Will the GOP primary go until June?
Former Governor Mark Sanford discusses the GOP race
- Duration 5:24
- Date Mar 21, 2012
Former Governor Mark Sanford discusses the GOP race
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Not -- governor -- the Skype machine back.
And we're so glad we do all right how long do you see the GOP presidential nomination going.
I've always in the summer I mean it's amazing.
It's -- too good an operative -- -- in South Carolina this morning.
And they were saying you know -- wouldn't be surprised there's a brokered convention -- at Camelot but you've been EXTT stop and think about video her article in today's Wall Street Journal.
Talking about how long you made tapes were wrongly -- -- -- so we're based on W.
Very interesting by the way I -- follow you on Twitter at Mark Sanford I had before but now that I have your Twitter handle.
I'm tweeting out about you that you just said that you see this going on until the summer.
What benefit does this give you what -- that question.
There are reports that President Obama is able to raise a whole lot of cash.
There are also reports that certain candidates to run and in the red and their campaigns right now new Gingrich being run at one of them I want to check in on Rick santorum's.
As you go forward do you see maybe some of the -- -- and taken off the table by keeping these candidates running against each other when they could be pulling some of that cash coming in.
To the Republican party for one candidate.
You know I've got I think to that -- through.
Campaign ads is overstated actually fifteen day who are -- -- matching up against Obama.
He's -- do you go to compete only not based on cash could be still domestic genetics and Obama has some very serious detriment to others you know the health care -- a little -- people don't like.
Or whether it's gas prices where they are whether -- the economy so I think you Dina -- Cash will end up squaring up and I think I've been through as your primaries.
Did you visit -- processor everybody talks but no you and I can assure all the best to lead you're going in the general election I've never really seen that play out she could be exception but I doubt it.
What the super pacs and then kind of making up the difference that they need to -- this race were to go on do you think this gives them too much power.
Yeah yeah I'm a big -- suits you wanna stay secured so the other -- It.
Let it yeah.
They're looking for Mr.
Bush says that in this scale the business and and and -- -- this approximately confusing here in this you know you don't know who's spending what -- Against to afford it and I think that that ultimately is.
Not great but I think it's a capital becomes the transparency and I think -- they're less interest.
Also certain to prosecute some candidates alive that -- -- certain gone quite some time ago I mean Gingrich's campaign instance.
Sustained that you know billionaire Sheldon Adelson and you know not a -- case I think that he probably would have created some time ago that you -- shortly.
Governor does have a thing right now I have Mark Hanna who -- former campaign aide to John Kerry.
And his presidential run of Massachusetts.
I want to get you guys kind of talking back and forth so I'm gonna throw out this question.
If you're focused on each other all the way through this summer how does that help you beat Barack Obama governor.
Has -- -- I don't think it's the optimal are looking to meet you couldn't let that comment is replied I would great acute -- it's not -- optimal.
I don't think it is image thing -- some people suggest because I think you're big into that they would people.
-- we'll actually through November.
They're gonna Bluetooth based on whether they think generated -- -- can it be most helpful for the work where they want their lives to be -- -- -- and.
-- ridiculously mark one thing that this does.
Republicans they will stay into the political process more because they'll have something to watch for from just that may be complicate matters for.
The man who I think your support Barack Obama.
I don't think it complicates matters as well at all because I think he's getting his message out as well I think -- the Romney folks will tell you when they're trying to put a positive spin on this is that.
This contest is going to make the candidate -- for the general election come out a lot more vetted.
He's gonna be a stronger candidate as a result of that now the reality of the situation is that in order to get the number of delegates -- Mitt Romney needs.
To be the nominee he's going to have to go so -- to the right that he's gonna become the candidate that he may -- isn't deep down inside.
And so I think that it's it's it's a little bit of an ugly process and it and they're beating each other up for sure they're gonna come out a little bit scarred as a result of this hour.
-- -- say that the same thing happened to Barack Obama because you know he was having to.
To do some things with it at the very start that maybe you might not have wanted to do -- members of his own party who weren't happy with -- governor before I I have to let you go off of Skype.
I'm curious at this point you hear about a Newt Gingrich staying in the and and a Ron Paul what do you say to these guys.
Wouldn't say anything.
I think -- the reality -- -- to some extent they've become an that is something it's not factors.
And that this really has no sort of serious damage Santorum population under the -- the Republican side and so -- Then they stay there but I don't think particularly have a material effect and what comes you know come this -- in Louisiana or the whole host relations going forward.
All right the governor Stamford out of South Carolina Skyping with us this morning thank you so very much.