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Dad gave mom a rose.
Which she put on her bedside table.
That's how she found out what happened on the day my father died.
She went looking for him because that morning there was no rose.
My mom and dad were true partners.
A life lesson that -- me by every -- example.
When my mom ran for the senate my dad was there for her every step of the way.
I could still see her saying in her beautiful voice.
Why should women have it any less -- than men about the great decisions facing our nation.
-- back -- in -- asserted the Republicans get their message across this week former George W.
Bush senior advisor Karl Rove was here.
And democratic strategist Joseph Trippi joins us -- you've got -- must confess that that last one about his mother I think probably am but his mother.
Discovered -- this ballot that was.
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Greta I'd like to respond even Joe's been very upset.
That -- always get the escorted.
To deny resilient the first territory gets the last what is -- is -- I -- let -- -- the last were not the first and last word.
I believe it's the best way to begin next week of the Democratic Convention -- I looked outside.
I thought Romney did very well and I mean I think it was very good night for many other thing about -- that the one thing I was reminded of by this final night of their convention is that.
It I love the last night of the last night of the convention -- it.
Every party should get one night.
Every four years to make its case.
Without the other party taking the living daylights out of out of it -- -- let them tell others were not think Romney got his chance that I think he did it did a good job I really don't have.
Much to criticize a -- about it they're.
I'm sure there factual things will get kicked around the next few days but I really thought he did himself well the -- I really -- give it to say that that having.
I agree I think we thought you let me go get -- consumers -- very -- you know.
-- Romney talked about him himself that are revealing personal way.
You mentioned one and did -- admit the obvious.
Love that he talked about his father and they acknowledgment of the role he played in his life.
I think he also did a good job of playing out as planned -- -- you know if you pay close attention to campaign before you've.
Heard elements in this but the five points what I -- -- do you know North American energy independence give.
-- American people skills to succeed trade that works for America.
You know the ideas -- small business.
Putting our fiscal house or intended that this was -- you know he gave a concrete story here's what litany of what I'm about.
But I think the most important thing was frankly this sense of optimism.
And I hope that he projected.
You know you may -- -- edit critique of Obama and it was well delivered.
But this this note of we our country that deserves more than we are -- country that can achieve more work country did.
That is is seen as capable of great things and great prosperity and opportunity for our people thought that was an important note that that -- been struck each night.
And bill to a climax tonight with the first Marco Rubio then governor Romney.
I think what sort of things that's going on is they did you know people still it still feel like they know Mitt Romney and park in -- They're holding back from trust him because they don't feel like they.
Don't know remain like why didn't sing about Mitt Romney have all the candles all the years is something people don't know.
I think what happened was I think.
You don't normally you can eat you get a chance to do that get in the primaries if you can finish it off.
Quickly that didn't happen except being interrupted by whether it was the Newt Gingrich.
Whom later we're further Herman -- bloom later the next fluid leaks kept getting interrupted -- -- -- -- somebody off.
And then in the summer I think that I really believe the Obama campaign did a great job of -- smoke in the.
-- Obama really don't want to -- I reserved guy have what that says it is easy we have it for years it doesn't and we certainly.
Mean there's no single place is one of the -- I reserve I think that's right but you know having been through this once myself and and is somewhat analogous situation.
Bush was known by people released the name -- they thought they knew a lot about -- but if you dug underneath the surface.
By the time the convention in Philadelphia in August of ninety have 2000.
They were there a large number of the American people still didn't know a lot about a man so.
He used his speech and order to.
Launch on the -- same thing happened -- his father remember George H.
-- been Ronald Reagan's vice president for eight years but people didn't take dignity right as a war hero they didn't know about the struggles of lose another daughter they didn't know about.
You know the literally years and it in the oil patch this is a -- -- you -- we we pay attention to this is junkies.
But -- Critical voters in this election have only recently begun.
Absorbing information and still won a lot more every post ABC save 30% don't think they know enough about Mitt -- So they think they think people always think they know who the president's -- that you know by the end of the first term effect that it's very hard to change your opinions either -- homer.
You like -- -- -- or don't blame them for things -- Think he's doing a great job they're not really to change their opinion.
That the thing is that.
You know the Obama campaign has been trying to to seize on that 30% that don't really feel like they know Romney and make sure that they know about pain in the tax returns -- -- -- And this was a chance I think for Romney tell his side of it.
I think he he did a good job tonight now the only question is did dad.
Did that break through in a way that they are starting to trust and start to move towards a minor update -- -- -- get a bump out of this question is how much.
And how much does the Obama campaign get back that up next weekend will and the key thing is is will Karl Rove.
Give Obama his night is one -- isn't like I'm I didn't runners tonight.
-- this -- a strategy question would you rather have the first convention for the second one.
Well you're sort of stuck with what you look I didn't get if you give me.
If I'd rather -- the first one of their back to back like this because if you tried -- these are laser like the this like a giant ocean liner and if you wanna try and turn it in a matter of a couple of days it's hard to do they make one other -- about tonight I thought Mitt Romney's -- was absolutely right.
One of disappointment -- sorrow one of regret.
One of them expectations that have been deaths not malice not anger.
Effectively -- the closest he came was mocking him when he said the president Obama's college was to begin to halt the rise of the oceans.
And did you begin to heal the planet in his promise was all help your family.
And even the right tone was -- -- and I remember the crowd loves this speech in that auditorium the real question is.
What -- the American people say and that's exactly where Romney was aiming it at those people who.
Voted for President Obama last time around and have a sense at this point that there's -- -- I agree no I agree with.
Did -- his tone was perfect tonight and -- strange about it though was it how.
Ryan's wasn't that same tone quite that same tone I mean -- think think think the campaign.
Seemed seemed to sort of you don't do the some harsh kids and then you know and then move to disappointment I think the -- he has -- the whole convention should have been.
Does should've done that that the tone the way of Romney did tonight.
Tell -- think about.
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