Romney Versus Perry and Ryan?
Power Play Live Panel talks about the 2012 GOP field
- Duration 7:25
- Date Aug 16, 2011
Power Play Live Panel talks about the 2012 GOP field
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Perspective the people in this race.
But I think the only other person that has that kind of extensive private sector experience besides me in the Republican -- -- Herman Cain.
I just say look at the record look at the record of Massachusetts while He was.
The governor there and let the record of Texas -- I've been governor there we created more jobs than any other state in the nation.
That was former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and current Texas governor Rick Perry testing each other's defenses with a couple -- write books.
On the campaign trail and this is power play thanks very much for -- -- and we look at you and they're we heard.
-- Hannity and Mark Mellman.
At the end from Rick Perry who Bill Clinton described as a handsome restful and He couldn't.
Probably not restrain himself.
As He obviously -- around the -- CNN He obviously season Rick Perry some of the same qualities that.
There in the panhandle of Texas.
Work for him in Arkansas little Rascal -- date.
Nice hair some -- this worked for him and we were just talking before we got started that now the Republican race.
Really feels like we're into -- now we're actually doing this thing.
And it started at the debate on Thursday it accelerated with -- entry on Saturday it accelerated Mormon -- and He said no Hamas.
And now it's on -- -- shaping up.
Is this a two man race on the Republican side.
Well I think it's 82 men and one woman race on the Republican side you know the key of course and this is the early going who's gonna win Iowa who's gonna New Hampshire.
Mitt Romney has a great still has a great chance of winning entries from right next door do you -- -- last -- But he's got tremendous support there.
It's not a given but right now he's doing well -- a -- for Iowa who's really strong Iowa.
Governor -- -- -- is -- -- isn't going to be in Iowa -- in New Hampshire maybe South Carolina I didn't wait that long so this -- -- big battle Royale and I think it's not just can be scary -- that.
And -- -- -- get Michelle Barton warned residents there.
What's wrong with Ron Paul.
-- maybe Ron Paul is just as much I mean He did He He almost tied her.
Michelle Bachmann in the strong in the straw poll He polls very consistently -- -- in the double digit.
-- eight to twelve range he's tremendously consistent is a huge loyal following I don't understand how we do the Bachmann is.
Relevant but Paul is not I think if it's if it's it is either two man race or four person race because I see Ron Paul right.
Right there was Michelle -- -- wrong.
Well -- I I tend never to put too much credence in conventional wisdom but I think you know conventional wisdom is true.
Ron Paul is not going to win the nomination.
And he's not -- think Michelle -- is -- I don't think Michelle Bachman his going to win the nomination and you know prepare myself for a lot of nasty email that I sorry sorry Internet.
-- know I think Michelle Bachmann has is -- I think she's I think she's come close to hitting her high water mark.
And I can be completely wrong about that one -- I was not wrong about I was -- absolutely convinced of it I said it two months ago it was 110%.
Rick Perry would get into the race and He will.
You know take a big chunk out of Mitt Romney I think and I think you know it's going to be that guy with the executive experience.
Like ten years executive experience in -- state that.
You know the front page of USA today couple weeks ago said if you wanna jobs go to Texas.
And that's a really great record to run but I think.
You know I think another strength Perry has is is you know He is the good looking around -- but more importantly.
He's the guy who can go.
Where are you doing yeah.
He -- pretty standard and you're still -- intelligent and very well yeah Clinton that I.
We have an agreement came that I -- here anyway you know I think He has that quality -- I think people need to I -- they need to feel that.
Quality right now it's not equality that a -- that.
I is easily able to convey -- and you don't we we hear that even from -- Obama supporters he's a cool kind of detached guy is not going -- you know.
What is put his arm around you gradually closing ghosts.
I know when you -- -- -- yeah actually the kind of cordiality that I.
Friendliness we can't do -- online -- -- -- that's right it's okay.
That Paul Ryan.
The object is bill crystal's affection.
Unless -- -- as is Sarah Palin but his is.
On all right and many Republicans look all right because he's a big idea guy he's He understands things He has.
Tons of credibility on both sides of the aisle is somebody who is serious about what he's doing.
And He put forward -- debt and deficit reduction plan.
That it six trillion dollars over a decade.
It's 50% greater than anything else that's that's been out there in a serious fashion and that's been considered.
He fiscal conservatives and establish.
Conservative establishment Republicans would love Paul Ryan so today we hear from our friend to friend of the show Steve -- that.
Yeah he's thinking about it maybe he's going to take this vacation that he's on right now -- seriously consider.
What happens if Paul Ryan gets in this race is nothing how.
-- -- -- -- -- -- I -- exotic synagogue is Judith RIE.
Is way too late for power -- to -- this race.
It's way too late for a member of congress would do is limited national exposures as an obvious he's well known in certain circles but He just doesn't happen that the fundraising base is -- the political base nationally.
Did inject himself into this campaign at this point.
He may think He does in which case he's gonna be very very rough ride but I think what's happened here look at that purported plan that -- -- essentially and Medicare -- -- Republicans house seat Republicans all voted for Dean -- Nevada voted for twice.
It's hurt enough not to you're keeping score.
Very deliberately and it's hurt Republicans across the board I think he's looking for some attention now -- -- positive attention -- -- put -- does well.
Power -- will say this about that Mitt -- call your office because this is Paul Ryan.
Who could play the role in this election that Michelle Bachmann is playing for Rick -- potential spoiler with the religious right.
He could do Ryan could do that to Romney with a fiscally conservatives.
-- -- war Mitch Daniels to get into this race He could act as a spoiler actually -- just even hoisted his sales He could draw up some points away from Romney couldn't.
Me I think in the eye to eye and I'm very skeptical of that I.
-- -- -- Okay well.
I just I just -- the work we've got to go because that's something very important to -- nobody fights but the I'm listening very important -- we thank you both from this today was great fun and now we want to leave you as we like to do every day.
With the word from our friend -- even today after the gyrations of the market and after the downgrade and after.
That took hold debate in the country and how we're going over a cliff on that -- is certainly -- we gonna wait until September.
If He has an idea about how about giving -- He hasn't in the whole debate on the debt ceiling He never wants.
Gave a plan He never once in fact is Democrats in the senate have not even issued a budget -- 800 days in two years.