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Yes they wanna they really wanted to and they are fighting for the GOP presidential -- scrambling for the conservative vote.
And pretty -- was -- directly to the Conservative Political Action Conference.
-- -- rob thank senator Rick Santorum and former speaker Newt Gingrich -- albeit the Washington conference.
And many Republican leaders are there -- and there are coming out swinging at President Obama.
Barack Obama can not have a second term as.
Presidents we are led today by -- president that has decided to pit Americans against each other the president of the United States.
Looks like he's a really good father.
Looks like he's a really good husband.
But he is a terrible president.
Anything -- happen in our economy right now is the result of Americans working hard.
Business is trying to dig out from what this government's doing there is nothing this president has done that makes this economy better.
But let's face it they are the only reason we're getting any positive economic news.
At all more than three years after this presidency began is because the American people put a restraining order.
On him and Pelosi in November of 18 town.
This president has grasping at straws trying to take credit for what the American people are done.
The president's -- have forgotten that he was elected lead all Americans that he was elected to be president of the United States not Occupy Wall Street fan club.
-- For -- president can as a governor Rick pairing congresswoman Michelle Bachmann and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are also -- -- back.
Griff Jenkins spoke with them as well as concern -- voters.
Greta we're here at the Conservative Political Action Conference or C pack as it's now and it's the largest gathering of conservatives.
In the country and with it being an election year in a presidential nomination that appears to be up for grabs more and find out what you're talking about.
What issues -- -- Those in which candidate they believe is best suited.
To defeat Barack Obama in November.
Governor bush a message that conservatives here.
Well to not give up open not settle for anything less than a true conservative that's.
The message for that seat back frank this message for the whole Republican Party from my perspective and haven't.
The opportunity to you today.
From the standpoint of conservative values conservative principles.
Against President Obama in the fall is gonna make a difference on whether or not we're successful.
-- -- from office.
I guess the biggest issue that's reportedly is a problem.
That is the budget -- -- that that the deficit -- -- ambitions we -- solution.
The top issues they're -- doesn't get any candidate didn't win.
And then Mitt Romney and I think -- -- excellent job I think he's electable.
First and foremost I think that's really important because I think we need someone in the White House -- can.
-- Obama and I think he has the ability to do that.
I'm supporting Newt Gingrich the most important thing to me is just over fifteen trillion dollar debt.
The unemployment rate that's not really big point whatever percent is actually more like above 10% I want to get a sense who is truly -- Behind their words okay everybody's talking a lot of good talk right now but I wanna get a gauge.
That's primarily -- on the floor that are really -- you know going for the presidency.
And then I wanna see who seems to really stand behind what -- they've been telling us.
What's the message that the folks here's C pac meeting here this year being an election year.
And I suppose that is the bottom line is -- That we've got a wonderful country.
44 more years of what we're currently getting we're not being good for a country.
I think that a lot of people are kind of feeling like -- -- about I think Cantonese.
This year I think they're Republicans in a tough spot.
Most important function.
Our head of state.
And chief executive it's to be the commander in chief I think you find unity and -- the conservatives gathered here from literally every perspective.
As to the need for a commander in chief who won.
Loves America number two isn't going what apologize.
To others for what Americans do and how we believe and third is this going to be the kind of person who has the admiration respect.
The -- of this country whose sons and daughters volunteered to serve.
For years -- -- team national security as sort of what you're looking as you figure out which candidate to support.
Absolutely national security is my key issue.
I'm a fiscal conservative we need to get out but this -- away we need to have a balanced budget amendment.
We've got a lot of work to do in this country to achieve all of our goals -- need to start that the local.
County and state level.
I'm most disinterested in fiscal conservatism.
Is that your main issue -- -- we spend too much money.
You're a big star here you're speaking to the folks keep that what's the message that seat back this year.
The message that I'm giving us that Barack Obama cannot have a second term as president because he's been a disaster on foreign policy he's weakened the United States.
In the next president -- states will have a very difficult time with fewer options because of the disasters decisions he's made on foreign policy.
I sit on the intelligence committee and I deal with nations classified secrets I can't reveal those secrets that based upon might -- Barack Obama has been the -- dangerous president.
To our national security and I think it's important that the American people realized that terrible decision -- made and he's made us more vulnerable than -- issues particularly.
It's number one jobs.
Jobs jobs got -- -- -- -- -- there's so many kids that are graduating they have no probability -- no really they they don't have anything.