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So why -- guy you know -- -- at the same position on marriage and family now.
And life now and I -- to underscore now.
Then why why the social conservative candidate who's too conservative to be elected because I'm a social conservative if they have the same positions idea.
Could it be that maybe some of you don't think that they actually have those positions.
-- that they don't talk about those things.
Could it be that there I'm comfortable talking about those things.
I think it's always possible to have people come together and in our party whether it's sent Rick an -- or others who live in the party who knows little little early to tell something like that but.
But -- you we were equally we have similar views on issues the very different backgrounds.
That was former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum campaigning -- of all places Fargo, North Dakota explaining why he was not too socially conservative to win a general election.
And that was followed up by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on FOX & Friends yesterday.
Saying that he certainly would be open to the concept.
Rick Santorum as his running mate.
Depending on how everything shakes out.
This is power play I am Chris -- -- welcome back here network here in studio three and today we're going to break down everything about the Whitney Houston corners inquest now I'm getting.
Obviously I'm getting Internet I'm teasing you were going to talk about politics and how people get elected and and don't get elected and we have two very good people to talk about that from the red team please welcome trade Harden.
-- -- Republican strategist he's a senior vice president at box global.
And you know Debbie -- Internet you've been good so we've rewarded you we have brought back Debbie -- she's a democratic strategist she is the president of did you strategies and she is also.
The wife of the dean of the content of the House of Representatives Democrat John dingle from Michigan welcome back madam.
Good to -- -- okay guys so so these the Republicans.
Are or -- they are still at it very much still at it now -- I should point out.
Based on what I see from you on Twitter you're not a -- -- that of the continuing process.
You're not a big fan of this going -- and it sounds kind of like you're Romney guy is that about.
Right now -- the -- I don't have a dog in this fight but.
But Rick Santorum has zero chance of beating Barack Obama.
And it's simply a math equation and Newt Gingrich.
Well we're witnessing the beginning of the end of Newt Gingrich has called Enron well.
That he will live to fight another day his message will have -- good to clarify just to clarify.
You're not and Romney guy but short depth but you're you're more not all of the others I am a realist and political realists or at least I try to be and I think the reality says that Rick Santorum has -- chance to -- All right there's so -- -- just wanna get everything on the table before we get going through and you are an Obama woman you are your -- for the blue team all the way -- like okay -- now we know everybody's lying so we can we can get to the business of slicing and -- that's Debbie.
The next big contest.
Is going to be the next two big contests -- Arizona and Michigan on the 28 of this month we have had no delegates awarded.
In the month of February we basically had these straw polls that caucus meetings and non binding stuff and it's been great -- Rick Santorum he's been out there he has surged.
Michigan -- Detroit news poll out today shows him with an edge within the margin of error but with an edge.
Over Mitt Romney in the state of Mitt Romney's Burris.
What is going to happen in -- -- native Michigan.
Because I think it hit -- actually save Detroit needs hope today was just want it it's -- -- Paul that's happened in the last four days and return calls yesterday.
One which -- breaks it's firm up ten points to 31 which showed where to turn up nine point.
The media -- had ever heard that we know and it.
Romney was down when he went into Florida the -- ice did help them win -- very significant.
Then he and his super -- by the way are spending millions of dollars right now it's on.
It's where I can't tell if it's going to be the difference first -- -- -- nobody's talking about it.
He's the Democrats can vote in this house Republican right very open primary Democrats and independents -- come.
They may come into this is the state that brought you George Wallace and Jessie Jackson so.
Not on the same ticket again but it is it has had some unpredictable past.
I think it is possible that Rick Santorum could we don't always think I got that right there next week is going to be -- -- -- -- giving a speech today.
Mitt Romney next week let's see the -- the dynamics in this could go either way.
Okay now trade mark good -- leaves us.
Who is the the force behind the Daily -- of popular.
Website for Liberal Democrats.
And others are calling for what they -- they call operation hilarity from.
Which is -- of the Rush Limbaugh operation chaos.
Where Republicans were urged to go and open primaries and -- just keep the Clinton.
Obama primary process going as long as possible.
And that certainly played out about this time in 2000 nature going into the Potomac primary Maryland Virginia it's better a lot of Republicans win over it and voted to try to keep it going how much of an effect -- that have something like that -- -- is certain.
-- open primaries.
-- votes can be manipulated in that way but I also as I think Debbie was touching on it brings a -- it creates an opportunity for Mitt Romney in 1996.
I ran Northern Virginia operations for senator John -- were primary.
Unexpected primary challenge and Virginia has an open primary and we turned out.
A large number of independents and even Democrats who like the senator.
And it really made the difference so Mitt Romney has an opportunity on that but you know at the same time Mitt Romney needs to find a better balance.
Of the electability argument but also -- speaking conservative messages to core group.
A look at what he's doing right now -- into the core conservative message that he has -- is that he thinks that unions stick.
And -- he and -- Michigan.
Is the heavy union state one of the highest percentages of union membership and certainly.
On a national level one of the highest for private sector unions in the country it's it's a big vote up there but it's a place where Rick Santorum is vulnerable in the eyes of the Republican base because he has voted against national right to -- he had he did vote to unionize FedEx and a couple other things along the way what are the risks for that.
Spore Ron I've been very surprised at some of the things he's done the last couple of days was very surprised if you -- that he did on the -- registry.
I could be wrong but I don't know they've helped him I think it's being used against him -- he is coming in very anti labor.
My interpretation he's -- and having talked to a lot of those union members.
He's energizing a vote that he may not have needed to energy he needs to energize -- you talked about -- he needs to energize some of those independents to come vote for him.
I see him energizing some trouble -- -- for himself.
Absolutely I -- -- -- it's interesting because I think too much is being made about Michigan being -- state because it is thought that was decades ago when I think Michigan voters and -- certainly -- somewhat better than I do but I think they are the so attuned to present -- issues especially with what recently happened on the auto.
Industry bailout and -- I don't think they're thinking about Mitt Romney's father I think that they're really paying attention to real issues and and estimate Romney has and his team have to realize that and get to those voters yes -- And you know that's the thing about the expectations game in politics.
-- Romney hasn't lived in Michigan prevalent for a long time I was I was born in Michigan.
Hillbilly parentage and -- we went back to where were supposed to be from when I was still young man.
And that doesn't make me in Michigan hander I was born in Pontiac and I'm very proud of that fact that I mean I'm I'm I'm I'm -- West Virginia.
And this is in a large part of the same -- -- for Mitt Romney who spent many many decades away from Michigan but.
Here's the grind about expectations in politics.
His dad was the governor he was born there he did go to the -- -- school he graduated from high school there that's where his roots are if he loses there.
To Rick santorum's it is a Major League reset for this trade in my right.
Yeah -- -- -- right I would also point that you.
That he's -- still lives there he's.
Brother with a candidate statewide he's former sister alone with the candidates stay right there Romney family is still a very former brother in law major.
Business an executive in the state.
This Romney still have very deep roots in Michigan which people are where and the expectation game is -- narrowly loses Michigan -- -- this presidential race.
I I agree I know I agree with that in terms of if he loses it totally agree with -- beyond that I'm saying that in terms of facilitating his -- -- he has a lot -- he can't count on the fact that his dad was governor because I think that I mean you know Michigan has is a large Tea Party stayed on the Republican side and and again as I said they're very attuned to present day issues because of what's gone on in the auto industry and others are very important.
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