RNC Chairman on the Election, Expanding Government
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on the presidential election.
- Duration 7:25
- Date Jul 18, 2012
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on the presidential election.
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Joining us -- -- she's the chair Republican National Committee.
Welcome to the broadcast in first -- are we watching a new governor Romney campaigning.
Well -- I.
I I think that everyone agrees that -- we're not doing mystified for the future of the Republican Party this is about the future of America.
I think all of our base knows that independents know that Mitt Romney understands that.
We're in this not for second place for in this to win but again we're in it to win because it's about saving this country.
From a president that is intent on importing you're up.
And the White House we know that Europe doesn't work in -- up a little it's not going to work here.
And and it's a of these attacks on small businesses in this sort of marginalization.
Of the idea.
That if you work card.
And you play by the rules that you can live the American dream something that for whatever reason this president seems to demagogue.
I think that's something that Americans need to and parade since the year seeing Mitt Romney taken the gloves off and put -- the foil as.
And as we say and hockey.
Well and there and the fact is that is the candidate I think -- many Republicans have told me certainly they want to see are out there on the campaign trail.
Direct forceful powerful.
And focusing on the essential difference between the two parties the two candidates.
And their visions for the future what President Obama said and firehouse one in Roanoke Virginia.
I sit on this broadcast was -- -- it was the terrible moment of this campaign.
Governor Romney takes advantage of it or not.
That is a pivotal moment it looks like he's going to take advantage of it because it defines it seems to me at least and I want your view.
Is without question.
A man who is far more we are convinced of the -- necessity of government spending and then.
Free enterprise capitalism and individual -- Well there's no question -- in -- battle for freedom in this country in this president's an impediment.
To free market's.
Is an impediment to the very idea.
Of America and what this country was founded on a constant so liberty freedom to bill -- rights and all of the things that make.
This country so unique and so the nice thing about what you're seeing across the country -- a -- from Wisconsin -- -- And you look at what Scott Walker did up there in what was at stake in that election the idea that liberty and freedom can be swallowed up.
By the size of government in this attitude that Obama push for put forward the other day that -- These guys who took a risk in her small businesses all over America where people took up their last couple.
You know grand of credit to start -- business but these people.
They it and build it data and do it you know it's it's it's it's more of this class warfare and -- I'm a -- a year and a lot of people watch -- -- YouTube.
We all grow up and and a situation -- my parents and we drove around town in Kenosha Wisconsin million have a lot of money we were middle class -- You know what when we drove around town we saw a guy -- -- really neat car.
Or that guy that had the big house that was the head of one of the local company's but -- and say look at these lousy people.
This successful -- don't they said.
If you go to school and you get your math and science straight and you go to college you you're gonna buy that car you're gonna live in that house they want.
That's -- that's that's what every parent wants for their kids.
There -- residents there if I should not stop by the how big house was but just to -- -- -- You know just how big growth -- -- -- was the porch and that was pretty much the standard everybody is not much of the same the same boat and often that boat.
The little -- but let me let me turn to to what we're watching here a contest.
I know no -- way to sort of between now opportunity.
Our contest -- by a president who is committed obviously to are creating ever greater dependency.
Is this is this election in years of judgment.
Going to be determined by the folks who are receiving government aid some 50% in one form or the other.
-- are gonna be determined by those who are paying into the government because this is we find ourselves in an inflection point in history.
We're right on the razors edge of a balance between the two.
Yes right right -- no question -- issue makers and takers is important.
But you know we still have a lot of hope because a lot of people who might even fit into that category of that you describe.
They still believe and want the American dream for themselves and their kids and so we have an opportunity.
Even in spite of what you're -- yeah right we're at a tipping point this country but in spite of that we have an opportunity.
And so part of what we're doing tomorrow -- in going to Philadelphia.
Is talking about and again taken off the gloves and talking about what this president's true record is not just for the entitlement society that is created.
But he's also created another little world that's -- at the much darker world which is the world of campaign donations which is.
If you donate to Barack Obama as we've seen and always known nine.
Then there seems to be up propensity.
For government programs to go back to those people that have enough money to donate now that's wrong.
And that's not the Barack Obama that he sold three or four years ago so we're going to be talking about these things -- every single day.
To save this country but we we've gone over Israel always do when we -- -- not at all confused.
My it's my fault.
I even been disciplinarian -- if as is customary.
The the president's.
-- folks are kind of on on your candidate about his tax returns now.
Governor Romney has put out two years worth and there's a drumbeat are all from around the country for and to do more will -- I think he's done planning are ready and 500 more pages of financial disclosures on top of this.
That the disclosures that you just described.
It here's the problem little.
I -- -- given two years three years four years and it's -- about the fifty -- what about the six sure what about 02 and it it never ends a despray you know what it.
Because it -- wanted to end.
Because the more he can keep talking about these phony issues.
The last is talking about the fact that people are out of work and he hasn't fulfilled the darn promise that he made three or four years ago.
And so the governor personally never use expression but to speaking there really in my own language.
-- for a certain part of my audience that.
I would appreciate the directness.
The governor is going to tell them to go to hell down on tax returns.
Well I think you said everything's gonna say about it and I think we're just -- debris and and talk about this president's record.
Which is a complete failure and the fact that the bigger problem -- we've guided -- got a president that's -- -- the Simon is on -- and a man in the mirror.
But not -- the -- and following through on promises.
That's good to have you with us appreciate -- the next -- think.