Who has momentum going into South Carolina?
All-Star panel on changes in GOP field
- Duration 5:32
- Date Jan 19, 2012
All-Star panel on changes in GOP field
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We can't win elections.
We can organize we can put together an effort not to pull our -- told -- the resources together to be able to be successful in being.
The person that can defeat Mitt Romney because guess what we defeated Mitt Romney -- Iowa he's giving a speech today guess where he's got to be given a speech.
Fantasy -- he may bump and the speaker Gingrich down there citizen -- It is -- a free society you have your freedom you might make mistakes.
But the whole thing is it's better you make your own mistaken suffer the consequences then the politician -- in the mistakes and everybody's suffering.
Sound from the trail today one interesting note as we talked about the first panel the Iowa caucus went for Rick Santorum.
Even though wasn't official official.
The Santorum campaign said that governor Romney called senator Santorum and congratulated him.
The campaign then took that to be a concession.
Then the Romney campaign put out a statement saying he was not a concession he was just calling to congratulate Santorum.
That's where we were on that we're back with our panel John -- Again my apologies for blown of the organization here I'm.
The other thing I think the Romney thing is maybe they think that serve -- the Olympics of the three -- right that there were good graduating.
Santorum for joining him on the gold -- Pedestal or something like that.
I can't afford to sort of discreet little bit with Charles from their -- of of this but the Iowa thing in particular is that.
The fudging out of what whatever happened in Iowa looks bad for Romney has now -- -- only has one win in the state of New Hampshire -- is a favorite son we campaigned for six years.
And it makes him look weaker and less of a -- or not than he did even a few days ago.
Now when the South Carolina where -- I think from Newt Gingrich has a very good shot as I think the odds on favorite to have to beat.
Romney which means he set up a they Romney vs.
Gingrich battle for the states ahead.
This is over I think I disagree on Iowa.
If the state Republican.
Officials announce that the ballots are missing -- we will never have them or know the outcome.
Can you can't have a concession and you can't have a winner or loser what you have is what we had a -- Essentially a tie I think -- -- there's nothing I think Santorum has to make sure that he doesn't finish last.
Because if you guys behind Paul he's gonna have to step away quickly as we do this.
Robbery of panel topics -- Rick Perry the skyrocketing.
He saw at when he got in the race August 13.
He -- Michelle Bachmann straw poll win and aims.
He was leading where Mitt Romney about double digits.
Had a bumpy road at the beginning.
Some supporters said if he delivered the speech he delivered today and had the last three debate performances he had at the beginning this would have been different.
Race he showed why it's important to actually start out.
In the minor leaks.
Normally candidate he'll spend six months on the -- before -- a base.
And before -- goes national when he works out all the kinks he develops a speech he knows how to answer stuff.
And Perry didn't he started at the Major League level in the all star game and he had trouble with the beginning but I think by getting out the way he did now.
Before he would have that been a blast in the state that he really -- to do well it.
I think he sort of saved himself as well as the way he performed in the last debates in the last month when he was a lot stronger.
He'd become a laughing stock after those -- the moment he had.
But I think he redeemed himself and the -- slightly diminished I think he returns home with.
His dignity restored and he can be any will be I think I don't care they began in the few.
I don't had -- I mean arguably that that speech today it was was well delivered one and -- -- But it's all about money I think he gets that now he still has some of his -- remember he was the biggest fan and I when he came in fifth.
Right okay and so now he still has some money on hand he can use that in terms.
Creating some kind of -- some kind of effort.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Going that's it Charles about the battle here as you look at the polls if it shapes up like this on Saturday.
This one to battle Romney Gingrich your game that Gingrich Romney whichever and then Santorum Paul.
And who -- finishes -- It's really damaging to Santorum if he loses but it looks like a -- in the polls he will come in behind.
Ron Paul who has not by the way been very aggressive in his campaigning in South Carolina.
But again I come back to this point at this at this juncture it looks like Santorum.
Vs Gingrich to be the anti Romney and Santorum is the one who has not gained traction Gary Bauer endorsement he's gotten some of those evangelicals.
But it hasn't worked with the South Carolina audience the power the punches all calm as I know well from Newt Gingrich James Dobson endorsed today which is a big deal in the -- local community.
Yeah but it just it has this -- I've -- to some people South Carolina today it has this feeling that Santorum is just fading behind he doesn't have the buzz.
And what -- -- is if he gets out of -- loses and forthright.
That was almost -- -- is abortion torme it's not like they're gonna have been flocked to Romney had to -- it if it shaping up to be watching what happened in 08 when when McCain won by every evangelical splitting their home right.
Should be in action Saturday we'll have -- all --