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-- governor Romney is spending.
His weekend off the campaign trail and prepping for his first big debate against President Obama.
The Romney campaign -- is expecting some.
Tough barbs from a candidate who is well versed in presidential debates but the governor is no stranger debated as well and is setting expectations high for the first faceoff.
Former New Hampshire governor John Sununu is joining us now to tell us.
When governor Romney needs to do to make a difference in this race governor great to have you here welcome.
It's nice to be here -- happy Saturday happy Saturday -- you too well many years saying that this first debate is a make or break moment for Mitt Romney do you agree.
Well look I listened to the democratic representative that was on earlier tonight I found it fascinating.
About the way they're trying to -- -- down the president's.
Chances in this I guess they're really worried that he's gonna have to talk without a teleprompter.
And that certainly puts him at a disadvantage.
I think Mitt Romney is that it is going to go into this debate recognizing that it's an opportunity for America to see him standing side by side with the president.
And America's gonna have to -- judge which one of these two individuals they want to.
Come and solve the problems that the president is leaving us and I think it's going to be an opportunity for the governor to show America that he cares about the problems of individuals and communities in the country.
That he can solve the problem as he did when he solve the problems of the Olympics end and came into Massachusetts and turned deficits into surpluses.
And that he actually is committed to doing this and that he will do it because he has a record.
Of fulfilling the commitments he makes to solve problems I think that's what what you're trying convey.
-- -- -- from let you go on the record saying that ambassador -- suffered the consequences in your words of a lazy detached president.
As -- isn't tough criticism out there why do you stand by that.
What we have is is a situation all over the Middle East and you showed some clips of what's happening in Pakistan we have.
We have taken it a difficult situation and turned it into a disaster.
Because we have a president that thought he was somehow going to charm.
That part of the world into loving America what he has done is increase the antagonism to America there.
By having a failed foreign policy.
And that Harry Truman used to say the buck stops here -- talking about the presidency and the buck should stop.
At the president's desk he has created that climate he has created the anti American sentiment.
And he was the one that was trying to sell us a bill of goods that al-Qaeda.
No longer al-Qaeda no longer had any strength and that terrorism what had been defeated in the Middle East.
That for this president has failed.
To do what he was trying to convince us he had done that's why I say that's a problem but the -- in this part in my opinion.
Come from his failure to stay up to date.
I'm on the intelligence briefings.
That he that people prepare for on the evidence is that he missed almost 60%.
Of the face to face briefings with the CIA.
And substituted for that a quick skimming.
Of what what the summary piece of paper on his iPad there is no substitute for that discussion.
For a president to be up to date in my opinion it's most important.
Half hour of the day to let me ask you what's going on right now on how -- the what you -- over the last 1024 hours or so do you feel that this is all part of a big cover up.
To protect the president.
I think there was a deliberate.
Effort in the White House when they panic and seeing what was going on across North Africa.
To figure out how to convey to America that what they had been saying about al-Qaeda being in essence wiped out and telling America.
And having told America that terrorism was no longer -- serious issue they fought awfully hard to put a process and a story out there.
That suggested otherwise.
That it was not terrorist situation and the fact that.
Ambassador rice five days afterwards where clearly.
The evidence shows that people by then realized there was that parent is attacked the fact that the White House pushes.
Ambassador rice out of the five talk shows as they deliberate effort.
And then the president goes before the UN and says video video video video even beyond that time period.
Tells me that they are still working hard trying to suggest.
That it was not a terrorist attack and that's just dishonest.
Got -- and I always great to see with your insight thank you so much for joining us today.
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