US Rep. Deborah Pryce of Ohio, chairman of the House Republican Conference, was Thursday's guest. Here are excerpts from her remarks:
"Things seem to be uglier and uglier by the moment."
"I don't think the base is unmotivated. I think you will see issues like gay marriage ... [as] very motivating."
"Jobs, jobs, jobs. And we are very hopeful that the policies in place will continue to bring the economy along in a positive way."
"That was unfortunate .... Outsourcing is an economic reality as our economy grows and trade increases.... We just need to be careful how we portray things and we also need to let the American people understand that these are issues that are not taken lightly by this administration."
"When you see his record on military spending and on things like intelligence cuts, that hasn't been examined yet. And I think you will see the veterans abandon him."
"It is very divisive in our conference.... There is some trepidation that this is going to be divisive for us when we really don't really need to be divided, [but rather] need to be united though this election period.."