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-- joining me now former speaker of the house presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
You did not really compete in Illinois.
-- this -- this sort of choice the choices that candidates are making why not Illinois and what are you looking forward to in Louisiana as you look forward.
Well -- Those things you from Alexandria Louisiana we've got a great day today in Shreveport.
The Louisiana Tech.
And now here in Alexandria and I think candidates have to pick -- -- think they can win.
I think we have a much better chance of winning in Louisiana.
Governor Romney had a pretty good day today I think he took a step.
Towards clearly proving he was a front runner.
Senator Santorum did not have a particularly good day.
This is the third time now he's tried out an industrial midwestern union state and not succeeded.
And I think that conservatives in have to think through.
What's the right strategy -- failed to stop -- We are faced I think with a very serious challenge.
In terms of who can beat Barack Obama.
That in the end is -- this is all about who can beat Barack Obama.
And I think that it's very difficult to imagine.
That the governor who used Teddy Kennedy as his advisor who designed Romney care is a -- to Obama care.
Is gonna do very well and frankly senator Santorum I like personally.
I think -- has a hard time explaining.
Why the guy who set the all time record for losing Pennsylvania.
Somebody who took a balanced budget which I left behind.
And as part of leadership -- -- trillions 700 billion dollars in deficits and was part of the largest defeat since Watergate.
In 2006 as part of the leadership so I've I'm staying in the race because I really do think it's a question of who can beat Barack Obama.
I think the case I'm making on gasoline.
Case I'm making on an American energy policy is effective if you watch the White House for two weeks now.
We've had them responding.
The president spent his Saturday speech attacking my proposal to get gasoline below two dollars and fifty cents Axelrod is campaign manager was attacking me.
Personally on Sunday.
And I think the fact is we have a program -- would -- gasoline to go to fifty people who go to new dot org and see it.
I think here and in Louisiana -- -- indicates that this is an administration which is asked the saudis to pump more oil.
When they should be -- Louisiana and Texas to pump more oil.
Obama's putting jobs in Saudi Arabia that ought to be jobs in Louisiana he's sending money to Saudi Arabia that ought to be sent to Louisiana.
I think we can make a very strong case for defeating Barack Obama.
Based on his very very bad energy policies just and I try to take this theme of freedom which all of us agree on.
But I try to apply to a particular place American freedom.
Based on American energy.
Creating much more oil and gas.
Driving down prices and giving the American worker a fair break so that the worker has freedom because here she's able to actually have take home -- After they fill up the gas -- And as we look at where we are at this particular point in the race.
And terms of delegates and in terms of state wins.
You've been using an analogy this is half time.
You know how do you shift that momentum.
That you could capture the nomination you even talked about the possibility that well there might be situation -- governor Romney doesn't get the the eleven under 44 delegates.
To get the nomination -- Is that more than goal and nearly -- easy to shift a lot of the other I'm sorry but.
Now it's -- -- the shots -- be a two part process I mean obviously if governor Romney is able by the sheer weight of money.
And that's -- we're talking about if you'll notice in -- -- by the way.
Turnout was down once again.
The Romney machine can drive down turnout he can run over opponents -- negative ads it doesn't seem capable of inspiring positive turn out.
And the result is I think very very worrisome if you're thinking about the fall campaign.
But phase one has to be stopping Romney because the fact is if he gets 11144.
-- he's a nominee fair and square it's over on the other hand.
If as voters look at this has happened last week for example.
In Mississippi and in Alabama -- happened the previous week in Kansas.
If people say no they don't want Romney.
Then I think you get to situation after a June 26 where there's a sixty day conversation.
-- Santorum won't have a majority I want have a majority Romney won't Ron Paul won't.
-- -- that's what happens then we'll have a real conversation.
About who can best beat Barack Obama and I think most Republicans agree that if the key is to debate the president.
He's gonna have a billion dollar campaign fund.
If the key is who can stand there on.
And and take him on had -- had I think I improving every day with this energy campaign.
That I can take on Obama that I can in fact design strategies that put him -- the huge disadvantage.
He is losing this argument over expensive gasoline.
The absurdity came up with for example.
That if if only we had to algae.
That algae was somehow gonna be replaced drilling.
That was so badly received by the country he dropped -- after one speech so you see the White House meeting to respond.
If I have immense Republican delegates of that I think we have a chance.
To win the nomination by the time we get to the convention.
speaker we really appreciate you being with us and that ends -- for this primary night in.
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