GOP Senator: Romney Was 'Strong' and 'Knowledgeable'

Rep. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, offers her take on Mitt Romney's performance in the debate.
3:00 | 10/22/12

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One of the -- figures for team Romney is New Hampshire senator Kelly Kelly Ayotte. Senator thank you very much for joining us we really appreciate -- seen on Twitter some conservatives complaining there's a little bit. That your -- -- Romney didn't fight back as aggressively as he could have you share that concerned at all. I down I think tonight he came across and strong. Knowledgeable. Ready to be commander in chief and very dignified. And clear that he had an agenda to make sure that America is strong. And also hit it very strongly on how he's gonna turn around our economy. Get our fiscal house in order because we cannot have a strong foreign policy without a strong economy I think he made that point very well. Some parents there's been a lot of talk especially last couple of days about the growing gender gap and the fact that that the the president has only eat a very big lead among women voters. What about tonight do you think it would appeal to women voters what did Mitt Romney did that he thinks he can win back. Those women -- may -- -- cents. I think what he did tonight is so that he's ready to be commander in chief -- very knowledgeable and really again I think it comes back to the economy. You laid out again tonight the problems that we have with this administration 23 million people struggling to find work. We have added over five trillion dollars of the -- So you laid out -- -- of five point plan to turn things around on our economy to make things better he knows America can do better than we can get people to work. Get our fiscal house in order and we can't be strong on foreign policy without those two evenings and I think that really apparently appeals to women voters were paying twice as much of the at the gas pump now women see that they manage Steve Stanley budget sent. And really see now that they're not better off than they were four years ago -- the president has failed to lay out an agenda for the next four years how things will be different. Senator -- -- -- arms services committee you're familiar with a lot of -- partisan -- -- land policy and national security. You know tonight I heard I heard two candidates who basically agreed on drones. They agreed on that timetable for Afghan for the withdrawal from Afghanistan they agreed that it was important confront China they agree that we couldn't to force Pakistan. They they. Maybe -- their differences. On troops in Iraq -- did you it's an opportunity by not breaking more. More clearly with the Obama -- -- I think I -- governor Romney pointed out is that. Are we any safer with respect to Iran Iran has taken the last four years -- continue to enrich uranium. Are we safer with -- -- -- -- we've seen a resurgence of al-Qaeda and he pointed that out very clearly. I'm so I think he pointed out of failure of leadership really in Syria. That the president I know tried to defend but I think that the governor Romney -- it really was clear that he would have been much stronger sooner. And making sure that aside is gone in a way that did not involve us militarily but supported our allies. Senator thank you very much for your time really appreciate it. Thank you.

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