Barbara Bush on why she supports Romney
Former first lady phones 'The Five'
- Duration 10:31
- Date Mar 5, 2012
Former first lady phones 'The Five'
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But we don't often have guests on this program but -- do we have a very special person joining us today.
The bottom -- would like to welcome our former First Lady Barbara Bush who joins us by phone from Houston Texas she's just back from the first lady's conference she attended with her daughter in law.
Laura Bush and her son former president George W.
Bush at SMU in Dallas today she's back in Houston mrs.
You've been very busy and all sorts of fronts on terrorism and attending that conference -- but you also had a little bit a time to talk about.
Why you think Mitt Romney should be the GOP nominee can you tell us a little bit about your relationship with the Romney's.
Well we don't know -- -- number of years -- And I did the mother and father of old now probably is the grandmother comment on the but it and it case -- you're not you know.
George Romney started really -- inspiration for the points of light.
And -- -- was so wonderful giving man and his son as the bank which they've been attacked in -- medic shot.
And -- really enjoyed them I love and Romney are great courage and she's just I just think they're great -- and I honestly bank.
He is the I have endorsed and -- -- yet of course but.
You -- I have endorsed obviously but.
He's he's just the a businessman.
Who will cope with the problems we have -- get job.
And business back to where it should.
And it could very wise man he's done a wonderful -- And sort of -- of people carrying him down because he is really great I think great men would be a great choice.
I ask you one more question before I turn it over to my friends here because -- daring they were different but well I just -- back on our and you think there -- a lot of campaigns and you.
For about lost so many campaigns congressional seats and senate races and president lost their races he's lost son anyone's son you.
The -- always loved campaigning.
No not -- golf.
Alberta really a but I'm worried about this campaign has.
But I really don't like it and I think it's too bad not very much from that -- as.
I guess is -- has -- -- endorsing George but -- The Barack got to look at it now but are you worried about inciting the GOP and -- I don't like -- -- I think it's.
But I don't like the -- Frankly the congress doesn't.
Compromise on things that get together aren't just worried about the fact and I think.
Route to of the press -- I don't think eight.
Works with the congress well it's quick to blame game instead of let's get in -- get something like and I think that Romney could do that.
I really do I think he could.
Make some think happened.
-- -- And I'm an attorney and Bob Beckel has a question for you here ms.
Chavez -- here.
I -- love you very much room for being here it's very very kind -- -- look of the prices depression in my mind for years now.
Does your husband ask if it's -- to jump out of airplanes.
Very good question and no absolutely not but you know lot.
Either -- I love it -- up.
And he's very safe trust me nobody it would -- -- be hurt and he says it's the most wonderful feeling.
And it also says he chose -- of -- have to clean it up a little bit of old guys.
And -- stuff you don't have that common -- -- -- -- -- You gotta admit you must feel a little nervous -- -- -- she watched him come now from this guy.
You know pretty -- and somewhat flat out he's got to -- what it not.
I had the should have been left -- right.
Let me ask you got a much better -- Got -- of the -- follow up question on.
Mitt Romney who you know quite well that the the -- On Romney is that he doesn't connect well with the average voters out there that I've got a little -- about that a lot of it is she's been beat up a lot by.
In this press in this -- -- primary system but why is it do you think.
That's -- case that the perception is that and is a perception wrong.
Very -- and I don't -- that -- -- sensitive about this but I think the press has really built that up it is not true.
War -- each of whom they didn't like it Derek -- botched and don't feel that I think depressed is Doug -- has been through.
I thought that of the rest of the work.
The precedent that's okay but they shouldn't do it but they're.
At a -- just I don't -- given him a fair shake correctly.
bush does have Kimberly Guilfoyle here to is a wonderful working mom raising a young five year old son and there's a great amazing talent.
I has been in politics and also been a prosecutor and she has a question and former First Lady the little place -- -- San Francisco huh.
It's not politics.
