Sen. Portman to Deliver Eulogy for Neil Armstrong
Sen. Rob Portman, (R-Ohio), on the life of Neil Armstrong.
- Duration 5:41
- Date Aug 27, 2012
Sen. Rob Portman, (R-Ohio), on the life of Neil Armstrong.
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You know no one ever new Neil Armstrong's political affiliations he took that to himself.
That he'd like to talk about politicians but you know -- getting ready for my next interview.
With a lot of senator Rob Portman I cross reference to do you could do that you know you do -- of these Google searches.
I can only dig up that -- Armstrong and -- favorable to say about politicians was only this particular -- The the -- senator from the state of Ohio who will be delivering the eulogy of Ford mr.
Armstrong on Friday by the way to present knighted states.
Has ordered that all flags be flown at half staff on of that today and I don't just think there'll be much quibbling about that senator rouble there are dividend yield good to be -- again.
It's quite an honor you knew him very much are we were joking in in in -- break it to you both -- at the same -- Level low key temperament -- I guess I'm not -- shocked but we're just the French should go back.
Well he's from Ohio you know -- arteries in Ohio and when he left -- he came home he was the last person to -- to cash in on.
You know his successes and his notoriety he he wanted to come home he was a professor university Cincinnati.
In my hometown bank and they actually who do farm -- -- Lebanon which is a town outside its is that in my mom grew up and I just got to know him over the years and incredibly warm gracious.
Humorous guy -- a quick -- And done a wonderful smile and you know he was up a hero for all of us and and to me he was a hero not just for his incredible accomplishments but also some person to say great family man and wonderful person.
Is to the stories -- senate he was a reluctant.
By and there are -- almost sorted out he would -- -- chosen it on the Mount Pleasant lady dreaded it but it.
The pressure of that was more -- not so with the it's up to the job but to the public relations -- came with that.
You're gonna be want it for speeches are gonna be want it for interviews pesky media types like me always going to be about a units -- -- was that part that he didn't really relished her.
Well he didn't need the spotlight and a lot of people talk about -- is.
Being a private guy -- I mean he's like most Americans it was not about the spotlight -- You know the notoriety for him he didn't wanna be a celebrity he thought he was doing his duty -- -- often felt -- deal that he wondered what all the fuss was about him that.
Yes what he did was incredibly dangerous required a lot of expertise.
Not just as an astronaut but also as a fighter pilot -- -- test pilot.
But he felt like he was doing his duty and that was reward enough it was time for him to go home and he went home you know kind of like since that CDs he went home -- After that's right it's our duty that's right -- You know we're recently just -- up for the number two spot.
On this ticket Paul Ryan got it any wincing posts that.
Now calls a terrific choice and I think he has energized Republicans and I think he's got exactly the right message for this campaign.
Which is about how to turn this economy around he's -- specific ideas.
Both in terms to do with our record debts and deficits and if we don't deal with those were not -- to -- oversee the robust recovery -- you've made a compelling argument for that.
Well look -- I didn't -- terrific though he sees great the only you know he's he's a believer in.
The opportunity society you know which is growth and there's a way for us to get out of this problem Lauren and that's by tax reform regulatory relief expanding trade doing things needed to do develop our own energy resources.
Calls a believer all that and he can speak to it articulately -- -- It has stated still carry your finds state of Ohio without you on that generally I think we -- carry Wisconsin and Ohio now isn't something midwest in place senator because.
It's this ticket is very competitive in all of those midwestern states and it does seem to be a sort of -- a domino theory here.
Maybe it does well in Wisconsin does well in Michigan where I'd ironically it's leading and that's the -- upstate.
That maybe there is something here.
Yeah -- numbers out of Pennsylvania -- such.
But I think people were frustrated they're tired of where we are three and a half years later the promises that were made if not been kept.
And they want to see some hope for the future and that's exactly what Mitt Romney.
And Paul -- are offering.
And you know frankly deal as opposed to pres Obama in 2008.
Who had a very compelling message these guys actually have a record.
Of working across the -- get stuff done you know look at what that Ron is able to do in Massachusetts that's just taking a three billion dollar deficit turning into a two.
Billion dollar surplus the peninsula cutting taxes with a Democrat legislature.
They've also got -- experience working in the private sector in the case of Mitt Romney.
All right delegate but they have to sell that right and I've told you to help -- so that are going to.
Help the -- prepare that is Mitt Romney -- -- by playing the role of Barack Obama is that true.
Well on our community health and and I hope John McCain as well and and Dick Cheney and George Bush and it's it's -- -- -- -- -- help.
I was at you know the president's talking points you know things he's been around what would be ticked at number -- he's going to keep pushing.
Well he can't talk about his record yeah.
Because it's a failed record even by his own standards you know he said unemployment would be 50% lower than it is today sadly you know he was wrong.
So I think he's going to be on the attack and you know we see that no -- -- talked about it that the ads have been relentless -- the negative.
You know unfortunately.
This campaign hasn't been about the big ideas because the Obama administration I think is not -- to talk about that the record and talk about.
How we can get out of this mess and said they want to -- Mitt Romney and his private sector career so.
I I think she'll probably be talking about that to try to avoid discussion about.
Where we are and how we get out of this mess which is what Mitt Romney and Paul ran offered to Ohio voters and voters throughout this country is there is a better way and we hear a lot about that -- convention.
Our I wanted to do any Barack Obama impressions but I'll leave that at that as is debate preparations go back to senator Rob Portman of course.
Who has a unit -- delivering.
One of the eulogies for the late -- are.