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Millions of Americans the look around it can only see jobs that can't get.
And bills that they but they can't pay I have a message.
You have not failed.
You have a president that's failed you and that's okay.
Does it looks right now.
We're gonna get at least a couple of gold medals.
And -- hall past the fullest silver medals.
We can we can add to Iowa.
Now Oklahoma and Tennessee -- Okay.
We have wanted to in the west the midwest.
And the south and were ready to win -- across this country.
And that was the sounds of the winners from last night's Super Tuesday contest ten states.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
In his hometown of Boston.
Laying it down on President Obama giving -- -- under Romney like a very loud roar out of the crowd up there and that was Rick Santorum.
Back in mr.
power plays childhood.
Upper Ohio valley stomping grounds of -- mill Ohio.
Telling folks this thing's just get -- warmed up.
And this is power play.
Internet I can say this I can say this without fear of you correcting me.
Is that there is nobody better that we could have with us today at this.
Exact moment than Ed well it's a pleasure do you know why Ed Rollins is the perfect person to have with us the fact that he instigation is other than the fact that he has.
Advised Republicans dating back many decades it is one of the wise men.
But Ed Rollins has been in this exact moment before because the day after Super Tuesday.
In 2000 NA Mike Huckabee stood on the precipice and said look what I -- Right look at everything I got and he won a bunch of state and anyone Tennessee and he won in Oklahoma are no he'd lost in Oklahoma but but made a good showing.
So if you're if you're advising Rick Santorum today what do you tell him.
Well Santorum has has moved to where he really is the alternative I mean Gingrich needs to get out of the race as quick as he can -- -- goes hey -- I -- his home state.
He may win one other state but he's not going to be not -- -- a a resurgence of third time.
He proved it with limited resources he could win.
And he did that last night in some places people would expect and the Tennessee -- it's particularly nice it's a good it's a good win.
But I think the key thing here is is Romney's marching on it's not may not be the way he wants to win it.
I'm an old -- do you like when -- -- but a decision is what he's gonna end up with.
And he's executed very well he's want to come back and won two very hard states' mission -- -- highly you know so well.
Any any did we had to do it went up.
Well and it's Anderson when you look at Ohio we were talking about this -- when you look at the map what Mitt Romney did to win Ohio.
Was tight together.
The three metropolitan areas in the way that he needed to do it and he ran up the score in Cincinnati.
And did surprisingly well in the Cincinnati X Serbs.
Kept those from flipping and by the way will be joined by congressman.
Who represents that district.
We're gonna talk to him later about how his how his people voted congressman Michael turner will be here but.
The that the question and it is.
Can Romney continue to do this these are hard wins these are expensive wins.
Doing it this way is tough can he keep it up.
Well -- yes keep it up he has no choice and and I think at the end of the day he is as we get another month six weeks into this we start going to the big states that have winner take all.
You know he's got got a couple rough weeks when you look at the schedule here he's not gonna do much and the next week obviously as we go south.
And I think in any interpretation will be can't win of the south that's critical reason but my sense is he'll have the 1144 at the end of the day.
-- politics I spoke his name NF as if by magic he appeared congressman Michael Turner who joins us from the key NN.
House office building congressman so here's the question your people your constituents voted for Mitt Romney last night.
They've -- they were -- that and your part of Ohio down in southwestern Ohio up towards.
North of Cincinnati.
Is a big breadbasket of Republican votes but they're the kind of voters that Rick Santorum was really targeting.
Lot of middle class voters lot of factory workers you have big manufacturing sector there.
Well I think Mitt Romney's message of experience accomplishments -- resonated.
People know that.
You know the economy struggling and Ohio -- struggling people know this is about jobs -- a lot of people told me as I was going door to door over the weekend during the campaign.
But they weren't just worried about themselves and their local economy they -- -- about their children they were about what type of economic future and there are going to be an end to their kids.
I think that was a very important issue in and how that term but in Ohio -- important.
Not just as a swing state but it's also Bellwether statement Romney's win there makes a big difference because it shows that he can win and a diverse state where his message is heard when he's there.
You can make a difference in turnaround -- I think guy that was his big win.
Now one of the big surprises of election night is one of your colleagues down there from southwestern.
Ohio Jean Schmidt.
Who represents -- district in Cincinnati and then down along the Ohio River lost out in -- contested primary.
