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Well -- just one week to go until Florida holds -- straw -- the State's Republican governor is predicting that the winner of that whole.
We'll go -- to win the White House joining us now with -- -- prediction is Florida governor Rick Scott.
Governor welcome great to have you on board today thank you for joining us.
Good morning big week are -- and -- I guess now he's good that's going to be a big week in Florida next week we've got the fox debate on Thursday night at 9 PM eastern time.
That's going to be -- great debate learn more what the candidates believe in Friday we've got C -- I would -- have people from on -- -- -- we'll have answers from all over the country coming in serie we have a big straw poll over 3000.
And very active Republicans.
There to be delegates and so and I -- believe whoever will win whoever wins a straw poll they'll be the next president united state.
Okay -- you if you have Florida is He doing the White House the what do you say those political observers who say your assessment of the impact of the Florida straw poll is a slap against GOP candidates like Michelle Bachmann Mitt Romney.
Who are skipping the pole altogether.
Well first of I think but that we are a big state where diverse state it's going to be very important that people participate now.
Even if you say you're not participating in a -- everybody knows your positions there watching the debates.
They're going to be watching a lot of a lot of individuals are coming on -- will be at the debate on Thursday night.
There'll be there Friday for -- pack.
So Hussein -- gotten participating is not the same thing you are participating.
Andy might be not be giving a speech that David your participating tell you cannot stop pulling -- still the debate -- -- You're in your hands and be on the ballot everyone knows what your positions are they gonna watch the debate they're gonna watch out what you say -- C -- So it's it's what's the difference.
And I really believe this is mean this is a very diverse state we've got to every.
You know we had not almost nineteen million people where -- next year will probably the first -- Although the primaries before us will still be -- -- and size as compared to the size of Florida so this is a key state.
Okay -- a governor Perry taking some heat right now from his rivals about his statements calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme and seniors of course think of a big block.
-- voters in your state what impact are those remarks having in Florida so far.
Well not so security is very important to Florida we have a lot of seniors it's very important to them.
We all know the we've got to make sure that so security's going to be there for them and for future generations.
The same time we also have to make sure that we can afford it we've got to fix it so it's it's sustainable.
Whether return about what I had to deal with in Florida with their state pension fund or Social Security all these retirement plans -- -- anybody isn't just invited the governor taking some heat very different seniors who.
-- subsidies called Social Security Ponzi scheme.
I think deposit -- we're having a debate I think everybody's gonna have to come up with how they think they're gonna fix Social Security because we want to make sure it's sustainable and our seniors want to make sure it's gonna be there for them.
So I think it recant it's gonna have to answer that question of how are they gonna fix a security.
-- you have not endorsed a candidate at this point but.
Would like to know if you plan to do so and -- I don't plan endorse a candidate right now.
We've got a lot of great candidates that would be great presence.
I like I like healthy debate I think -- all need to be -- knows what they're gonna do the key is going to be jobs.
When I ran last year the whole debate was about who has a right plan for -- -- How can we had a lot of success this year will.
So whoever does that's going to be the -- winner.
All right let me ask you this then Houdini had the best chance in -- head to head matchup with president.
Obama in the general election.
I think a lot of I think I I think a lot of them have are gonna do well but I I think.
You know anybody that has the right plan for -- Christians going to be a winner but -- -- right now I think there's you know many of them could be peppers and I I really believe the Republican will win.
They will be the Republicans that has the best jobs plan.
OK governor great to see today thank you so much for joining us and -- to look forward to all the activities coming up later this week in Florida.
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