Did Romney 'seal the deal'?
Grading GOP nominee’s RNC speech
- Duration 5:56
- Date Aug 31, 2012
Grading GOP nominee’s RNC speech
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I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed.
But his promises gave way to disappointments and division.
This is something we have to accept.
Now -- the moment when we can do something.
And with your help.
We will do something.
Now is the moment we can stand up and say.
I'm an American I make my destiny we deserve better my children deserve better my family deserves better my country deserves better.
Governor Mitt Romney last night accepting the Republican nomination for president giving the most important speech yet.
In his campaign for the White House so did he seal the deal.
Let's get a fair and balanced debate underway Monica Crowley is a radio talk show host -- -- against he former political advisor to democratic senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey both of them are Fox News contributors.
Monica to you first did -- Do the job.
I think he started to seal the deal last night I thought the speech was a home run actually and I thought he did three very affective things.
First of all he laid out the very clear choice than Americans will face between.
Wealth redistribution and class warfare and state is -- a President Obama.
-- his freedom in all of its forms in particular economic freedom.
That governor Romney -- spouses and is talking about second thing he really reinforce the idea of American exceptional -- Which a lot of Americans now feel is slipping away.
And the third thing he did really well I thought was personalize this message he said look I'm not -- promise you wispy ideas of hope and change.
I'm going to implement policies that are gonna help you.
And your family was an effective -- when he talked about how President Obama.
Promise to -- you know stop the -- the rising -- ocean levels and some other things he's as I'm just gonna promise you the job.
You know it's effective we'll Monica does it was very effective luckily -- a -- and -- you legitimately Monica's asleep at a much stronger and better case in a very short period of time.
For what Mitt Romney should have said them winner Ronnie did himself but I think that that was the problem that Romney I think for Romney himself.
It was a very good speech as a speech in general I didn't think it accomplished what Monica just accomplish which is essentially lay out.
The fundamental choices in this election I think the problem for Romney is he didn't do an effective job of doing that we just saw somebody do a very effective -- he did not Steve.
Brown had that report before all of this when he's talking to Jenna in which he said that look there are people who.
Like President Obama they just don't necessarily like the job he's done and so you have to sort of I don't know attack him softly.
Take a listen to this from the speech it seems to be an example of that to me we'll talk about it after.
Tonight I'd ask a simple question.
If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama.
Shouldn't you feel that way now that he's President Obama you know there's something wrong with a -- -- job is done as president.
When the best feeling you had was the day you voted for -- the president hasn't disappointed you because he wanted to.
The president has disappointed America because he hasn't led America in the right direction.
He took office -- that without the basic qualification the most Americans have.
And one that was essential to the task at hand he had almost no experience working in the business jobs they -- -- about government.
Medicaid is kind of interesting because when you look at the polls people you know people's approval rating of the president I mean I like him personally like ability not -- -- right like ability is is above 50% job approval rating generally below for.
-- and that's why what governor Romney did last night.
How he said it was as important as what he was saying about President Obama and his record and the fact that so many Americans are suffering in the Obama economy.
What you saw last night from governor Romney was presidential temperament.
What -- that's existed -- so effective a lot of people are sort of jumping on Clint Eastwood last night.
What I thought was so -- about it is because.
He represented those independent voters who may have voted for Obama or even -- -- didn't have become disillusioned with him.
And they've fallen out of love with him so Clint Eastwood I think did didn't have very interesting way but governor Tommy I think did in -- More hard college he's that are represented people who may take -- season and you speak to chair is empty chairs and -- -- -- isn't.
-- -- genius -- out here and smoking something but look I mean the problem what Romney said as soon as he -- Obama does have the qualifications of the government's long.
What immediately comes to mind to Paul Ryan who of course has worked in government.
All of his life has less private sector experience than Obama and now from me wants to be one heartbeat away from the presidency you can't be hypocrite about these kinds of things.
And I think so much of a Romney says on policy.
On temperament on his selection of vice president.
Is so hypocritical because of everything that he's been here when things about Obama president -- n.'s Joseph Biden who doesn't know what essentially is actually unannounced mum on that series policy -- set of wait a second Paul Ryan is not a serious policy now Paul -- speaks very serious.
Policy diet tries upon Ryan actually talked out of bounds budget that he's never present upon -- -- does not want to find.
Two years and represented a budget that continues Republicans been approved and in the hosting an event that he -- -- not balance the budget for another 25 years and doesn't it basically screwing seniors and everything -- the -- and women on the ballot and load up the budget and no fun actually above it all record.
One point three trillion dollar and apple is for our secure our budget busting thing that George Bush are preventive war -- Medicare prescription RED we're gonna have going we're gonna have to.
Turn you to lose in the green room you continue this argument because I'm out of time but thank you both -- against -- from the democratic side Monica Crowley from Republican side thank you thank.