The state of the race
Talking Points 8/31
- Duration 3:26
- Date Aug 31, 2012
Talking Points 8/31
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Hi everyone on Lorraine -- in for Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight.
This state of the race that is the subject of this evening's talking points -- Three days of speeches at the Republican National Convention successfully drove home three points one.
Mitt Romney has the experience and the demeanor required to get this country moving again.
-- Mitt Romney is a caring person he's a family man he possesses a great empathy for those -- -- And three Barack Obama's policies have failed miserably.
I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed.
But -- promises gave way to disappointments and division hope and change had a powerful appeal.
But 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 the kind of job -- done as president.
When the best feeling you had was the -- you voted for him.
Now some are saying this speech didn't possess the soaring rhetoric -- or Reagan or Kennedy but it seemed right for the moment.
Simply stated -- earnestly delivered.
More swing voters in America should now see Mitt Romney in a warmer and more reassuring why not -- Thurston Howell the third of modern day politics.
His personal and professional narrative is admirable in an arrow where many are celebrated more for their bad behavior an -- That actually real merit and achievement.
And -- Romney's clean exemplary life.
Remains off putting to some people.
Those who either feel ashamed of their own choices.
Or jealous of someone who chose better.
At least one poll shows that Romney got a bounce from this convention writers if so survey of likely voters shows that.
Not moving forward Romney seems to have a six point advantage before the RNC he was down four points now Romney's up two points.
The gender gap has closed a bit as well.
Nevertheless the RCP average still has -- saying all tied up but Obama still maintains a sizable lead in the Electoral College.
So what next for the GOP.
And -- final 65 days -- this race Romney needs to convince voters of two important things.
First he must make the case that our lives can and will get better under his leadership.
Where will we see those twelve million jobs you promised what would -- be created how Long Will it take.
We need to see it that with him it is morning in America again.
Second his team must hammer away at the facts of president Obama's failure with powerful ads and strong speeches on the trail.
The New York Times is reporting today that most 58%.
Of the jobs created since the so called recovery began.
Have been of the low pain variety.
As Clint Eastwood said last night when somebody does not do the job we've got to let him go well putt and that's the memo and now -- for the.