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The -- -- sell a surprising -- close rice Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi question are you gonna win the mile.
I think -- when both were campaigning very aggressively in most states.
As as almost everywhere else you start.
A little bit behind because of Romney's money in the wintertime he's advertising.
And then as you campaign you catch up putting pretty rapidly.
And I think we're probably pulling ahead in both states right now.
About that a -- Newt Gingrich getting ready for what some argue could be his last stand or could it.
This -- is that regardless of Tuesday's results season until the convention in August is a Georgia native he would appear to have an edge in Mississippi and Alabama voting tomorrow but right now.
Mitt Romney has a slight edge in some of the polling.
Our Robert Bentley is the governor of Alabama the governor is with me.
From his home state sir good morning to you who who's making an impression do you believe.
In your state governor.
Well thank you bill for having me own I believe that.
Mitt Romney is doing well simply because I think most people perceive that he is the one that can -- President Obama.
Newt Gingrich and also Santorum are doing well because I think they're splitting the conservative vote in there in the wing of the Republican Party here.
Do you think Mitt Romney's religion will be an issue in your state governor.
Well I think that say a very subtle issue that probably.
May be a problem in many states not just an Alabama.
But I do believe that Republicans are looking to see who can when the presidency.
And they're gonna look at that more than anything else.
Do you think new Gingrich has to win Alabama.
To stay viable and initially that was the argument that was made that was pulled back a little bit what's your view -- that governor.
Well I think it's very important that he wins Alabama he can win the south he probably cannot win -- denomination.
If -- -- a split decision say lost Alabama and one Mississippi eight.
There's not a strong enough argument -- it.
You know I don't know I think that.
Mitt Romney has so far ahead in delegates than he does have a lot of money.
It's going to be difficult for anyone to -- With Rick Santorum down there he argues that he did Gingrich out it becomes a two man race.
And then the there's a clarity drawn between these two men.
I don't know what Santorum restraint is down there but does he have that kind of support you're -- in Alabama.
Well Santorum is a very conservative socially conservative candidate and I think that he has a lot of support and Alabama simply because he's very conservative.
Of social -- social issues.
All right with the Republican race overall back.
Do you think it's good or bad that this contest lingers.
I think it's good I think it's it's good for all candidates even though it makes it very difficult.
On the ones who -- in the race.
It really strengthens the candidates they if they can get through a very difficult primary which they're doing in the present time they'll make them stronger can if that's the case and how much longer do you think it's okay to go.
Why is -- April or may errors at all you know we we go through this talk.
Well you know we go through this almost every four years.
And you know people last time -- skiing.
Of the candidates to get out and you know I think having a long primary is five I know that.
It but it it happens the candidates and in all questions there will be asked could well have been at.
We shall see Robert Bentley thank you for your time -- a big -- down there tomorrow thank you for spending some -- your time with us today.
And I should point out you have not endorse either of these gentlemen.
We'll see in time whether that changes thank you -- that's correct --
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