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I'm not losing any okay.
Don't have the right -- And I think it is important permanently -- -- -- -- things that he thinks it's -- That was former house speaker Newt Gingrich taking it easy.
-- Herman Cain talking to reporters at a South Carolina.
And this is power play welcome back to studio three Internet I'm -- firewall.
And it is our great good fortune to have two of our favorite.
I was going to say combatants but.
-- ideologically divided friends yeah let's go with actor Tony while she's a former Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee.
And carried -- pretty she's a former communications director for the national.
Republican congressional campaign committee would whenever they try to get right the -- -- elected to the house your.
And you advise from presidential campaigns have been worth it things that you both are Smart people and we thank you for being with us.
Saint -- now why not -- let's -- it up a little bit today Thursday exactly.
The holes now in.
A way that others have.
Done before Rick -- most notably.
Now in the high thirties and -- Rasmussen poll but pulling out across the spectrum.
Showing him in in a hyper dominance.
But and another interesting thing has happened.
And that is that Mitt Romney's support is actually eroded.
In the case of each.
Previous boom whether it was -- -- Romney was still good for his quarter of the electorate and his intensity score stayed about the same -- -- quarter stayed about the same.
Now we're starting to see for the first time really -- 2008.
-- -- Romney's numbers have started to degrade.
As Gingrich is getting some -- it's just a few points here.
But if you're Mitt Romney in the best thing that you have going for you has been I'm always 2325.
-- -- all of a sudden seventeen.
That's not the kind of trend line that he wants to -- to donors to make inevitability argument so the question is this and I wrote about this in the power play.
That I write each day for you Internet.
That you can get every day at foxnews.com back slash politics.
That can Gingrich survive this is the question for you Smart people.
Can Gingrich survive what has been the -- in a ballistic.
Attitude of conservative Republican candidates.
So far they have about consumed.
They did it with Tim Pawlenty Michelle Bachmann that was a one woman who feast.
-- she basically destroyed him fairly early on caused him to drop out.
Herman -- sort of -- it to himself but got little help from Ron Paul -- and Newt Gingrich survive.
This this feast.
-- yeah sure all right why.
You know I don't he doesn't have the vulnerabilities I think -- the weaknesses.
A lot of these other candidates.
I he's been through this game before his run for president before but he's he knows what it's like to you know be in the trenches of political trenches.
-- I he's a Smart guy and he can night there's not a question out there the you can ask Newt Gingrich is going to stump camera that he is going to come back and say.
Well I think that was a fair question.
Or at least six in 1790.
Program and I had I survivor accounts -- your -- today and that -- and -- -- -- -- -- -- by all of this.
You know the question -- always been and remains can he get the money to sustain a campaign right and you know our corporate donors willing to take a look at him as a presidential candidate corporate -- certainly give a lot of 92 him.
To his back non political causes the cause I'm not legally grandma -- write back -- See here's here's what I about can he maintains.
Everybody points to.
Filling the room.
I think -- was self destruct and I think Michelle Bachmann.
-- on -- I think hurricane bill all of us and welcome that we we should but we should point out to them the beginning of the end for -- -- win.
And we can all think back to that moment I it was his it was his first debate I believe it was a CNN debate or maybe it was MSNBC I can -- call.
But he gets out on stage and Michelle Bachmann.
-- light goes right after Monday HPV vaccine at little doubt that Michelle Bachmann didn't rise black -- at that point.
Conducted in other words he failed Mikey.
He did not pass this -- he wasn't able to debate effectively and then at some point can't speak effectively and no matter how gifted politician -- -- that Adam that Brett what's different with -- Gingrich we should take our cues.
So -- the answer this question from Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney's treating them differently for a couple of reasons yes and he's and he's going to do something and -- never that he hasn't done before he's going to engage one.
Candidate and there's an unedited that was very well we -- that is going to be -- -- that's right yeah he's pretty he's going to really -- for that's -- -- and here's what he's worried about.
Not only Newt Gingrich and moving to -- Iowa.
But Newt -- is thirty point lead in Florida early -- Newt Gingrich is seventeen point lead.
In South Carolina.
They have hit a panic button at Romney headquarters I can assure you this because the -- the inevitable candidate mean this is done yet.
Now and Newt Gingrich is making two points now I'm more conservative and I'm more -- And I want to read that quote here and because I think it's it is -- One of the most rarely clear statements of campaigns rather than ever -- politics.
Newt Gingrich talking to WSC.
-- down in South Carolina this week.
Where he says.
I don't claim to be the perfect candidate I just claimed to be a lot more conservative than Mitt Romney and a lot more electable than anybody else today.
Tested all of the way errors in the store.
All -- Tea Party dot com basically they've gone through tried on everything.
And it -- like that period but the act was to bid and we didn't like that we tried to Bachmann but the heels were too -- we did all of these things didn't work out.
And then their -- you Newton Gingrich who.
Had such a disastrous early.
Part of his campaign beyond is it.
Me and calling all hi Paul Ryan -- they're -- Dealing with the call Paul right meltdown where he categorize the Ryan budget is right -- he's an excellent engineering and then followed it up with hapless campaigning.
Agrees that trip agrees but all of that stuff the private -- -- here's a question.
Having now found everyone -- Is it possible to conservative Republicans are more willing to take new works at all.
I think you know -- remains to be seen and I'm not trying to dodge that question I -- feel like I didn't -- -- -- sitting back I think.
More days but now we have thirty more days -- Approximately -- What's been working in the right -- I really can't I don't know I don't need it surely we have to wait to see because you know that the Tea Party wants the anti establishment candidate who wins more establishment that you -- -- Sprained right.
I had they want someone who's appearing consistent well neither miss nor commute time is pure nor consistent.
You know -- you've what you've got -- -- -- two very different personalities do you you -- -- icy Mitt Romney as the guy -- he's a guy you know in the 2002 Olympics.
He goes cleans up in the past so do you want -- president.
Doing a Republican president to go clean up the mass of Barack Obama -- -- you know did you want the idea -- do you want the -- guy who's gonna go win.
It has a lot of you know big ideas for the nation right neither one of those is there -- there's no right or wrong answer is what.
Do you want this one is running as a technocrat and the other is running as it is as an ideological -- somebody that can.
Put America on a different ideological course right right.
Okay well I think power play says anyway.
That Gingrich -- that Christmas may be a boon for Newt Gingrich because it shortens the amount of time that people are actually going to be paying attention.
He's got two more debates not to.
Mean the the greatest of which of course will be the fox to -- the final debate before the Iowa Caucuses.
The debates on December 15.
If Gingrich acquit himself well under fire for the next two weeks.
Christmas pushes pause and Gingrich be a position to win in Iowa and then things could get really interest out there.
That's what that's what our access.
We're going to take a break but here's what I want to ask you.
And please answer this we'll get to your answers later but here's what I want to ask you.
Is Newt Gingrich good enough and we already have -- in from gates Tea Party that's Mary -- well she has.
She is to respond today issued her proclamation.
And that is constitutional conservatives and Tea Party will save America if Newt is one of us fine if not his -- And I appreciate you married -- for bringing back the phrase is bad because that needs to come back and I appreciate that.
But throwing your thoughts about whether whether -- is enough if he's enough for you in the -- would seem to indicate that he is.
Tell tell me why we want to know so we're gonna take a quick break and.
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