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If there is a huge turn out as were now.
Seeing let's ask former governor of New Jersey Christie Todd Whitman who joins us in studio first all what's happening in New Jersey.
I'd certainly in our polling place it was an amazing turn out this morning when we got to the one we were supposed to go to.
It was really surprising and the -- is not a swing state it's not -- one consider swing state so even there people really care about this election which is great.
Which is surprising also considering the storm we're hearing that some of them -- places that were hit worst by the storm the turnout is not so big.
Now and it won't be and I think that frankly because state New Jersey such a blue state that that will depress Obama's overall plurality if he should win but overall vote count.
Whichever way it goes now if there is this big turnout who do you think it benefits -- I think it benefits from -- Because -- GOP -- put such an effort on that we we do better on Election Day and getting out the vote the Democrats -- to do better in the pre election the early voting.
And yet this time we were up 7% over where we've been -- Republicans before in the early voting.
So on the day of -- generally Republicans who benefit from big turnouts.
We talked about the storm did.
Governor Romney lose some of the momentum that he seemed to be having going into next week because of the storm -- I -- it -- came -- they took the election off the front pages.
Was all about the storm and Obama look like the present which he was and he was delivering services to those states and it was all about him.
So of course that something's although a lot of people you talk to folks -- -- they say they're not getting the services and and again the other to delays similar delays that we hear whenever FEMA place is front and center because they are bigger bureaucracy.
The federal government if this was a Republican president I'm imagining that we would hear a lot more periodic -- -- More about it but you know in fairness the one thing after remember if you've lost everything.
You can't work fast enough government can't in less they can replace everything yesterday.
You can't do it fast enough so people are gonna be -- going to be upset and and this was so huge mean are part of the state we still don't have any power where we are but.
They're getting to this grid by grid they're having to do it slowly and that there's only trees down you have to understand they can't do -- -- -- wants.
The president deserves the early praise you got from Christie was -- -- before he had done anything and and -- was saying how much she's been doing was kind of like him getting the Nobel Prize.
Before he deserves it.
Well he was in touch he was on top -- was pledging.
All kind of help that we would need and -- in that case Chris Christie is acting primarily in first and foremost as he -- as governor.
He had a state that was in huge distress.
He needed to have we need to have these those federal dollars and he was recognized in the president had been very easy it was to communicate with.
He'd been in touch and he promised him all things so you know let's give credit where credit is -- you can -- -- everything else didn't need deserted Romney by any stretch.
Let me switch.
You're had a fight canned from former governor to former EPA had.
The EPA can be a good friend of energy producers or can be a bitter enemy of energy producer the United States in the they would suggested it's the latter for the past three and a half years the president doesn't like fossil fuels.
He's been using the EPA is a tool to go after fossil fuels whether it's coal plants natural gas fracking whatever.
Do you think if we have a change in administration and a change obviously in the EPA.
That we could see a bonanza in energy production in the US.
I think you'll see very definite changes no question about it and I had I would help -- let's not walk away from all environmental regulations as they do protect us they do protect our water but we're some of those regulation only during the Obama administration intended not necessarily.
To prevent pollution but to kill off fossil fuels solar -- it was definitely policy driven by the White House and it is clear that the White House is putting its focus on green energy and renewable energy that's what they want.
And so they -- the bias is definitely in that direction that -- will change clearly there.
Administration and perhaps if there is -- Romney administration.
The stocks that are represented by energy would do well.
With thanks so I would think -- see the market do quite well Christine Todd Whitman former governor of the state of New Jersey thank you for coming.