Sarah Palin slams GOP race for bickering pettiness
Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu weighs in
- Duration 5:21
- Date Mar 2, 2012
Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu weighs in
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-- -- -- -- down overtaxed not letting up in an interview with Greta Van Susteren -- I made a -- in the latest party leader -- the rip the home.
Of this GOP race.
Outlast consume high -- wet so wouldn't words so tired of the -- within that GOP process says.
You know that the folks are bickering back and forth about.
Different saddened tactics taken within their campaigns and in this nominating process.
But is -- the process whether justified or not actually hurting the process right now.
-- governor apps are at a big Romney supporter Johnson and governor good to have you.
How created a -- our prayers go out to those folks in the midwest and the south.
It's a tough day for them and and we hope they come through well absolutely -- considered -- governor on do you share of governor Palin's view on on this.
You know rip rip them up the right amount process of -- -- the candidates that it's hurting the party.
You certainly wish it didn't happen like that but the fact is is politics has become a real contact sport and I think one of the things you have to do.
That as as you go through and make comparisons things get stretched every once in awhile and sometimes candidates go a little further than they should.
But I do think we're about sixty days into this.
I think as this thing begins to clear up -- the rhetoric will come down and -- start getting ready to go after.
What is really a horrible economy under the lack of leadership of the Obama administration.
You know there's -- -- that I do but it did George Bush senior and his son had -- effectively wrapped up.
Their respective nominations by now -- the very latest April.
I don't think so and and I don't think even on the democratic side it was wrapped up last year when they had a contested one.
The they that the primary started in January as I say were about 59 or sixty days from the start.
And and what has happened this year -- is the rules are different right this much more proportionality so people should stop and -- -- And understand that he is a process and and we may not love it.
But we got to go through it Mitt Romney is done well he's picking up his delegates he said right from the start it's -- long slog.
And and he's gonna pick up on weekly basis studying.
You know Super Tuesday and on a chunk of delegates here and a chunk there until they get to the 1143.
To play on its list of of of the Reagan years governor this president is.
-- apparently are working on the idea what might not be morning in America.
It's looking like -- light in America and -- things are better than they were the trend is their friend.
Things are going their way and that puts Republicans -- a bit of a pickle.
Does -- ability goes all the way to the Oval Office -- -- got to do is -- they obviously don't agree with that does drive custody of pomp and take a look at the little sign above the -- And and then tell the president that you happy with four dollars and thirty cent gasoline.
That you're happy where they -- how can have an administration that thinks eight point 3% is good.
This country has got real problems and it needs a real leader like Mitt Romney who has led -- state who was led things in the private sector.
To go in and fix it.
You know that we -- looking at a primary process here and the two leading contenders now are are Mitt Romney former governor.
And and Rick Santorum former senator why in God's name would you send another former senator.
-- as little experiences.
As Barack Obama.
Into the breach you need somebody who said CEO experience who's led a statement as senator he didn't you -- it's not as if he was there -- sort of violence does Barack Obama he's got well some some some dirt under issues.
Well well what's the difference between six or ten or twelve years have been experiences compared with three years of inexperience it's all an experience so you're -- heading generally OK so you're saying exactly it is appearances is what matters.
Look you've got you were talking to Governor Huckabee today about what's happening with the hurricane with -- the tornadoes.
You know you learn as a governor that you've got pins in tough situations like this to lead.
You've got to mobilize things you've got to give confidence to the people that you are doing things you gotta talk about the problem.
But you have to do in such a way that you don't create panic.
That's a leadership component that you learn you know learn that the senate.
So this kind of talk -- certain whether justified or not governor it's kind of -- start Alan was saying that it can be more harmful than helpful do you agree that.
Not long run in the short run it's painful but we have eight months.
Until the election.
And as soon as we clear this this nomination prizes up in about 456.
You're gonna have seven months left and then that's seven months the Republican nominee which I am convinced will be Mitt Romney.
Will be defining the difference between how you fix the problems that this country has and how you how you unfortunately.
Have a president who's done nothing to lead this country out of problems and I think what you're going to have.
Is a real debate on two different styles of governing and two different philosophies of economics.
All right governor we'll watch closely thank you very much.