What happened there.
-- really -- decision -- has has certainly served her or community well and in redistricting of course.
There's so many of the members of congress received a new communities to run and right and so the discourse in the dialogue.
In -- begins again Hamachi -- serve congress well it is certainly server community well.
Okay now we should why I should point out Internet.
As you are now pointing out to me that that the congressman turner you endorse Mitt Romney and help him try to win right.
Absolutely okay that really that he's got the experience he's not only knows what -- to do list is determined the community around in the country around.
He has I experience -- to do.
Okay so we got that we have to ask this of -- of all the members of congress who come on the show these days.
There's one piece of work really big piece of work that is left for you guys this year.
This election year and it's a massive transportation bill the current funding for the transportation.
In the United States including the national gasoline tax expires at the end of this month.
We're hearing some mixed signals.
Roads are a huge issue for your district.
What the -- gonna happen.
You know I think.
In congress everybody understands that that this transportation bill isn't its job production -- it's not just the issue of the jobs that are produced.
From building infrastructure -- our infrastructure is essential to movement of goods.
And and the commerce that supports our economy so with that I think there's going to be you know coming together on a bill that they can move forward.
People know that this is something that has to get -- that we can move.
Our transportation for.
Well all right congressman we are very grateful that you make time of course congratulations on your your help to Mitt Romney last night good night for you -- it.
So there was thank you okay thanks very much right now Ed Rollins.
Talking about these downscale voters and I say that of course with love downscale voters I've been -- downscale voters timer to in my life.
So the question is this.
Santorum did well in Tennessee.
-- -- southern state as a Roman Catholic from Pennsylvania that's good.
But then when we drill down on Ohio and we look at places.
Like the Dayton area -- the northern suburbs of Cincinnati.
And especially it blew my mind Mahoney -- which is Youngstown right and then and.
Up to war and he lost -- -- that's next to his old district those are blue collar Reagan Democrats.
What's why is -- -- -- connecting with those folks I think part of it may have been simply.
He didn't spend that kind of resources yeah that was spent by the Romney people.
Whom clearly outspent him 4521 at least -- on the final numbers this point in time.
And I'm not sure is targeting was as good he should have really spent a lot of time a lot of energy in that area.
And I think he didn't.
And trying to run up the score a little bit absolutely and and and compensate -- it's it's -- with.
When when you are outgunned as as -- form is going to be.
At every turn it's -- it's it's hard to know where to -- your resources you know when you're used the stuff -- time and money at the key the key resources and he isn't it limited of both.
Powell I think what you know how great our viewers are they're really great.
Other than the fact it's obvious to me that I -- -- -- -- -- But not as big issues as Ed Rollins for sure but.
Did -- the point is there a way that you can compare and contrast the election cycle this year and the 1936.
Isn't the same thing taking shape.
How about that.
Well fortunately for me I didn't really Begin life until 1943.
Yeah you're the man I know you managed that campaign all right I've been around about -- about healthy I think that it Lincoln's -- A I think that the key the key thing I think -- and then as a student of history -- -- 36 is very very critical race and now and let's see was that.
What's his name from Kansas.
-- -- his his daughter ended up being a senator.
So soon we forget how that's average the JD the point I'm sorry work and what doesn't work or sale anyone here what are your brilliant people here will come.
Alf Landon -- -- thank you thank you I got Kansas I knew that I knew that part.
And me and Nancy Kassebaum was his daughter and that -- Howard Baker.
You know I I I think he was a mid -- race you know my my my sense is this is more going to my history.
This is more.
Sort of the beginning of the -- -- battle and 64 William establishment types.
Weren't happy with him.
Eighty George Bush being the establishment candidate and others.
Reagan winning and out and then Reagan sort of put the umbrella over the whole party we've reached out -- reached out on -- on the -- and and the critical thing here and and and if I -- any advice to Mitt Romney and and I'm not part of his team so I can see it's it's.
Free advice it's worth what it's like yeah.
Yes he has to start basically not just reaching out to rural areas -- conservatives he is to start softening his tone and bringing these people and she's still that a slog this thing through and when it.
But he I don't want it on a higher tone and that he's done it it instead of just -- -- and I will say this.
I see less Al the danger here for Mitt Romney is less Alf Landon.
And is more Thomas.
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