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Here's a story segment tonight perhaps the best expert on the South Carolina primary is former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee now Fox's analyst for years ago.
He finished second in South Carolina behind John McCain governor joins us now from Little Rock -- -- Let's take the speaker first.
How much will mr.
Gingrich's personal life.
Heard him tomorrow -- thing.
Probably not a lot bill because what he did the other night in the debate was brilliant political gamesmanship.
It was absolutely a flawless put down.
And when -- accused of be -- a bad guy the best thing you can do is turn the bad guy.
It into the person who attacked you and if you make him a worst bad guy the -- you win and that's exactly what new did he did it.
With precision like I've rarely seen.
All right now the evangelical vote though is substantial and South Carolina you garner -- right.
About 50% of the electorate so he does have vulnerabilities in both of those areas does he not.
He does and I think one of the things you do if you have a problem you you do what a good magician does.
You you call attention to something else so what he's done he's not allowed himself.
-- to get into the whole issue of what -- and -- and an interview with ABC.
He simply said let's look over here let's look at the news media.
And Republicans love to beat up the news media again that's what he's done and he's done -- brilliantly so right here at the very moment.
Rather than people talking about.
What she was saying they're talking about how he put down CNN eyes on on down and it was a brilliant move in and it also did something else.
That he brought in the attack on CNN and John King.
Romney and Santoro.
Look much smaller because he looks like the war.
And a lot of Republican voters want a warrior.
To go after -- -- Obama well I think that's one of the issues in this campaign I'm not sure Republicans want to govern effectively as much as they just wanna beat Obama.
And so they're looking for the person who's gonna beat Obama they're not asking what do they -- -- more -- mop.
-- the product that is the problem is what you get out of the Republican precincts and into the general election.
The beating off of Obama.
Using -- matter that that's exactly right bill that's why say the biggest mistake Republicans can make.
Is if they don't have plans on how to govern how to fix America get people to work.
They've got to be able to speak to those voters who have lost their jobs -- saying you know governor I mean Romney and Gingrich and Santorum are the same they stand for the same things.
They don't differ on the issues very much it's all well you do this seven years ago and you're a moron what you do in Massachusetts.
And you -- there look.
But right now this so different system different -- the same some people are voting personalities now they would have voting.
I think you're right you said that the talking memos and I couldn't agree more there's not really a lot of space between any of these guys.
Except with Ron Paul -- some pretty big space but he's erratic he's that -- aren't even paying attention it.
Exactly but I'm I'm just saying that when you talk about the three guys and I do think that Santorum has a tough go after South Carolina unless he has a big surprise.
He roughed up Newt Gingrich pretty got in the debate Kabul say that any called.
A lot of things in a question about -- judgment but two things have happened for -- this week that really put him and and that position to possibly win South Carolina one was that debate performance and the other was Chuck Norris is endorsement today.
-- no Haaretz ever so and that is going to be a big deal for him -- -- -- Chuck -- of course endorsing.
The governor last time around 2000 it all right now via the an income tax thing you have said that if you don't want you should you wouldn't.
You did did you.
Last time around yeah I did I only had.
And during I was not that I ran in Arkansas I released twenty years of tax records and -- was the stupidest thing -- ever did.
And you know why because you have to release a very detailed financial disclosure statement.
That people can halfway understand.
Look most Americans don't understand their own tax returns do we really think they're gonna understand Mitt Romney's they're going to be complicated Tim Geithner didn't understand his tax returns.
So why don't -- -- It was violent that they Ali didn't even file want to so why don't we think people are gonna read some huge tax return to Iran and -- something about it because of the media get a perception is that you don't release and me trying to hide something.
And look Rodney doesn't want his tax returns in the hands of the New York Times because they're gonna.
Cherry pick didn't make them look like agreed had -- -- -- wanna give any more ammo you know it's absolutely and the thing is you get zero credit with the media.
For having released and and then you buy -- -- a lot of grief the question is why would you help load of guns it's pointed to your cars that people of folds most of them.
Want -- to.
I think that's the answer to your question well but he has to forcefully -- why he's not going to why it's irrelevant saying look -- disclose more than I need to.
-- let him make this challenge I'll release my tax returns.
When Barack Obama releases his college transfer -- and a copy of his admission records to show whether or not he got a new loans as a foreign student when he releases that.
Talk to me about -- -- at times but that's being forceful bass what Mitt Romney -- he has independents all the old -- has been struggling and -- that's why -- it was why.
That Newt is and a better position today than it was a week ago using it's get away and I can tell -- -- your body -- well I think that he's in a position I don't know Romney has had a good lead in May hold onto -- people always have those last minute jitters about voting their emotions.
But I think it's going to be a it's not going to be a ten point run away it's going to be tight lie governor -- is a.
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