Despite inclement weather and the threat of an impending hurricane, CNBC's Larry Kudlow on Monday conducted multiple interviews from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Among those he spoke with were Govs. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.), Scott Walker (R-Wis.), Bob McDonnell (R-Va.), and former presidential candidate Herman Cain.
The topic: What should Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan focus on in order to win the White House?
This is what Kudlow's guests had to say:
Gov. Mary Fallin & Herman Cain: Tax Reform
Herman Cain suggested Romney focus heavily on tax reform.
“They have a great start in terms of across the board tax cuts. But ... I don’t think they’ve done enough yet. I’ve met with Governor Romney several times and I’m encouraging him to change the narrative, that is talk about tax code replacement," he said.
Gov. Fallin agreed that the Romney campaign should focus on pro-growth tax reform.
“Governor Romney has a great vision for America – he’s going to keep taxes low and focus on the deficit and he’s going to be a job creator. And Paul Ryan has been a great budget hawk,” she said.
Gov. Scott Walker: Jobs
Gov. Walker said Romney needs to focus on three things in order to win the election: jobs, jobs, and jobs.
“(Romney) has to show how things will get better most of all with jobs. That’s how I won. That resonates with not only Republicans, but independents and some Democrats," Gov. Walker said.
"When you look at the abundance of the battleground states they’re in the Midwest. There are a good number of swing voters who voted for Barack Obama and now realize that the economy isn’t any better and they made a mistake,” he added.
Gov. Bob McDonnell: Economy
"It’s all about jobs and the economy. We’ve got to get the greatest country on earth back to work. Things like trade and energy…. And we need to cut the corporate income tax. It’s the highest in the world and it’s killing us," Gov. McDonnell said.
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