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Business governor Mitt Romney set to arrive in Tampa later today as the Republican National Convention gets under way.
The GOP candidate in a statistical.
Tie with President Obama according to a new Washington Post ABC news poll.
For more on the race for the White House I'm joined by Colorado former deputy chief of staff to president George W.
Bush and a Fox News contributor mister -- So good to -- so early in the more -- Good morning -- how -- -- I am sure effect.
One thing what is the most critical thing the Republicans need to accomplish this week during the convention.
Well it is they're there they're several but the most important of them is that Mitt Romney.
Gives the American people a sense of who he is the arc of his life with the values are -- inform his actions and what it is that he will do -- -- president of the United States but.
They've got to get to know -- person on a more personal level.
We saw some of that come out in the interview this weekend with Chris Wallace where he we we he was behind the scenes at their home in New Hampshire.
Watching Mitt Romney flip pancakes and talk about his sons and their daughters and -- their Romney Olympics of people want to.
Good to -- a little bit better.
Waiting until the convention to really personalized.
Mitt Romney is that is not a mistake Carl -- in previous campaigns.
You would see say biographical ads that are being done in in the springtime and that's how some of the money would be spent an advertising -- that has been a very different campaign.
-- for Mitt Romney in -- mistake or not.
Now look the convention speeches where the candidate tends to emerge and we remember the famous.
1988 speech where George H.
Bush even after eight years as but as vice president Ronald Reagan.
Used his convention speech to share his life story so you know the we -- at the convention speech and -- in nineteen 92 where.
Film and -- -- speech.
Helped Bill Clinton emerges the man from Hope, Arkansas of these visited the convention gives a powerful platform for up.
For for making these kind of you know kind of speeches in the -- sharing this kind of information people and remember if you do it early in the year particularly in the culture that we live in today.
If you do -- earlier in the year it's not fresh and new by the time of the fall and you need to keep some of this back.
For him for wind and let -- go when people are actually making a -- -- their minds as they are now.
Very very -- and very true -- -- remember what I read on Twitter two hours ago.
Carl we look at polls that Mitt Romney and president -- in a statistical.
What does the Electoral College map look like right now I'm a huge nerd I've been dying to ask you this question.
Now look it's it's up for grabs -- mean we have depending on how you look at it between seven and nine.
States that are basically toss -- today.
Every state -- John McCain carried is comfortably in.
Mitt Romney's column and the question is going to be how many of those states.
Of the dozen or so that that are considered to be potential battlegrounds how many of them turn into actual battlegrounds.
And how many of of this Mitt Romney win Mitt Romney does not need to win.
Eight or nine or ten of the twelve battleground states he needs to win.
Historically Republican states Indiana North Carolina Virginia that.
That Obama took last time around Indiana everybody -- is not a battleground it is now comfortably and the Romney column -- He then needs to win Ohio and Florida to swing states and then any other single state and New Hampshire.
Or Pennsylvania or Michigan or Wisconsin or Iowa or Colorado or Nevada or New Mexico.
All of which are considered battlegrounds and -- with that he wins the election.
My friends will be very happy when we went out for -- last week they said the next time the area Colorado that's the one thing we want it ask him out Carl thank you and you did it it's expiring in -- Area thanks day in the great to save Karl enjoy yourself down there were talking -- -- we'll event.
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