Tom Ridge: Romney will win Pennsylvania
Former Keystone State governor makes bold prediction
- Duration 4:38
- Date Nov 1, 2012
Former Keystone State governor makes bold prediction
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So the New Jersey governor Chris Christie is -- -- and the more devastated areas with the president yesterday up and down the East Coast of with -- -- to talk about this and a few other topics of the day Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge former governor.
A Romney supporter and former secretary of Homeland Security mr.
secretary good morning to thank you feel.
For your attack earlier this morning I need to move through three topics here that are very hot on the radar it's a very busy news time -- you understand.
So far give a lot of experience with this disaster area.
How -- they doing what would you know what's what's the next wrinkle in the story as we uncover this with some might again today.
Well I think the most important thing to realize is that the head of FEMA Craig few gate is an experienced man.
I worked -- when he was at running the emergency management group in Florida.
I think -- you're going to see the dollars coming from the federal government.
That you need the leadership from the individual governors and clearly Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo the Governor Christie can provide it.
Working in collaboration with the the local officials.
I know it's easy for me to say and difficult for people to accept that we did -- have to be a lot of patience is gonna take months if not years to rebuild these communities.
But I encourage him to take a look at -- Haley Barbour model in Mississippi right after that -- -- retreat and disaster.
He took that to disaster and day use the opportunity to.
Basically rebuilt some of those communities in makes planning it takes their courage and leadership and I put I suspect I suspect you're gonna find it in both those states that -- I think that's a great example thank you for bringing -- to light now let's move to what Fox News was reporting on late last night.
With regard to Libya a big turn here now but now we have this letter that was sent out a couple weeks before the attack and Ben Ghazi.
Which clearly show the of al-Qaeda training camps in the town -- been Gaza and there was a lot of concern about this where you on this story today.
Well I think there's a huge gap between what happened with the administration has told us only president can fill the gap with the troops.
And at the end of the day I think there's there's a lesson here to be learned and perhaps passed -- -- the kids you know we had seals who ran to the ambassador's aide.
And in running to his -- they gave their lives.
We have an administration that's running from the ambassador perhaps to save their political lives and I think that speaks to character I think that speaks to courage it speaks to leadership.
And I think if you're looking at one model the other to talk about how you're supposed to act and respond in crisis you really have to look to the seals and not to the administration.
Imus moved to what happens in five days now -- Pennsylvania guy your Romney supporter.
Is this a head -- for Republicans in Pennsylvania or do you think they have a legitimate shot.
Of may have had a state that has been blue since 1988.
And making it read on Tuesday.
Well they've had a quiet ground game going on in Pennsylvania it nobody's noticed that we've had more contacts.
In that 2012.
That we did in 2004 and 2008 together at the base is really excited and at the end of the day.
At Pennsylvania they're suffering from -- the past four years from the lack of leadership in the White House they know the one man governor Romney has a vision.
For the next they have four years the next eight years and and President Obama has not articulated a -- -- I think most pennsylvanians Republicans Democrats -- independents.
No well enough that if four more years like the past four years we're not gonna get out of this mess of the economy still drives I think the selection that's what.
I think the polls demonstrate that people look to.
I governor Romney a president Romney did help us work our way through here announced his -- and just you gonna -- and I think it went PA.
-- you did OK because I wanted to come back to my question because the way you're answering that sounded like yeah like a maybe not a yes or no.
But you're saying now that you think Romney wins your state.
Yes I'm gonna go on the record to say -- it's going to be -- very very close but as I said before.
We've had more voter contacts there's a lot of enthusiasm there -- a Republicans such as yours truly doesn't get elected -- there's a lot of independent thinking Democrats a lot of independents and I think the fact that governor Romney's economic message is so strong will rule the day in Pennsylvania I have thirty seconds left the suburbs of Philadelphia discount exists around Philadelphia.
Are critical to winning the entire state.
And years and -- those counties will go Republican this year.
There's a lot of mothers and fathers -- sent their sons and daughters to college in the grad school in those counties and a lot of these kids intensive in Philadelphia as well.
And they can't find jobs at 50% are still looking for work.
And they know the past four years is not a road map to a better future they're prepared to for new leadership and I think -- go with the governor Romney Tom Ridge thank you mr.
secretary good to have you on here won't find it on Tuesday thank you thank you.