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-- -- jetting down to the Iowa Caucuses just five days before the first votes are cast in the 2012 race some big changes in the polls.
One lower tier candidate is moving up in a big way while another sets his sights elsewhere.
So what can we expect from Ohio voters come Tuesday.
A veteran of Iowa politics joins us now Republican senator Charles Grassley senator you have not made any endorsements in this race first of all why not.
Was pretty unusual that I didn't endorse somebody.
But there were so many candidates and I felt so comfortable with that I have felt that it -- first of all it was -- To choose one of them as opposed to another -- and secondly.
I think that this process auto worked out.
And I believe as a leader of the Republican Party Oliver listen to the grassroots now in the past I've endorsed a lot of different candidates but this time.
I decided not -- all right so as you look among this field of candidates you say there's something to like just about about each of them what do you like about.
About each of these candidates.
Well first of all there very well -- Articulate financial issues particular the economy the deficit.
Creating jobs and things of that nature.
And I think all of -- I can't stand up well.
Where the record that Obama has brought about -- -- obviously.
He admittedly he inherited very bad economic situation.
When he -- sworn -- but after three years.
Every major of the economy is worse a lot worse than when he took office.
Charles Krauthammer -- noted newspaper columnist and and Fox News contributor.
Says that he -- out there a fairly weak Republican field and and weak leadership in congress that has made the economic situation.
Sort of a gift to President Obama he's he's seems to be predicting that the president gets reelected because what's been going on in Washington right now what do you say to them.
Past presidential elections that show when unemployment is very high as that is now and they expected to be above 8% coming election.
Have never been elected under those circumstances.
Now of course things can change.
But I believe that we have articulate candidates I believe that they are well founded -- and conservative.
-- both economic and social.
And that they can do very well against a person that really has had a very bad.
Position of leadership.
As Smart as Obama did.
What this country needs is not necessarily somebody that's Smart they need somebody that's going to lead and he is shown.
Position of leadership.
Not working with the Republicans in congress.
-- Wally had good control both houses of congress and the presidency and by overwhelming majorities.
He did not get us out of this problem he's -- so he's had his chance and I think the people know that Newt Gingrich in particular.
-- has complained about the negative negative advertising that's been going on the air in Iowa he had been atop the polls now he's down in May be fourth place.
Does it concern you that Republicans your fellow Republicans -- are sort of cannibalizing each other or is this just a a test of fire that one has to go through if one wants to win the presidency.
I think that kid you know everybody says they don't -- negative ads they do work.
I think the result is very similar to -- other.
Caucuses in Iowa.
When this process started in previous presidential election years.
-- I've heard the same complaint.
But we've gone on to be pretty united.
In -- in the November election and I think we won't unite behind our candidate this year.
No -- -- senator is it warm in the morning this morning.
Well 34 degrees is about six degrees above normal.
-- it's like because burning in the sense that when what you're normally half I think I secret -- popping up behind you.
Senator al-Qaeda -- They won't last very long after senator Grassley the -- -- thank you.
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