Such a budget chatty on the program that they admire here is likely ally at the table I was when it what is ice he would have to -- to and Romney going forward -- -- -- this have been.
Quite a contentious campaign season.
We can only expect that it might get much worse you know unfortunately.
What would you say to her in terms of her role in how she can best help her husband.
I think she has I think she -- sort of that Cubans side.
You know people are so tough on the wives and and it's a wonderful woman you know she has.
Multiple sclerosis and spent I think three years on her back in the bed -- she discovered that riding horseback brought her back.
And she never talked about that she never lie.
Cheat I introduced her -- Something in Houston -- epic epic and it's far better which is wonderful and no whining no complaining and I think she showed.
People the warm side of -- you know not everybody -- George Bush look at it that.
Heck I -- I don't want to -- but he got mrs.
bush -- wanna say thank you very much for joining the program love having on.
Big fan of your sons as well and your husband.
I represent a very I -- a guessing it's a that the far right to conservative movement and frankly the conservative movement is it has a little bit of a concern over Mitt Romney's.
Flip flopping he made -- has had the same.
Beliefs that he has today in the years ago when he was governor of Massachusetts.
He knew cleared up for the conservative side -- I learned about his -- So rare that got the truth is -- do what you have to it and make it work.
And he grown in his beliefs.
-- -- one just always believed.
The same thing it's stuck with it.
Ever change your mind.
I think you'd you'd -- no good at all I don't think he's not -- -- but anyway.
I think he's wonderful -- -- I think he had to do what he had to do it lasted just it.
And that's what he -- for the Olympics amid he's done wonderful that that's -- I.
I'd never go into.
But that those staples that I don't think Mitt Romney put this together.
He's a business span he can do a good job so don't talk about back.
-- -- -- -- I'm so glad that you told him that haven't on the map for months that -- -- -- -- it.
Now before we ask you about and America America's.
Favorite former president George HW bush Greg Gutfeld is ours another final co host and he had a quick question for you.
-- -- bush great to have you here I'm curious my mother was born the same year you were born.
I'm glad it exactly.
And debts she's still in now she's a lot like you I was -- what is the appropriate Mother's Day gift.
For somebody born in 1925 every day is mother's.
Wouldn't that aren't prepared our.
Great so that means I don't have to get -- gifts.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- You all -- -- she's -- -- but at our house.
All of Barksdale.
-- -- Out in the end as every does not expect I think I'm gonna get our public education I'm against -- against -- I think it's commercial.
Whatever it I don't care about and yet and -- don't bank today.
-- -- those guys you want more pressure for much -- Bob back again is it sure that your president and Bill Clinton get along as well they look like they get along.
Don't but -- not.
Really can't go on -- -- very well I did George W get along very well yet because they're working for -- And bill is variously.
By but is -- while.
-- it shouldn't touch you care about the man the -- spent at a luncheon is in doubt they always taste in my -- -- but is really.
We'd like in very very much.
We just get one last word from you mrs.
bush about -- -- it -- everybody here wanted to send our regards.
Through you to the former president if you could just give us a quick update on how he's doing.
It's wonderful except it drags -- you know they've -- and they won't move.
Now that you know it's horrible for -- but he's such a good sport.
It looks beautiful in about thirty or shot at the base bill but is so wonderful.
Everybody should be -- luck -- -- married to George Bush.
Well that's an it's an amazing love story and I love looking back over today.
About how you met and all the things that you did and I remember at this summer before I had been to New York you talk to me about how much you love being here when he was ambassador to United Nations.
And so I'm here I'm trying to take advantage of it for your advice and getting out and -- the plays and walking this -- I'm just being walking the streets in New York not to hate George I love affair with New York -- every time someone threw a bomb that somebody of this is all.
But it was an ambassador.
I loved it clean -- every night I went out we both felt that -- like -- -- Well we -- -- and wrote -- and we let debug and thank you so much you're coming on today is.
Our rights are all right this is nice -- -- thank her very much she gives me the goosebumps.
We appreciate and cut.