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And welcome to the -- -- form tonight we are coming to you live from the Wynn hotel resort and casino.
We are on the biggest trip tonight and over the next hour you'll hear directly from presidential candidates Mitt Romney.
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum now an invitation to participate in this form was also extended to congressman Ron Paul but.
It was declined not -- the main focus of my questions will be on the most critical issues that are facing the country the economy and here to join us -- kicked things off.
Is somebody -- picked up a big endorsement today from the one and only Donald Trump.
And that's -- equipment Romney governor -- -- I'm terrific thanks John big endorsement from mr.
Very pleased he's a man -- created a lot of jobs and he shares my concern about China.
The fact that China has been able to run roughshod over many industries in this country and that presidents have looked at it have complained about it.
We're ready haven't taken action to stop China from from taking away our jobs how do -- how do we get fair trade practice.
Without starting some type of trade war or protectionism.
-- it's a balancing act.
But he pulled up for you have to open up new markets.
A highly productive nation like ours has to have new markets to sell goods to an -- that continue to grow.
But if one of those markets one of those countries begins to -- on the agreement.
And to unfairly -- our markets and kill jobs here yet to say whoa whoa -- you got to live by the rules of fair trade.
And I know some people are concerned that if Leo hold China accountable that they'll fight back and Begin a trade war but don't forget.
They sell a heck of a lot more stuff to us than we sell them.
They don't want to trade more or any more than we do.
And you have to stand up at some point and say enough is enough you killed too many jobs you can't keep manipulated -- currency you can't continue to steal our designs are patents are.
-- know how.
And he can't hack -- -- computers and if you do.
There will be consequences and and then -- walk in the consequences be the what if they say we're gonna change anything.
Well the consequences to do what I'll do on -- my first day in office I will label China a currency manipulator.
And at a US law once that label it's been a fixed.
The president is able to apply tariffs to any of their goods where the president believes that there unfair trade practices -- cost American jobs -- killed American industries.
I I -- making it very clear to the Chinese that's where we'll go if they continue the practice is they're pursuing right now right Newt Gingrich is brought up an issue about that the delegate.
Count distribution in other words.
According to the Republican National Committee it was supposed to have proportional distribution of delegates.
Till April 1 unique challenge that's.
What -- as the rules are written how do you interpret them.
Well it would be nice if if speaker Gingrich would challenge the rules before he's lost as opposed to after his loss to do that in Virginia.
He said look I don't think it's fair to have to get 101000 signatures that's after he worked hard to get the 101000.
I -- Ron Paul got him but but he didn't so he wants to change the rule afterwards apparently wants to change the rule in Florida we knew what the rules were going into it.
But now that he lost Florida he wants to find some way to do better look -- I'm not terribly concerned about the rule process it's gonna be worked out by the Republican National Committee I intend to do well to get the delegates I need I doubt it's gonna come down to.
A contest of you know he's got six more delegates are Ive got eight more in the state I think one or the other of the people in this race will end up with a line share of the delegates -- will be able to take on.
President Obama without going to convention all counting delegates are -- Let's go to the race -- if we can for a minute here it is pretty fascinating almost unprecedented.
And politics is my love and I love following presidential politics in particular.
You know going in the South Carolina you coming at a New Hampshire you -- double digit lead going in South Carolina.
You have to debates in a week.
A double digit lead becomes a double digit loss you going to Florida you're down double digits.
You have to debates turn a double digit loss into a double digit victory and in Florida big victory -- How do you interpret this in other words have -- flow of this is -- Left unlike anything I've ever seen.
Well I've been fortunate over the last year I've had pretty steady support but there have been some other folks that have jump to the lead and then -- dwindled down over time.
And the speaker got a good boost in South Carolina I think he had two good debates frankly by taking on the moderate hours.
He wasn't going after President Obama didn't go after the other candidates it was just a chance to really whack on the media the mainstream media that came across well the audience loved it.
And gave -- a big boost.
When he came to Florida and it actually was not about the moderator but about the candidates he didn't do so well he initially said well the audience in the first debate was too quiet forum.
-- he said in the second debate the audience was too loud and too boisterous.
And and he said he didn't want to debate in settings where the moderator -- members of the media look you don't get to choose what kind of debates are gonna have.
It will we go up against President Obama.
It's the presidential commission on debates -- decide who with a moderate yours how long the debates will be how many there will be and I'm ready to debate -- Obama.
Anywhere anytime anyhow because I happen to know that his experience has not led this country to greatness I want to get to that --
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