• Look, what he did was scare the dickens out of the private sector, make it far less likely for entrepreneurs to want to begin businesses and to hire people. He did exactly the wrong things in a tough economy. Now, he didn't create the downturn, he just made it worse and lengthened it.

    VAN SUSTEREN: All right, let me go back to the other question. How do you inspire people who haven't had, you know, a day of good luck in their lives in some of these cities and come from horrible situations? How do you inspire them to sort of reach for the job and to do better? Because you know, there are a lot of these things we know -- a lot of these communities are being left behind.

    ROMNEY: You know, this is the greatest country in the world. You know, I know there are some in the liberal world and perhaps even the president's team that believes America is not exceptional, that we're just another place on the map with a flag. I don't believe that. I believe this country has led the world in innovation, creativity, pioneered a system of economic vitality which has allowed us to have the highest standards of living in the world. And yet right now, we've got tens of millions of people who are really suffering because this administration has not managed the economy properly.

    And the answer to the challenges of despondence and despair is to let people know that America and the principles that made America America are still the principles that will keep us strong. It is time once again to believe in America, believe in free enterprise, believe in capitalism, believe in freedom and opportunity. And with a leadership that understands how the economy works and is willing to actually lead, with people who've been leaders and have a demonstrated record of leadership, we can bring hope to people. The last president talked about hope and change. He didn't bring either one. What we need is to have someone who can finally convince the American people that we believe in America and America is good for everyone!

    VAN SUSTEREN: Governor, thank you very much. And I hope you'll come back soon. Please say hello to your wife for me. Thank you, Governor.

    ROMNEY: Thanks, Greta. Good to be with you.