Christie: Iowa caucus change means 'nothing'
New Jersey governor on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 11:16
- Date Jan 19, 2012
New Jersey governor on 'Fox & Friends'
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Now -- on Fox News alert tied for the ages of stunning change in the results of the Iowa Caucuses Rick Santorum now ahead.
A governor Mitt Romney by 34 votes so Karen -- -- which -- in case you're breaking out the pen and Paper it.
For Romney 29839.
For Santorum but eight precincts will never report so those aren't really the official numbers.
It's a tie Chris Christie who is working with the Romney campaign -- aside what does this change nothing.
Okay thank you very much and I mean actually got -- this -- -- you don't.
Will never know who exactly won that race especially the precincts not ever reporting why that is that they eat the ballots and -- I don't know what happened but the fact is.
Got the momentum coming out of Iowa as the winner.
Capitalized up by winning New Hampshire by very comfortable margin and I -- -- you do very well on Saturday in in South Carolina so I don't think you really -- to you about before the history books.
As who actually won but in the end the be writing about it in the context of did president -- actually win Iowa the first -- that New Orleans who really care.
-- governor I think it's an embarrassment to the Republican party of Iowa.
I mean come on can't you can't count the ballots it's so bad that it giving up in increased India why this and I don't understand that I think -- -- You know -- mean you count people expect.
When they go especially to a caucus site that you know your vote's going to be counted.
And I think that's disappointing but -- At the end of the day out of -- really matters to a conference of picking a president or not I think we -- reflect a certain people we knew that -- even with the vote margin that.
You know it was it was virtually tied in I was happy you have refused governor Robert called the landslide after -- this is -- fact I wouldn't buy votes and obvious great.
Hit a great sense of humor about it I think he's -- South Carolina try to make sure that he does the best he can there.
Well I hope that he has sense of humor about some of the other things that you have sad because some it's caught the attention of the media.
And regular old Americans as well to that you have come out and said some things.
That maybe don't completely a lot in with Mitt Romney like you said you wished that he had a more charismatic personality.
Now yesterday you said that he Haitian problem releases tax returns right now even though he's not gonna release until April 15 do you calls from the Romney campaign after you say those I don't.
Because I think they understand and obviously what I really think I see that the governor Romney.
Privately and I must say it publicly and you know.
I just what I said about his personality was city that was in the Oprah Winfrey rich history what's his biggest weakness and I saw these pigs weaknesses at times.
He can't convey the passion he hasn't side to connect with voters I don't think -- any news flash a shock to anybody.
-- got some of the people of sent going to be governor -- I'm understands that himself for the times that's been criticism of him but in the end I also said that he's the most prepared most qualified -- on the stage to present United States.
And I've run around the country campaigning -- working hard form.
That on the tax return issue I'm just hopeful for my practices -- You -- I released my tax returns before I -- for governor for.
The number of years before actually that's my candidacy and have it really is that every year to the press.
You know on the day the did -- problems.
It's -- you know Oprah Winfrey we saw -- that show that apparently you start your day with FOX & Friends it was right on the Internet and thank you is that -- this very much to have the best we can I just -- meant what I what what about that -- -- of his income tax he said a couple of days ago yeah I'm probably paying 15%.
-- the kind of feed into the hole.
-- is a rich guy needs skate around the rules what with those are skating around the rules is following the -- -- -- but DC you know a lot of the secretary's paying 30% 35% Mitt Romney's -- that's because we taxing come at a higher rate that we taxes investment income.
I'll earned income is taxed higher mean the fact of matter is everybody knows -- Mitt Romney hasn't had.
-- in income producing jobs for the last number years he's been campaigning for -- the United States.
And -- so we know that he's been supporting himself off of the investment income that he gets from his wealth.
Also was no shock that Mitt Romney.
-- has great personal wealth he finally it's a large part of his campaign for years -- himself.
So nobody should be surprised that I in the entitled think it's going to be a big issue but that's why I'm gonna have to -- for releasing tax returns because.
And you get the story after we move on to talk about creating jobs.
The president's failed.
Three years as president so far.
-- how wasted our -- the world has deteriorated.
And that's we need to be talking about not.
This stuff -- governor here and also a you know politics as well as anybody you know what you do and you'll snow at the right move would be.
He's rich -- to a fifty million dollars most people -- relate to that but they respected.
The fact it plays a rate that's just with the rules -- But the fact of the monies in the Cayman Islands and he hasn't come out.
In really defended himself and his success -- -- -- proud of his success is that it money.
But you have 250 million dollars and fifty in ten years we'll listen.
I think he's talked about how would he would like to the American people's everybody to have the opportunities that he's had to be able to become wealthy I don't think he's I don't think he's been.
A quiet about his pride and how much money he's made.
And how successful he's been overcome I think about his campaign is based on the fact that he's a great success.
In the private sector that we need somebody who understands that the private sector creates jobs not government.
It's I think he's been very proud about that and I think in the end though -- of these on the record either I think when things have got to know about Mitt Romney is that he's a very humble god.
