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This is America's election headquarters.
And there is a primary coming up.
In the GOP nomination race Wisconsin on Tuesday.
Jim painted an off Fox News contributor is here in the studio and joining us from -- DC bureau is -- Roca.
Former senior advisor to Dick -- -- 2000 full.
Presidential campaign -- we get to you first shot.
All Wisconsin looking pretty good for Mitt Romney does seem to be on.
Eight smooth up -- towards the nomination now doesn't.
-- it just seem like Rick Santorum just keeps hanging around -- won't go away.
Wisconsin is a big prize but also looking forward to Pennsylvania I think that's -- -- putting a lot.
A visit campuses on that this could be a big game changer in Wisconsin if -- continues to roll keeps racking up the endorsements and with the momentum leading into the -- states which are Indiana.
Kentucky and Arkansas.
We got -- the endorsement today.
Full Mitt Romney from Paul Ryan -- and influential voice at least in Wisconsin if not nationally and -- -- -- not they they seem to be putting up the endorsements President Bush -- President Bush.
Yesterday as well does it matter that does is it -- making a difference does it just -- Well yeah amber and I think.
Problem is going to be and I mean Santorum is not going to be and -- -- Gingrich is basically you have Ron Paul is sort of faded away and yeah I think.
I guess it started right continue running -- as long as you can raise money but I I think that every Republican that frankly every Democrat.
Thinks that that's going to be around the Obama -- to them.
-- and do you do you see as this seems to go in the direction the -- is talking about a Romney Obama race.
Do you become.
More concerned that Republicans will now coalesce around that chosen candidate or do you believe that they.
The -- Mitt Romney has been weakened -- faithfully bio lists.
I think that the longer that this contest goes on it's it's better for all of us Democrats.
As -- -- move forward into the states they keep attacking each other which is -- we have known as the other panelists said that we assume that Romney would be the nominee going in.
He was well financed.
He would put together a good team on the ground but as every day that this goes forward it's another day better for the Democrats.
Really it's an unedited -- -- that's right and I mean Romney is I think favorable intervals I think 3450 your friends on the close -- that.
Our -- that's in large measure because the pounding that he's taking from as -- -- and also I should say.
From the pounding he's delivered to his opponents though that that negative advertising -- but there's also a -- back against you you seem like a nasty gotten and these super pacs that nobody -- independent -- the Romney campaign -- have done a number on and you know fill in the blank every other Republican candidate.
And a lot of Republican voters obviously -- some ill feeling toward Romney.
I'm because of that even as they're planning on him being the nominee will probably vote forum but these negative ratings are are quite a problem -- Truck that was new album and I think it was at NBC Marist poll out today showing that in the hypothetical.
Obama Romney match up.
President Obama had a healthy I think it was more than a double digit lead.
Over Mitt Romney.
In a lot of swing states in in Wisconsin for instance in Florida in Ohio that must be very encouraging for you and other -- -- for most people have done national elections like myself and other people you know around the country we've done this we know with without a nominee our numbers are going to be higher.
We're not drop in the -- can walk -- off the stage were prepared to fight and we know that this is going to tighten up was there is a nominee and they go head to head and the American people have a chance to make a choice.
-- there's a big difference Jim isn't it between.
Mitt Romney having to close they'd like 234 point gap.
And what is in some of these swing states.
Another one's the master.
-- rather than the national numbers he's got a -- ten -- fifteen even twenty point -- -- -- gonna keep in mind that on the day of the Democratic Convention in 1976.
That was the poll to Gallup poll is I think.
Jimmy Carter 62 Gerald -- one and a and it has closed it forced the loss would have closed -- appoint appoint half.
They don't look it is it's funny -- what 45 as the convention let alone to the elections so -- time for -- to move up now and again.
You know in the end the president answers his record in office and include -- gas prices and zone right.
Ended talking of that Jim.
Added that energy and healthcare both front and center this week -- the health care debate no hearings.
And the Supreme Court and president Obama's speech on that and -- he had -- do you think he came out at the end of this week with two very big story.
I think the health -- thing is actually there's two schools of thought coming in games horrible.
-- said any any preferences director Sam not spinning I'm telling the truth here.
