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Super packets to this day.
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Romney's trying to from his big government.
Use of are going to back.
That's the nature of -- politics which is that -- always accuse the other guy but what you've done yourself.
So my campaign hasn't run any negative ads yes Rick Santorum.
He got to him points for creativity at least.
We're back with our panel and and let's talk about Michigan because that's a contest is coming up along -- Arizona on the twentieth it's a big states and important state for Mitt Romney.
It's where he was born it's where -- father was the governor.
Rick Santorum is out polling him now in the in the latest surveys and Steve what what's your take on what might happen there could Santorum beat him.
Yeah I think he certainly could even be -- -- because those polls because he's making -- kind of argument that I think appeals to voters out stay in the western north.
-- Michigan -- blue collar message resonates with Christian conservatives there.
If -- Mitt Romney I would be something a little bit unconventional -- going into that the final two weeks before Michigan.
I would embrace my opposition that and -- -- and shine a light on at and say you know what.
DM right we should have oppose the -- it was the Smart thing to do and here -- the reasons why I'm a businessman I'm a turnaround artist.
It didn't work as well as it could have for these reasons it's created moral hazards where there were moral hazards before.
I think it's it's the kind of argument that would allow Romney to overcome the two things that are keeping Republicans from embracing more probably one.
He's not conservative enough because it certainly would be conservative argument.
And two these two calculating and cautious because this would be.
A big risk I think if you -- -- embrace that kind of an argument wonderful work if it.
Well he's I mean I think his response -- on the bail out.
With the way he's tried to explain it.
Is really shaky at best son and he -- that Michigan in 2008.
By pandering to the auto industry saying don't let them tell you that those are jobs are gone Michael John McCain is doing I'm not gonna accept that.
And of course just months you know several months later he wrote that famous op Ed in the New York Times saying -- Detroit and you know go bankrupt.
And if they take the bail out you can kiss them goodbye.
The -- with a domestic on a so so -- she's having a walk it back saying that he was you know asking for a managed bankruptcy and eventually that was what happened but but.
It's it's it's unclear and it does sound calculated and has -- cautious I think that -- that Michigan is really have enormous consequence because I think that.
Santorum is not only ahead in the polls he has what is now a lifetime in the 2012 primary -- has twelve more days.
He is going to fare better heat one last from 39%.
He he was -- more conservative option to John McCain.
Cameras Rick Santorum is going to be him with Catholics.
Tea Party supporters -- white working class that Romney's numbers with a -- going down terribly.
And with out evangelical Christians he has a message about the liabilities of -- obamacare which Ronnie was an architect of and and he.
He's really I'm telling them what they want to -- I'd be surprised if he doesn't pull a very close second and have a world.
-- or take it if we look at the -- -- Charles on the twentieth likely the Romney will win at Arizona but if he loses Michigan do you think that that could be a trip wire.
To some losses the following week on on Super Tuesday you know you look at states like Alaska Georgia Idaho North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Tennessee.
Probably could potentially lose all of them.
It's absolutely I think if you think of this psychological affect.
Of losing the three states last week in Michigan I'm sorry out of Colorado Minnesota.
And Missouri which there were no delegates at stake and -- would propelled Santorum and Italy.
Imagine what happens in the state like Michigan which is Romney's home -- he won -- he's running as a native.
These guys are saying I grew up here on the Detroit -- you wanna put a destroyer in the White House.
Usually on your -- -- -- -- challenger who's just coming up that's really bad and I think it resets the whole race.
It starts all over with Santorum and Romney starting on the same.
Point and he could easily Romney could easily have a really -- Super Tuesday I think he should go along but not on the bail and he needs to go along.
As a guy who's been running on nothing except the biography I'm a businessman and now in Michigan and -- saying I grew up here that person that's not it.
He -- to come up with an idea -- some thing that he can rally around.
A proposal that's important like an analogy -- Reagan supply side economics he has nothing of that sort.
Can -- give a big speech of the Detroit Economic Club.
Four days before the election it's got to be something large tax reform entitlement reform some new idea otherwise who's treading water.
We've got some interest in polls that we -- -- put if you're looking at the general election this is it swing state poll of Fox News and ten swing states first one is taken in the aggregate here in the average of all of those look at this.
President Obama beats every Republican in the aggregate of the swing states if you separate out Ohio though.
The numbers are a little bit different look at every Republican potential candidate -- President Obama with the exception of Newt Gingrich who loses.
How real quick -- got about a minute and a half left what do you make of the polls -- well it's certainly a dramatic shift in the landscape -- I was doing poorly and a lot of those swing states particularly in that upper midwest.
Separate section of the country and -- -- in fact holds -- if he wins the election.
But yet the economies of many in -- swing states are still worse than the rest of country housing and down.
Com terribly especially in places like Florida and Nevada I think it's still a mountain to climb trust obamas are not take the economy -- stronger and we -- Republicans.
In congress have mishandled affairs and that the presidential candidates are destroying each other it's been a good run.
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