Will South Carolina get it right?
Answers to your questions about GOP race
- Duration 3:58
- Date Jan 20, 2012
Answers to your questions about GOP race
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-- getting ready for the South Carolina primary tomorrow -- America's asking who would have guessed the presidential race.
Would be where it is today right average bringing the hip former South Carolina Republican Party chairman Yasser worked on creating south Carolina's very first presidential primary back in 1980.
-- joining us to right Murdoch national review online contributing at a very nice heavy both as we have a lot.
-- your questions in bands starting with you in South Carolina you know I South Carolina since 1980 really.
Has been key in predicting who -- the presidential nominee will be for the GOP and also determining.
Where the south will go out with it would be with their voters do you think that's the case for in this particular primary or do you think this -- going to be different.
South Carolina will always gets it right get an athlete we're gonna get it right once again.
And you know I think south Carolinians realize that this is the most important election of -- like that and I'll.
I'm one up -- -- like most south Carolinians agree with the senator Jim dement.
That this country is on the path to socialism and this is probably the last chance to from this country around.
Something people taken very seriously I think that the -- helps explain why it is still so fluid.
And South Carolina but we are headed white -- to finish tomorrow night.
A lot of company is coming from -- -- you Green rethink its good if South Carolina surprise this time around.
Well that may be a surprise I think it is a very very crucial election a question I agree with -- that -- we're heading towards we're on the road to -- and be good to get off the road circuit.
And South Carolina may may lead the way where an interest in things that South Carolina is a like I which really is dominated by social conservatives I think New Hampshire more by economic conservatives.
You've got the variety of social social conservatives economic conservatives and also national security.
Conservatives in South Carolina with a lot of active military in lots of military veterans so I think you get -- a real good cross section.
Of the entire Republican Party and maybe some pencil -- -- more representative of the entire GOP coast to coast and you might find a New Hampshire or Iowa.
You know that is injured at -- a jury -- mention military veterans we have a question from one of our viewers.
I key lead that wants to know what the factor -- -- Perry in this race I'm missing since -- served in the military he just got out yesterday.
What really do you think the impact and that is going to be for the remaining.
I think that.
Has actually helped Newt Gingrich a good bit and I -- it as an example one of the most.
Popcorn and respected.
Veterans in South Carolina retired -- major general Jim Livingston.
-- marine veteran who won the congressional medal of honor.
-- actually appear would Newt Gingrich at a rally tonight I believe only Yorktown for the another -- water these were people who have supported Rick Perry so there's no question.
What Rick Perry has done has helped further.
They'll -- Gingrich is a surge in South Carolina and -- been using -- C.
What exactly that impact will look like when.
We do have the results from the polls to right what of this factor.
Rob Kelly we're getting a lot of questions also from Carol on this a lot of our viewers are asking about Mitt Romney and you mentioned -- the road to -- -- in this -- economic cited.
-- really this conversation we're having with the candidates they want to know just why Mitt Romney's waiting.
To release his tax returns and whether or not that's going to be a factor in South Carolina.
I think is a factor for a couple of reasons one is people are -- know what's in his records but more importantly.
Is that -- written Iran ethic -- had a problem in that he seems to be on all sides of every issue.
That he could say look I'll release my records today I believe in transparency people respect that -- -- say look it's nobody's business but mine it's between me god my accountant and I'm gonna keep them private.
People might not like that but I think they could respect that position.
It said what he says is I'm gonna keep them private for about sixty days.
And I'll -- -- after the after that after lots of GOP primary voters already voted.
And so it falls between the cracks getting -- neither respect for being transparent nor the respect to somebody wants to maintain his privacy and I think that's really what -- people Stevens just another example.
Of Willard Mitt Romney not be we'll take a firm position and stick with a.
It'll be interesting to see what happens tomorrow thank you -- -- nice to have you both look for an avenue factory Bailey thank you very much.