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Come on back to Hannity and we -- coming to live from Iowa ahead of tomorrow's caucuses.
Now former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is now leading in the poll in.
-- several polls here in the Hawkeye State and many predicted that he will pull away with a win tomorrow.
But yesterday Newt Gingrich will be my guest later in the program made headlines when he told reporters that governor Romney would -- the -- the election if he could.
Our cameras caught up -- later and asked them to clarify what he said here's his answer.
Mean -- human -- -- today that know me and it raises.
Hey I know I didn't say whether said he wouldn't.
Even though he would like I -- -- by and let everything.
Usually -- I -- -- -- -- a -- and a half million dollars in negative as you tell me.
I joining me now -- reaction is GOP presidential hopeful is leading in the polls here in Iowa.
Ironic you Wi-Fi but -- pretty glad you're at least in this point.
-- -- to get to the -- fun to get started now we've all been working very hard and now the people and I we're gonna get -- started I think the B a few people that come out of Iowa with a real boost.
And that -- -- -- a New Hampshire and of course South Carolina Florida we've got a lot of fun ahead of us are.
Let me ask you about what would Newt -- -- also interviewed -- on on radio today.
He is calling on you.
To tell these outside groups one I guess is run by a former staffer of yours to stop running the ads against him and and not run a negative campaign what is your reaction to him.
About some of the ads that are being run by those groups.
Well the bit lot of ads up -- -- against me -- you know.
From different campaigns and the first from the start it off was the one run by the Democratic National Committee and they ran an ad attacking me.
I think that's the -- here in Iowa attacking you and following all the other gone after me they're following me that it I wish we could all play by.
Some kind of rules like playing a game of monopoly but this is a campaign I expect the Obama people to come after me very aggressively if I'm the nominee I hope to be.
And I'm ready to fight back I'm not gonna sit back and say we're not gonna have a campaign that describe the differences between myself.
And Barack Obama.
And this early processed look I wish we didn't have -- which campaigns could raise all the money they needed without having these independent candidates but that's the way the laws but set up.
And we're gonna play by the rules his argument is that -- you told this packed to stop with the ads that you would have the authority in the power just by saying don't run them.
That they wouldn't run what what what are but they're all there also to tax their -- -- older -- that I running ads against so so he only wants the ones against him to be stopped.
Well this is a silly -- but it would it would -- -- obviously.
That the speaker doesn't wanna have that I understand look this is a campaign to get a broad shoulders right can't figure time whining about the fact that people are drawing attention to your record in the past I've been attacked.
Get used to it it's gonna get a lot worse if we can't -- that that was -- he's been Romney -- -- it it let me tell you it's it hasn't begun yet.
Waited -- President Obama gets in with our nominee -- -- billion dollars to spend you have to have somebody who can take his message to Obama.
And fight back and I'll fight back hard.
Right the one thing that and it'll be on after we'll give him a chance to respond.
He wants to challenge you to a debate you wanna would you -- one on one debate with him.
-- -- he likes the Lincoln Douglas style debates well that's nice for him.
We had what ten or twelve debates so far we've had the chance to debate I've done well in some he's done well in some.
If we end up as the two finalists.
But then we'll probably -- a -- -- one on one.
But right now we're not the two finalists.
When it if you what do you want all the other candidate well sure -- we dropped what would Ronald Reagan said hey I've paid for this microphone.
He was saying look the other people who are credible candidates they have every right to be here right and right now at least according to the polls here in Iowa.
The the other leaders would be Santorum and and Paul not Gingrich.
So get -- what what are quite good but what -- what we're Gingrich I think he had a funny line do you compared to Obama's promises to can court.
-- wedding valves.
-- actually set till death do us part.
Days -- So I made it the promises he made and and the performance of his administration could not be further apart.
And people recognize this he was gonna prepare the nation he said he was going to repair the world.
Was gonna turn heal the economy around turn -- -- -- I mean the things he was gonna do just extraordinary and what he's done has made things worse for people that are out of work.
He's made it harder for our economy to turn around.
We have now Iran which is on the verge of having nuclear weaponry that just announced nuclear fuel rods that they've built first one built.
By a medium range surface to air missile been tested.
It's straits of Hormuz right that it straits of Hormuz -- saying they agree with with what Rick santorum's been saying the last couple days and that he would take out.
Their nuclear sites if he's president.
Look I I wanna talk about what what I would do if our president today and if I'm elected but what I do immediately which is put in place crippling sanctions against Iran.
Stand with the people in Iran who are the dissident voices.
And and prepare military options I don't want to.
Threaten specific action right now but we of course have to have military options and we have to be prepared to take those options to make sure.
That Iran does not become -- but it's unacceptable for you -- For Iran to become nuclear it would have -- -- -- what is unacceptable.
To America and it should be unacceptable to the world -- for Iran to become a nuclear nation -- Closest challenger in that the -- poll right now is Ron Paul.
This is controversy over these newsletters that he's had with his name on it goes back quite a bit of time.
He says that he didn't know what was in his -- -- he think he has gotten the same scrutiny as you and new -- came in Michelle Bachmann Rick Perry.
Or and in many ways to think he's gotten a pass on those and you think they're legitimate questions.
You know I think he's repudiated those those letters.
And has said look I don't agree with them and at his distance himself from -- and -- -- he could.
I take him at his word I don't worry so much about -- -- the press focus on which they don't you know you just take this process as it comes and and I got.
I know people talked about it but look I take him and his word on this and let's talk about the issues are really.
Separate us we have some very different issues.
It with regressed each of the candidates and I think that's probably the place where best to focus.
How would you define success tomorrow in the caucus you're leading in the polls but it's very close first second third going into a strong state -- -- New Hampshire where -- leading.
By pretty significant amount would how would you define success here in -- well -- if the polls turned out to be close to being true which is we're all clump together the three people at the top.
But I'd love to be number one -- what would be but coming in second or third -- -- for -- close together it would give all three of us a real boost.
As we going to New Hampshire and as we go to South Carolina and Florida so my guess is if the polls are right.
Three folks are gonna have some supercharged coming out of Iowa all right governor always good to see -- thank you so much -- they are happy to be here at this point.
Finally the moment has arrived on the voting begins the caucusing -- it's great product a lot of friends here I -- wait to see -- -- had done counties have you been to.
But I can't give it a number of my son has been to all 99 counties -- -- -- credit for that all right we'll have you -- that's the thing -- -- -- doing the work to -- that -- governor thanks for being with us and when we come back.
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