October 5, 2012
Post Presidential Debate Interview
"I was pleased that I had the chance to talk about my vision for America. The president was able to answer some questions that I posed that I think Americans across the country have wanted to have answered. It was an evening of substance. I’m happy that Jim Lehrer was willing to ask us our positions on issues and we could describe those. It was not a big ‘gotcha’ night coming from the moderator, but instead a chance for the president and I to go toe-to-toe on important issues people care about … I think in the final analysis, people will decide what kind of America they want," Mitt Romney said about the first presidential debate on Wednesday night.
"Last night, the American people got to see the guy I know – a decisive, optimistic, confident leader. A person with a plan to create jobs and grow the economy," GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan said in the interview with both candidates. "The president was basically saying four more years of the same and Mitt gave them a better choice."
Romney discussed the negative tact the campaign has taken at times, saying, "I do recall that in the president’s acceptance speech four years ago, he said that if you don’t have a record to run on, you attack your opponent, you try and disqualify your opponent. And early on in this campaign, there were Democrat strategists, one in particular, who said their campaign strategy was to kill Romney – hopefully not literally. This kind of character assassination is something which I think has gone way too far."
H/T: Hannity: Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan First Post Presidential Debate Interview 10/4/12
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