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-- -- are all eight of them making a case to be commander in chief only hours ahead of perhaps the most pivotal.
I GOP event the battle for the White House Kelly down to the weekend's Iowa straw poll it can't be in some years a crystal ball on the presidential field.
Now candidates gauging reaction -- performances in last night's debate brand new hour of America's Newsroom a lot to get to.
Like herding cats last night was that -- Bill -- a port -- morning hey good morning dollars or did you -- ever been.
-- in a zinger at some point I'm Allison have brought in for Martha MacCallum they're all Republicans of course but the only thing that they all agreed on last night was their opposition to president Obama's -- Other than that it was partisan politics front and center in the centers on the stage there in the Hawkeye State here is Rick Santoro.
And Ron Paul's back and forth.
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And this -- moderator read their anchor a Special Report live and Iowa -- good morning to you.
I mention you're hurting want to get your -- capsule -- -- last night I thought it was a terrific evening.
And very entertaining what did you think -- you value.
It was interesting -- it was logistically a little tough negotiating.
Eight candidates on the stage but.
I think you know I saw the whole thing this morning and replay.
We're pretty happy with -- you did a great job and those asking the questions as well.
But what happened last night at one point is that Newt Gingrich took the focus and start asking you guys questions following a role that -- did you react to OK here's game.
First of all president.
I took seriously -- junction to put aside the talking points.
And I wish you would put aside the gotcha questions.
I'd love to see the rest of tonight's debate asking us about what we would do to lead an America whose president has failed to lead.
Instead of playing Mickey Mouse games.
What did you think when that happened Brett would you -- call.
I I thought it was a moment He created a moment and I think it was in his quiver going into that night to create that moment.
And to his credit He He took the ball and ran -- I will say that the question.
We we talked about was legitimate if you're gonna be the leader of the free world if you're going to be the leader of this country.
Of being able to run the country.
A question about being able to run your campaign.
Is a legitimate question.
And while He created a moment.
And I think He had a good debate performance.
The criticism of the question.
I'm not sure was that was that just their.
Was you know in these events invariably.
Every time you're gonna take heat from someone because they don't believe that they were given a fair share.
That was the case -- Rick Santorum last night on -- Sean Hannity.
-- -- in the press -- that He was talking to everybody here's what Santorum had to say about.
His last -- was on -- -- and and I said that I I would get tougher questions for -- in -- most at a town meeting that I would prevent -- what I wasn't sure that I didn't get any questions from red hair and I was worried about back about an hour and fifteen minutes to the finish I -- -- questions of one of them I had to -- stand itself.
Yeah I was a little frustrated I gotta tell you.
I don't know -- that's fair criticism or not but I wanted to get.
-- take on that bridge is not true bill I mean if you will go back to the tape -- and it later on today.
We're going to post how many questions each candidate was it was asked at how many seconds each candidate talked in this debate.
And I promise you you -- going to be surprised at how close it always.
And we we really attempted to do that senator Santorum made his his point He.
Is making an issue about the time that He was given He created his own moments and had some good back and forth with.
With congressman Paul -- you played earlier.
I don't think that criticism is justified.
I talked to -- -- -- -- afterwards you're right He wasn't pleased.
But you know that's sometimes how these debates -- Yeah it seem like He was raising his -- the corner but things change in the second half that debate -- it was a two hour deal.
And you really had to take in the entire two hours -- to get a full gauge what happened.
Brett terrific job to you everybody out there in exile or the will be watching this weekend okay.
There -- so.
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