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I want the first -- major news was made on the campaign trail today.
In New Hampshire when the 2000 a Republican presidential nominee announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney take a look.
Is with some missed out here that I return to this place that I love so well but.
I'm really here for one reason and one reason only.
And that is to make sure that we make Mitt Romney in the next president of the United States of America and New Hampshire.
And New Hampshire is a state that will catapult him on to victory in a very short period of time.
And joining me now together exclusively for the first time since today's big announcement are.
Massachusetts governor former governor Romney and Arizona Senator John McCain guys welcome back.
Thanks thanks our rights that was senator this is so got very key moment key state for you.
You glad I'm by the way I didn't go back and look at some of the edge you guys had run against each other you guys -- -- -- at a pretty pretty in the heat Italy last time around.
Why -- why Mitt Romney why did you decide to jump in and support about a very important time in -- state they -- was very critical TU back in 2008.
And how well China start with we had a very spirited campaign in 2000 -- -- I don't it was always respect.
I believe it was very respectful and following that nobody worked harder for my campaign than that Mitt Romney.
We became family friends who spent time together we campaigned together and I grew to respect to.
What he stands for what he believes in his experience and the fact that I believe that he is the one who can defeat Barack Obama and -- Present -- United States and it's a very critical time in our history.
How important do you view this this endorsement governor.
Well obviously having the support of Senator McCain means a great deal to me -- nationally but particularly here.
The New Hampshire where you Senator McCain it's a beloved by so many people.
-- this evening.
Where we just had a town meeting and this was the very places Senator McCain announced his candidacy in the past.
So old -- old connections and and the association with someone who is say I'm questioned the hero and and patriot.
-- is something which I which I value personally.
And of course I think it's a good statement politically that were coming together as a party.
To -- to get behind folks who we believe.
Is there there is a bit of an irony here back in 2008 Senator McCain you are you are viewed -- less conservative the Mitt Romney.
Man I -- you struggled a little bit with conservative voters.
Especially during the primaries.
And and dot governor you are viewed as the more conservative candidate in this race it seems like and in many ways you've taken.
That this senator's position here and that you still struggling a little bit with some of the conservative voters in the bit voting base.
-- the Senator McCain is there anything any advice you would give governor Romney.
And -- Sean but I would point out that if we were on the show two weeks ago.
You wouldn't that from -- prediction that Mitt Romney would carry a very conservative vote.
Voting state that's the Iowa Caucuses.
What's gonna happen I think there's very little doubt.
That he's picking up traction amongst all sectors of the Republican Party just as I was able to do and -- in the primary.
And I'm confident that a big win here.
We'll translate itself into South Carolina and Florida and I think there's things could be up over a lot sooner than a lot of people think I think he's.
Broaden his -- for appeal rather dramatically.
-- good well -- governor I've Doug give you a chance to respond to that.
That is you look at the exit polls and you look at for example on electability you numbers are really high on who they view -- more conservative there seems to be with the recent surge Rick Santorum only eight.
Both behind you in the caucuses.
The feeling is is that conservatives are still not convinced.
That you would govern as a strong solid conservative.
And I wanna -- -- opportunity tonight to appeal to them and reach out to them and -- On important issues where you will be conservative.
You know I think the people of the country have come to know me better and better -- -- -- about New Hampshire as they saw me act as governor here.
For four years and understand that I was a conservative governor that helped get our state back on track in many ways we balance the budget every year I was in office.
We cut taxes nineteen times I put in place a two billion dollar rainy day fund.
I -- state police enforce our immigration laws.
We also were able to install English Immersion in our schools and our schools are number one in the nation a lot of principles are very conservative principles and and if I don't -- a 100% behind someone.
Someone's view why.
They can look somewhere else but I think in the final analysis that they'll conclude -- a pretty darn conservative Republican.
But I believe in the principles that made America the nation we are I want to restore to America.
The other kind of freedom and opportunity that drove America to be a leader of the world and that's what I'm in this race for to help middle income Americans -- -- keep this country strong but let me look.
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