Notes below are from FNC’s Nicole Busch who is covering the Romney campaign for Fox News Channel:
Q: what are you doing to reach out to republicans in the aftermath?
A: Nothing new. We have regular, constant methodical flow of communication back and forth with our supporters across the country. Folks, other elected Republican officials who are supportive of the campaign, helping the campaign, so I think that’s always ongoing. So I haven’t seen any up, nothing new beyond that.
Q: Is gov going to be watching the videos as they come out?
MADDEN: We haven’t, there’s been no sort of review of any of the, of any of the videos.
Q: Does he plan to watch them?
MADDEN: I don’t have anything new for you on that. Obviously as a campaign we’re aware of them because we get so many inquires from you all for response, so we, everybody in the campaign is aware of them and respond accordingly, so.
Q: How does this effect the week?
MADDEN: “We’re still focused, I still think this is an election that is focused on the economy, it’s focused on the direction of the country, and I think the voters right now who have yet to make up their mind are still viewing it through the lens of that, and our focus as part of a campaign message, the governor’s focus and his message, is focused on talking about what he would do to help fix the economy, so we remain pretty focused and determined and the governor, I think the campaign is a reflection of the governor’s approach which is very focused and determined.
Q: How is the Governor doing, what is his mindset:
“He’s good, you know, I was just saying to John’s question, he is very focused and determined, he is very focused and determined right now this is an election where voters haven’t yet made up there mind are viewing this as an election through the lens of an economy and how we are going to get it back on track and his message is designed to tell those folks is exactly what he would do to create jobs and get the econmy back on track and that’s where the focus remains.
Q – How significant is this moment?
KM: We always ask ourselves as a campaign what maters to voters. What matters to voters is whether or not we’re going to have the answers they need about putting the economy back on track, put the country going back in the right direction, so I think that’s where our focus remains.
Q- Do you guys think this is going to blow over?
KM: Sometimes that’s up to you guys. I mean I think this is, I still think that the voters who have yet to make up their minds are highly concentrated on the solutions that the candidates are going to offer related to the economy, and that’s what this campaign is really about; which is the big differences we have on whether or not, how we’re going to put the country going back in the right direction, how we’re going to create jobs and fix the economy.
I think the contrast that we’ve seen is that President Obama believes that the engine for economic growth, the way we get the economy going back in the right direction is through, through empowering the government. Governor Romney believes its through empowering American individuals, those risk takers and entreprenuers who can help the economy grow and create more jobs and that’s, again, that’s where our focus remains.
Q: Do you think this is going to blow over?
MADDEN: Well I think again, it has to, I think we’ve put in context the focus of the voters out there. And the voters I think are really focused on the big issues related on the economy and the direction of the country. And if we keep our focus on that, then I think ultimately we’re going to be in a better position to win on election day as a result. That’s all I’ve got for now.
Q: Is Gov. Romney winning right now?
MADDEN: Well this is a very close campaign. I think, I think all the polls taken together reflect that. It’s a very close, hard-fought campaign. I think it will be all the way until election day. I think that’s the way we built our campaign with the realization it’s going to be very close, but that we’ll be very well-positioned to win on election day if we focus on the issues that matter to the American public and really give the American people a sense that we’re going to have stronger job creation, a better future with President Romney leading the economy, leading the country.