Romney senior adviser lays out tax, foreign policy plans
Dan Senor on 'Special Report'
- Duration 6:04
- Date Oct 11, 2012
Dan Senor on 'Special Report'
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An hour ago we talked to the deputy manager of the Obama campaign now Romney's senior advisor fancy nor is with me in the spin room Dan thanks for being here to do to -- you.
-- have heard the -- cutter is forecasting the Vice President Biden is going to go hard on the offensive about.
Truths saying that not only Paul Ryan but -- Mitt Romney are not telling the truth the American people.
President Obama said this today in Miami a bounce the top of the ticket.
He's trying to go through an extreme -- -- After running out for more than a year and what you call themselves severely conservative.
Mitt Romney is trying to convince you that he was severely -- -- they're saying that there's a change happen that Mitt Romney is evolving he's trying to go to the middle.
How do you respond they're desperate to change the subject to distract.
What you had last week -- some seventy million people see on -- these two men stand by side by side.
And have a conversation.
What they found is governor Romney was brimming with ideas was energetic was optimistic and and exceptionally competent and present Obama not only didn't have an explanation.
For the last four years 23 million Americans out of work one in six in poverty 47 million Americans on food stamps but he never rationale for where.
He's going to go from here rationale for second term.
That's what happened last week and that is what is you know rattling the Obama camp they want specifics of what tax deductions what tax cuts what loopholes are going to be gone.
What this five trillion dollar tax cut is going how it's going to be paid for they want -- all.
On a list of paper and they want it.
At this debate tonight so they won't they they want an explanation for five trillion dollar tax cut doesn't exist governor Romney is not for five trillion dollar tax cut he's been very clear.
Anything that doesn't that is -- revenue neutral he's not gonna be for.
So -- for reducing the tax burden on the middle class he's not for reducing the share of taxes -- the upper class upper income taxpayers pay.
So it's not that they created a plan in their own minds and and say come up with specific sport but it's not our plan.
Basically you're answer his answer Brian's answers going to be where we're gonna work with congress on the specifics but that's not going to please them no matter what is what you're laying out a framework we have principles and we do what.
A -- functional.
Legislative process does Democrats and Republicans come to -- the work up to -- let me try to get -- on some specifics hears what -- Mitt Romney said about foreign policy was very aggressive very forward leaning in a speech.
-- -- The president has also failed to lead and Syria.
-- -- more than 30000.
Men and women and children.
Have been massacred by the Asad regime over the past -- -- months.
Violent extremists are flowing into the fight our ally Turkey has been attacked.
And the conflict threatens stability.
In the region.
Now he laid it out all there but what would Mitt Romney do -- here.
Yet what he's been very clear.
That he would get -- sources in the hands of the moderate forces within the opposition.
To put pressure on -- and ultimately bring him down you have to do to our regional partners through the saudis to recoveries through the Turks they want to take action they need support.
They need American coordination in this effort.
We the United States has been dragging its feet on this for very long time.
Recently there have been efforts to reach out to the opposition forces we think that it's been too late and there's more to be done Afghanistan he said 2014 is still the date that he's going to have.
Look at but that he would listen to the commanders on the ground is that a date.
That is firm our troops coming home if it's a president Romney at twenty -- in that respect our position is the same as the presidents we have some disagreements in love with the president Afghan Afghanistan.
And specifically when we were skeptical negotiations with the -- bond.
We were against you know these these politically -- troop withdrawals around the fighting season but now I don't -- they would always been but as far as the 2014.
Transitional -- -- -- this.
Governor Romney has always been for the 2014 transition but there's no -- -- -- -- on the page and and what and what prison Obama's four.
Is maintaining some flexibility after 2014 based on events on the ground.
The governor it's governor Romney's exact position but aren't you saying that that's exactly the same it's a calendar date on the page they get the -- Dale that they are gonna step -- -- -- so this is important.
Governor Romney has always said it is a mistake.
To broadcast timeline to -- the commander in chief to broadcast time -- -- enemies are in the know about our next move which are trying to portray as the so the so that the president has announced when he fourteen governor Romney -- candidate is asked do you support the president's position or not.
Yup C supports the president's position but he -- commander in chief would never broadcast the position like the president did -- -- -- what's different.
President Ron this is this that this is credibility as an -- -- this -- I mean think about how long the administration.
Drag its feet on sanctions by congress bipartisan coalition pushing for sanctions in congress.
President fought it every step of the way.
Political domestic political movement in Syria to put pressure on the running machine the green revolution.
President sat silent and didn't support the green revolution consulate -- -- the military threat.
We're not for military action or for peaceful resolution but the military threat has to be credible and that's the point here.
Think credibility is gone and you needed a new administration to come to place was the credibility in the eyes of our allies like Israel in the gulf states.
In the eyes of our adversaries like Iran I give Stephanie a a lot of time because we were back and forth with fifteen seconds here unfortunately Dan.
What does Paul Ryan have to do tonight.
Joseph Biden as we all -- is very experienced debater he's been doing this for forty years.
David bluff obamas wanted to stop political -- said that the reason they picked them one of the reasons is that you won all the dates in 2008.
So congressman Ryan needs to do is just keep talking about what has happened over the last four years and the choice between governor Ronnie will offer.
For the next four years and let Vice President Biden own these last four years it's the biggest liability yes the Vice President Biden -- -- great debater.
But his biggest liabilities he owns that record he's gonna have to defend tonight -- Dan thank you community.