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Voters heading to the polls in Michigan and Arizona today take a look at the delegates up for grabs thirty in Michigan and in Arizona the winner takes all at 29.
Somebody would like to win both those states is Mitt Romney joins us right now from Michigan when -- -- governor.
That morning you guys well a couple of days ago you predicted that you would win in Michigan and Arizona you still gonna win -- Michigan.
Sure plan out of its it's obviously an uphill battle I was fifteen points down this ten days ago but were American progress.
Last debate really helped a lot so.
I'm hoping to pick up a lot of delegates today they governor has you know like yesterday robo calls it was found out the robo calls -- -- -- -- it was a big secret.
Says Santorum had paid to get Democrats.
Out in the polls to vote for him.
I not vote for you essentially do you feel -- -- that is a fair tactic.
Well it's a dirty trick gets it's outrageous to see Rick Santorum team up with the Obama people.
And go lot after union labor in Detroit to get -- get them to vote against me.
Look we don't want Democrats deciding who our nominee is going to be we want Republicans deciding who our nominee is going to be I know why Obama doesn't want meted face him.
But I just think it's outrageous and and disgusting a terrible dirty trick at the last hour by the way.
Late in the afternoon of the day before the election may be hoping no one would notice.
They start sending out calls to Democrats union members telling him to go under the Republican primary and vote against Mitt -- -- This is this is reminiscent of the dirty tricks of the past and it's got to add that I think Rick Santorum has a lot of explaining to do.
All right so he did respond last night he was on with Sean Hannity I want you to listen to this.
And then we'll have another question.
What he runs a a robo call.
Of my voice from four years ago.
I'm saying good things about him that -- not a low moment.
And and when -- -- -- call basically saying calling Democrats are eligible to vote here.
To vote for us.
That's a local encouraging people to come and vote for us because we talk about our manufacturing plant and what we're gonna do to create jobs it's a very positive Robocop.
So he says the senator says a governor.
That the reason he decided to do that was because he would.
Need to democratic -- never Democrats to vote for him in the general election that's his excuse -- -- -- difference though between.
What he's doing and the other negative advertising that you and other candidates have done.
What he's doing is asking Democrats to cabin of the Republican primary vote against me that's what he did it was not a positive ads saying how he would be the best Democrat.
-- how -- be lined up with -- look I know we voted against right to work laws and -- -- -- voted in favor of keeping Davis -- so he's teamed up with big labor before.
But teaming up -- Barack Obama's people they're running ads here as well against me.
This is said this is a new low for his campaign and that's saying stuff like.
Marriage is to get a new lows let's talk about pull out to other Rasmussen has a poll.
The president has his lowest approval in about a month.
Right now oh when it comes -- approval 26%.
Strongly approve forty east 2% strongly disapprove.
And then when you and take a look at the president vs a number of Republicans you actually beat him.
By two points Ron Paul also beats him by two you -- -- beat.
Santorum by two and then Newt Gingrich handily what do you make of this latest Rasmussen polls -- Well polls bounce all over the place but I think the reason that I've been able to get more more support the national level.
Is people recognize this is gonna come down to a race about the economy.
And who can create the jobs that America needs and I spent my life in the real economy the other guys are good guys but they they really haven't spent time in the economy.
I think in some cases senator Santorum is so shown himself to be an economic lightweight and I I don't think people want to nominate an economic lightweight to go up against the president -- Also as an economic lightweight and has made it very hard for America to get working again governor do you think the president was being used now by saying it's in America it's every American stream to go to college like Rick Santorum said.
You know I'd say that people should have a choice to do whatever they like to do in their life if they want to go to college they should have that opportunity.
If they want -- a different course in life not go to college maybe start a business maybe go to and a bit of trade or another profession.
That's their right to I don't know -- call -- -- -- but.
But I think -- the American people should have -- -- choice to do whatever they acted like with their life.
And from one of the big topics that people have been talking about in the last week and maybe before that but suddenly the media's talking about it as well as the gas prices and how they keep going up -- up.
So the national average now has hit three dollars and 71 cents a gallon.
What do you think about whether or not a president.
Can actually affect the price of gas and what do you think about Newt Gingrich is planned for two dollars and fifty cents a gallon gas he says he can.
Do that would you do something differently.
Well what -- we all recognize that it would be nice get gas prices down and the best way we can get prices down and we can keep money in this country rather than going to other countries.
Is to develop our own oil resources in this country to bring in the Keystone Pipeline from Canada.
To also take advantage of our natural gas in this country which is plentiful it could be used for long haul trucks and for.
Fleets of trucks in cities but we can have an impact the the expense of of oil in this country obviously there's a world price that's going to affect what happens here.
But this president has failed us once again one of the reasons our economy is having such difficulty is -- high price of oil high price of gasoline.
And he's done nothing to help he's made it harder.
Keep those prices down governor if you win the popular vote but lose the delegates the delegate total at the end of the Michigan tally.
When you consider that a victory.
How look I want to get as many delegates I can get.
And I'm hoping tonight that I end up with more delegates than anybody else.
At this stage it looks like that's gonna be the case that's what I need this is about delegates this is -- -- getting the most delegates -- I know that some guys -- the media looking for other stories but for me it's who gets the delegates to become the nominate.
Sure and governor before believe I just noticed your your father is looking over your shoulder right there great in 68.
It's hard to rhyme with twelve isn't it.
If there's not a lot the developer -- with twelve that's I guess.
I guess I feel I guess I feel that that my mom and better -- look at over my shoulder a good deal these days and it's.
It's great to be back in the place of my birth and and I have so many people come up to me and say -- remember my dad it.
Give me memorabilia from his old campaigns it's it's very -- and will he is over your shoulder literally right now -- governor thank you very much for joining this today good luck.
Thanks so much Steve you got to have Brian and I actually an -- and of course there's no time to dig deep breath is it's Super Tuesday the following week right I have -- well coming up.
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