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At a speed governors are sort out this latest survey are profound book about the political headline which that seems to indicate.
That day -- -- crossed the line in the attack and governor Romney and Bain had via where he did venture capital firm that he worked weather's a partner at.
And then I see that statement by your representative which said that you -- the basically the headline is misleading that you -- Are not backing down on the aggressive attack on Bain Capital so where are we and that's.
Well first I'm not attacking Bain Capital and questioning.
Judgment I'm questioning Mitt Romney's decisions.
He's a person who has gone around now saying.
That his business -- one of his two credentials the other -- his governorship.
He doesn't want to talk about his record as governor because it's too liberal for Republican primary and he doesn't want anyone to talk about his business career the Washington Post today.
Gave him three Pinocchio nose for his claim that he created a 100000 jobs I've raised the question -- I -- -- totally legitimate question.
What about some companies that -- took over the went bankrupt and all I've said is.
You know this isn't about free enterprise and has a one of those phony efforts to throw up a smoke -- this isn't about capitalism.
This isn't even about private equity funds is about one person -- once -- -- United States.
He owes the country an explanation.
Why we're certain decisions made how -- they done what was the consequence of them does he stand by them in retrospect.
If he's gonna go around running for president saying his 25 year business record is proof.
He ought to be willing to discuss the 25 -- business record instead of suddenly jumping up and saying any questions -- your attacking free enterprise that's baloney.
I have a very long record as -- Reagan conservative.
I have consistently worked to make sure we had more enterprise not -- more jobs not less more entrepreneur was not less.
And in fact I would say.
That Mitt Romney did pretty well under the tax laws that I help Ronald Reagan passed in 1980 so.
And he ought to be happy with my role in expanding free enterprise and my role in the 1990s as speaker.
In cutting the capital gains tax about the largest tax cut in capital gains in American history.
Came when I was speakers up.
This is not about free -- tell -- there's always one person Mitt Romney and what he did.
Okay so what I what I Andersen -- said is that you're not anti venture capitalism.
That you are pro capitalism so let me ask you look the other question at what point though is it sort of -- to sort of clamped down on venture capitalism.
Is there a point where there is abuse that it's not just sort of open -- open season for venture capitalists do whatever they want.
Well I think there's always some boundaries of free market -- really watching you checked so unless we do -- insider trading.
Where we say hey that's that's breaking the rules are there -- -- may well be circumstances.
The question here is.
Various newspapers have reported.
An entire -- been made about three or four cases.
That are very specific now I think of governor Romney thinks is nothing there.
The auditors told a press conference -- the news media through it explain -- was done let people see it.
But I find it strange that they are so sensitive on this issue that -- sort of push the panic button but but I but I understand me.
This is not about free enterprise.
This is about the character values and judgment of a particular person who was running for president states and strikes me.
Just -- what his record as governor.
Where his records very different from his advertising he owes the country some candor and he owes the country some facts that's all I'm saying.
-- there was a super fact that rental lots ads against you in Iowa really took a run at you I'm not as a super -- that are supporters of you.
In South Carolina the -- a run and governor Romney.
It seems to that this is a bad mess I -- seems it seems like a lot of a lot of your critics say it's okay what happened to you would super facts in Iowa but think you're going to -- do -- explanation.
Why some conservatives -- like.
I go ahead.
But I think the establishment wants Mitt Romney to -- either candidate.
I think the establishment thought it was terrific when there was and -- somebody said I think it was rush today who said that they.
90% of all the negative ads run last week were running against me.
And the whole -- the whole ticket 90%.
45% of all the ads run in Iowa or negative ads attacking Mitt Romney already has -- attack kids up in Florida.
Attacking me so.
You know -- -- just -- -- the establishment when I was the guy getting beaten up because after all I'm the outsider I'm the change agent I'm the guy wants to break up their game.
Now all of a sudden when it's their candidate hole that's a bad thing to do I think it's actually kind of funny.
To watch the very same people who are happy a week ago now suddenly shocked that it situation treat as you know Greta as we talked about it.
I spent three weeks getting attacked and doing nothing for three weeks I said I'm gonna stay positive and I called on governor Romney to cut this stuff out.
And for three weeks he came back with sort of Smart Aleck comments about having broad shoulders and taking the heat and all that stuff all right.
Now -- in South Carolina which is my country.
This is wears a Georgia conservative I have a pretty good idea how to campaign.
And we're gonna make -- clear race from Reagan conservative from Georgia.
Or a moderate -- -- from Massachusetts.
And I think -- the state to produced Mike Dukakis and John Kerry is not gonna send a very strong candidate in the South Carolina.
I can understand you want to come back was that -- -- you got hit so hard and in Iowa.
But have you boxed himself in by -- in Iowa that you weren't going to do it since and they -- -- the high road and now I'm not you directly but a super -- associate -- -- Is taking that's a strike it -- rob -- how do you explain that.
Well but let -- strike a blow for candor.
At the end of the Iowa campaign -- and I -- a full day talking about this.
Given the fact the governor Romney's prepared to spend millions and millions and millions of dollars in detectives.
I either get out of the race in unilaterally disarm.
Or I have to find a way to draw his record.
And to lay out his liberalism on issues like abortion.
Gun control raising taxes mean these are all issues which when the voters of south don't understand them.
He's gonna get remarkably few votes down here because he's not pro life.
He in fact wrote Planned Parenthood the largest abortion provider in America into Romney care.
He -- tax paid abortion and Romney care his administration approved building a lay an abortion clinic for.
Planned Parenthood he appointed pro abortion judges these things -- happen after he claimed he was pro life.
So you take that take they there's a site called Romney taxes got time.
I guess is critical part of fight back I guess that though that them for the candidate that conversation with the -- that you're gonna fight back.
We're gonna fight back -- my only point is I'm I'm out in the open about it.
I tried to do it the other way I like the other way better I'd rather go back to being all positive.
That would mean getting out of the race I'm not getting out of the race I'm not gonna yield to some guy who's a moderate who can't possibly articulate conservatism.
I'm going to fight for the nomination.
Because I think I can beat Barack Obama in the debates and I think I can defeat Barack Obama.
By offering a straight Reagan conservative model that the country's -- really want.
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