Mitt Romney.
Just in case -- got something else in the back room.
Yeah -- the the job is to be tougher than the opponent will be so that halfway through the debate.
The case of the case that hasn't happened to debate this is -- and let -- is not out there you know because.
He's become -- -- -- tougher and but at the same time period it is your friend and you hate you know welcome to hard.
We'll be ideas they have the candidate and his family really dislike you by the time period ending of the moment.
Data showed definite because I know they really -- now with John Sidney McCain is a dear friend of mine now but you know during the process -- -- become.
You know speaking of that you want them to like you it did it or don't like you by the -- campaign there so many people talked about the president is such a likable guy.
-- of electability factor so much higher than around the first of -- I you know.
I think that's one of the things it has been perpetuated by the mainstream media that he he's seems -- -- -- -- -- I I think he seems completely likable.
Very natural as the person he is.
But there's been so many negative ads out there I think I think the president is less likeable that he was a couple months ago.
Well I think Mitt Romney has a huge advantage here which is that there have been negative in -- of my state of Ohio overwhelmingly negative ads.
And folks have not seen the real Mitt Romney so they started to see it last night I think -- Romney did a terrific job really genuine give us a window in the nit Romney's hard.
One LC in the run -- Mitt Romney himself talked about himself his background what he wants to do for our country and that'll be terrific that he gives a lot of room to grow and -- over the next couple months.
They'll be more adds up that'll be positive about his background experience record in the fact that.
He does have a plan to turn this economy around so I I think it's an advantage right now for permit he's a great guy he's and he's a genuine guy he's very.
Family oriented and I think people get to know and that they don't like -- -- -- -- and whether things are talking about yesterday -- was -- United States -- -- people say -- he's so cool.
-- doesn't cure the economy well you know we tried that and down.
By the president's own standards of network and reason would be much better shape now -- we aren't.
Whether it's the deficit of the health care costs or whether it would be in -- jobs.
It just doesn't work and again about the measures the president set out so there I think what folks are gonna -- back home who are undecided right now by the end of this process -- you know what.
He tried he promised.
He wasn't able to do it.
Let's go for someone who actually has experienced record hits on our senator upward -- given -- -- the only three guys in the entire town of Tampa wearing jackets and ties with mr.
-- the war.
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