TODAY | October 04, 2012
>>> team romney , ed gallespie is an adviser to the campaign. what did governor romney achieve last night?
>> i think you had millions of americans watching governor romney , seeing him, many of them for the first time, and a chance to look at him without 30-second attack ads and 12 second snippets on the news. and you saw someone with the facts who understands what we need to do to get the country moving again. who had a plan to move us forward. and i think that they also saw someone with a record of being able to work across the aisle to get results for his state and someone who would do the same thing for his country.
>> one of the charges against governor romney and it came from the president and others that while he put in a strong performance, still gaps in what he'd do, understanding what he'd done in key areas. one is balancing the budget. he talked about simpson/bowles. he didn't back them. in fact, they've looked at his own plan and says he wants to extend the bush tax cuts , he wants to increase military spending and rejected a 10 to 1 ratio when it came to cutting spending and raising revenue. so the math simply doesn't add up, does it?
>> it does, david, actually. there have been six studies that have analyzed what governor romney has proposed in terms of lowering tax rates and expanding the base. it would result in economic growth again. and six of those studies say that this could be done very credible studies without increasing the deficit. in fact, a study came out as i'm sure you know on tuesday that said president obama would raise taxes on middle class families by $4,000 in order just to meet the debt service that he's racking up with $16 trillion in debt now on our way to $20 trillion if he's reelected. i think the american people saw governor romney 's plans for the future. we didn't hear much, frankly, from president obama about any second-term agenda, and he didn't have a very credible defense of his first term agenda. and i think the american people saw that last night.
>> on health care he says he would repeal obama care, but he wants to protect those who are getting care with pre-existing conditions. a nonpartisan study came out and said there'd be 89 million americans who would have gap in that coverage and under president romney would not be covered.
>> governor romney 's made clear when he repeals obama care, which as you know has a very negative impact, not only on our economy in terms of jobs loss, but the cost of premiums have gone up by $2,500, they go up by another $2,500 if president obama 's reelected. and what romney has put forward is a plan to repeal it but also replace it to hold down cost through competition. but also he's not saying we're not going to have a regulated marketplace in health care . there's a role for government in health care . and one of those roles is to ensure that people who have coverage for pre-existing conditions are able to maintain that coverage. and that's part of governor romney 's plan.
>> the debate will continue. thanks very much this morning, i appreciate it.