Southern states Gingrich's last chance?
2012 candidate weighs in on primaries
- Duration 5:55
- Date Mar 13, 2012
2012 candidate weighs in on primaries
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It is a showdown in the south today with Alabama and Mississippi both holding primaries but.
What does Newt Gingrich say to those who say the southern states are his last turn rock.
Didn't join the south presidential candidate who knew -- good morning to mr.
Good morning it's good to if you so what do you say to those who say you have -- I get I guess I sentiment is pretty long a raw.
-- gonna go from here to Louisiana we have.
Kentucky and Arkansas coming up we have Texas which is the second biggest delegation.
Little refer to Southern California in the end so I think -- a long stretch ahead of us were also of non -- places like Wisconsin Delaware Pennsylvania.
Will be no I don't vote all the way to Tampa.
Now yet Missouri -- thirty Mississippi with 37 and then you have.
47 delegates at stake for Alabama.
Some wonder in the -- not many people are surprised that you're among the front runners are you surprised that number two with Mitt Romney.
A little bit although I think the you have to be here to see the sheer weight of his money.
You don't have as much Wall Street backing as he does.
And his many billionaires in the super practicing -- you can compete almost in the legislature way to of robo calls direct mail advertising what have you.
But as the front runner.
Nationally he's probably gonna get third or less of the delegates tonight.
That's a pretty weak showing for a so called front runner and I think it.
Illustrates why is that in long long time -- -- has -- Kansas badly to a Santorum I think he's gonna lose tonight here in Alabama Mississippi.
Try to stay gradually we know you called Mitt Romney a weak front runner one of the weakest since 1920 but he was here yesterday Mitt Romney.
Here's what he said in response to that.
If I'm weak front runner what does that make they're Gingrich because -- well ahead of him but ultimately I believe I'm gonna become the nominee and the reason is.
We want to have someone who can actually beat Barack Obama.
Both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum spent their life in Washington.
And if people think you just need to have the same people go back in different chairs and fix that place I think they're wrong they want someone from outside Washington to go fix it I'm going to.
-- -- -- -- respond to mr.
-- -- First of -- I think given way to his negative money all of us have a challenge getting our messages across the fact is you look at who the lobbyists give to -- Mitt Romney.
Look at who the insiders give to -- Mitt Romney couldn't Wall Street -- suit -- Mitt Romney.
As governor when he signed Romney care community say was his number one collaborator Ted Kennedy.
Romney care is the forerunner to Obama care.
The idea that the Republicans have try to beat Obama here was somebody who authored Romney care strikes me is in the -- the -- -- how how you can distinguish the debate.
Between those two so I think I think what's gonna happen so have the most delegates but not a majority.
I think you know when we're done with -- after Texas where they don't do very very well and California which is the last big state to vote we have about a sixty day discussion.
And people have to look at who could really beat Barack Obama and I think that'll be a very.
The -- historically for you guys the most interest and possible process leading up to a real convention.
So obviously even after tonight you're still in this race that's a message that we're getting from you today.
I want and bring you to not what when nobody can argue with you about is that you're a man of many ideas.
And you came out with these two dollar and fifty cent gas video a couple weeks ago.
And now you're you're engaging the White House to actually have discussions about this.
This president's spokesperson Jay Carney has criticized your gas plant and he really raise the rhetoric yesterday actually calling you.
A liar residence.
This president is absolutely committed to reducing to doing everything we -- to.
Mitigate the effect of high gas prices on American families and and to lower gas prices what he is not willing to do.
Is to look the American people in the dying claim that there is a strategy by which he can guarantee the price of gas will be two dollars and fifty cents at the -- on any politician.
-- does that.
It is line.
And your response.
-- -- so I'm prepared to.
Debate the president any gas station America.
And you refinery in America in front of any pomp and American.
I don't debate his spokesman aren't -- for Barack Obama's responsible for the high price against the he is followed -- deliberately anti American energy policy.
He believes in fantasyland where what companies like Solyndra somehow magically gonna solve things is answer in two speeches recently was algae.
You know we -- drilling doesn't work but -- -- does every American -- put out generic car this year and I'm not against biofuels but this is an absurdity.
The president cited natural gas.
That national gas has been found by drilling.
The fact is we do have a big explosion and amount of natural gas available.
If the price of gasoline dropped as much as the price of natural gas has dropped maybe a dollar thirteen gallon.
That's a fact.
I was somebody in the white house press corps would have the courage to ask the president directly.
How does he think we've found natural gas he senses in his speeches he says it's gonna -- 600000 new jobs all that's a function of drilling.
And by the way ironically yesterday the Wall Street Journal reporter Steve Moore reported.
That the amount of oil we now think is available North Dakota has jumped 450 million barrels got -- us Geological Survey.
Of available oil that's great -- that's doubled the US reserve mr.
speaker this is a terrible.
I'm gonna let me get some energy for the rest today you're gonna have a long night and I know from your -- you think it's going to be a great night thanks so much for joining us this morning.