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I walked out after the Iowa caucus victory and said game on.
And a lot of folks are gonna right.
It is even at the White House game over but this game as long long long way from -- Big shakeup on the trail Rick santorum's departure from this presidential race.
Happening Gettysburg PA and that's not to turn Newt Gingrich though in the least in fact he joins me live in the state of Delaware today good morning mr.
From -- to do it yeah and you as well thank you for coming back you said a statement yesterday -- -- the last conservative standing.
If that's what you believe -- does that make Mitt Romney.
But that's I think in terms of -- -- commitment to conservative values.
Having help balance the federal budget for four years in a row.
Having helped pass welfare reform.
It's pretty clear that my record is one of the consistent approach to both American and socialism and innovation and bold solutions so.
I decided to stay in the race who had over 3500 people.
Go to new dot org donate money since 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon and I think -- -- sending a signal they want somebody.
Who's an articulate aggressive conservative to stay in the race and to make the case that we need to have very dramatic solutions.
Given the size of our problems in Washington.
Just never got back to -- the question just to be specific what what what again does that make Mitt Romney then if you the last conservative step back I think I think -- Nate I think I think Romney certainly much more conservative than Barack Obama.
But I think on issues like.
The American energy independence plan that I have outlined to get gasoline below 250 gallon and to eliminate our require our -- the Middle -- The idea of creating a debt repayment plan we're all royalties would -- from oil and gas you know -- paying down the national debt.
The concept of a personal Social Security savings account.
That would allow every young person to have an opportunity as they do in Chile.
To have control of their own savings to have two or three times as big a retirement as they get from the government.
They're number places where -- guys stand for a boulder.
And more solutions oriented conservatism that's part of this race is all about -- I think as we get closer to the convention we'll see we can't put together platform.
That is very effective against Barack Obama and very effective a defining Republican Party that can actually solve the country's pro.
-- get to that here in the last delegate according to my account that you won was in Puerto Rico and march 18.
Now there have been at least five primary battles.
Since then and you did not get a single delegate -- five or six contest site.
Now what do you gain from staying in at this point you believe.
Well first -- -- again -- explained these kind of ideas.
Second I believe that now the way down essentially to the two of us we're gonna gain delegates what we're actually getting delegates to the process of places like.
We have consistently he had done better than.
Our vote in the primary and same thing in Washington State.
This is a very long process remember.
In Iowa they had a preference contests in January they -- the final delegates in June.
Process is a long process and it didn't hurt the Democrats to have Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Compete all the way into the end of June and it didn't -- to help the Republicans much to get it over with in March last time so.
I don't worry customer's calendar right now perhaps forever way any new ideas for perhaps is a good -- for me to ask the question.
What do you want to get out of this.
A -- -- like to win as many delegates as possible.
I'm here in Delaware because I think we have a chance to win here I was in North Carolina yesterday because -- we're certainly gonna win delegates in North Carolina.
And I'm -- campaigning -- actively in places.
Where we believe we will pick up delegates and we'll continue to pick up delegates.
I think that that's a part of what we're going through.
I also wanted to continue to shape the debate and continue to frame -- reference here that we are a Conservative Party it's very important.
The legal into the general election committed to.
American and socialism and committed to the constitution.
The declaration of -- I frankly agree with.
President Obama's characterization yesterday I just disagree with somebody who's gonna be in the minority -- -- a bigger.
Realization is our viewers know was what Lyndon Johnson against Barry Goldwater which is where Stephen Hayes about that a few moments ago he agree with that assessment.
Are you saying -- -- I think it.
Sure I guide me in this sense.
President Obama is the most radical president in American history.
He wants to centralize power in Washington DC he's running up enormous deficits he's led the weakest economy in American history.
Since the Great Depression.
And I think it's fair to say that he is far outside the mainstream -- American political life.
So I think it will be -- extraordinary choice.
The Republican nominee whether it's governor Romney or Newt Gingrich is going to be substantially more conservative.
Then is Barack Obama the gap is going to be very wide.
Where I think the president is wrong is when you have.
High gas prices high unemployment huge deficits.
Failed programs of the federal government billions of dollars lost in various special interest gimmicks like Solyndra.
I think he's the one who carries the burden and my guess is -- going to end up losing.
While marginal -- the news media but there were reports that you met with Mitt Romney -- private about two weeks ago perhaps New Orleans it was can you confirm that.
Jeremy we both said publicly we talked regularly.
-- the shouldn't be any question about this.
We are both committed to defeating Barack Obama.
Were both grand parents and we both think that the future of our children our grandchildren.
And the future of our country.
Will be decisively affected by this election so.
We had Romney ends up earning 11144.
Delegates I will before and I suspect they'll -- -- -- and up to his surprise.
Being the nominee he'd be fairly we both want to beat Barack Obama in the final question I have written that conversation and since then would he make a good president.
Yeah I think you -- -- and make such a better president than Barack Obama that I will campaign Foreman he's the nominee -- -- campaign from enthusiastically.
And I think you'd tell you I'd make a lot better president -- Obama -- -- we'll find out next hour when he's here thank you Newt Gingrich mr.
speaker Delaware today.
We'll talk again thank you.
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