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Public can convention Mitt Romney -- one after President Obama last night in his -- convention speech just take a quick lesson.
You know there's something wrong with the kind of job is done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.
John -- is Forbes opinion editor -- -- force and our DC bureau.
Is that a job a strategy that you think is effective the one that was that was articulated by governor Romney last night.
I thought it was one of -- more effective ones that he made the point that a lot of people probably were proud and excited back in 2008.
But how do you feel about that choice today you look at where you are economically -- the country as it's probably not an exciting decision at this point.
A lot of people describe the Romney speech as I heard this word over and over quote unquote solid.
And then some of the people -- -- the most conservative were maybe looking for more.
And others did point out that it seemed as if as you said he was able to reach some people may -- that he hadn't been reaching.
You think that was the way to go and it's this state the typical move to the middle that we've seen a general election campaign is that -- last night.
About yeah I mean I have to say -- Soledad.
Not not my favorite I thought -- very light on policy proposals it was more just a lot of platitudes but my view is that he only had to be mediocre last night that conventional wisdom says he had headed out of the park right.
But I say look at look at the present he's going up against President Obama has overseen a failed economic plan.
This in the most talented country on earth.
It won't take much to beat a President Obama who doesn't understand how economies grow so I don't think he had to be great last night.
Let me pick up on your -- only had to be mediocre that's interest in going into this and we're gonna have a policy director on just a -- anyway -- -- a chance to ask.
Of the Romney campaign about what is essentially your criticism that you just brought up that there -- heavy enough on policy and they had the five point plan that he outlined towards the end of the speech but what did you wanna -- Well.
Even there -- -- were -- for tax cuts I certainly am but I thought that what what he set about taxes is something that any Republican presidential candidate would say I thought.
You know we need to deregulate but I didn't think he's very specific -- the biggest concern for me is that there was no discussion of the dollar it can't be stressed enough.
That there are no companies and no jobs about investment.
And when administrations like the bush and Obama administrations have done our cheapening the dollar.
You -- not going to get job growth and not once -- Romney bring up.
This problem and why this huge barrier to job creations -- -- -- meat that he.
He doesn't know.
Fair to say that strategically you say that kind of thing for a debate may -- him when he goes head to head with the president are now.
-- fair to say but I get I look back to Ronald Reagan and it seems that most Republicans venerate him and properly so he ran on returning to you.
A strong stable dollar he dare we say even talked about a gold standard.
If you look at another dangerous thing that Romney says he talked about.
-- there'll be unmistakable consequences.
For different countries that don't trade fairly well you know my view is the trade is always fair.
And that the only cheaters in this game right now -- governments that are that are in our plane around currencies.
And so for Romney to say that and to and essentially talk about starting the trade war is very dangerous and it's something that would spook the market.
It's interest thing take some of these arguments that did you've made directly to -- to the campaign to.
A key policy advisor sold Johnson a few minutes to keep the discussion the only thank -- China could see again.
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