Are endorsements for Mitt a message to GOP?
All-Star panel weighs in on race
- Duration 6:34
- Date Mar 29, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in on race
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-- and I are very proud to.
Fully and enthusiastically.
Endorse -- endorse and support our old friend Mitt Romney.
-- good man.
-- -- a great president.
And we just wish him well so we're delighted he's here coming from the president and First Lady I'm honored to have your endorsement and your support.
-- the president indicated that we've been friends for some time.
My parents were also friends of the president and the First -- and having your support means a great deal to me -- a personal basis.
-- family basis and also on a national basis.
Another big name endorsement today for Mitt Romney just before the start of special report so let's talk about it with our panel.
Charles how much impact does that have what does that mean at the -- race well I think.
-- sort of a rush of endorsements.
President Bush today.
Yesterday Marco Rubio.
-- -- -- bush and just about everybody in the quote unquote establishment.
Is a message not to the voters but to the other candidate.
They've admitted the candidates have admitted Santorum and English they can't win themselves.
And David -- their only objective is to block Romney.
And to have a contested.
Tampa the convention.
Which Marco Rubio explained last night I think -- -- would be a disaster.
So for the good of the party what they're hearing from the elder statesman -- up and comers and everybody in between news.
Step out and do it for the party and you're not gonna win any -- help us win in November I think it makes sense.
-- -- -- touched on this we did hear from senator rubio last night.
We had a little bit of what he had to say that his endorsement.
There is no way that anyone can convince me.
But having a floor fight at the convention in Tampa and August it's a recipe for victory in November on the contrary I think it's a recipe.
For disaster I am and endorse Mitt Romney and the reason why is not only because he's gonna be the Republican nominee but he offers at this point such a stark contrast to the president's record.
-- -- do you think.
There's anything beyond this is a lot of people wanna read into this endorsement from senator reveal -- said he's not gunning for vice president the last night when it was brought up.
He didn't react in ways I'd seen him react to in the past it was a little different -- just is a great community.
Can indicator he's a good advocate to conservatives for Romney which is exactly what he needs.
What I thought was interesting about the revered timing -- -- came right after this hot Mike with an embedded -- the Russian president.
And he hinted that that was part of the reason he saw this glimpse of second term Obama and said this is too dangerous to deal with.
I think that has the potential to be -- galvanizing moment for conservatives and it may take awhile to come together and obviously this is a signal to have the other two candidates help out with that.
But I think that has the -- to have to mean something to conservatives and make him go maybe Romney is.
Okay yeah Google and the other candidates have indicated they don't want to go anywhere want to understand this we were hearing something about and meeting possibly a secret meeting between Newt Gingrich -- -- Romney over the weekend.
Do you think Gingrich is persuade -- because he's so many times that I'm not going away until August and staying and sticking around.
Well I think -- would be -- matter what's put on the table.
And the question would be whether or not there is -- a threat.
So that there's an offer you can't refuse to use the godfather type of terminology for Newt Gingrich I can't imagine what that would be.
What Newt Gingrich wants obviously is -- tension he might be asking for some cabinet post I can't imagine.
That he's asking for the vice presidential nomination.
So the question is what does Newt Gingrich want and what can.
Mitt Romney say to him in terms of the punishment.
For continuing us now the establishment endorsement is exactly what we're seeing here I think you're seeing.
If -- daddy bush and the the word coming around is the big money people now saying.
We are solidly behind Mitt Romney that's what these.
Establishment endorsements really mean and as far as the Marco Rubio peace means.
-- you know the potential is there for now -- rubio.
Vice presidential bid which would tremendously help.
Mitt Romney with very important vote for Hispanic vote today I was -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- the president's.
Pollsters say -- that won't help.
The Republicans because -- you know rubio has problems on the immigration issue if you want immigration fight.
A fight over immigration policy the Democrats are all too happy to take that fight right to the floor.
Well all of you ever forget this is sort of an establishment set of endorsements in the last few days for the people who are supporting folks like Rick Santorum -- Newt Gingrich especially Newt Gingrich say.
That's exactly what they want to rail against is this only going to cause them to further digging their heels to say we're going to keep fighting for somebody who's not political establishment.
Well it isn't as if they hadn't had a chance to go again -- Romney in the establishment.
And they've been added since Iowa so -- -- -- -- three months in Romney's got about half and then the delegates he needs the -- -- trailing.
None of them has any chance even if they've admitted they have no chance -- getting.
The nomination on their own so it's a blocking action I think it would hurt the party I'm told that would Romney offered.
Gingrich is the governorship of the moon colony.
Shattering -- right now.
That there's one other thing which is.
I think if Santorum.
Has -- -- as a race in Wisconsin and I think that's going to be the make or break.
If he loses it I suspect he'll get a message and he will and he still has to think of the future he has a future.
Probably will run again in 2006 -- if the Republicans lose and I think he has that in mind and I think he might step aside.
Graciously if he doesn't win in Wisconsin.
Moon colony governorship aside.
It doesn't sound like the meeting at the was -- get -- -- -- race works this weekend but another idea they can get in the speaking slot at the convention against John King now be great fun for an Illinois but I didn't imovie has some company.
As different from the other endorsements and I think he does have the potential to convince some concerns to the original Tea Party anti establishment against -- you're on matters last night I talked to.
Rubio for in an interview for fox news with -- and I think you know given the fact that you don't support the DREAM Act do you support the Arizona law center is that a problem.
And he said you know what this is not about me I don't think the vice presidential pick is gonna make a difference the difference is the Republican vision for America's future.
Vs the Obama vision and we think that.
Vision can sell with Latinos and all Americans.