RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: Obama "in love with his own voice"
(CBS News) Republicans will officially bestow their presidential nomination on Mitt Romney Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., one day later than planned due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Tuesday night's program will include speeches by Ann Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Congressman Ryan will deliver his acceptance speech for the vice presidential nomination Wednesday evening. Romney will deliver his acceptance speech Thursday night.
Monday morning, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, joined Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning," in Tampa to talk about the next few days and the shifting strategies employed by the Romney campaign.
Priebus touched on the two main priorities for the GOP during the convention: to call attention to Obama's record on the economy and to "tell the Mitt Romney story.""We need to prosecute the president on what he promised and what he delivered...we need to remind the American people that said if we pass a trillion dollar stimulus, we would have unemployment at this point below 6%. We need to prosecute the president who seems to be in love with his own voice..."
Responding to recent polling that indicates many Americans believe Obama to be more caring when it comes to issues of the economy, Priebus added, "Some people say he does a good job of giving speeches...the president seems to master the illusionary world of Barack Obama...that's a world that doesn't go far when you look at the reality of this economy...the truth and the facts are on our side."
Priebus also mentioned the scheduling changes due to the weather. "We had to err on the side of safety today," he said before adding that they will be having production meetings throughout the day on Monday to discuss any further changes today but that all originally scheduled speakers will be included in the week's lineup.
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