Candidates debunk biggest misperceptions
Part 11 of the second presidential debate
- Duration 5:24
- Date Oct 16, 2012
Part 11 of the second presidential debate
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And hot -- our jobs I -- interview she did very green because he's gonna have -- last question to you first.
I think is -- tough question.
Each of you.
What do you believe is the biggest misperception.
That the American people have about you as that man and a candidate.
Using specific examples can you take this opportunity.
To -- that misperception.
And set us straight.
Thank you and that's an opportunity for me and I appreciate it.
In the nature of a campaign.
It seems that some campaigns are focused on attacking a person rather than -- in their own future in the things they'd like to do.
In the course of that I think the president's campaign -- tried to characterize me as as -- thought it was very different who I am.
I care about a 100% of the American people I -- -- 100% of the American people have a bright and prosperous future.
I care about our kids.
I understand what it takes to to make a bright and prosperous future for America again I spent my life in the private sector not in government.
I'm a guy who wants to help with the experience I have the American people.
My passion probably close -- the fact that I believe in god.
And I believe were all children of the same god.
I believe we have responsibility to care for another.
I yeah I served as a missionary for my church.
Served as a pastor Mike aggregation for about ten years.
I've sat across the table from people who -- or out of work.
And worked with them to try and find new worker to help them through tough times.
I went to the Olympics when they were in trouble trying get them on track and as governor my state.
I was able to get a 100% of my people insured all my kids.
But 90% of the adults.
Was able also to get our schools ranked number one in the nation so a 100% of our kids that have a bright opportunity for a future.
That I can get this country and track again we don't have to settle for what we're going through we -- to settle for gasoline at four bucks we don't have to settle for unemployment.
And -- chronically high level we don't have to settle for 47 million people on food stamps.
Don't just settle for 50% of kids coming out of college not able to get work.
We don't -- settle for 23 million people struggling to find a good job.
If I become president I'll get America working again.
I will get us on track to a balanced budget the president hasn't I will.
I'll make sure we can reform Medicare.
And Social Security to preserve them for coming coming generations the president said he would he didn't governor I'll get -- -- comes up and by the way I've done these things.
I served as governor and showed I could get them done.
President last two minutes belong -- you.
-- -- I think a lot of this campaign.
May be over the last four years has been devoted to this notion that I think government creates jobs.
That that somehow -- answer that's not what I believe.
I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world's -- I believe it's self alliance.
And individual initiative.
And risk takers being rewarded.
But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot.
An -- I should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules.
Because that's how our economy has -- That's how we built the world's greatest middle class.
Well and and that is part of what's at stake in the selection there's a fundamentally different vision about how we move our country forward.
I believe governor -- is a good man.
-- -- -- Cares about his -- But I also believe it when he said -- behind closed doors that.
Of the country consider themselves victims.
Who refuse personal responsibility.
Think about -- -- was talking about.
Folks on social starting who have worked all their lives.
Veterans who sacrificed for this country.
Students were out there trying to hopefully advance the -- dreams but also this -- -- Soldiers who overseas fighting force right now.
People who are working hard every day -- -- payroll tax gas taxes but don't make enough income.
And I want to fight for them that's what I've been doing for the last four years because if they succeed.
I believe the country succeeds.
-- my grandfather fought in world war two and he came back and he got a GI bill medal -- him to go to college.
I wasn't a handout.
That was something.
That advance the entire country and I want to make sure that the next generation has those same opportunities that's why I'm asking for -- -- that's why I'm asking for another four years.
President Obama governor Romney thank you for being here tonight on that note we have come to it and.
All right thanks.
For their time into the people paltry university for their hospitality.
The next and final debate takes place Monday night -- lenient.
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