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Have a nominee I going to be going up against pres Obama.
And he's -- he's put together an organization he says will raise about a billion dollars we have to have a nominee.
Who has the capacity to and the organization necessary to raise money to be competitive.
I intend to be very competitive with present Obama.
To make sure that we that we get our message out and that we -- this is this is not about a shoestring operation.
That was Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney appearing on FOX News Sunday with guest host Bret Baier.
In an interview talking about what he says will be the one billion dollar democratic juggernaut.
And certainly as Republicans have been running and Romney supporters have been talking they've made the president's campaign finance advantage.
A big part of the pitch that they need a money guy like Romney who can raise the big box.
To come back here.
And this is power play Charles -- from The Washington Times is with us for.
Charles what would you say about getting some some democratic perspective about the subject you think this is it would be advisable.
Think that bush -- it's amazing how.
Going into this -- in no way we would worry change the way Washington works works change.
You know all the hope and change.
If this president has done the same thing that George W.
Bush did that it -- -- -- it -- created a massive massive.
-- brother her the correct answer was yes we should get some democratic perspective on it because Alexis -- Johnson is in our New York studio right now and she is a Democrat.
And she knows about how campaigns raise money.
And she is a favorite guest of this year she's the executive director of the American values institute.
-- and how we doing today.
I'm hearing Democrats are you today good now we've got Charlie straightened out many innovative physical -- -- like.
Under the this -- brother -- -- make a good point.
That President Obama.
He is raising a ton of money and he is spending a lot of time doing it.
And based on.
What we read in the Washington -- what we've seen elsewhere.
He may have to keep doing that more and more to meet the kind of fund raising goals.
That he's laid out for itself.
Actually I think Chris that that right now it's very very early on in the campaign I think last time this cycle we were in a very heated primary -- -- up against.
Hillary Clinton and every single democratic donor every single person who even thought democratic in their -- -- have their checkbook out.
And we're in a very different time I mean you're right the economy is is is not doing so well.
And you know and so I think what -- what -- with Democrats are doing right now at least the big money donors are waiting to see.
What's gonna it shakeout from this from this.
Craziness of the GOP primary and then the side.
Couple -- know about your -- they're gonna camp.
I wonder the president has laid out of theory expensive.
Won't you know what he's doing.
Is very expensive and I want to share with you right now.
David Axelrod just tweeted.
That he can he's referring to Mitt Romney's campaign as -- -- creek.
And and -- Democrats are working hard president's campaign is working hard to say.
That no no no no it's because Mitt Romney going to have all of this money that they're going to need all of this money in Mitt Romney says he's going to need all this money because.
Obama has all of this money or have we sort of entered a little bit of a circular argument here.
I'm confused because I thought Mitt Romney was mr.
1% himself -- -- -- -- haven't funded my campaign.
I mean yeah of course -- gonna need need some money but you know what we have is is energy we have ground troops we have an infrastructure that's been built.
You know time and time again and so I think you know more than anything we have we have heart and that's that's gonna get -- a long way.
Now -- tell you guys do you pointing out that he conservatives have pointed out.
How much time president Obama's spins it raising money and he spends a lot of time raising money.
And as -- read today that he's struggling to get the big donors in the big donors are the ones who need the stroke and -- they want they expect a lot of attention before they write that 35000 dollar check.
But as you said all presidents do it it's part of the job right.
And everybody but also as you point -- he is spending enormous amounts money yeah well and and I.
It would argue that this is that he will end up having to spend a lot of money in and everyone is sort of writing off.
You know whether he goes up against Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney but I do think it is at the end it is going to be a lot tighter.
And you know who knows what kind of money into the Rubin is a statement Romney does want to being the nominee.
He can race but it is you sort of interest and you have even the Obama campaign making the argument that you know that you know -- people power not.
You we've got people and enthusiasm.
We that's the exact same argument to Rick santorum's victory.
-- good but largely because he does not happen.
And I think it has not been it hasn't really done the these sort of mathematical planning going into some of these primary -- let's say you do it.
You know actually what I say is that we we do have people power.
I'm a little uncomfortable -- the comparison with has been -- came.
Still but I know what I would tell you and I -- -- lot more organized by the but I think what we have that I think he's going to be really eggs it extremely important in in this -- is we actually have.
Female power we have women power and girl power and that I think is something that the other side does not happen at any huge way because I mean there's been this.
-- -- that is incredible attack on women.
And Santorum has been leading that -- I mean that's right.
-- -- -- -- So yeah.
Just ask this is it was just part of the thinking in in the brilliant job the Democrats did in making the contraception such a giant issue in the last couple of weeks.
It's really been it's it's been amazing how Republicans.
Had just been sort of spinning around.
Trying to recover from that but this is at the end of the day -- both that this thing is gonna come down to 22 women voters is -- I agree I think if they had a women voters it's gonna come down to win women money when you look at what that the number is.
Fund raising that EMILY's List is doing that Planned Parenthood is doing -- -- I think I think that's actually going to be is going to be -- the real the real fight is so who's ever.
Poised to capture those voters and I think we are -- well.
I think that's going to be a huge difference in fundraising events.
Internet Alexis real Johnson -- -- -- a woman continue to believe a democratic.
And -- beautifully the recipient -- our grateful thanks for making time for us today thanks -- and scared.
Right a little bit of housekeeping.
Brother -- the Internet is -- with us because we just had.
What if you -- dusty John -- a Santorum infomercial.
Not fair and -- online because we spent all that time who we're Alice Stewart.
It's it's it's appropriate for a -- -- -- the other side of it like well.
Here's what I would say and we apologize that we were not able to have that balance inside the segment.
By what we aim to do here.
Is let these operatives let these folks spiel -- -- a little bit so that we can see it and when we have people like.
Injury assault from the Romney campaign or whomever -- we try to give them the opportunity to do that so dusty John were.
We we here yet and to that point.
-- -- says this -- Santorum attract the voters from younger population that do not share his convictions great treat for traditional family values.
And quite obviously -- off.
There's a lot of truth in what you say because as you look at Illinois and we're about to look at Illinois but as you look at the Illinois primary that's coming up.
I did an interest -- test last night it median age.
First this level of conservatism.
By -- looking at how old folks work and Rick Santorum does a lot better.
With older voters that he does with younger folks.
But it but the I do you think it had ended the day.
Democrats are going to give -- they can't make this race about.
Women voters and they will win that way.
Republicans only hope is to make this race about Barack Obama it's about anything else if it's about Rick Santorum.
And you know what what a lot of people perceive is sort of prehistoric ideas about.
You know whatever you know.
Getting I didn't knowledge.
Then it's an -- that Republicans -- Republicans -- -- -- You're done you've just got friendship.
I'm Rick Santorum a Secret Service protection I -- Repeated -- Internet it is is available.
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