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Hello everybody I'm Gerri Willis tropical storm eyes -- crashing the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida.
Causing the GOP to scrap today's events for a quick welcome.
So it is my privilege -- claimed the 2012.
Republican National Convention.
In session and called tall order.
Area have -- so what can we expect when the convention ramps up tomorrow.
Let's ask -- -- the Florida's attorney general Pam great to see you again I know they got a lot of music going on in the background so.
I hope we imperial.
Yeah I'm Amanda Foreman they're dealing sounds accident -- my idea of behind me.
I hear you better now -- I could before so that's the good news.
Let's Democrats likely to happen you know Florida it really.
-- you must be happy in Florida big issue you've missed this storm that's awful storm.
Highs sick but it could hit new war -- that could be very bad news.
If the impact is devastating there -- be any more delays in the in the Republican National Convention.
Why did it that's all the -- our discussion -- that he anywhere blasts at a miss Florida.
Refrain heard all the folks in New Orleans because they've been through so much already.
Mom hopefully -- these storms have lived here my whole life in these storms is so unpredictable and we don't know what will happen.
We've already declared a state of emergency here in Florida and so I kicked in my price gouging statute.
Meaning that you can't take advantage of the help bomb essential commodities she can't raise the price -- gas.
You know you can't raise soprano fan they had any reports -- that are reading.
No not yet thank goodness and you know -- fearful just because we have so many visitors coming to our state as well as nineteen million Floridians.
All right well it looks like that -- done I don't know who they were but it looks like they're leaving the stage so I guess that's good news for you open it it.
-- -- -- you -- what is talking about a topic that's been very controversy all.
And that's Todd Aiken the GOP act candidate for that the senate seat in the very.
-- -- some comments that were almost impossible to believe he said them saying that legitimate rape is rarely causes pregnancy I I don't know how it comes up with that.
Very controversy ill.
Is this going to fuel the fire for democratic charges of the war on women being waged by Republicans.
Get a Jerry I think they're gonna try to make it a distraction they already have.
But mom you know Mitt Romney -- Paul Ryan have made their point Claire I am extremely pro life.
But I believe if the life of a mother is in danger or in the case of rape or incest there should be an exception.
And so I think they're definitely gonna try to make this a distraction.
But I'm one admits surrogate spur of the country I've been traveling Oliver Florida with him -- -- in New Hampshire.
I -- -- Virginia.
And I can tell you women care about the economy they care about jobs they care about the tremendous unemployment rate.
Women have lost jobs since Barack Obama got elected well -- -- -- the real issues.
Well it's not like the Republican Party is -- -- guys you Nikki Haley are both speaking at the convention so the women are.
-- -- -- -- Maybe that's because Romney is sat behind Obama and they and it in his appeal to women.
Obama at 48%.
-- its 42%.
What does it GOP need to do what do they need to say.
To convince women that their messages equally beneficial to -- one.
Well I think I think governor Romney has started doing it he's formed admit for women I'm the chair for Florida and -- -- share for the country.
And again -- Kelly -- -- as well we've all been going around the country talking about women's issues.
On talking about what's it listening to what's important to women.
And it really is it's jobs the economy it's the poverty level among women it's the fact that 401000.
Women who have lost their jobs under Barack Obama.
The women are listening to that.
I mean -- you we care about the same issues as -- do we really -- School choice for our kids the end -- and I kind of -- economy right.
Now what is that I -- absolutely a little bit about your speech I believe on Wednesday what topic are you -- with tac.
Well I I don't think it's any big secret to good hot down I was one of 26 states that led the fight against Obama cares -- -- -- gonna talk about the federal government.
And Don that's about as much as I can say right now but I'm really looking forward to -- -- sometime between 830 and nine on Wednesday.
And I'm speaking live attorney general Sam -- my dear friend from Georgia.
We're speaking after her we -- we speaking after what we're speaking before Paul Ryan an aftershock how sometimes and brilliant -- -- -- Now I I that's pretty impressive.
As you look at this campaign and you look at what's going on with this convention -- is Mitt Romney's number one job this week.
-- to get support from voters what does he need to do.
Well he's doing that and I traveled with him a couple weeks ago all throughout Florida and I have never seen him so energized so positive.
So many people semi Floridians have been coming out to seeing them our base is in the news I think we need to bring around independence which she's -- -- I think Paul Ryan was a fabulous pick for VP.
And I think Mitt needs to just get the crowds energized and I think he's prepared to do that.
And I can tell you and Romney will make a spectacular First Lady as well I've gotten -- -- -- -- well.
They -- such good it's.
Down to -- -- great people.
Well we're going to be watching every man and will be watching your speech to Pam.
Basically yeah yeah always a pleasure to CO.
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