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Former Rep. Shaw: Romney Sealed the Deal

Monday, 22 Oct 2012 11:50 PM

By Kathleen Walters and Patrick Hobin

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Former Florida Congressman Clay Shaw told Newsmax TV that Mitt Romney sealed the deal with voters in the final debate and will win Florida, saying that he was impressed by the former governor’s talk of wanting to break Washington gridlock.

Shaw said the country is sick of the bickering and he saw how Congress can successfully work together when he represented Florida during the time Ronald Reagan was president.

Watch the exclusive interview here.


“I was most impressed by the fact that he [Romney] is talking about breaking the gridlock in Washington, getting together the leadership of both parties, solving the problems,” he said. “The country is so sick and tired of the bickering that’s been going on in Washington. Of course he’s going to work for strong Republican ideas, but you just can’t shove those things through particularly when you’ve got your legislative body — half is Republican, half is Democrat — the Senate most probably will remain in Democrat hands, however, it would be nice if they wouldn’t, but still we won’t get a 60 percent majority in the Senate and we know that so the Democrats have to be heard. That’s what they want.”

He continued, “I mean, every representative of this country is representing people and they, once they’re heard, turn the pages back. Some of the Democrat Congress had passed Reagan’s agenda and I was there. I went up there in 1980 and I saw how it worked when Congress works, it’s wonderful. When it doesn’t work it’s a disaster and what we’ve got up there right now is just a whole bunch of angry men and women.”

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Shaw said Romney is looking good going into the final stretch of the campaign.
“He’s going to carry Florida, he’s going to carry Virginia which is going to give him a solid southeast and he’s making inroads even in Pennsylvania,” Shaw said. “Ohio, that gap is almost closed, in fact one of the polls that just came out today said it’s dead even at 47 percent and that’s bad news for the president because if he passes that bridge then it’s over.”

He concluded, “I think the Obama campaign is starting to unravel a little bit because they just foresee themselves sinking and that’s a terrible position to be in when you’re getting close to Election Day but it’s a great position to be in if you’re the one that’s on top. I think it’s going to be a great night for Romney on November the 6th.”


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