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Talk -- now former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty -- the campaign trail stumping for Mitt Romney eight it was an early supporter of Mitt Romney after he ducked out of the race himself there in the granite state.
-- and the folks there's -- -- just one day to go before the first in the nation primary.
-- -- keeping this thing out how to Romney and become a main target at this point for his Republican rivals.
Can we drop a -- go to the pious baloney.
The fact is you ran in 94 and lost just level with the American people human running cars at least since 1990s.
We want someone -- gonna stand up and fight for the conservative principles not bail out and not Iran and not -- to the left of Ted Kennedy I don't see how we can do well against Obama if we have any candidate.
That you know endorsed.
You know single Payer systems and TARP bailouts and don't challenge to -- reserves fifteen trillion dollars of injection bailing out -- -- friends.
How she acted out just kind of mild side there at Mitt Romney governor Tim Pawlenty joins us now -- New Hampshire -- remember that he called up his own presidential campaign.
Back in August governor welcome it's great to have you with us this morning.
Good to be with you Martha and by the way the video that failed bungee jump kind of reminded me of my own presidential campaign.
-- -- You know you know to bring it up a lot of folks think it -- be -- there -- -- you're gonna you know go bungee jumping at any time.
Well we had a fair shot at it but I wanted to be supporting Mitt Romney -- obviously the strongest and most capable knowledgeable candidate in the field and most electable -- feel good about supporting him I think he's going to be our next president.
You know is editorial 1990.
Until the recent round in New Hampshire really became adamantly show about a bit in the entrapped what did you think about that moment -- new -- -- say this couple of pious baloney.
Well look speaker Gingrich has spent the most of his life in Washington DC Mitt Romney has been in the private sector for most of his life and right now we need the private sector in this economy to grow.
And that's just one of the big differences in the campaign it's a fair contrast.
You know Newt Gingrich to say that Mitt Romney somehow spent his whole life -- wanted to spend his whole life in government or politics it's just not accurate it's not an accurate statement.
You know actually a little bit about this being capital argument because and we're trying to turn around appease them by video that we want to show you but is very clear.
And I just spoke to Jackie Gingrich Newt's daughter a little while ago they're gonna come that his relationship and his work at Bain Capital.
With a very full -- do you think that that is the -- for them to go or that dangerous territory.
Well it's an old issue and first of all the Democrats issue it's the issue that Barack Obama comes out after out -- on -- debate the Democrats have brought this out for years and -- for nude or other Republicans to -- attack.
Hacking private enterprise in this way.
I think is really just embracing the democrats' message and it's it's unfortunately not what Republicans should be -- on and on them on the merits of an on the record -- if you look at Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital when he let it.
The results are a net increase in jobs added that.
Yeah I wanna play a little bit of this feeling just a second but -- whenever I want to remember that that the huge barrage of super pac money that came after Newt Gingrich in Iowa.
Is part of what has fueled this you know return yet.
That is coming from a super pac.
That back Gingrich and down in South Carolina now here's just about twelve seconds of what this is gonna look like Alan get your reaction to the governor let's -- that.
Mitt Romney became CEO.
-- -- Its mission.
-- -- Read rounding them guys they don't care who I am.
When you think.
-- -- up -- a meatpacking town my dad was a truck driver for much of his -- my mom died when I was young.
I understand what job loss in -- certainly looks like up close -- my family.
And we need more people in government who understand the private sector.
And Mitt Romney's company Bain Capital invested in companies and tried to Grumman and some of what they did -- take over troubled companies.
Some of them made it some of them didn't.
But on the -- all the companies that Bain Capital invested in grew jobs.
And Mitt Romney stands in contrast to most of these other candidates who spent their whole life in government their whole life and politics.
When you want to ask and answer the question.
Hi you grow jobs in this country you don't go ask the people in Washington DC most who never had a private sector job or run a private sector business.
Mitt Romney has done and that's why he can lead the country forward best.
And if be makes it to the general election act clearly you can hear more of that -- I guess this will be a warm up for this discussion.
Over the Bain Capital my.
I look at look at Obama's record on job -- it again -- added jabs at Bain.
Barack Obama has presided over one of the worst recoveries in the history of the country and look at Solyndra -- -- And and other things are gonna come up I do ask a question about the Republican field because -- great observer.
GOP politics across this country and a lot has been -- about the fact that that -- -- is not scoring numbers higher than he did last time around when he ran.
And he lost that nomination of course to to John McCain so the question is -- -- strong enough to to go head to head in the general.
Wipers -- don't think that's an accurate summary he just won Iowa last time he a lost Iowa and by the way people said -- had no chance tonight we just wanted.
Last -- got about 15% in South Carolina he's pulling substantially better than that.
Mitt Romney's got tremendous momentum is attracting support and when you got six or seven other candidates in the race.
It's hard to break away from the pack but he's been at or near the top of the pack the whole time so that's a reflection of strength not weakness and the momentum is on his --
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