Below are Governor Romney’s latest comments (note that this is a rough transcript):
Romney Pool Tape
14:48:49 secret service in casual clothes standing near caravan
14:50:38 romney gets out of black suv walks towards bus.
14:50:52 shot of Romney bus
14:51:40 want to say thanks. you’re kind to do this. appreciate the calls . the work. nonstop. and we’re gonna beat the guy. we’re gonna get back our country and make sure we honor our promises.
14:52:02 he said we’d be at 5.6% unemployment now. that’s 9 mil people difference. gonna get people working again. make sure vets have jobs when they come home from afghanistan (claps))
14:52:22 honor pomises made to you and your veterans. so hit the phones and let’s win! thank you. thank you guys.
14:52:44 vets lined up outside bus
14:52:54 romney comes out for picture posing. who’s got our camera, who are we looking at.
14:53:12 thanks you guys. appreciate it
14:53:18 you know the story here. these folks are vets. making phone calls here throughout nh,. promises were made to the vets when pres was running for office that his support for vets would be unwaviering that he would not balance the budget on the backs of vets. yet he’s now proposing dramatic increases on the payments they make under tricare
14:53:57 think it will be interesting to listen to president tonight. what i’d like him to do is report on his promises. but there are forgotten promises and forgotten people. the promises he made. tonight. would like hinm to do is talk about promises. but broken promises and forgotten people. said he’d cut deficit in half but that hasn’t happened. said incomes would rise
14:54:24 this is time for him not to restate promises but to report on promises he made. promises reset. we want a report on the promises he made.
14:54:38 let’s hear some numbers. let’s hear 16. 16 trillion in debt. 47. 47 mil people on foodstamps. when he took office, 32 mil. why so many people have fallen into poveryt
14:55:06 explain to ppl the 50% number. why 50% of college
14:55:17 pres needs to report on his promises rather than a whole new set of promises he can’t keep.
14:55:33 shakes hands with vets.
q- why didn’t you mention afghanistan in your speech?
14:56:12 i was at american legion day before giving complete report on my commitment to military. pres was also invited but too busy to go. it was during my convention, described my commitment to military and men and women in uniform. and in my speech talked about keeping commitment to military high unlike the president who is cutting it.
14:57:09 haven’t watched so far
q- are you gonna watch tonight?
14:54:11 don’t plan on it
walks to car then turns around
14:54:35 truns around
14:54:36 i’ll tell you one thing tho. if i heard.. if i heard.. the question asked if i was gonna watch tonight… if i heard that the president was going to report on his promises i would love to watch tonight.
15:45:45 you asked the question if i’m gonna watch tonight.
15:45:47 if i heard , or in the excerpts that are put out, I hear that the President is gonna report on the promises he made and how he has performed on those promises, i’d love to watch it. but if it’s another series of promises that he’s not gonna keep, I have no interest in seeing em. 14:55:01