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Well it may be the most important single day of the primary season so far with.
With ten states and 419.
Delegates up for grabs on Tuesday.
Rick Santorum is hoping to pull off a win in Ohio the biggest prize in the bunch with 63 delegates at stake.
And Newt Gingrich is counting on a victory in his home state of Georgia to keep his fading campaign afloat so camp.
Let's start -- Rick Santorum.
What does he need to do to win Ohio breakthrough and keep this race going.
Well as you said Michigan was very close in the the Santorum campaign has been arguing look this -- Mitt Romney's home state.
So the goal here is to win another big midwestern industrial heartland.
Ohio has something's going for Rick Santorum and has a higher percentage of a mile -- evangelical voters for instance and in Michigan uses that to bend the bulk of his support out there.
He also wants to -- down in a southern state like Tennessee and Oklahoma to show that he can win.
In the south.
-- and he's going to be making the argument.
That he is a more conservative alternative to mr.
Romney gets worked for him among these voters and that's what he's going to be putting in Ohio in some of these other states.
Is that lying I'm the most conservative the best.
Theme to to go for Santorum or does he need to do something else.
Oh I think in Ohio it probably has to do something else -- Ohio is.
I mean there's a reason why Ohio is such an important swing state it's extremely diverse state right it's not just all conservatives I mean you've Ohio native speaking here about yeah.
And -- -- more complicated since I live there I mean you've got all of these -- cities note sort of upper middle class people of grown up.
Around places like Columbus and Cincinnati.
And yet you have Catholics in Cincinnati you have blue collar workers up and around Cleveland and Toledo.
Much of the state is rural and so it's very complicated place by and large Republicans who have won there.
Have been conservative but basically moderate and temperament Rob Portman John case it Robert -- going -- George Voinovich I mean they're not everyone's kind of conservative but -- Ohio's.
And conservative the bigger picture here though is that Santorum public house to Ohio and I agree that he can win one of these that -- state.
Mitt Romney doesn't have to on Super Tuesday he's probably gonna win Massachusetts Virginia Vermont is -- -- -- and as southern the other -- -- on the ballot in Virginia.
You're never Reyes area you know mixed -- -- -- and a must win situation similar to Newt Gingrich being probably in a must win situation for Georgia.
Romney still has the organization the money to go forward after Super Tuesday even if he doesn't want -- -- What about Newt Gingrich and Dorsey.
You talk to the candidate on occasion when you play -- -- us what's his strategy.
It's it's clear to me anyway I would that this is not from -- -- that.
He's working his way to it saying I leave the race if I don't win my home state.
I can see that being fed into his audience but let's say he does win Georgia and -- it doesn't really good lady goes.
He goes forward he goes forward to the end as long as the money from the state of some carries him this and Nevada casino.
-- who was so funding has packed yes and and I have to say that and he -- -- Honor bound to say as he said before if you can't -- your home state you don't belong in the days.
-- yet Jason -- to -- that even if he does when Georgia I mean what has he proven that he can win his home state that is a regional candidate who can win in the south.
Which is where Republicans are gonna win no matter who the nominee is anyway -- -- Gingrich is and a very tough position.
Kim you wrote about to Gingrich this weekend you said he's got a pretty good energy message.
What is he doing.
Isn't what he's trying to do the winless in his strategy here you win Georgia and you when -- you do well in some of the nearby states Oklahoma Tennessee.
You get enough delegates to give you a justification for staying -- And he is assuming it's gonna give him another turn in the limelight and when he gets there he wants to be talking about his energy plan which is some silly stop arguing that he can bring gas prices down to two dollars and fifty cents which is.
Not necessarily anything -- candidate can do but his bigger point is that this is a big contrast with Obama -- the fall.
There is an energy shift in this country that we could be creating millions of jobs and that this is something Obama is not there and it's a strong messages -- And -- -- -- -- I think Romney's economic message to perform very well on Tuesday why.
Unemployment in Georgia it is nine and a half percent.
All right in Ohio it's 8% in Tennessee it's eight and a half percent if I'm right that the guy with the strongest economic most apparent economic message is going to.
Do well I think Romney can have a very good -- Tuesday Ohio is very important.
For Santorum in particular because it's a little more economically downscale Dorsey and Michigan -- big proportion Michigan voters who made -- more than a 100000 dollars remarkably in the Republican primary and in Ohio a lot less.
Well off voters.
I don't lot more culturally conservative voters so this is this is for our prime territory for Santorum.
Yes so I keep hearing -- but of course it doesn't know I mean the pitch that he made recently within.
Simply made for that kind of audience which is college what a snob Obama wants you to go to college.
That is the kind of play that may be absent some enthusiasm but -- extremely sophisticated even if you don't have a college education they knowing that being felt.
I agree with that but that's one of Romney's weaknesses let's face it that's where he doesn't do as well as Santorum that simply.
That's simply the fact.
Yes well wish.
We know this Romney.
Competed in a comparison head to head with the president does much better than anyone in Ohio and everywhere else I -- well.
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