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Tonight former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich a distant second in Florida but he says he's not giving up that he is the one conservative who can beat Mitt Romney.
And -- is already en route to Nevada speaker Gingrich talked about his strategy was gripped and to short time before he took off from Florida.
Headed to Nevada.
With respect strictly -- Nevada.
Obviously there's a large Mormon stronghold there right you're up against that.
There's also large tea -- action -- -- to be more conservative is that you assure us as a little mention from first -- I don't think mormons automatically vote monolithic.
I think that there are a lot of folks who will look it.
Governor Romney's record which is neat even for an it was from -- pretty for the last.
And so I think we'll get some folks the Mormon community but I also think there's a big Tea Party movement will be conservative.
So we hope to compete you have to say that Nevada has is a big advantage for Romney.
He can actually carried the state last sends one of the few places we got a majority -- -- have to think he has a pretty good chance of doing that.
Who -- going to be very competitive you certainly turned up the heat and get around in South Carolina he seemed to perhaps back down a little bit -- in terms of your fighting back.
We turn the heat back up going for -- I'd rather think that what what we're gonna do is trying to be clear and try to try to clarify what the choices.
You know that mean I have a record of having help balance the budget for four consecutive years.
Have a record of having health reform welfare the -- and government reform.
Your lifetime have a record twice having helped create jobs once was Reagan's speakers so you look at that.
Governor Romney poor Romney care and tax increases.
Massachusetts and that being third from the bottom and job creation while he was governor.
A pretty big gap and in those two things I think what you'll see us try to do is offer people a clarification.
And and and make him and really try to get him to stick to the facts.
And and I think at that point did the race becomes very clear.
A potential game changer Rick Santorum if you were to drop out and -- support team would that solidify.
Well what was in the street and special -- has every right to run it from people told me June July I was dead and I ignored much -- rush has every right to run.
And I think his strategy is to try to hang in and see if something happens and that's -- different from conservative movement standpoint.
-- I was saying everybody else's as written you -- -- -- run that's his prerogative but I need you to join me and so we're gonna try to appeal to every conservative to come together.
Because if you look at the polling numbers here in Florida and you look at South Carolina.
It's pretty clear and the one conservative candidate who has enough momentum.
And has enough base that I can compete you know head to head with -- Romney have a chance to -- -- you know we're very proud of the fact we have -- As -- -- -- 156000.
And that's a pretty big national base from which to be able to organize -- campaign.
Donald Trump has -- back in -- -- -- -- -- endorse him he had any conversations with some unknown reason I saw the Donald a few weeks ago in New York.
He is always incapable of getting in the news.
And see if he does in north -- endorses me it's been a big help to have Governor Palin say that she would have voted for me in South Carolina.
And partisan he helped to have Todd Palin actually doing.
Phone calls for -- so it would be fun love to have him and get involved.
And now we don't -- the huge campaign headquarters Orlando speaker Gingrich's daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman joined disputing -- Good evening Greta thanks so much for having me on.
Nice steady I imagine extremely disappointed tonight -- numbers are very bad -- father in Florida -- serve but.
Reflection on -- -- a postmortem.
I'm you know we're not very surprised at all and we knew even the 41 South Carolina and you know we we -- about twelve points there.
We knew that coming in the Florida be very different -- race.
The -- today very different demographics it.
I think -- he mentioned the segment before we get a lot of money spent in Florida I think you're outspent 4521.
I'm so we're not very surprised about the outcome but I think when you heard my father and what people hurt me tonight here at the hotel with really a vision for an optimistic America.
-- an offer to work with people and to really break the bright future with conservative values that we need today.
-- strategy for winning in Nevada and -- have the money and the ground game there already.
What public thanks -- first of all we we are raising more and more money every single day every single week every single month.
And I think you'll see that continue to happen at the conservative core kind of coalescing around dad if he mentioned earlier in the segment.
Unsettling week regarding if people working out that in the states any opinion this is the one mistake that actually went to Romney last time so we don't -- -- set our sights too high.
-- our goal is not -- because it's no longer in after.
Iowa New Hampshire south enough and Florida to become the multi state game is no longer -- that after the -- that you have to look ahead to Super Tuesday.
-- look at all let's face it ambient light.
-- -- will bear -- much looking forward to that.
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-- -- we're just days now nine and -- right and you know and Santorum has every right to run he hit a great got a lot of good work.
Helping reform welfare and -- dad.
But at this point if you look at the national figures nationally they're really two main candidates.
That's governor Romney and my father Newt Gingrich in part of what this process of it is about it's really honing the message talking about the core conservative values.
And I think the farther we go along.
-- the clear the contract would between my father you balance the budget nationally reformed welfare cut it any cut taxes and governor Romney step.
I talked to so many of the children of the amp up that the candidates this time and and no thought an LA now -- so rough on the cam especially nights like this -- -- -- -- your father and it's tough to see a lot of censored here's.
Your thoughts -- how how rough it is and you tonight.
Tammy -- very -- threat and we had we had great cinema four it came out.
And we -- very -- he delivered I'm sure you probably watch if not you'll watch his speech was.
Out of the park it was great.
And so we're we're very fact about where rearm.
I thought that losing -- speech -- never surprised he didn't get congratulated governor Romney line that.
I think he's looking forward I think he's not mean -- we're glad you -- the Florida.
And it did kind of -- that the packed down to the future we're still here tonight and governor running with here tonight and my father.
I'm we're looking for that says that one -- one -- four states in Manhattan looking for another forty -- But sort of the routine is that the candidates get up -- they say you know congratulations to the winner did it ran a great great race see in Nevada where he didn't say that -- is as and that indicate that it could he forget to award isn't really sure how deep the wound might be in Florida.
Now an ally of the fact you could retain and digging us in the same sentence anissina and I'm dead at anything that retain.
And so clearly he's focused on the future ahead an and it didn't mean anything by -- -- -- focus on moving forward.
Did -- call -- governor Romney tonight.
Act out of out of the don't know that I can't speak to -- -- so what are your plans -- -- heading off to Nevada.
What -- ahead we're heading that way we're very excited to be it to go there and them.
And see the people and and them for looking for to that but again this is a long trail and and that is the next day.
Being an actor that the -- forty fab Morissette -- -- very saddened that we are I really think he delivered.
An incredible speech at a advise everyone to go look at and as he -- me afterwards and I congratulated him on his message he gets you know lot.
Look forward to the next phase of our campaign and -- a big smile on his face.
Jacki thank you -- to come back.
Thank you so.