Impact of Super Tuesday on GOP race
RNC chair Reince Priebus weighs in
- Duration 3:56
- Date Mar 6, 2012
RNC chair Reince Priebus weighs in
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Here's the question everyone seems to be asking will Super Tuesday decide the GOP nomination or will this race go on.
Joining us now runs -- the chairman of the Republican National Committee I know you are neutral observer here not picking winners but are you predicting winners.
No I'm not predicting winners John but you know I think tonight's -- going to be great -- Day for our nomination process having over 400 delegates at stake so far we've only awarded a 175.
Minister really kicks things in -- high gear very quickly and that's why they call -- Super Tuesday.
You have read the criticisms that these Republican candidates have been tearing each other apart and hurting the party's eventual nominee when it comes to November.
What do you think about that.
Well in -- that's funny because I was just looking over some actually had the research department here look at this and.
Just show -- reading -- a couple headlines from years ago four years ago this is what they were saying about.
The Democratic Party Hillary Clinton Barack Obama they said.
In New York Times this is a present for McCain as the other side fights.
Democratic dead heat not good news says Howard Dean McCain -- media advisor says Democrats are hurting themselves.
And guess what happened Hillary Clinton Barack Obama bought all the way through the end of June and Barack Obama didn't have any trouble at all beating us.
As you know John I happen to believe that this primary.
Battle is a good thing for our party.
I don't think it's a good thing for us to put everyone to sleep -- -- nomination process and then march along all through the spring.
And most of summer without anyone talking about our candidates and then trying to go be the candidate.
When Barack Obama who's going to raise a billion dollars the fight is good and it will produce and they -- great result.
For -- in November so you're not one of those who says that one or more of these candidates needs to get out of the race after today's results.
Well I mean not a different question I think that the candidates have to decide for themselves.
After tonight or next to -- -- I'm asking what I'm asking -- I'm sorry I'm asking from the standpoint of the party do you feel like there's room in in the races ahead for four candidates to soldier on.
Well I think it depends on the resolve -- -- I think each candidates made some of their wrong.
Predictions and limitations that they need to overcome.
But ultimately it comes down to.
They're wrong path way to get into 11144.
Delegates the money that they have and a bank and whether they can compete elect.
Every week we have another state that the media claims is the must win state I mean last week it was Michigan this week it's Ohio.
Each candidate is going to have to decide for themselves what's a must win and what's not and I think this thing's gonna shake out.
You know within the next month month and a half two months and and we're gonna have a nominee and and this summer's going to be long and so is the fallen people gonna planning at time.
To hear from -- candidate in Barack Obama.
Especially in the media world that we live in today in America you mentioned the president his approval ratings are on the rise they're back up around 50% do you think he is beatable.
Well not just is unbeatable John -- look at would get Gallup does a tracking -- every day in and look at what they said last week on Thursday or Friday.
The president loses to both.
I think it was Santorum and Romney -- in -- margin of error with that with Newt Gingrich and you and Ron Paul to.
And he's also losing in almost every battleground state across America itself.
Not only are we raising more money than we've ever raised before but our candidates are beating the president head to head already and we're not even campaigning.
Across the country -- -- -- the head of the Republican National Committee.
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