Mitchell Reports | November 04, 2012
>>> mitt romney is touching all bases today, from iowa to ohio , where the campaign is going head to head with the obama team's ground troops , county by county. shawn spicer, shawn , good to see you. i want to ask you about the travel plans. the fact that the romney/ryan team going to pennsylvania has raised a lot of eyebrows, the democrats say it's desperation, because they know they can't win ohio , have to find some other route to 270. republicans in pennsylvania and elsewhere say it's a real campaign. and that there's a real possibility there. tell us what you're seeing on the ground.
>> i think we're going to carry ohio . i think we got real shot at pennsylvania . so if you use their metric, the governor and paul ryan have been in ohio extensively over the last couple of days, they'll continue to be there in the last 48 hours that proves that we believe we think we've got an excellent ground game. we're going to carry ohio . obviously we're putting our time and money into pennsylvania , because we think we have a real shot there and it continues to look promising. andrea, i think the election will come down to three issues, bill and peter just touched on them. it's issues, intensity and independents. when it comes to the intensity factor, bill and peter both pointed out, we have more folks on our side, fired up, ready to put mitt romney in the office, to hit the ground, get ready to vote. the intensity is with us. the independents are with us in countless surveys, breaking for mitt romney . on issues, you've got mitt romney talking about big issues that are a concern to people. whether it's leadership, turning the economy around. people believe on the issues they're going to vote on, mitt romney is the guy. on all three of those things, issues, intensity and independents, we're the campaign that's going forward right now with the advantage in all three of those areas.
>> sean, let me show you something that haley haley barbour had to say. mississippi governor .
>> the return is what broke romney's momentum. any day that the news media is not talking about jobs or the economy, taxes or spending, deficits and debt, boem care and energy, is a good day for barack obama .
>> now haley barbour , explained that when you're a governor, you have to be with the white house and the national government for the long haul. do you have a problem with the way chris christie behaved? did he go overboard in praising president obama .
>> chris christie did his job, he's known as an effective leader. he needed the federal government to go in there and partner with him. cut through the bureaucracy and the red tape that allows him to get the help that he needs to as citizens. so you know, he did his job. that's why he's such an effective governor. back to what people are going to vote on whext they walk into that polling booth on tuesday, they're going to be looking for an effective leader, someone who can turn the economy around. on both of these issues, poll after poll, shows that mitt romney is the guy that american people believe can make those things happen.
>> shawn spicer from the republican national committee , thank you very much.