Romney camp calls administration 'naïve' on the Mideast
Press secretary Andrea Saul: 'We are not better off'
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- Date Sep 20, 2012
Press secretary Andrea Saul: 'We are not better off'
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Their mouth you just heard moments ago from the Obama campaign so now here to respond Andrea -- this -- necessary to the Romney campaign and you're welcome good morning.
Think yeah good to have you we just watched venerable and bill speaking about.
The revelations really that have come out of this situation in Libya we're learning more about an al-Qaeda connection.
To the raid on the consulate in -- -- see what is governor Romney's take.
On what looks to be -- -- -- Qaeda in Libya and a connection between all these protests that we're seeing bursting out in the Middle East.
We'll -- Romney's talked about for years the need for -- -- constraint in peace through strength.
But we seem at present in a bomb Iraq is.
-- we don't know why you know why he's leading from behind we can't really figure out where it's taking its stand on the same.
And with the American people would judge him on the fact are we more influential around the world then we were four years ago and we simply are not.
Does -- governor -- believe that we are still in -- current war on terror in this country.
We are you know how Qaeda is still active in president at this administration has been my -- about that.
He has his administration caught at -- former they haven't taken the stats next to Siri to ensure that the Arab Spring doesn't become an -- of winner.
And what we need is a strong in the air -- we need to build up our military president -- -- may devastating cuts to our.
Defense which is un secretary of defense called devastating.
And so while they are are you know a lot a lot of talk coming.
From the Obama campaign when you look at actually power -- is here and abroad we are not better off.
Governor Romney understands the need to be -- With Arafat -- a an adverse theories and to stand strong with -- out.
I will then there's a feeling and and bill -- just asking venerable if President Obama.
Will come out and speak about what is emerging as a very dangerous situation percolating situation in the Middle East.
And -- I'm curious you know there's also been -- criticism of -- -- campaign.
In the past couple of weeks that that they've been spending too much time fund raising and not enough time talking about what's going on in the world and spending time in these battleground states so will.
Will governor Romney.
Issues and farm policy that have become so front and center right now.
-- he's been talking about these on the campaign trail in countless interviews next week you'll see the he has.
A bus tour throughout Iowa I mean sorry keep -- -- high end.
-- governor -- in representative Brian are talking American -- about what's important as you saw last week he said it's never too early to express.
Our support for Americans -- he is and on the economic front -- a strong economy -- that our inputs can be stronger around the world.
We -- debt hit a record sixteen trillion dollars more people -- -- to -- than ever before the jobs numbers that came out this morning.
Of people that are unemployed yet again are jobless claims again are higher than expected and unfortunately that's what we've come to expect.
Under this and yet and yet there's there's a feeling that that the -- campaign hasn't been specific enough about what they would do.
That you know folks walking around the country could say yeah I know what -- Ronnie -- did this this and that -- -- -- and there's.
Pressure now especially given the poll numbers that we're seeing.
For governor Romney -- to sort of have a specific vision for the country.
That people feel they can.
Repeat in -- that that they feel that they understand and can wrap their arms around.
How do you regret is that.
We'll -- points on the home front we've actually seen the polls Clemens -- over the past week.
Despite what you read it's you know within the margin of air air -- On that.
Policy front governor Romney does have a vision but you're right we're gonna continue talking about his -- -- to strengthen the middle class.
He did lift people up at a party get people off a feed -- Ensure that we have.
Americans getting back to work -- not just working and good paying jobs.
And his -- include him making us energy independent.
Getting -- spending under control this president we heard from his campaign just recently I have right before me.
And they talked about his plans -- Help it what haven't that thing on the better the -- at that -- seen.
Four trillion dollar deficits come from this press let me tell you about that because the the last you know time -- had a significant pop in the polls and a lot of very positive feeling -- was when Paul Ryan was -- -- as vice president.
In terms of this campaign as a candidate.
It is there an effort to sort of allow him to talk about his specific plan.
How he sees his planned fitting in with governor Romney's plan.
And to really talk about the debt and get out there more some people feel -- haven't seen enough of Paul -- -- in recent weeks.
-- Paul Ryan's campaigning constantly just said governor -- yet.
As you know governor -- he's at the top of the ticket and together in the Rodney -- ticket is put forth the plane and said that it -- of their offense we're gonna cut spending.
-- -- -- -- The GDP which is about twenty billion dollars we're gonna capping it at 20% of the GDP.
We're gonna go they're gonna get line by line -- the budget did make a decision can we afford best.
And isn't worth -- money from China to pay for.
We spend more money on interest paid -- time -- that we do on all infrastructure can -- in that country is just unacceptable.
When you look at -- -- you Citi -- that the poll numbers are tightening.
And we showed a variety of numbers that bit chilly you know a lot of across the board look at where we are right now.
That there is a big gap in the current polls that we got this morning -- Fox News polls for Ohio.
And for Florida.
And I guess my question is do you is not like -- comfortable -- the poll numbers are right now are you.
-- -- lately this is going to be a close race were under fifty days until the election.
We still got three debates together for the candidates and one for the vice presidential candidates.
And tell you mark that the what the numbers that governor Romney cares about and it's that it's -- -- 23 million Americans that are unemployed.
Under -- blade working -- are just simply gave up looking for work.
Sixteen trillion dollars in debt.
46 million Americans on -- stance.
And so does the numbers there compel hand to run for office he get this economy back on track and to help move our country back in the right direction and polls are gonna go -- and down that he's not running because of any polls.
He is running -- -- -- want to turn this country around one last question before I let you go the question was put to venerable will we hear sort of a speech from the president a major address about what's going on in the Middle East.
Can we expect that we will hear a speech or some kind of major address some form policy -- governor -- While governor Romney given -- -- -- on foreign policy as you know he did right before we went on a foreign trip and he's talking about it day in and day out.
Say -- I expect the -- continue to hear him talk about that.
As well the economy to -- -- Where president -- -- to increase.
And you think you always good to have you with us thank Andrea saw from the British.