NMX: McDonnell Says Only Romney Can Revive Nation

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 01:30 PM

By Todd Beamon and John Bachman

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Americans are going to the polls this fall to vote on “who’s got the best ideas to get proven results,” Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tells Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview from the Republican National Convention.

“People are not voting on social issues or tax returns or Bain Capital or the other things the Obama campaign is using to distract voters,” McDonnell tells Newsmax. “They’re voting on who’s got the best ideas to get proven results, to get the greatest country on Earth out of debt and back to work. That’s this whole campaign.

“The ideas that Mitt Romney’s got on jobs, on spending, on debt, on energy and, ultimately, on leadership will be what will carry the day. If I had as bad a record as Obama, I’d be talking about everything else too. It’s a small-ball campaign. It’s divisive.

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“But voters judge, voters decide, not the candidates, ultimately,” McDonnell added. “And what they care about is how do we restore the American Dream, how do we have more opportunities, how do we get us out of debt, how do we get Johnny a job and cut the tuition debt.”

Despite President Barack Obama’s record, recent polls have him in a dead heat with his GOP challenger in Virginia – or they have the president ahead of the former Massachusetts governor.

That’s not going to last long, however, McDonnell said.

“We’re just at the point where the independent voters are starting to tune in. It’s convention time – and then after Labor Day, where the people who haven’t made a decision yet, maybe 10, 12 percent of the voters, will say, ‘I’ve got to check out these candidates and find out what’s going on,’ ” he said.

“What they’re going to see when they compare the record and the failures of the policies of Barack Obama with the vision and the plans of Mitt Romney, they’ll like what they see no matter how the Democrats spin it.”

These same independents will play a critical role in the U.S. Senate race between former governors Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine.

“I don’t see much difference in the final margins between Romney and Allen and between Obama and Kaine because the issues are so much the same,” McDonnell said. “The issue matrix is so similar that I would see Allen and Romney winning in a close election in Virginia. Not much crossover.”

McDonnell, chairman of the RNC platform committee, described the Democrats as a “very radical, left wing, Democratic Party on abortion, on marriage – on a host of things: on immigration, not honoring the rule of law,” adding that the GOP’s platform represents “a prescription for reform” for the nation.

“You’re going to see a lot about a prescription for reform – to create jobs, to reduce spending, to limit government, to protect Constitutional rights, to promote energy independence and, ultimately, to restore the American Dream. That’s the entire essence of this platform.

“Unfortunately, everyone wants to talk about two or three sentences on social issues,” McDonnell added. “But, again, that’s what the left is doing, that’s what the Obama campaign is doing, because they can’t afford to let this be a referendum on jobs and the economy and debt and deficit – because if it is, and it will be, they lose.”

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