Roberts: Romney Showed He Could Stand With President
FNC’s John Roberts breaks down the impact of the last debate on the election.
- Duration 7:19
- Date Oct 23, 2012
FNC’s John Roberts breaks down the impact of the last debate on the election.
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Around -- dot com -- sort of amount of the national import them Fox News on border to Florida John Roberts -- -- Roberts.
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Yeah I was going to Manhattan on a Volkswagen commercial as well I think I emailed my body that would lead guitarist and I said I just woke up.
Somewhere in the in in the United States in the campaign trail it's our rush music being used to Volkswagen as I said what's next the nomination for the hall of fame boom a week later they have.
Others still to -- -- term.
Absolutely they're on a tour.
They are okay I'll be on the campaign trail when they come to my hometown so it gets so do you do recovery of the -- surges everything.
I cover I'm actually out on the road with Romney though.
Not fly on the plane all the time and I'm sort of jumping ahead from here right I go to Reno.
To be in position for when he's there on Wednesday.
I cover both campaigns a little bit but for the most part I'm on the road from.
OK so what did you do last night -- -- there and -- this morning right.
We are yes there's the -- Americans look at and -- -- -- actually.
And but a hundred herein -- -- you can see where -- where you -- senator Arlen.
So officer during a debate in las ledger didn't want.
Do you really want to know now.
And -- that tomorrow afternoon.
I I had to -- up its at 2 o'clock in the morning so I actually watched that debate after being here all day I watched it.
From my hotel room which really gives you had a different perspective because when -- Actually in the -- on a bit in the hall many times -- you know -- you see both candidates BC them from afar you don't see that close -- split screen.
That we see in television debate coverage these days -- you can really notice when you watch the split screen.
The new wants is in in in body language and posture that you can't really see in the debate hall and I I think in the overall.
While I don't believe he won the debate last night -- -- Mitt Romney.
Did all right he proved that he could go up against that guy who's been commander in chief for four years and that's a tough task for anybody who's challenging an incumbent.
And did to a large degree look presidential I think that's really what he had in mind that I think you probably did that last.
I don't know I didn't -- let me don't.
Well I I've had a coupled explanations for that one is that the run the campaign knows.
Dead Libya is not a winner for them.
In terms of moving voters it's the economy that's moving voters -- is an important issue but it's not the won is moving voters that they want to make sure they stick with the issues that are moving voters.
Which is why.
He was so focused on the economy last night kept bringing it back to what is the strongest.
Issue in his wheel house that the other.
Explanation from the campaign this morning is that the the question was asked by Bob Schieffer phrased in such a way that invited a larger conversation.
About al-Qaeda and they thought that turning -- back around to Libya.
What are real effective craven -- to attempt to attack the president.
And of course the third reason -- and yet nobody has told me this from the campaign but it's you know we're all pretty aware of it after what happened at Hofstra University that.
You know Ronnie didn't do so well the last time Libya came up so I think -- -- might have been you know taking some pains to avoid another confrontation over the time.
But there are people like current and are responsible people.
Moderate bourses like symptoms apple mail to brutal.
Remanded observation -- -- thought.
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-- -- -- -- -- why not pursuing.
You have -- -- events -- thousands and.
And -- a lot of people feel that way I talk with Senator John McCain just a few minutes ago and so I would hammered.
On on Libya but in a Mitt Romney made his own calculation last night that he wasn't going to go after him on that.
Perhaps fearing that might blow up in his face again or perhaps looking like he -- -- trying to attack the president on an issue that has yet to be fully explore.
But for what for whatever reason senator rob -- in about three feet from you can probably tell me why didn't he go after a mile -- -- senator.
But the broader issue yeah ultimately that was.
Here this is senator says -- is -- that the senator says he used Libby is a jumping off point.
To talk about the broader problems -- as an early front -- -- -- What -- -- become over here protect your area -- prominent -- -- -- -- my microphone so it was a why didn't he go on the attack on Libya to the degree that a lot of Republicans wanted to.
Well I think he did the right thing which he talked about Libya as an example the broader problem in the Middle East that's of people see in their TV sets every night of the chaos embassies burning.
He said look I agree with the drone strikes -- group going after bin Laden but that's not sufficient.
We need a broader strategy talk that the underlying.
Problems and in the middle east of that are relating to terrorism in the expanding Islamic extremism and the president didn't do that so just as on the domestic side and -- -- laid out an agenda and a strategy in the president.
-- -- -- that I gonna say I gotta cut a blind -- you were -- with Imus and autism like yours senator.
Business and guided us.
What does he joined as one and around outdoors -- -- -- some of them -- talk join her.
-- -- -- Cavaliers had a bizarre wanted to yeah he he wonders what have you been doing since last night just wandering around -- -- some of the -- talk about exactly.
-- I'm just desperate to get on your show and good -- is sir John Roberts of -- you thankful that I do it -- -- -- is editor thanks so much appreciate it.
Yeah that's been done is blowing -- -- of small house.
Or zone but aren't very impressive guy because he's he's got -- -- going on the the other fox and network.
Marks and brands are going to be Africa doesn't wanna be no I don't for is kind of -- -- -- but.
Well -- -- this giant we will give us an interesting hesitate there isn't analyst Justin hunt.
But -- of the present aren't the -- the governor really disagree on much and all gonna informed also a seminar on Afghanistan.
On while their real sort of -- -- America not on Iran I mean.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There is not a whole lot of daylight between their their their foreign policy what what there is daylight over is.
This idea of Romney says he wants to pursue a strong foreign policy -- the strong military wants to have strong.
Allegiance is with our closest allies and wants to tell people like.
Vladimir Putin of Russia the -- to be met with some backbone is supposed to negotiation.
And and and flexibility you know.
President Obama on the other hand has since he was a candidate back in 2008 suggested that he wants more dialogue than anything remember his famous statement.
About wanted to sit down with the leaders of Syria and Libya and Iran and everything in the first -- presidency so.
Romney really try to project to kind of Ronald Reagan -- strength.
On foreign policy.
In in contrast to this sort of diplomatic negotiating with posture of President Obama.
John Roberts boxers are -- -- on.
Travel around sort of -- -- Rounded down to to fly on a plan all the time and one wandering -- as senators now here but I did talk the more the very sentiment -- -- I've -- thank you very much yeah yesterday.
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