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This former governor of Massachusetts never quite -- -- so the White House another former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney is trying to break that particular -- We'll see if it succeeds but governor to -- as -- yielded -- argued that.
It was and is Mitt Romney's record as governor.
Double work against -- a general election that he was here not too long ago sort of saying.
It's my record that was a winning record I was way ahead of the budget cutting curve.
I took a three billion dollar projected budget got out of the -- without any increase in taxes big spending cuts.
That's my matter -- -- -- the federal level what say you.
Well like so much of what.
-- says these days it's a fairy tale deal.
First he didn't inherit a three billion dollar deficit he inherited substantial deficit but then most governors at that time did because we're in another recession.
Secondly you raise taxes and fees by about a half a billion dollars about criticizing for criticizing him for he I thought he had to do -- he did it.
And most -- -- banana president fees governor tightening already under the ocean but could go ahead he he not -- -- -- about half of it was closing.
Tax loopholes which I thought was a good thing and apparently he had the -- that was good thing but the total package was close to half a billion dollars -- a repeat.
About criticizing for.
I think he had to do it -- did it but.
To run away from -- now is just more of the kind of thing we've been getting pretty friendly way from having done it -- Gotten that deficit wiped out.
Well we didn't get it way -- at a point of fact his successor Deval Patrick had serious fiscal problems in the first.
Two -- three is -- his governorship but it was on the economic side.
-- on the question of of building a strong state economy creating jobs we're.
-- -- his face I mean I tell you we will forth from the bottom in job creation during Riley's administration.
And the State's infrastructure can only be described as a -- Rusting bridges pothole roads and he couldn't get anything done.
Then why is it and I don't want to get better but it's bands others -- but I grant -- Don't win Massachusetts residents.
Look back on his governorship.
They they still seem to rate him highly now that could be just a moment and the poll but.
They obviously got -- long memory.
He could have been reelected it was like to Canada.
Absolutely impossible effect.
His lieutenant governor -- ran for governor right.
And was defeated by an unknown by twenty percentage points as she was actually a pretty good person -- she was just carrying -- legacy around with.
He he -- been reelected.
And right now if you look at the polls of Massachusetts he's way behind Obama.
Way behind them and as -- guy that was our -- so work well I mean does that tell us data for a Republican to win period right well there were four Republicans who succeeded being hailed here right near Weldon salute you both got -- their own terms so.
You know got Republicans get elected messages we voted for Reagan twice.
So -- it's -- a down the liability.
You mentioned well then it's that it is -- I mean -- does seem the reason why is getting heat from conservatives and his party are some of the concessions he had a may.
As as a Republican governor of a largely liberal state.
And these are concessions that every Republican would have to make do you agree with.
Look the Mitt Romney who ran against Ted Kennedy.
In the nineties.
The son of George Romney and most of us thought that he was gonna be a junior version of his father who by the way was.
I thought a terrific auto executive a fine governor of -- secretary of housing and urban development what those days we called a moderate Republican.
And the Mitt Romney that's been campaigning.
This time around.
Is about as far from his father in that head of moderate republicanism as you can imagine and that's.
The bit -- that we saw.
In the 1990s in the senate race yeah.
A minus Republicans are the ones that diet like Mitt Romney it's the conservatives who don't write some mean he isn't a deal -- Yeah you don't well.
Who knows what -- is these days of media doesn't know what he is that we don't know audience and that's I think the reason he's not going to be elected president of United States.
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