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Richard I want to play some sound from Newt Gingrich over the weekend -- Right now Mitt Romney at the halfway mark.
In terms of delegates.
What will need do.
I think it's more what he didn't say here than what he says let's listen.
As hard as I could be hidden as hard as he could turn out he had more things -- -- with and I did.
And and that's part of the business he's -- he's on the fundraising side -- We have both -- and I think Santorum who is this we knew we were absolutely committed to defeating Barack Obama.
If Mitt Romney ends up as a Republican nominee I will work as hard for him as it would for myself.
He doesn't say Richard that he's not going to be running anymore so -- still in the race what -- impact of that.
On Mitt Romney and I'm Rick Santorum for that matter.
Wolf I think it does two things for Mitt Romney would have done it sort of makes him the presumptive -- -- -- GOP nominee.
I'm Rick Santorum I think it clears the way for him to say that you know Newt Gingrich is the non fact there.
Often therefore conservatives like if your true reel -- you know true real red -- -- conservative.
You should go for me on that not Newt Gingrich because -- they think throwing his hat in.
Audits I think what Newt Gingrich they became everything just as close to saying that and on the race without saying I'm not there is unfortunately it.
What do you think you.
No I think this is over I think Mitt Romney is the presumptive nominee.
You're going into Pennsylvania which is governor Romney's which is senator santorum's home state.
He only has one point two million dollars in the bank governor Romney's already spent two point seven million dollars on ads in Pennsylvania.
Polls show it's relatively close I think Romney wins there at that point Santorum has to hang up the cleats that think this moved.
Into the general election -- a couple weeks ago when you had people like President Bush.
Jeb Bush Marco Rubio Paul Ryan all endorse governor Romney in the same week I think they're really starting to think about the general election right now.
So it sounds like the way you described it -- that things are on track for Mitt Romney I think things are very much on track for that round and he's thinking about.
What is going to take to be President Obama November 6 you think either of these other candidates could play a role in a ticket for Mitt Romney.
That somebody can't rule out I'm sure that they're going to be -- -- on the short list.
Rick Santorum is definitely movement candidate he has supporters that are as ardent supporting him as any candidate we've seen in recent memory and I think that.
Governor Romney needs -- worked very closely with him in order to get get their energy on board of his campaign.
Other candidates probably are higher on the short list for VP but I think that they're going to be valuable assets -- -- the general election campaign pretty light.
As VP group.
I think the first name it's becoming a lot of people's minds is -- rubio -- young dynamic fulfills that demographic and geographic.
Assist and I think that there are other cancer -- going to be looked at Paul Ryan has been considered you have governor Susanna Martinez -- New -- the first female Hispanic governor.
In the US and then.
There's a vast array of governors from Chris proceeded Haley -- all across the country that would be great number -- is -- around.
Richard what's more important in picking a VP.
Candidate the geographic -- the demographic as David -- that.
I think it's a little bit of both I think you need to geographic.
And for me like you know where they're located and how that -- and also.
You know sometimes -- the demographic information I think for President Obama when he was running 2008 he was sort of seen as being on experience that he found experience and MVP candidate.
Where in other cases you know you pick folks that will help you do certain things undercut President Clinton picked Al Gore because of what would help -- solidify some of the southern vote.
Arms I think it just depends upon what the race calls for.
I invisible with the race calls for that's -- you pick as your nominee I think the misty -- the same time all I think that you know there's a good possible that -- Romney could fall into the pitfalls.
I'll just picking a demographic and not picking the right candidate very similar to John McCain.
Could appeal to an end Richard can you see that at all I mean I think it diving -- definitely be a woman I think -- definitely be Latino after a male or female or it could be you know an African American that I think -- the feel of all open.
But I think that -- that the critical the critical.
Understand the critical thing that Mitt Romney to do is find out what's going to be the best of what's gonna see him the best and I'm of the understand I don't think Marco ruby would be the best fit for Mitt Romney simply because.
-- -- is one very new.
-- to the political scene it well it's the particles of the national political scene.
Sue on -- a good possibility even that even if Marco Rubio the nominee that Mitt Romney doesn't carry Florida which you know is a horrible thing for men and a horrible thing for him in the general election.
-- has been such as he let's put up the delegate map but we can just take a look.
The -- so far where we are how many -- state.
-- really played -- well Florida's played a very important role and it's definitely a state the governor Romney would have to win I'm not sure I agree with Richard I think your.
Senator rubio is on the ticket someone who won a three way race as a strong conservative Florida is obviously extremely popular.
I think approval ratings have greater than 60% right now I think he's a very formal.
Number two on the ticket.
Absolutely not he said it again and again and again he is not going to be -- vice presidential candidate he has said it over and over -- one thing I do really Christian heresy right -- said then I think that other people said that passed them up on the -- -- -- they say -- diet -- say no wind and I didn't -- -- -- I think there's -- -- -- -- becoming -- -- 101 and that's the first -- learn how exactly now.
Do you got to deny deny deny that's I mean that is really the trick to it that's most about -- most vice presidential nominees.
I've denied it of the ball until they were picked what I really don't ask me.
Isn't it better to just say you know what I haven't been asked I I know I'm qualified for the job and I would love to serve my country in any way but right now I have no plans.
I mean I'm really sure of the reason why they do and I'm pretty I think has -- do if you know hole you know political ego thing that you know you are number two to I guess the most -- physical person in the room which happens even now when you -- president -- the United States that your job is to sort of downplay your role and you know amplify.
For the particular part.
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