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Are you ready for this -- we have a new leader in Iowa Ron Paul has the edge when you average all the polling together from real clear politics.
But the governor Terry Branstad a Republican he is an interesting words for Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich just.
-- others the governors with me live.
Out of this home say how you doing governor and good morning to you -- -- -- business.
Good morning bill it's great to be with you today well thank you again and Merry Christmas to you this is what you said and I want to know what you meant by it.
He said people are going to look at who comes in second who comes in third if Mitt Romney comes in a strong second it definitely helps -- going and New Hampshire and the other states.
Was the point you're trying to make there of Ron Paul wins it doesn't matter.
No that's not the case Iowa has always you know winnowed the field so it isn't necessarily who wins Iowa it's a matter of beating expectations here.
And I think Romney.
Has tried to keep expectations down but I think now he's making a real effort.
Ron Paul -- campaigned here very effectively and he's got a great organization.
I've Gingrich is spent a lot of time that actually sandstorms been all -- -- counties.
I'm Michelle Bachmann is in the process of going all night -- counties.
I know that Governor Perry has been traveling around the state and -- bus and governor general would joined him yesterday I talked to governor.
General when he was with Governor Perry in eastern -- -- -- it's a wide open race and everybody.
But in -- it's hard to say who's gonna win because.
A lot of lot of people are paying attention and saying who is the best candidate we just can't afford.
The President Obama and increasing the national debt a trillion dollars a year in attacking the very people we need.
To create jobs and revitalize the American economy.
Can you can you see Ron Paul -- -- a word yes I I take it based on that answer you can I -- anybody possible because.
Well first of all a lot of candidates have hey you know -- the leaders changed hands many times first it was Bachmann then it was very.
Then it was Herman -- Then it was Gingrich now it's Paul this could change another time or -- before January 3.
But the one thing about Ron Paul as he is -- steadily build his support here.
He has a strong organization.
He's got more yard signs and bumper stickers and anybody else got a lot of support among young people.
But remember the caucuses January 3.
In a lot of us students are gonna still be on Christmas and New Year's break.
Well we'll see whether or not that has an impact in the yen on -- Gingrich you were quoted a week ago saying this whether he has the discipline and the focus I don't know.
Well I think that.
The campaign will determine that he's a great idea person he's done very well in the debates I have great respect for his ideas.
And I think the voters are gonna decide who they think is the strongest as -- best ideas and will be the best candidate we just cannot afford.
Four more years of Obama I wanna see Republicans unite behind.
The strongest candidate because we just can't afford the direction we're going.
-- Obama's health care is unsustainable on affordable.
-- he's attacking the very people we need to create jobs we cannot afford the additional regulatory and tax burdens.
That his administration is imposing on our country.
Governor thank you for your time we're gonna catch up again with you the first week of Iowa.
Knowing how much influence you have and that stayed you're not going so far as endorse anyone just yet.
We'll see over the next twelve or thirteen days whether or not that changes but we'll talk -- first week of January.
Have a Merry Christmas governor thank you for -- fifth Merry Christmas to you and thank you very much we'll do.
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