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And our top story is the withdrawal of Rick Santorum from the GOP presidential race he made the announcement yesterday.
That he is suspending.
His campaign but he says that the race is over people use the term suspension because.
If they suspend their campaign rather than terminating it they are allowed to continue.
Raising campaign funds which which can be used for other a political purposes whereas once they terminate the campaign.
They have restrictions on how that money.
Can be used but does Santorum out of the race and let's go now.
Two former governor Mark Sanford Republican of South Carolina and he's also a Fox News contributor.
Get his reaction to this a very big development dot governor Sanford thank you for joining us.
-- -- -- So how does this impact on the race now with Mitt Romney pretty clearly the nominee.
Well he's ready he's been on the wall and are not try to -- some time.
We -- who -- over take closer.
Republicans are excited about it standpoint cook.
Well 11 person has been -- atop the ticket.
I think could conserve loser perhaps the less except it's homers -- we're about to whether -- -- -- -- -- carry their.
They're they're -- going forward -- to the bottom line is this race is who's now we're -- original auction.
Well and and and that is the dilemma there I guess for the Romney camp is they still want to try to win over some of those conservatives but at the same time if they're moving on now to the general election against President Obama.
You would expect him to pivot more toward the middle also what does he do.
Well understood liquidity to answer did you -- people -- Tony Perkins superior rollers from the right saying wait a minute we want to make sure you can security.
All things that we -- -- you don't live presidential races ago -- hopes and dreams and ups a lot of people we got 300 plus million people -- American come from very different story quotes about Toronto.
I think it's it's a little bit of balancing act because I think that -- you know if you if you're not careful of those folks who says oh.
But at the same time he's got it appealed to -- independents I think the good news is.
If you look at independence last go round.
You know Obama won in 2008 with nearly 60%.
Of all independents -- -- direction.
If you look at the current polling you know he's at 44%.
Romney's doctor for a Buck Owens talks -- is -- -- Obama's -- have some trouble that he didn't -- last -- -- -- -- actually.
Hello Ian he's -- dependence.
Independence this go round.
Well I mean it you know you mentioned the fact that.
Given no -- the conservatives would probably.
Go ahead and cast their ballot for a Romney.
Because they're number one goal would be to unseat President Obama but.
You it is surprising how many comments you see from the conservatives in particular saying I will stay home I will not cast a ballot.
For Mitt Romney are they handing the election to Obama.
Well hey if we we really the first stage is a greater role collection suspected.
Will probably be singing a different -- come November.
Because we've just got to leaving -- in her party's you know the scripts.
And a lot of people who.
Really hope that Frances Rick Santorum will be the person who really -- Permanent -- -- -- good unless it difference folks it.
And the rest and told him to report the crime it's -- what you need immediate aftermath of the kronor from -- -- to.
So you know I put too much energy into my guys -- my skill they didn't naked and I'm just sit tight but -- -- go into the rates.
It into watched the contrast between eighty -- -- and they say when it.
EE certainly isn't my first big goodies hole that it would be over here that's for the fall and I suspect -- -- them they had to where most of the folks out there as we get.
This for her.
I'm Rick Santorum has not come out and officially endorsed Mitt Romney most analysts say and just taken the day or two to recover as you say from the bitter taste left over from there nomination battle.
But that he will come around to add to that.
But it was a notable too many people who commented on -- that he mentioned that he will be fighting hard.
Four Republicans in the house and senate but he did not name Romney.
Oh yeah yeah.
But we all humidity could be an end and political contests are incredibly huge difference and you could -- -- -- -- -- -- -- contest.
You know you can you got to be true Politico to really turn around and moment later and say you know I'm completely fled guys that I was fighting against -- last couple months.
It's time to really respect today you know I I think that there's anything about the Santorum brands it is billion.
You know originally and I'm gonna stay with -- -- -- that'll get him -- quarters at times you won't that is certainly very well today it I think it has -- to do.
We won't really be you're -- as you can in the primary process.
I think he -- -- sort of where he comes from as a candidate.
Now I suspect after there's digestion tyrant who -- would we come around and be involved in the general election.
I think it's telling that you -- one of his key backers.
So go billionaire -- millionaire -- call.
You know -- -- it's her wildly.
If you -- decrees is news -- sorority stepped in Green into the into the hole to keep.
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