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The -- guest -- moments away we're glad you're with us this Friday and happening now I'm generally I'm John Scott from their gloves coming off in Iowa the Republican presidential candidates.
Faced off Thursday night their final debate before the caucuses on January 3 that debate of course seen here on Fox News Channel.
Newt Gingrich is leading in the polls and that made him a top target for his opponents they all tried to make the case.
For why they believe they are the party's best -- to be President Obama.
That includes Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachmann she joins us live on the phone from just outside Sioux City, Iowa.
Congresswoman Bachmann you had one of the more memorable exchanges of the night with Ron Paul talking about US attitudes.
Toward Iraq do you think you won that argument.
I think without -- shadow of -- doubt yes because of Ron Paul I have a great respect for camp I think he has absolutely -- 180 degrees wrong.
When it comes to foreign policy is that users are dangerous because we know that Iraq has one mission and one mission -- Just -- nuclear -- -- you that where it's weapon -- to wipe Israel off of the map and to use -- against United States of America.
It take Ron Paul's position.
Would be -- witness stand and wait until at least the nuclear devastation and our country I would never allow that happened to the people -- United States.
Well you got it right you said a raw and I got it wrong because I referred to it as a rock what I meant Iran here's a little bit of that exchange and then I wanna get countries more on the other side.
Now that it turns out that you were on the Freddie Mac payroll to the tune of more than one point six million dollars how do you answer critics who say that you're being hypocritical.
Think pretty straightforward.
Barney Frank was in public office was direct power over Freddie Mac.
He exploited that power just as Chris Dodd was in public office when he got special bargains from countrywide firm which went broke.
They were using power I was a private citizen.
Business like any other business.
Well that was another bite I had intended to play but you had quite a comeback on that in in addressing.
Newt Gingrich's remark there that he is a private citizen -- was a private citizen.
When he was dealing with Fannie Mae and Freddie Freddie Mac.
As a private citizen did he not have the right to do that congresswoman.
But the whole point cares what is there.
His position when it comes to.
Freddie Mac and Fannie -- He had -- one point six million reasons beekeepers these one point six million dollars.
Essentially urged federal government which -- for all intents and purpose that is Freddie Mac.
For the purpose here as influential senior Republicans.
So they they keep the Freddie -- jam going.
Freddie Mac is -- that -- epicenter of this entire economic meltdown.
If we're continuing the -- Did think that our nominee would be a person who has been on the -- eating and at one point six million dollars.
Do aspect simply continue -- to persuade the senior Republicans to keep this -- going.
I've worked actively at this same time that we knew was pocketing money from from Freddie Mac.
I would actively working to try shut found Freddy Mac.
And Fannie may because I wanna get the country -- -- -- financial footing I wanna get it back into a restaurant housing market.
Freddie Mac just chilling best economy external expert at their teammates and you can register at one point six million prepared spare car that's -- There are many observers who have said there were simply too many debates this time around.
There was some talk of having the the party organization limit the number of debates.
Do you think that there were too many debates has it hurt your campaign.
All current mess now about it aren't -- great for the eventual need at least -- have something like fourteen debates.
Did they really are clarifying because.
Many people think that the candidates are thing we -- we are wildly different.
If you look at new Romney for instance Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney -- you -- Reuters after a pitcher front runners especially if you're not at times -- the difference between that they're all.
Which you might called -- socialist they're highly moderate.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- our ears but when you were viewed their record -- -- conservatives are cheap our ears.
And they did not all sides are different issues it's important for voters to now.
-- our candidate will be just like in 1980.
Peoples that Ronald Reagan was too conservative to get elected first Jimmy Carter.
It was actually just the opposite we needed them most conservative candidate the -- -- look at are particularly darker conservative position that we can't.
And I am the best candidate just step in addition the -- Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher and make better check Cilic case.
For our conservative cause.
Act out all of the candidates on that stage I am the only ones who had already gone -- -- with Barack Obama.
I tell them accountable on Obama care -- dot shrink an illegal immigration -- taxpayer funded abortions.
I capital trades you name it I've held unaccountable and I am the one local toward it Joseph hold him accountable during the debates.
-- flattening their economy just during our national security at Iowa emerged victorious.
We have -- some video of you up on screen right now during some of that -- exchange you had with Ron Paul he also said.
That any other Republicans on the stage last night could be President Obama do you vote do you agree.
Well I think it's the -- Obama highly vulnerable but I don't know -- -- moderates would be able to plan against Barack Obama.
Because if you look at new which.
Both of them together I agree with Barack Obama on individual health care mandates they agreed with in my cap and trade they agree with the -- illegal immigration.
They have problems on the abortion issue probably -- -- marriage issue.
I don't know what they would talk about it and -- -- -- debate because they agreed with Barack Obama aren't nominee.
Can't be -- their same positions as Barack Obama I don't.
I have been completely apathetic and I spot Barack Obama -- I believe that a all of which candidate that's changed I'll read it best want to wait and and the debate.
In his -- blog on the Washington Post website crystal is.
Had high praise for you and your performance last night he said of -- she meaning.
Michelle Bachman was also forceful and effective.
When she lashed out at Gingrich for repeatedly acting dismissive -- toward her a nice night for -- do you think Newt Gingrich was dismissive toward it.
Yes of course they do I think it would highly inappropriate.
For him just days that I did not capped by -- Backstreet.
What is the problem harsh he was the one who -- memory challenged last night and I I think -- it's.
-- -- that very improper for camps.
They continue to as -- may not that I'm not a school girl I've not thought to be talked down chill.
I mysterious candidate for the president -- the United States.
He can eat hot chocolate to me about argument but it just -- -- to suggest that I don't have my back for.
You are well into your -- term of office in congress your service in congress what do you think about Rick Perry's suggestion.
And that congress should become a part time body.
And that new as a member of congress should hold another job outside.
Of your congressional position.
Well I think that it is bit that the United States congress.
-- he captured much about Washington DC -- too little about the folks -- -- I think that the time that people stand in Washington DC should be are less than -- -- here.
But I have ties in with the members of congress are doing are they they actually are fairly hard working all of the members that -- there.
But I do believe that there hand washing and too much I think they should be home chalking -- constituents -- their districts more.
-- that you know how real people think about what real people still.
-- the -- grandstanding comment that they did talk about their Pena and other matters the real issue is we got to limit their sides the government.
Watch the best way to do that I have the best of all the members.
A -- people who are out there I have the best plan because all the people who are running the -- department see Nolan has a lot Washington.
More than I -- I've actually gone and done exactly.
What I thought I was going to do that's what we need in the White House not a crony capitalist.
I agree there are problems it would crony capitalism.
Newt Gingrich has a problem the current capital -- a death sparked -- -- -- the -- -- it's I candidate and an exchange.
That things there are down court though the political donors I don't have those problems than my background -- And that's what we need to get out of Washington it crony capitalism -- been biting edge and it will buy it as president of the United States.
Well I know you've got a plan to visit all 99 counties in that state before the caucuses you've got a lot of work to do.
Lot of driving ahead of you.
I do we get kicked out for 99 jurors as they each will be all over I would be able get a lot -- aren't steady rock rapids bit -- Trying to hire cheap Cherokee and storm -- that we've got to have expressed an agenda and that's just today.
Lots of personal appearances coming up but congresswoman Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota thanks for being our guest.
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