Which candidate appeared strongest in the GOP debate?
Fmr. Governor Mark Sanford discusses the GOP landscape?
- Duration 5:29
- Date Feb 23, 2012
Fmr. Governor Mark Sanford discusses the GOP landscape?
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Who came out strong in -- things GOP debate why not ask.
This man right here he knows former governor of it's South Carolina we have Mark Sanford with -- good to see you governor -- are you.
I'm -- nice to be with you I'm happy to have you OK so.
What we know you watch the debate of course because you keep your -- on these sorts of things and I have to ask you -- the bad I mean where there's someone you could say clearly came out on top.
I would say is fairly mixed but I would say that Santorum didn't deliver the performance many people and -- had an expected.
Given his previous couple of very strong performances.
As think -- you know Gingrich probably perform pretty well but he really wasn't in the makes it seem to be a Santorum Romney debate would probably Romney coming out on top.
Located I have actually I SoundBite -- I did -- call for them out of -- here this is.
-- the on Santorum talking about earmarks we played that does sound like guys.
The earmark process is broken doors they're thousands and thousands of earmarks money being used inappropriately and I'll -- this.
If -- be measured at at the coming to that of the Olympics coming to the United States congress asking for support no question about it.
That's the nature of what it is when you lead an organization or state you come to congress and you say these are things we need.
In the history the Olympic movement the -- the government has always provided the transportation security.
So we came to the federal government asking for help on transportation and security.
I was fighting for those things are games are successful but while I was fighting to -- the Olympics you're fighting to save the bridge to nowhere.
So there is an example right there of what you're talking about.
-- let me ask you this really is a start up I think of course you watch this we watch this is it's our job to Trinidad because that only the former -- -- -- you're now.
A Fox News contributor.
My -- that we have to stay on top of these things but just generally speaking I mean this is number -- when he.
-- -- number 2000 of the GOP presidential debates do you think the regular people the folks -- just sort of over it and just not interested anymore they just -- say give me the candidate and -- know who I'm voting for.
The you know there is bit of that debate we're in this out there I hear that from different phones are not particularly tied to the world of politics -- If you're -- you and I are in in in this world you you watch it then.
You watch -- subtle things I think that -- things -- was interesting about this today.
Is there's a temptation is a former legislator have been both a legislator and an executive in in in the role of governor.
If you get bogged down in the weeds and I think that one of the things that Romney -- -- -- called it fairly effectively against Santorum last night.
Was to drag him back in the lose the lead the Bible says where there's no vision the people perish.
What people want to add an executive branch role is what is your vision of where you want to take us right.
But that is is is is contrary to the notion explaining votes and getting -- -- it is to.
-- -- congressional process so I think what we saw was last night Santorum get bogged down in the weeds.
I mean obviously necessarily confuse -- tact and different fronts.
But I think he was important for -- to transition away from some of the stuff a little bit quickly -- more quickly than he did in.
Unfortunately was not able to -- based on and some -- what he had six.
Line but that's a good point -- and I have a comment and then it gets you from -- whenever chatters -- moment to just follow up up when your comment governor.
That's a good point though because that's what it takes it if you're going to be the leader.
You're going to be in in the weeds at all times 24/7 365 -- you need to know how to navigate.
Out of those needs.
Yeah and that's bad that and that's the conundrum of of any leadership role within the business world of the world of politics -- -- -- but would I would say is we when you go back to Francis earmarks.
-- you know when you Begin to explain the process people that I know that are not particularly tied to politics their eyes -- -- legally little sooner than bill saying is if you if you like.
You know laws -- you know that don't want to be in May because it's very much to sausage making process when you actually describe that sausage making process of politics.
People care about outcomes they don't cares much about some of the -- is to is to how you get there.
And I would say anytime you explain in India often times the wall politics generally you're -- and if -- in the process to explain and how you did or didn't get to where you are on earmarks in general you -- and I think we saw that lesson was.
Yeah storm -- you make a great point listen I have a comment here from Charles -- He's as governor Sanford do you feel that -- was able to regain some mode deal last night and you feel that Rick.
Felt like saying crap at times during the debate.
Yeah -- I.
-- -- at particular feeling he's aspiration across Rick's face when he said -- you know I guess.
Romney made the case.
That because -- supported that is it -- and -- supported Arlen Specter.
Within six years later when Arlen Specter voted for.
Abolish health care package you -- the reason it happened.
He was -- you know sort of dumb innovative photo unwittingly net and that -- it hey who has befuddled.
But let that -- yes I mean I think it probably Romney did come out ahead he did you would gain some levels momentum.
And I think that Rick unforced who was cut -- the weeds basically because he's been there and responding to different accusations that were coming literally from all sides.