posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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[If] you have no skill or experience…you're welcome to cross the border and stay here for the rest of your life."
Envisioning a pre-election hostage crisis, à la Iran and Jimmy Carter: "If something of that nature presents itself, I will work to find a way to
take advantage of the opportunity."
Audience member: I think one of the aspects about hope and change that worked well for Obama four years ago was he promised to bring us more honest,
transparent governance in Washington. I've been around politics—the first campaign I worked for was Barry Goldwater in 1964. I've gotta be the
oldest Republican in [unintelligible]. But from what I've seen, particularly in the last seven months because of my own personal involvement in an
issue, is the government in Washington right now is just permeated by cronyism, outright corruption. Our regulatory agencies that are supposed to
protect the public are protecting the people that they're supposed to be regulating. And I think people are fed up with that. Doesn't matter if
you're in the tea party of Occupy Wall Street, people see that the government is working for the powerful interests and the people who well-connected
politically and not the common person. Which threatens that whole idea that we have this great opportunity—which we should have and have had,
historically—in the US for anybody, from whatever background, to become successful. One way that that becomes compromised is when the government is
no longer seen as being an honest agent. And where our tax dollars are not really being put to work for us but for the people who are plugged-in
politically. You know, you had cases like Solyndra and [unintelligible] that I've talked about and gotten involved in. You have Eric Holder who is
probably the most corrupt attorney general that we had ever in American history. And I think it's something that if spun the right way in simple
terms can actually resonate with the American people. Obama did not keep his promises. Nancy Pelosi was supposed to give us an honest Congress and has
given us just the opposite as speaker. And I think that's a campaign issue that can work well. I'm optimistic that you'll be elected president. And
my recommendation would be clean house, immediately. The SEC, the CFEC are disaster areas.
Romney: I wish they weren't unionized, so we could go a lot deeper than you're actually allowed to go. Yeah. I can say this, which I'm sure you'll
agree with this as well. We speak with voters across the country about their perceptions. Those people I told you, the 5 to 6 or 7 percent that we
have to bring onto our side, they all voted for Barack Obama four years ago. So, and by the way, when you say to them, "Do you think Barack Obama is
a failure?" they overwhelmingly say no. They like him. But when you say, "Are you disappointed in his policies that haven't worked?" they say yes.
And because they voted for him, they don't want to be told that they were wrong, that he's a bad guy, that he did bad things, that he's corrupt.
Those people that we that have to get, they want to think they did the right thing but he just wasn't up to the task. They love the phrase, "He's
in over his head."