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Well there was a lot to do last night they -- a lot of things on TV I know we were all focused on the big thing last night in our minds which was the debate yeah I know there's the five million people watched the last debate the fox debate had six million people watched.
And we had about three weeks off and then it was -- -- -- those eight to take the stage that's right so last night with the -- Republican debate he would sit Oakland university in Rochester Michigan.
And of course the big story was when the governor of Texas Rick Perry.
Could not name that third government agency that he would cut here it is.
Agencies and government when I get there that are gone.
And the what's the third when there was.
Got in -- -- OK -- commerce education and the -- DN ABA yeah you -- -- they're -- The third agency of government I would I would do away with the education.
The -- -- back at the commerce.
Tennessee and I can't but there and I can't -- the groups.
-- Governor -- live with us now from Bloomfield hills Michigan good -- you governor.
Give our regrets and how are you I'm doing just -- my goodness I feel for you when I watched that tape and when I saw last night's -- by so many accounts you -- having your best of the eight.
Up until that moment and I know you just wanna take it back in and we been emphasizing with you this morning anyone who's ever been a position on stage empathize -- I think.
How are you trying recover from -- moving forward.
So -- that I I stepped in at last night that's for sure -- now I think I'm no different than.
A lot of Americans -- -- sitting around in -- thinking about it you know there there's some.
Agencies of government that I would like to forget and I certainly forgot one last night -- the Department of Energy.
But in all in all seriousness.
The reason that we -- up every day is try to make this country.
Is workable as it can be I tell people -- what -- my main -- for run for the presidency the United States is to try to make Washington.
In their lives as I can't.
And and the seriousness.
This of that is what we're gonna be doing over the course -- the weeks ahead as we go.
Across this country go back into those early primary states and talk about our tax plan that.
Creates a 20% flat tax that allows them for the deductions on their mortgages on their homes.
Gifts that they.
Make those local taxes take 20% of that -- -- in on a postcard.
Reforming our entitlement programs -- balancing the -- -- fact I'm the only individual on that stage last night that has.
A budget that will balance by 20/20.
Get Americans back to work in and so that's the real seriousness of of of what is going on.
Style over substance certainly happened.
Last night -- the fact is Americans know.
That as a governor of the state of Texas have overseen an economy that allowed the -- for -- jobs would be created -- more so than any other.
Governor's -- I should be some feedback serve -- would from that moment has Gretchen said by almost old -- -- really good debate.
And last we sit on the -- it happen it happens to me -- way too much -- where -- a lot of hockey night and then but I fed to people here on my side.
I don't have seven opponents next and it's an -- bail me out so here's dark blacks Avago came up with this and it's pretty searing.
He's just in my memory Perry's -- get forgetfulness is the most devastating moment of any modern primary.
Today any -- my primary debate sets pretty strong review how do you feel about that.
If they -- is elegant for the slick is politician or this for the smoothest debater.
I readily admit I'm not that person but what Americans -- Is that -- committed.
Conservative values has helped lead one of the most influential states this nation for the last ten years they know.
Beliefs are they know that I'm gonna get up every day as I said -- -- Washington.
In people's lives like that 20% flat tax will make.
-- basically in the IRS as we know it today.
And you know I'm I'm open American people are.
That the type of individuals -- understand -- give their mistakes are made.
But what are you get -- get done -- for us those people sitting around the dinner table.
Around the TV last night watching that debate that it.
May not have a job or fix or lose a job because of the policies have been put in place because of these federal agencies that have been.
Pile in the regulations on and they've lost their jobs.
That's the seriousness of what we're talking about here.
I I got some advice for you governor.
Whatever you do don't watch TV today because there already some pundits who -- -- that did your your toast.
And on the Internet.
Who the Washington Post -- and Blake -- -- last night.
That there he's a reporter for.
Washington Post said a top Perry fundraisers said to him.
Kerry campaign is over time for him to go home and refocus on being governor of Texas.
Is there a chance in the wake of your debate performance last night gonna call it quits.
You know today is it's the two uttered in probably 36 -- -- the United States Marine Corps.
If there is a day to quit this -- -- we're gonna continue to work we're gonna continue to go back and talk to those people across this country about issues.
That they're really concerned about not it is the best debater who has you know forgotten AKA an agency.
As they were listing out some that they would do away -- they wanna see a plan to get this country back work and we've laid one out.
We're gonna continue to -- share with the people of this country.
That vision of how to get America working again right and it stick that sign in the middle of this country that says America open for business.
Well governor thank you for teasing our upcoming segment and we're gonna be celebrating the 236 birthday of the Marine Corps with a big huge cake.
On the set later on so thanks for that before you go let's let's take a look at some of the -- Let's take a look at some of the -- this is of course for the Republican race in 2012 we're looking at the state of Pennsylvania now.
Where her McCain and Mitt Romney are tied at 17%.
Newt Gingrich moving up in the ranks 13% along with Rick Santorum his home state.
Ron Paul 5% along with you 5%.
And we also have Florida now where you are -- 5%.
And I believe we have won more states where we'll see.
Where you are at 4% Herman Cain 25%.
What is it going to take now.
For you to trying to packet to the numbers were you once more.
I think -- stay and talk about the issues that are important to the the people this country lay out clear.
-- -- -- vision for this country are tax plan I think when people look at that 20% flat tax.
When they see that it's the only plan out there that balances the budget by 20/20.
This campaign is gonna be about jobs and who can deliver on the jobs and get America working again.
And we got the track record -- the governor taxes over the last decade doing that so I think that's what Americans are gonna focus on and I can assure you that's what probably focused on the governor -- Your first major speech to say I'm going to be in this thing you thought about it for months he -- to -- -- store the money was pouring in.
You you seem -- so natural comfortable behind the microphone without a script kind of looking -- as advisement.
Knowing that you so comfortable behind it what are your strengths is giving speeches meeting people.
Will you now say enough of the debates it was gonna pick a handful to show up that Jon Huntsman this one maybe you're gonna start.
Picking and choosing.
-- be it will be in South Carolina on Saturday for the debate and after that we really don't have a schedule set.
So you might miss some future debates.
-- I don't have any idea and -- and I know what I'm doing through Saturday.
Okay all right and had to be about foreign policy you ready for that.
Yes -- farm policy and military is they farmer.
Air force pilot and and individual who's got a 12100 mile border with the foreign country it will be ready for the for the debate on Saturday we'll look forward to that governor and then we'll check back in with ABC.
If you're gonna continue on with the debates I think so much for making yourself available to us this morning governor Rick -- -- -- Gretchen thank you now to your.
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