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Pataki: Romney Scored With Independent Voters

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 12:39 AM

By Todd Beamon and John Bachman

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Former New York Gov. George Pataki told Newsmax TV that Mitt Romney made great headway with independent voters during his second debate with President Barack Obama at Hofstra University.

“He was very effective in pointing out the promises that President Obama made four years ago that he hasn’t been able to keep,” the former three-term GOP governor, told Newsmax in an exclusive interview after the debate. “Even on the issue of immigration, when he pointed out that President Obama consistently said: ‘My first year, I will introduce comprehensive immigration reform.’ Four years later, he never even tried to put in a bill. That was very effective.

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“Gov. Romney was also very effective in painting a vision for how we can have a new direction for our economy. Undecided voters, independent voters, the American people, know that’s all we need – and President Obama’s unable to say how the next four years would be different from the last four. It was very effective by the governor.”

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While the former Massachusetts governor “looked presidential the whole way through,” Pataki said, Obama biggest error was saying that he had immediately labeled the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans an act of terrorism.

The White House, as much as a week later, was still attributing the assault to demonstrations related to a film produced by a California real estate developer that Muslims found offensive.

“The president did not say it was a terrorist attack,” Pataki said. “In fact, a week later, his press office was still saying it wasn’t a terrorist attack. Not only was it un-presidential at the moment, but when the American people learn the facts about the Benghazi attack, they’re going to be even more concerned about the president’s attacks on Gov. Romney.

“Were they factual?” Pataki asked. “Certainly, in this case, it was not factual.”

He added that Obama’s reference to Romney’s “47 percent” remark from a closed-door Florida fundraiser in May sought to divide the nation.

Last month, Mother Jones released a video of the luncheon speech, in which Romney told donors that 47 percent of Americans “are dependent upon government” and “believe that they are victims” — and that “they will vote for this president no matter what.”

“That’s what the president has been trying to do from day one is divide the American people,” Pataki said. “I don’t think that’s what he needs to do – and I don’t think that’s what the American people want.

“They want to see a president who, as Gov. Romney effectively talked about tonight, puts aside party differences, can work in a bipartisan way as he did in Massachusetts.

“So, certainly, it’s understandable the president brought it up, but what we should have been seeing from him was a vision on how he’s going to make the country better over the next four years – and that just didn’t happen.”

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