What are Maryland voters looking for?
Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich weighs in
- Duration 4:27
- Date Apr 1, 2012
Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich weighs in
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-- The -- to GOP candidates are -- in Wisconsin this weekend in front runner Mitt Romney is sounding confident an average of recent poll shows in the head of Rick Santorum by about seven points there.
Ronnie says it's quote looking like we're gonna win this thing on Tuesday.
For his part Santorum says he's staying in past Pennsylvania's primary on April 24 regardless of the outcome.
This week Romney picked up a number of key endorsements including 1 just this morning from Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson.
Johnson is echoing calls for the GOP to unite behind a single candidate.
Well Maryland is one of the three primaries we'll have on Tuesday so what do voters they -- care most about it was an inside.
Romney supporter and former Maryland governor Bob -- thank you so much for coming governor Fletcher is good to see -- why was he the choice for you met Ronnie.
It was tough I know offering help my service news and serve with Rick obvious that came in the infamous class -- 94.
But -- I think the skill set that that the governor -- is what the country needs today and that's what you see now emerging.
On the campaign trail he up.
There's a good guys in the Maryland many times when when their own primary rival they'll be the big news that Wisconsin -- -- -- his hitting it to get -- by the polls show numbers are good numbers are good but.
If you look at that sort of skill set the leadership the executive ability the the ability to turn this economy around -- someone who understands the importance of creating private sector jobs for example.
They're great -- masters great job with the Olympics the country is in dire need of executive leadership my view.
Now it -- great news source half we'll hear the party -- speaker very successful Rick Santorum was elected many times -- Pennsylvania -- the state of a blue leaning state.
I really like request for me the choice was easy -- the personal stuff the personal stuff was hard always -- in politics now.
But as far as solves -- that we as far as leadership skills as far as what the country needs as far as -- the economy needs now.
I think it's clearly.
-- governor Romney and you see -- now emerging.
It's been a great week this past week it's going to be a great Tuesday however I am not one to preach get out get out get out.
Rick will make that decision to speak you'll make that decision it's their call.
I know in within the party now you hear this you have to get out here figured out.
I think it looks weak by the way when leaders say that governor -- not saying that he never had so I I think it's a personal decision that the senator and speaker -- -- You're clearly sold on that Ronnie but you know this primary has gone on and on it was built in it was designed it was to be long we thought to be Governor Perry at a different -- -- Will but -- -- well why are voters GOP voters not coming together coalescing just yet why is despite taking so long -- and accusations that Romney is not truly conservative than others who say.
That's why some -- like Rick Santorum needs.
Hillary Clinton Senator Clinton Senator Obama they risk in the same thing last time -- -- it's the nature -- -- some people fight over power it's ugly it's never pleasant.
-- remind people Hamilton and Jefferson in hiring surrogates to attack one another.
Primaries are ugly it's the nature primaries.
But national parties according to real time vital national parties do this is what they do.
Then the primary season's over everybody -- equipment locker -- get the same uniform.
They come out there together the way both Rick Santorum speaker Gingrich has said there was support obviously.
-- -- nominee which would be quite.
And clearly I think by now.
Governor Romney so.
It's just the nature politics I know it's ugly I know it's expensive I know it's unpleasant I spent a lot time talking people offer -- these days.
But again it it it's made also governor Romney better candidate.
If you check in for four years or even earlier this campaign.
The primaries are paying all the debates are paying all the fundraisers to -- but the fact of it is he's a better candidate today to -- -- six months ago.
Do you worry about the primary attacks if he winds up being the nominee that there have been -- -- -- and the White House is taking notes now the only thing -- word that was -- burn rate.
These -- expensive hunter's expenses TV markets for spent a lot of money that money has to be -- while the presence out there doing his thing basically.
A fund -- platform it every other day.
He's gonna have a lot of money maybe not as much as he said he -- I'm hoping to have a billion dollars.
But the fact of this -- rates been high but quite frankly that -- rate has resulted in a lot of wins.
A lot of press coverage a lot of attention again this may -- governor very sharp can.
Well we'll see if he's the nominee how that works out -- him in the general election in the fall governor we thank you for -- conspiracy in my.