Rick Santorum: Romney Needs to Get Emotional at RNC

RNC 2012: Former candidate discusses what Mitt Romney needs to do to win over voters.
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Transcript for Rick Santorum: Romney Needs to Get Emotional at RNC
Is only something that can happen. An eight BC's. Internet and -- all coming together it wants to get on the -- sent. Your zip -- -- -- and the replacement. And next to each other -- -- the last of -- eight. Check that -- -- -- -- -- Today that's bad for you. Well we'll start with you obviously had your time out there last night -- The eight ball right to. Paul Ryan is that this guy. And he has to be the vision. As Austin George -- Cameron and he'd never should talk on camera -- -- -- for the camera that. -- -- job is to chart the course. Mitt Romney's job is to get people to -- and like. And if he spends all -- time talking about public policy tomorrow night. I he's missed an opportunity he can do that anywhere this is a chance -- people are listening they want to know who he is not what he's punitive. Paul trying to tell us I think and even a more compelling with a Mitt Romney because Paul -- is the idea -- guy. And so this is this is his zone he's the walk and he could do it because that's what he does and that needs to show. That. That personal character issue. -- united. He that you saw those pictures -- all right you guys are shown here. Paul Ryan. Looks and feels middle class but what he's got to do tonight. He showed that his policies and that's even -- you're gonna strengthen. The middle class it's one of the biggest vulnerabilities of the biggest hurdles. Mitt Romney has come into this latest ABC news Washington Post poll -- -- -- study design. 15% say that -- the only 32 weeks the middle class. Arrives got to start turnaround that perception tonight. That was a key part of your appeal a lot of people -- a lot of -- -- -- that but. It was a blue collar appeal to European Ivan and -- I want to share. A number I don't know if you guys remember during election time. Exit polls were always wrong on our race totally true. We can't it was that I remember and Mississippi and an Alabama -- ran. At 6 o'clock Santorum I mean Romney wins Mississippi you leading an Alabama. Because the -- tennis like twelve points down in Mississippi and we ended up winning -- states. Well we didn't do people. Money to. But I just I'm not a big believer in polls. I just -- out -- do what I believe you know is the right thing to do and after the election. The -- we met with the Romney campaign staff and one of his pollsters and it Neil Newhouse is that different -- Facilities to -- -- some sentences I this year which he's. And we went through this thing about. You know the the -- -- been wrong he said we kept seeing in this one of what the heck is going on why these polls always wrong. So he starred in the last few states asking two questions. Who you gonna vote for and wedding planning to vote. And he showed a poll from Pennsylvania. Before and out of the race you -- vote before noon I was ahead by four. You can -- between noon and 5 o'clock I was down by five. If you're gonna vote after five that was up by 21. -- -- workers confident. And desert clock and then that's o'clock and yup that's me that's who I was into -- me so I don't everybody likes -- the social issues he's been. It's the guys who who understand that someone's -- they're talking about them. If Paul can do that that's what he wanted -- that's just tell us appalled needs to do that's not what Romney needs to not -- Ron does he talk about issues. He's talk about him music. -- This is -- two to -- it if I were the -- speechwriter I would write something in that speech that is gonna force him. To get emotion that was so fascinating because that's basically all we all know that Mitt -- Is reticent as part of his nature but you know George H. W. Bush was reticent. He had to show a lot about himself a lot of stories. He -- it's hard to do it because I eat talk to the Romney people they said he doesn't. Light to talk about -- it doesn't like to. For you know -- you know two sort of say good things about himself and he not to -- good things must just be vulnerable. Let us know who you are let us know what's -- in there and if you look back at the folks who didn't win elections in the last. Forty years of -- -- -- campaign. It's just guys like -- -- guys who are. -- -- -- Trash heap of if you will of a presidential candidates because they'd they'd never let us know who they worked. Us. O'clock. Like that -- special equipment clocking in here a lot of them now this gap that's opening. White working class women can't. What they're looking for. Isn't just -- -- is on the site or do they need us as well. -- next week in terms of their families and that -- paint it's that he's innocent doesn't get that -- is well it's status. Well I think that's part of the school he. It's not just headlines makes you -- you know I lost my flawed and you know that might help. But you know it has to be something that goes. Resonate with people flee out -- hit I understand that and -- I I would I was where he was. And and that the C that I unlike unlike him and you know and that's -- it's -- to be devoid of policy obviously needs to talk about issues. I think one of the issues -- -- that is not that really president this campaign. His national security. I think you know. I Iran a lot of -- when it does that's you know when you have kids you hang around a lot of families again a lot of women and have kids said. That's a big concern out there and and I I think there're there're issues that are out there on the horizon. That. If women voters were made aware of the risk of security to our country -- I'm talking about everything from like I'm public great believer that missile defense. Is -- is a big issues that his contacts. The start two treaty was a disaster for America -- -- strategic advantage tactical advantage of the the Russians have. And the vulnerability of not developing a missiles missile defense system. -- Iran and others developing a nuclear weapon having this these are things people care about anything that you know they think the federal -- that there activity that their contract. Nobody nobody since about -- It's -- -- just -- on our air that he's not gonna get a new video of our own. -- we'll have that we'll have registered disappointment but I do want to ask god does have been together as -- puts others at. Any. This holds just was around for two. It's six hours that strikes. Yeah I will say. I don't know of -- You guys -- a great job. You know one of the frustrating part -- They also -- candidate at least that's you know what. What we were considered him when this campaign started. Is that the media teach you that way and they don't -- you -- now that's it. There's there's a lot of mistakes -- I was of that about -- disease or have parachuted in and all of a -- had to be. Ready and obviously. It's not -- easy it's sort of this and don't try this at home. There. It looks a lot easier it is and you know a lot of penalties and I -- arrested on lot of really. Awkward constructed sentences. It and I live from -- able to catch lightning in a bottle. You hit it late you have that those organize supporters of went out there and -- a lot of people. I think it fits into that that the -- story line that we have out there Paul supporters are still fired not on the ever in gender that seem kind of passion I think a lot of enthusiasm or does he does not need it maybe doesn't -- American -- -- a -- him -- to be ready to fight -- that way if that is willing to. To defeat Obama. Think this is a different kind of election and in many respects. -- picture. That. Any candidate. Would engender more passion. -- Obama. Engenders in this room and in and I said -- about myself you know that maybe we would have had folks even Ron Paul well obviously -- -- -- that would be more excited that. -- -- from from the same part of the overall party. Barack Obama is the energizing force here and and it really wouldn't matter who else -- candidate. All right senator -- -- -- He can't you -- this -- -- -- -- questions like you know Leno. Yes right now. If -- -- with Pennsylvania he has to be here is that they I think that's that's a very. That's like uncle credit and elect a lot about 400 no I mean it's it's lower than that all right but he is a good -- at the -- thanks to be here.

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