Reince Priebus: 'Defining Week' of Campaign

Reince Priebus and David Axelrod on Mitt Romney's tough week.
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Transcript for Reince Priebus: 'Defining Week' of Campaign
Voters are going to be hearing about that -- video every single day. Well I mean listen I think governor Romney's been pretty clear -- wasn't -- them the best said. Moment in the campaign and -- that the best week in the campaign but I will say that I think we can we can look back get last week as a campaign in a couple months and say. This was the defining. Week in both campaigns where I think both campaigns are crystallize thing around a central theme. Which is going to be. What kind of future. Do we want for kids and grandkids what tip of America. Do we want for this country let me interrupt -- hear you -- you -- the children's that was presented to voters last week. No here here's what I would say -- I think that it's it's an important question. And I think that the question presented to this country and the question that will be presented. Isn't so much which we can talk about whether people are better off today. Than they were four years ago and I clearly were not but I think the more important question is. What type of America. And spent and whether or not our kids are going to be better off for. Ten and twenty years from today and the policies that Barack Obama putting in place work. We have seen just an enormous growth and people that are dependent. On the government mentions the fact. I don't think that's a tip of America we want for kids and grandkids and I think that is an important question and that is a question. That should be presented to the American people and Barack Obama's made everything worse George. If you heard chairman of previous -- -- last week defining week for the campaign a good week for the Republican campaign well. I don't know what prison he's looking through I don't think anybody else would define it. As a good week but it was an enlightening we -- -- the week began with governor Romney. Basically slandering 47% of America saying that they were you know hooked on dependency you didn't pay their taxes and -- And at the end of the week -- -- and manipulating his own tax returns to try and plump up his. Portion of taxes -- to 14%. In Baghdad did not taken journalism -- right the last two months ago on your own error he said that anybody who didn't take the deductions they were -- wasn't qualified to be present like this is not qualified because. That's exactly what he did last week. To try and get his number up from nine or 10% to 14%. It's fair to say that a lot of those 47%. That he was so slandering earlier in the week probably pay more of a higher percentage of their income in taxes overall that he --

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