I'm convinced that if the Supreme Court overturns obamacare.
A lot of help Democrats and Republicans we'll get back owning the healthcare issue and rising -- aren't that that's one's -- -- The others -- thought is.
That if that in the minds of independent swing voters if it seems that the Supreme Court this.
The president down -- it look your plan was to be aggressive to.
Violating people's rights.
-- reinforce the Republican narrative that this is big government run amok.
Yeah I guess some Republicans have posted fear the latter view but we'll -- And I energy policy to have -- -- the there's no way around the fact that gas prices right now there's no way around the fact that that the that the Obama administration's preferred strategy of Green jobs -- has been sort of a Boston thing -- being the most spectacular example.
And again he's gonna have to answer to that record when you're -- he took office gas -- -- -- dollars a gallon.
And who knows where it will be.
Election Day this year.
-- good or bad week for President Obama lose to the major policy issues.
Well it's never a good week when gas is four dollars a gallon but I think the president has made the most of about traveling around the country talking about his all of the above strategy.
The palace was right to guess was a dollar 85 when President Obama took office and we were hemorrhaging 600000.
Jobs a month.
But now the economy is taken back up we're still recovering and as the economy recovering the gas prices.
Or an effect of that right but we are also looking at all the above we've created over the three years of President Obama had been an office.
18% more domestic oil production.
In the United States also the -- also the win but also the solar look at at the all the above but we have to get those -- gas prices under control but.
Because every time the American electric goes to fill up their car.
They think about gas prices and Obama's try to be out in front of that.
And out of there and Charles what about health -- didn't appear yeah.
To most legal observers and I'm not a legal expert by any means so it -- old double -- to me you'll pivotal event of the supreme goal.
But it's a mostly lives does it seem to be not a good -- the tea leaves one looking good.
For President Obama and his signature piece of half legislation.
I would take the my good friend James call -- approach.
If they throw this out we will use the issue of all the people who will now follow all the roles and the Republicans will be -- again with health care.
We've been dealing with this issue for a long -- The Obama administration and the congress passed a bill that would put more people on the roles of the health care.
Who would give two point six million young adults below the age of 26 ability to be on their parents health -- we would close the Medicare.
Gap in the doughnut hole and we will use those issues -- this Supreme Court throws this bailout.
It sounds like you are accepting that they are more likely to throw it out the -- I'm not a legal expert just like you out what you're saying what -- happen if they do all right dad Jim will be it will become a big political football this this thing.
Whichever way this decision goes yes yes it was.
Everybody would agree it's this is the most important Supreme Court decision -- and probably in in many decades -- and I think the public and by about a twenty point margin dislikes the current plans are probably from us -- cynical Republican perspective.
There were a Republican partisan wouldn't want to Supreme Court to -- to approve -- say okay it's fine let him keep him keep it going and then just a reverse of what chuck Hussein.
I'll let the republic of let Obama own up a plan that -- to the polls about 3555.
-- -- -- Got one question I have about this supreme -- The hearings this week.
And as Jim said one of the most important Supreme Court decisions.
That in decades.
Yet from what I know that he did an Oscar question -- hole on the first -- and I'm not sure that he did.
I told the other two days -- the justice Clarence Thomas -- kind of justice be absolutely silent.
On what is as Jim says one of the biggest issues they've taken from many many years.
-- Think he's out of -- he's probably -- got his mind made up we know the makeup of the court.
We know who -- the more conservative judges we know who -- more the liberal judges and we know the one vote in the middle.
I think that a lot of it is is show but I think some people did have questions I'm not gonna judge the man because.
He didn't ask a question but if you -- me on we're up all the bad just it would come down that I'm pretty sure he's made up his mind yet you -- -- right just stood me a little bit Jim.
Just as the president this as an observer that one of the justices wouldn't have anything to say in these hearings -- -- Okay it doesn't doesn't probably at -- and look who who -- -- ever heard the phrase strong side.
What type I mean.
I mean Dick Cheney was famous for her sitting in meetings that never say a word and then going to President Bush afterwards saying look here's what we do.
And nothing that's in order a pretty well.
What in the -- in the in your eyes yes in the eyes of some other.
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