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Gave -- response for that last night that a courses.
Presidential candidate Rick Perry at the debate last night doesn't -- Nikki Haley the governor of South Carolina background and that -- particulars down.
Playing very well with that mostly conservative audience in their last night.
The senior senator in South Carolina Lindsey Graham joins us now he is on both the budget and armed services committee of course that are good morning great to have you here.
What did you think of the debate last night.
-- loved it thought the fox crew did a great job the best debate of all is -- thing you know watching a football game sometimes wrestling match and good debate about conservatism.
Had -- the spots in the candidates did really well -- loved it and Rick -- -- -- out of -- with his answer there.
It right you're getting got a huge response up from the crowd -- it was in the audience.
You know obviously.
I think look at we can't we look at the poll yet in South Carolina where -- -- has really been trending ahead in South Carolina what -- -- -- last night.
Been in the rim there is that's -- Well I think there were some momentum and they did very well last night you know primaries about a contest between the heart and ahead.
I think governor Romney's done a good job convincing people he's intellectually gifted he's got a good background.
He's gonna have to do a better job of winning people's hearts the other candidates like Rick Santorum and Newt.
Did very well last night and I thank you don't have at very competitive race that hit the men that did well.
Pro growth economics did well the Second Amendment all of them embraced.
Good conservative velocity the question for south Carolinians his who can go in and take the argument indeed Obama.
And I don't know who's gonna win yet it's -- wide open them.
You just defending senator that fascinates me you -- that met Ronnie had a hard time winning over the people's heart.
In South Carolina and -- -- -- -- he did not dear friend John McCain of course won over the heart last time around as to why do you think that is.
-- to really get man out like him a lot I think he's very electable.
I think he's just being a little bit who years.
But you know what -- did last night is he made people imagine.
Him on the stage with Obama making a good argument a very passionate argument for the conservative calls and not it's not about you know.
We're not looking at who's the most conservative down here we want to conserve the Canon -- Matchup conservatism and electability -- -- got to do it -- get it is.
Is that they've really want our hearts -- many ways they got to convince us that they can be President Obama and you know -- thought the debate last night was the best of the mall you got a glimpse in the of these gas relief work and from a national security perspective I hope he planned.
The country understand that we're Ronald Reagan Republicans in South Carolina.
We believe in peace -- strand then we're not isolationist.
And that was a good night for national security.
From the Lindsey -- point of view and perhaps that -- Ron Paul he's January had it with that statement -- -- Ron Paul he's he's right about the he's wrong about.
Foreign policy and in our party last night adopted the Ronald Reagan -- -- sprint model.
And and that was pleasing to me that I can't take he's -- win South Carolina I can tell -- this it is wide open.
Really adamant that that's not what the polls are saying that nearly a -- that this is anybody's game in terms it.
Go Newt Gingrich you're talking about did very well last night in office and time you believe they have a shot at the number one spot -- Carolina.
Absolutely and Mitt didn't hurt himself last night he did very well.
But -- did the one thing he had to do last night remind us all while we like -- And Rick reminded us all while we respect and and Mitt did a very competent job.
But at noon in Rick continue to perform Thursday like -- did Monday.
And Governor Perry was his best performance Bob Barr.
This is going to be a nail biter between the pilot to -- it's gonna get get that question of heart and the heart of South Carolina and mean what you -- -- -- -- Inability to connect with the people there -- that -- -- trying to do that on the ground today.
What would you what would you tell -- dale.
Talk a little more about his missionary work talk a little bit about.
You know just.
Running companies and trying to create jobs and when -- ask about you know people losing their job.
And just say listen without Bain Capital all these companies were going to fail.
We gave them the best chance we could -- is heartbreaking when it doesn't work but Alice in the business.
That's saved a lot of jobs we provided financing that they weren't gonna get otherwise.
And in at felt last night he did a great job on national security and half -- Mitt Romney out be talking more about.
The commander in chief job and talk about the beating radical Islam and just just kinda.
Let his hair down a little bit for lack of a better way of saying that.
He's a good man in there's there's a heart there.
Well senator you that you didn't know how to connect with people and not count on even do it for many years.
And we thank you don't live where we understand each other -- I think advised that a candidate and you make it sound like a very interesting race -- Carolina we're gonna stay.
We'll see how -- thank you senator.
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