Which presidential candidate can end gridlock in Washington?
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sounds off
- Duration 4:33
- Date Nov 6, 2012
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sounds off
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We've been Shelly Anderson got canceled so I'm really -- a stuff to do -- -- -- even show you polls are open right now people are voting in dozens of state this morning.
One of the key issues finding a leader who can reach across the aisle.
At a recent campaign stop in Virginia -- Mitt Romney reminded voters that hasn't happened under our president.
You wanna see four more years with Washington and -- gridlock.
All the way from me just ask the leader over here leader cantor.
What when was the last time you met with the president on the economy and jobs of the budget.
-- -- almost a year.
Is that right yeah it just happens -- us right now from Richmond Virginia you weren't you -- and a leader.
-- more state why is it better so I mean that my students along that is.
Well listen and we went back and checked the calendar and in fact it's been since July -- 2011.
That the president is actually gather the parties together.
To try and you know force us to focus on resolving the issue of this lackluster economy get people back to work.
And again this is what this election is about today.
We need a leader in the White House who understands that you can actually work with people who disagree because reasonable people every day disagree.
But the trick is if you want to lead you got -- insist that people set aside those disagreements and find where you can working common.
For the people that elect us and are looking to us to solve problems and that is what Mitt Romney can do he's got a demonstrated track record bill.
Well I'd I'd tell you it leader.
Cantor I've read a number of books on this administration in this White House and it sounds like.
While the president was was out talking about yeah I'm reaching across the aisle behind the scenes there wasn't so much of that over the last four years.
I mean it's it's true and somehow that that that fact doesn't really get out but -- the the truth of all of this is we can get things done.
But she need a leader in the White House who will stop that did this of rhetoric that will admit had -- we've got sensitivities everybody's got a different.
Difference of opinion or philosophy but we are all Americans and we can all come together.
And we can get this done to get people back to work we've got to solve the problem -- spending.
I mean everyone knows Washington is spending.
A trillion dollars more than is taken and every year you cannot sustain that we've got to do that and we can get this economy back on track I was talking to some of my neighbors a couple of days ago out out in the street in front of our houses we were commiserate about the fact that we didn't have any electricity.
We were talking about the election.
And it was -- I would say that most of people there on my street.
Say that this is about the economy number one but also.
They want to change Washington because right now as you depicted stuff isn't getting done I mean the -- United States is -- campaigning for a year and a half essentially.
You know abdicating the job as a leader.
Well in and that that's where I mean not I came in this morning and anecdotally have -- That the turnouts.
In districts like mine which went.
For John McCain last time is expected to go heavily for Mitt Romney and George Allen the turnout is brisk and the reason it has.
People are tired of Washington abdicating its responsibility of the president the White House not acting as a leader.
-- -- -- one day and their businesses and and their families and households or expected.
To resolve things -- get through the month.
Meeting there obligations taking care of their family members the same should be expected of the individual in the White House.
Absolutely and of course today historically Republicans have a an advantage on Election Day because this is the -- the Republicans generally go to vote.
And you know the early voting generally favors the Democrats.
In the past.
But I'm sure you want as many people go out and vote today and pull the lever for Mitt Romney is possible right.
Not no question and I'm predicting a bigger Mitt Romney win here than what anybody is talking about.
Because I do I see the enthusiasm on the ground here I've been with Mitt Ryan Mitt Mitt Romney have Paul Ryan in the last week.
The enthusiasm is strong here on our side again it goes back to your point.
People wanna see problems.
Are confronted and resolved and let's get on and get America back to work he's the house majority leader he's from Virginia Eric Cantor thank you very much for -- --