Can Pizza Pave the Road to Iowa Caucus Winner?
Iowa 'kingmaker' talks GOP field
- Duration 3:52
- Date Nov 7, 2011
Iowa 'kingmaker' talks GOP field
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Our kids he's a -- Road to an Iowa caucus win in 2012.
Well in 2008 the man known as the Iowa caucus king maker led governor Mike Huckabee to an unexpected victory in the state by having him.
Meet with caucus goers over a slice of pizza so what about the current GOP presidential field Bob Vander plots.
Is it is president of the family leadership welcome Bob.
Well it's great to be here for whatever -- so when did you first get a hold a Huckabee and say let's sit down governor and the and you have so I have a slice of pizza could work as you meet wanna look personal Huckabee got a hold of me and if I -- you're -- It was actually Thanksgiving Day 2000 silly things I want you to -- my efforts and I said you know Governor Huckabee I love you but you don't have a chance -- -- -- -- an attribution to people of Iowa.
I really liked him so I -- and I became a state -- We introduced him all of the state of piloted the pizza ranch it's because pizza and politics mix it and when you violence pizza usually stay around and -- your message.
And obviously worked out quite well for Governor Huckabee got people stick around because they think maybe you're gonna bite me desert next it pepperoni -- -- -- Ted Kennedy the whole slice -- -- so now we're we're fast or four years.
Well -- neutral until after -- November 19 for.
And that form coming up in a couple weeks is going to be crucial to see if conservatives actually -- lesser -- -- candidate.
-- right now we're the landscape is that I believe of the caucuses were held today I think is most probable that Mitt Romney would come out with a caucus victory which is surprising she isn't going to adapt.
Well he's being a Smart CEO he's downplaying expectations.
He wants to -- over perform.
But he has great deal residual support from four years ago I read notably this is Romney's to lose because the conservatives.
Have effectively fragment of their support all over the state.
So one or November 19 form happens which can be found at the family leader dot com.
We'll have a -- 2000 caucus goers there.
And if they sealed a deal with Frank Luntz will be in the modern he has no frank Ruggiero -- If it's one of them seals the deal you could see -- coalescing movement happen around a conservative candidate.
To basically say okay this is our alternative -- however -- Romney's chance to tell conservatives you don't need an alternative.
I can be your president just as well.
How do you feel about the top four -- five Republicans who are out there right now could any of them beat Barack Obama.
Well I don't hear from love this week I believe any candidate race right now can be Barack Obama.
I believe America's basically made up their mind on Barack Obama saying.
A community organizer doesn't make a president his leadership policies and initiatives have been disastrous for this country.
So I think we get an authentic conservative launched out of Iowa.
Get to get them to be our nominee they will be brought on dozens of president did you think that Romney has the advantage but it does surprise me the GPU it don't you don't talk about Herman Cain is -- -- -- -- there.
The Iowa Caucuses of course Michelle Bachmann won the straw poll.
And then -- there's Governor Perry who's got all that money.
What's -- at four years ago four years we had Giuliani you had McCain and Thompson.
-- Huckabee Huckabee was the natural -- -- so people coalesce around Huckabee we launched Huckabee.
This time -- all kinds of concerns with -- in cane and can Gingrich and Santorum Bachmann.
If they fragment their support right that's gonna leave Romney in his numbers as you guys -- -- But if they don't move that's enough to win the Iowa caucus but not when conservatives.
Well that's that's gonna be his challenge he needs to inspire conservatives fizzles almost into the door knocking them people call it the hard work to make this time you should run -- -- holy present okay.
I run a couple of don't tell my wife yourself saw.
-- it's time to cook up some pizza Bob Vander plots the president of the and we would you say thank you very good thank you good to see it could see you.