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The lease or -- Republican debate last night on the fox Asia join us in Washington Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer right after all my -- creating Charles -- make any mistakes.
I think astonishingly none of the I think -- -- -- rich obviously one of 91 big.
Ron Paul launched a really big.
Rodney came out sort of so so -- -- he played defense he's sitting on Italy played a prevent defense.
-- at a couple of field goals.
I mean there are two things are not quite understand.
How could he not have been prepared for a question on his tax returns.
And how could he not have prepared -- nice short succinct.
Human and humane answer about how what he did -- -- Private capital really helps the economy and helps individual workers in the -- he didn't really have that he kind of stumbled around.
I thought Santorum did well but remember because he's in competition -- Gingrich.
Affected Gingrich did so well means -- Santorum.
Yet there's not I don't think our ground right be -- our program.
Bob Woodruff and encourage you know.
We have -- Williams on tomorrow night and one thing I notice it very very few people picked up you know why Williams's.
Gingrich's statements on poor people.
Was basically challenging the speaker to say do you believe that the -- America.
Don't have a work ethic.
Don't have -- work ethic that's what -- is going.
We Gingrich very shrewdly avoided that didn't have any that it would that and he went right into the -- liberal policies.
-- -- unite as 10 enable and that just played to the Republican crew big time.
But I think that that in a general look.
It would Gingrich does very well as he plays to the -- Put it in general election.
I don't know whether Americans can get behind a guy like Newt Gingrich because he sold -- what do you think.
Well on this particular question.
The way here and should do would have played to any kind of our audience what he did in the reason that was such a winning -- it actually got a standing ovation which is fairly unusual in any debate like this was because he was able to frame in a minute.
In sixty seconds the fundamental difference.
Between the understanding of compassion on the left.
-- an understanding of what compassion is on the right.
And he pointed out that the liberal view is handouts.
And dependency and paternalism.
That's ever since the great society.
And the view on the right it is it's a job its independence.
And it's a person's standing on his -- he did that in a very deft way and that's why you hit it out of the park.
I think that will play to -- a conservative audience or to an independent audience which is -- the election would be won or lost.
Okay so with the did vote being divided between Gingrich and -- -- It looks like Romney will prevail there's one more debate and running have to step it up it can't be waffling around with the tax question of the main questions got to come out.
And be stronger if he -- too bad.
I think of running as a bad debate performance on Thursday.
He's gonna he might lose South Carolina in my lose I think -- I -- this is a very crucial debate coming up.
His Gingrich can repeat the performance he had which was sparkling.
And Romney again sort of sits on his heels he's good at deflecting attacks.
But he didn't and then you sort of inspiring.
Not even one inspiring moment if that happens again it is possible.
Despite the big lead that we see in the polls now but -- from Monday.
And Sunday and Saturday.
It is possible you could get a -- -- surge.
As -- -- and go down South Carolina South Carolina.
-- that means I still think that Romney's odds on to win the nomination I however.
However it ends and a short circuit.
That's -- means that it's not going to be over.
January 31 but this is the last hurrah for Rick Perry I believe he'll be out after South Carolina.
Because even though we have a lot of money is pretty much from a low is not gonna get a -- -- -- -- -- a lot of -- there.
-- problem so he's done Ron Paul he can hang around but he's not you know.
Forget it agencies fanatics that's 11%.
10% so he's done CIT got free laugh.
But I don't understand you know it when I said in the talking points.
Governor Romney is paying 15% on his cap -- okay.
That's a law and is reason that laws there it's not -- help reach fat cats to encourage people put money into the system.
And why don't you just explain that.
What did you say here's my tax return.
Here's my 15% that I -- -- I don't have a sour and now I'm living off my investment income this is why it's there.
I wouldn't even make it lol I think Rodney wants a -- And this is why do you get money in you get expansion of the economy everybody works.
I know what they're afraid of I think they're intimidated by the press I really think the press -- Romney and some of the other.
-- -- -- -- suppress but he doesn't.
He simply doesn't have the capacity.
-- some color and sort of force.
Conservative ideas he's a businessman.
He you know he looks like he's he's chairing a meeting of the boy he's a competent guy.
But for example when he gets hit on the private equity stuff why doesn't he just say why did he say the debate last night.
Look -- the Democrats the ones who supposedly are the ones who are the champion of the middle class and working class took control of GM and Chrysler.
Hundreds thousand people lost their jobs dealerships who was shut down the Pontiac and other lines were shut down.
You how to do it.
To save the company to enable it to survive and then.
To grow it as it is now beginning to grow right and restore the -- -- if you're just explain that Brad took them the playbook.
Out of what the Democrats have done.
He would have had a forceful answer.
But for for some reason he simply.
Deflected did not play his trappers I don't think guys prepping him the best I think that's what it's got -- but he should be Smart enough to know themselves.
-- thanks very much we appreciate it.
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