And so I think there's a difference when she kind of -- your chest down on stuff like that -- just say this I'd like -- we really have the opportunity that I've had as an American.
I think that's what he's really stressed.
If you're right essentially analysis and by the way.
They can't Romney campaign has denied the Cayman -- report that the -- easier but they say they're paying the same rate -- the -- that they would right there all legal but pitchers hit my question for you governor.
Does -- Romney campaign come to you and say help us strategize to win this election.
Posted I have to I have cover -- with governor Romney now with the campaign.
-- -- governor Romney a regular basis about the campaign whose cover sessions are really -- -- governor Romney -- what we talk about.
But we have a very good personal relationship.
We speak frequently -- You agreed with the negative ads that he has put out is that something that you would agree with in the way in which she would run.
Listen islamists are fair part of every campaign I means -- campaign that you -- talk about yourself to get to distinguish yourself from your opponents.
I thought this -- speaker Gingrich did.
Was awful because we say -- -- capital this is true.
-- -- characterize it way to attack the capitalist system the way that's wrong.
-- but in the end let's let's see what would he say but speaker Gingrich about a but he got run out of the -- of the speakership by its own party that's true.
That he got find 300000 dollar traffic violations that's true we get paid a 1000006 from Freddie Mac as a lobbyist that's true.
So I mean -- the speaker made out like it.
But the fact of the matter is every one of those facts is demonstrably true or so that's a difference.
And one other thing is the speaker had a really good date a couple of days that there is another debate tonight.
If you -- if Mitt Romney were watcher right now we're Rogers vice created this and my advice they give to get robbed me on the phone would -- Mitt Romney all I would say is no listen really listen it I'm sure again and you -- your millions of viewers live and not -- -- He thought I would say I think come.
A government do good job tonight I think he's one.
Overall the majority of these debates I think the speaker had a good debate you're -- I watched -- -- that he did a good job of the facts is that you know governor Romney has won.
I'd say 90% of these debates over the course time it's a lot of debates of -- already.
Well one of the reasons why you so vital on the campaign trail as is the success you've had -- New Jersey George successful as charismatic as -- -- they wouldn't say we gotta get Governor Christie.
We're talking about a New Jersey come back now.
While we -- we act in terms of adding jobs in and getting your fiscal house in order while.
We dead it's over 60000 new private sector jobs -- -- governor remember the year before became governor we lost a 1171000.
Jobs in that you're so.
60000 apartments are two jobs or employment rate is down almost thought the complete point since I've been not since I've been governor.
And now we're in a position have to because some -- really tough decisions we've made fiscally -- cut taxes.
And that's a proposal I made my state of the state address.
On Tuesday and I think we everybody in New Jersey I mean everybody should get 10% tax -- -- -- over -- -- thank you.
As it is somebody who lives in New Jersey thank you much we have snippet of your state of the -- statement here it's.
While Washington politicians in both parties.
America's position of strength and leadership around the world deteriorates.
-- our leaders bigger.
Over the last few years New Jersey did the exact opposite.
We achieved results because we did it together.
This is one of the news.
Why all the Republican candidates wanted your endorsement and you came out relatively early and gave it to Mitt Romney.
Let me ask you this stuff when you stand up on the stage with him we had analysts on the show who say.
Room that reminds the American public that maybe they really want Chris Christie to have been running for president and not necessarily Mitt Romney.
Will you add value to his ticket as the vice president nominee.
Lot it's the first funnel through going to be asked.
What I just don't think I have the personality.
You know can't work for you know I know -- I don't think that the personality to be vice president I think.
You know -- certain people are good at being number two in certain people -- be better be number one.
-- and and I love being governor New Jersey and I think it's a great job and I get to say and do exactly what I want in -- my own boss I think you'd be very difficult.
To operate under that circumstance is being number two.
But what's it say that it's also an extraordinarily important job yet it's so my view is I don't expect to be asked.
If I am asked I will certainly sit and talk to governor Romney about it and listen.
I'll put your betting guy and I know she is and the -- -- god I I would probably be governor New Jersey actually mean it.
-- track many you know what it's all the -- it's only illegal -- out of -- -- thanks regularly listen when I.
We're gonna help but governor.
And finally you know you've seen a presidential campaign up close and person he knew -- what was going on now that you've seen in -- cases is make you more or less wind to get into it.
In the future.
All I don't think -- really just as you know I've got near port city people of times it's great to campaign when your names on the ballot.
Pressure is really -- you know it just is it's I don't think I have an idea of what it's like to run for president.
Any word that now that I did before.
When you go out you're just helping somebody you go win -- helpful -- -- he he's still your left back in South Carolina you grind it away every day so.
You know what here's here's what I think.
I think he's going to be really good president and I -- going to be elected in November countries -- -- -- -- and violates in New York -- we gotta go it and it.
-- in New Jersey they're still.
Jersey -- not Eli lives in New Jersey.
The only thing New York about the is that at -- helmet and when they win the Super Bowl they're gonna have their their part you are -- -- Newt Gingrich all the stuff.
Our governor thank you very much for him as an ex president that you --