Rick Santorum's Iowa Strategy
GOP presidential candidate says race is still wide open
- Duration 4:57
- Date Oct 27, 2011
GOP presidential candidate says race is still wide open
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-- -- What you did is exactly what Barack Obama did.
Focused on the long problem what that was former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum getting his best shots in on Mitt Romney in the last debate.
Some brand new fox polling shows Santorum running a distant sixth in the five for the Republican nomination only scoring 3% and our polling.
Our Rick Santorum I guess -- studio or hey senator I've done great knowing she was watching your face Roy you're watching that you'd like that don't you you you'd like the verbal sparring -- look at idea I think it's important that people see the differences between the candidates.
You know on the issue of health care.
Governor Romney did focus on the wrong problem in fact is governor came out just a couple weeks ago where actually -- -- after that debate said.
Now we gotta focus on the big problem dealing with -- in Massachusetts which is health care cost.
And that's really an issue that's of that -- yeah that's the issue -- think it does for you that was it gets you attention and frankly attention is something you need 3%.
Now I have to ask you.
Only 3% what's up with the out you know what -- you look at look at the fact that I've been spending most of my time and Iowa New Hampshire and South Carolina and you know don't have the big big checkbook and have not gotten necessarily the -- the most of press attention.
We've gone out there and focused on talking to voters and and 78 counties in an island by the time.
The election rolls around we're gonna be in every one of those 99 counties and we're building grassroots organizations there as people see us and get a chance to kick the tires.
We do very well almost every one of our meetings we have -- can I call conversion rate of people who come to the -- -- We asked him to sign up well over 75%.
-- We feel like on the way out the door policy way out there are people liars and people sign up now and I guess they they sign up to help us in the camp what I see your strategy -- it's all -- in Iowa Michelle Bachmann is similar in that way too because.
99 counties that was the strategy to Hillary Clinton had.
Back in 2008 and that's how she sold herself but you're right about the strategy when it comes to Iowa because if they do not see you taking an interest in them.
It will turn their backs and you.
But you believe this race will brake late and if you can finish in the top three in Iowa that you start to draft toward you have absolutely natural strategy the whole lot of money -- little but the whole strategy is that you know we're making phone calls right now in Iowa New Hampshire and south -- making phone calls and all three states.
And we're getting the same thing about 75% of people tell us -- really on the -- enemy if you ask them that there is a -- a lot about a week ago and people were asked.
It can you name any of the Republican candidates for president and less than half the people could name one so it really is a very wide open race.
And people are gonna break late in this race and we are building the kind of organization.
They can take advantage of that and and that I I'm convinced we're gonna do very very well I will always brings a surprise -- we saw in 2000 especially Governor Huckabee on the issues now -- polling finds this.
Number one overwhelmingly.
It's the economy at 76%.
Your tax plan would take the corporate tax rate from 35% to zero.
Your tax plan would take the trillions of dollars parked overseas and bring them back on the US.
What is the fine point that we have to understand about how that would help the economy.
If US dollars come home well it's -- -- -- I'm talking about manufacturing jobs which is really important Paul -- -- -- -- talk yesterday -- Heritage Foundation talking about how we have to do something.
To trade income mobility -- been talking about that for months that we need to create opportunities for lower lower skilled and semi skilled workers.
To be able to rise in society again in the way that's been happening happened in the past was by revitalize in the manufacturing sector that's what our plan is focused on that's what we cut the corporate tax to zero for all manufacturers.
All those manufacturers who sent their jobs overseas now they can bring all that profit back which right now would be taxed at 35%.
They can bring it back and if they invested plant equipment in this country.
That that tax -- zero so it's money available to build the plants and equipment it's profitable ability repeal regulations on manufacturers that make it unprofitable.
And we we have a robust energy program to make manufacturing which of course is heavily reliant on energy.
A much -- the irony is that your voice is strong on social issues as social issues is way down a lot of it comes -- priorities quickly.
Why is Herman -- doing so well.
All I don't know -- at look I think we've seen a lot of candidates do very well.
And then not do so well what we're doing -- is focused on doing really well on January 3.
Not until Israel not a lot of the hill dot com Rick Santorum the next flavor of the month we shall see if that's the case looking forward to maybe the month of -- -- -- that would be a very good month that thank you sir thank you just use.