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Hi this is -- Fox News alert folks reports this morning and that Rick Perry will now suspend his campaign.
We do expect that they'll be some sort of announcement coming on the shortly we want to bring Steve -- back and -- a writer for the weekly standard and a Fox News contributor.
Steve this is something that have been called for by a lot of folks Erick Erickson was out there from red state which is a very popular conservative blog as was Laura Ingram.
On her radio show the other day calling for Rick Perry to make room and endorse Newt Gingrich and the reports are that that's exactly what he plans to -- what do you think.
Well that'll be very interesting I mean in the fact is at this point Rick Perry doesn't have a lot of actual vote to get that a lot of support.
He does have a good number of state legislators couple members of congress from South Carolina who have been supporting his bid.
If he were able to take what he had worked under the ground game in South Carolina attorney in effect turn it over to Newt Gingrich.
Could that yield some results -- perhaps he doesn't again he's been polling about it at five to 7% range in South Carolina so it's not as if this is somebody with.
You know fifteen to twenty a bigger share of the vote -- it will mean this flood of of support to Newt Gingrich but.
Giving Gingrich -- surge over the past few days given the fact that he seems to been picking up momentum this could help.
Gay and clearly my -- be just sort of the little tidal wave that he might need to push him until closer range.
With miraculous that those numbers in the control -- this is that we -- clear politics average.
Look at South Carolina so it's an average of a group of polls down there.
And you can see what the -- looks like right now with -- -- 26 and -- at 33 point six and then you've got 4% from Perry.
Which if all of those votes went in today Iran is com what is -- is -- skis and it would put him.
Around thirty something percent.
In South Carolina but it's just so much Steve does it not about this momentum in this remaining desire to find somebody who can compete head to head with that -- Yeah I think that's the people and Martha I mean it.
If you look at the the polling that was done by -- for instance they did a poll that started on Monday.
The debate was Monday night and finished the -- on Tuesday and -- Gingrich closed the gap by ten points.
In the difference between the first day of pulling of the second temple and so clearly the debate.
Has contributed to this sense that Newt Gingrich was developing momentum in South Carolina I think if Rick Perry were to drop out of the race as as it seems that he's preparing to do.
And then back Newt Gingrich again it does give this or another push in the back of a Newt Gingrich.
Another night another thing that people will say will mention when they talk about Newt Gingrich picking up steam.
You know but by most accounts in the fox debate the other night Newt Gingrich had a very good night.
It was not the best night for -- -- he's had a lot of good nights out there in the debating field but it puts pressure more pressure on tonight.
There's another debate tonight South Carolina so they'll be one less man if these reports are true we have no reason to think that they're not at this point.
One last man out there tonight and much more pressure on Newt Gingrich and met Ronnie right I think.
That's right and in you know that the fact there's one less person on the stage it doesn't seem like a big deal but I think it is and here's why nobody has taken advantage of their time on the debate stage better than Newt Gingrich I agree with you Mitt Romney said several very good performances.
He didn't have a great performance on Monday night Newt Gingrich really did shine on Monday night.
One of the differences on Monday night from previous debates with the candidates were given ninety seconds rather than just sixty seconds to to give their initially answers.
Newt Gingrich does very well when he -- a lot of time to talk he can develop an answer he can form an argument he can build a point and he does that very well I think with.
You know -- -- less candidate on the stage tonight that means that Newt Gingrich will have you still more time to make.
These arguments it in nice it is so into -- had a level should think about Sarah Palin.
Who basically gave sort of an endorsement she endorse Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina she's at a -- there that's who I would vote for.
See how this kind of momentum coming from places like that and you wonder what the Tea Party folks very strong in South Carolina how they will interpret all this and speak to one of -- Manilow a little while -- and also Steve sorry.
For the long questioned at 11 o'clock we just got the news.
There will be a news conference from Rick Perry so we want to get that in -- I had yet I.
I think you know ironically for Rick Santorum and unfortunate -- -- I think the fact that he wins Iowa.
Basically doesn't do much to his advantage at this point particularly because he hasn't been doing as well in polls in South Carolina.
But it does I think take a little something away from Mitt Romney which probably in sort of a bank shot.
Benefits Newt Gingrich oddly enough.
Because we think about Rick Perry governor of one of the biggest states in the country it was so much promise for him.
To get into this race since so much momentum I did not go well for him in terms of of the campaign and -- -- a -- talked about.
In regard to that is neat we had threw -- the next hour -- Steve thank you so much for hot back content I would just -- news this morning we do appreciate it.
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