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Who is on top this week?
- Duration 5:51
- Date Dec 23, 2011
Who is on top this week?
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Jim you predicted a lot of volatility in this race and I -- we all benefit at.
Read I've -- about -- I mean I think now it's up to -- eleven different Republicans or.
We've gone from have been at at the top of the pole or won a straw -- last year eleven.
So -- there's -- -- -- it and is more than we've ever seen I don't think you ever seen this in active race where.
They 45 people could win even now when or are good candidates and I don't think it I can't call that within that usually -- -- two or three.
And now -- four.
And -- is because up Ellis he's -- it's because nobody's really happy with any of -- do -- -- I guess she and -- has his -- -- -- and his or her liabilities.
I did I do what I think is that he's he is a great thing to -- -- we talk about how fast moving this is right remember it was just what ten days ago.
We knew was surging so so strongly and the common wisdom at that point was well listen.
This whole little time left between now in the Iowa caucus that -- even though he might not be someone who would last at the top forever.
No one has any time really to topple -- so quickly.
And yet here we are -- we feel a couple of weeks to come -- -- -- like yesterday -- the day before yesterday's news I -- when we get freely for Laura these guys.
Even with what campaign coral is saying even with those holidays.
I don't know that we've done yet appeared to put your money on someone you winning Iowa.
If he had -- -- -- run.
But I would respect I can only -- if you ask him blatant in new audio -- right when I was told.
Like I could also I think you lose your ball well and easily what is wrong pulled due to the race if he wins it just don't normally.
Yeah I assistant and I mean he's put he's got a -- of Tony 25%.
In the Republican Party probably most places across the country and having -- Was going on here is there for five conservatives and rates are and Santorum Perry you know Gingrich whoever.
And really only one -- And hospitals posted a moderate alternative -- in in a different world -- -- run a better campaign could imagine Huntsman beating Romney in New Hampshire is on the back never.
-- -- -- -- -- Got about two and holes.
So you got.
Of -- -- party which is sort of identify the conservative divided.
Among 45 candidates and apparently pretty into these polls -- all like 1415 -- one ahead like that reportedly candidates 141516.
In that kind of situation on the it was us.
The bulk of is the thirty that's on the moderate side.
You can see -- anybody could also seen.
The winner of Iowa with 21% of the vote.
In two weeks and that could be a set forth by the people yeah.
-- this some math to be very few of the primaries and caucuses to come does the winner take all -- even if you even if you remain at the top seeded 20% pranks are you Ron Paul if someone else gets number like that.
Enough to win an -- in -- field this large.
Even if you kept doing that right if it's some point or another those other candidates drop out and and you need percentages that -- higher and that's I think.
For the may have to work in the end somehow -- -- have to be the candidate that people who start out not loving you are willing to come to you.
And I think probably Mitt Romney has the biggest -- on that of these guys.
This -- what you say before we came on Arab I had the the problem is wrong but did that the beginnings of a problem may be that Rome poll has being questioned about these newsletters there were written in his name.
I guess we're talking almost twenty years 20 some points I am I -- everybody's starting to be questioned on them because it was some -- allegedly racist sort of comments in this and conspiracy theories peddled.
And as a -- you were saying.
He will -- need to check what is written you're making.
I think I understand some people don't write their own stuff but you were gonna -- -- -- -- -- before -- before it gets probably -- one of the practical lessons of campaign 2012.
Got a -- -- that if you're going to run.
For these for this office then every single thing in your background is going to come.
If you're going to -- you gotta pick through you know and then -- -- army camp after the hurricane and as Romney did.
-- has been his own background in business and power points and committees in teams and lots of money consultants.
It's paying off form and he's been this steady he's -- you know and he's not it is not the charismatic figure by any stretch.
And it but if he can keep his point represented and grow it -- -- said up to 51 by the end of -- Cycle you can do it he's certainly the best situated to to do that.
Can -- which we should we believe the conservative right this sincere honest believing conservatives who would mail saying I can't support this guy.
I don't think I think he's a flip flop or I don't know what he stands for -- -- -- a Massachusetts moderate that's a great deliberative -- I think crying.
But -- we -- play in the you do this happened really and in the John McCain run which is kind of hold your nose not like it.
But in the end come around I don't think we know the -- that you can.
And it has Gingrich shouldn't mean that diminished by a the skeletons in his closet by -- hostile actions and all passwords or -- he'd just been sunk.
By -- -- and he's just necessarily some get but it is he hasn't been diminished purely by the actions of the Republican establishment who don't want.
I I think that the -- on him the personal stuff we're -- -- where are pretty much factored in by the voters and when he was at forty.
The polls you know two weeks ago they they knew it then and they know and I I think what has happened and then this is a lesson about campaign television or.
If you get you millions and millions and millions dollars run against human in the little state like Iowa.
You know television -- -- the attack cash I think that's pretty good demonstrable.