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So now the governor -- made his case to the American people what are the challenges facing President Obama next week in Charlotte at his party's convention.
I've shown as a former advisor to President Clinton -- -- service pollster for President Carter both are Fox News contributors hello gentlemen.
-- -- -- well pat what did you think of the speech.
I -- speech was very it was good I didn't think it was great I thought it was good but I could see the themes of the Republicans.
And Romney the developing they're trying to shift the party away from the brand of being the party of no.
Talk about the future three or four different times last night.
-- he talked about.
People what I believe is the moral test of our tribal religion of America which is you give your children better than you had.
He didn't he didn't attack the president personally challenge you on the basis of -- with those clips you show.
He hasn't been a leader.
Which is important to margins -- swing voters -- any also hit all the on the points of saying.
In all the right things are going to get better movement and -- bit of what he cited with her powerful.
And and -- there were also a couple of times at least a few times the Mitt Romney seemed to get a little choked up when he talked about his own family's history.
Do you think it makes Democrats a little nervous to see Mitt Romney who gave depicted as robotic seen more emotional.
Yes I think that this was an important step I think that's.
Right that the governor began to develop themes that -- will use in the general election but I think he accomplished something else Alison that's very important.
He humanize himself.
He associated his own life experience with that of the average ordinary American family and most of all he had an explicit.
Appeal to women which I thought was authentic and real about his associations of his personal professional and governmental life.
Then pat what do Democrats need to do at their convention starting Monday.
Well I think they've got to ask themselves a question they can either continue down the road -- -- being an all out negative campaign.
Reminiscent to me above the campaign I was involved in 1980.
Or whether -- the president can pivot.
And not -- -- back to some degree of hope and change admit his own mistakes.
To talk he's got to have Bill Clinton speaking forum on Wednesday to be able there's two address.
The questions of growth that look and and a look I thought Karl Rove -- -- I know Doug agrees.
The president ought to get -- -- -- -- -- about and some balls -- we should do that we should do something positive if he continues -- negative campaign.
I think that doesn't look good against the Republican.
-- wait a second hold on at the party's convention admit his mistakes is that we might hear from the president or what you would reprimanded.
What what I would recommend is to acknowledge that we have not achieved everything.
That we wanted to win that -- that we haven't.
Haven't gotten everything done.
That he had hoped to I -- governor Romney Allison laid out.
A clear challenge to the president I think it's one that can be addressed the president also has to tell us where he wants to take.
American the second term -- right he's just been relentlessly negative he hasn't set out.
-- broad themes and specific policies for the future and bottom line he has to be humble and acknowledge.
That not everything has been perfect but that ultimately the choice would downs to the Democrats benefit if he can do that I think he can have a successful -- all.
Back I agree would.
Three -- -- I think what we're saying is you know he's got to say I've learned some things.
You know things didn't work out he's just got to acknowledge that and be able to say I can grow from and -- the reason the Simpson Bowles would -- -- The very articulate about and I've supported him on this is it was a good plan he threw -- under the bus he needs to go back and revisited.
The people have positive feelings about a president.
They're willing to hear this but this relentless negative is wearing on on on on the public -- all and swing voters particularly -- -- So -- that's your advice for the president is any indication that we will -- -- positive.
Tone that the convention or has -- exhibited their work game.
Well get you know I'm smiling because.
I think Bill Clinton is gonna take eight.
Positive Tony's gonna contrast the way he's approached government which is an inclusive.
All in approach vs say.
All wolf -- wolf for -- and you know basically you're on your own approach for the Republicans I think there is no indication.
That the president to the current president will do what pat suggested which is either -- acknowledged that things haven't been as good as he would've wanted.
-- that he's going to be fiscally disciplined.
And conservative we may be surprised but so far.
Alison I don't think there's any evidence that the president museum that -- to the senator and embrace -- -- Discipline of the type that Simpson -- -- it.
Well we'll have to leave it there have been invited 308 -- -- You can resign now a lot of I don't buy Yahoo! well so well packed delta forwards your insight on the next week for the Democratic National Convention also very.
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