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-- -- sunshine State's governor Rick Scott when we were -- last week at the villages He told me.
That who ever won the Florida straw poll would end up in the White House.
Reagan won the straw poll that was president next president -- -- 9987.
HW bush did.
And He was an ex president.
The -- 95.
Dole did one straw poll and He won the nomination.
So I believe whoever wins this straw poll on Saturday will be either Republican nominee and I believe the Republican nominee will be the next.
-- And out -- we have a winner.
Of the governor still stand by his word Florida governor Rick Scott joins us now good morning -- governor.
Good morning -- Herman -- have the right message is the same message I had last year when I ran its jobs.
He He got his message out He spent a lot of time in Florida so I think he's a formal competitor.
In the end -- -- we'll see if history repeats itself.
It's gonna be about jobs and that was the whole issue down here He had the right message on jobs -- -- stand -- it -- you stand by what you originally said that He will be the GOP nominee and potentially the president.
He Gretchen this is this is these -- the activists now you know we had 3500 people here.
They're the -- they're the ones getting you out there and I spoke they spoke big 37%.
So I think give your going to be tell her McCain you're gonna have to spend a lot of time in Florida you're gonna have to have a better.
Message John John penetration.
I'm his -- very similar -- didn't start with any money has -- successful business career that's the message that's working in Florida.
Right well governor I had taken the big picture -- you want jobs got to look at Texas but Rick Perry I guess is performance in the debate some are saying.
Is -- destroyed in the straw poll what does your gut tell you.
Well I think that I think -- -- -- positive Herman Cain he's been a lot of time here first off -- before this weekend but He spent a lot of time here.
He was various -- -- and given a great speech.
And -- out what went tells you is.
Whoever's gonna win and I think you have to -- given to -- McCain right now whoever's gonna win.
It's for lot of time and effort and the Florida.
And they're gonna have a jobs message.
-- and their retail politics always very important but what about Bryan's point about Rick Perry's performance you know a lot of people's that -- -- just didn't do badly.
And I headed your straw poll.
The predictions were that Rick Perry was gonna walk away with it so do you think his performance did impact.
You -- He didn't talk about is He didn't talk about what his biggest strength.
His biggest strength is I can be -- every day for jobs you know he's been a job -- in this country I'm trying to make sure we beat him every day.
And He didn't get that message out in the in the debate.
So He he's gonna have to get his message out these and a lot success creating jobs if He doesn't he's not gonna win Florida.
What do you make of the fact that some of the candidates said that they weren't actively trying to be a part of the straw poll I think Michelle Bachman was one of them in Mitt Romney.
I'm not sure of the other ones that did did that play into them -- not doing as well then.
-- think about Gretchen today if you if you were at the -- straw poll you had tickets in the debate you know we have what 5500 people there.
At the -- -- you were there you're there -- C -- They all spoke it's I think they -- -- -- -- -- I'm not sure about Michelle Bachmann but they spoke at sea -- on Friday everybody was there.
It the only difference was they didn't speak Saturday afternoon.
So they were there there on the ballot -- -- participated that I got to ask you real quick the last governor that had your job.
Tilted this election because when He won -- it said my endorsement is for John McCain not Mitt Romney.
Would you come out before the primary and decide who's the best for the GOP in your state.
I'm not sure I will I wanna I've not -- -- right now.
I liked I liked primaries I went through -- tough primary might my case it it made it.
You then you get your message out who's got the right message it is about in this state.
It's not we've -- success in jobs this year but it's about jobs jobs jobs jobs sure and in your job you were nice -- -- one week -- year ago today to come to the villages.
Two talked to -- and -- all those people thank you very much for making the big trip out to the villages are out that was fun that was part of an answer.
All right we'll see him sometimes in governor thanks so much -- season but like --
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