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Some interesting points in that speech he just finished running just below the surface -- -- -- awareness of last week's debate -- the impact on voters.
Just 29 days before they go to the polls governor Romney closing the gap in the latest Gallup poll.
The candidates are tied now at 47%.
Just before the debate President Obama was ahead by 5% fifty to 45.
Let's talk about it would Bret -- the anchor of special report -- I read that this was the most watched presidential debate.
Since Reagan Carter back in the eighties.
Clearly a lot of people were paying attention and clearly it has benefited governor Romney.
Definitely has not figure not finish seeing how it's benefited the Romney camp polls probably in the next few days.
In some of these battleground states will likely respect that reflected that as well.
Like to if I could just reflect on this foreign policy speech.
And -- your conversation with the general and Michael.
As well I think you both hit on it.
A really well you know that's.
Governor Romney mentioning George Marshall Marshall at the beginning -- PMI graduate chief of staff of the army who went on to become secretary of state secretary of defense he started the speech.
Quoting him George Marshall saying the only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.
That was a theme throughout that speech and when -- mentioned.
That President Obama.
That the -- line the -- -- the President Obama always says the tide of war is proceeding I think that that was really the theme that he hit throughout.
That while the president says the -- of -- receiving everything you see around the Middle East suggest otherwise according to Romney.
With Iran getting closer to the nuclear bomb Syria.
Threatening the the vitality and stabilization of the Middle East.
And now Libya and he's saying.
Because there's not strengths from America and leadership from America that there's a vacuum being created and even in Afghanistan.
He says that anybody who disagrees with the president in this setting a date for troops to pull out.
That they are then labeled -- arguing for endless war.
And he's saying no with leadership and strength.
You can still fight to win something.
And still transition in 2014 or when conditions are right I think it's sort of the Reagan philosophy.
Of peace through strength that governor Romney was trying to get to.
In this speech and I think both of you hit it.
On those questions to the general Michael -- yeah he -- to said.
-- about Iraq which is a word a lot of Americans like that I don't like to hear much about body essentially said that the situation in Iraq is backsliding and he said.
The president tried and -- old.
To secure a responsible and gradual draw down of our forces there he is suggesting that.
You know had he been president.
We would still have some forces on the ground in Iraq because he says you know he would have negotiated a better agreement.
Yeah and I I think that that the theme was.
That he's not confrontational.
I don't know if general scales.
When he's using that word.
I don't know if the Romney folks would agree with they use the use of confrontational I think engagement.
They're there arguing I think that they don't want to get in more wars.
They want to engage more to prevent more wars at least that's what that words are in this speech so I I think that there was an effort by governor Romney to try to separate.
Himself from Obama administration policy on -- number of different fronts and he may have done it.
In this speech well he's had given the Obama campaign an awful lot to respond to that's going to be interesting and I'm sure -- have that tonight on special report right Brett.
You got it now well.
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