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When Mitt Romney has reportedly stepping up efforts now to court.
Those conservative or very conservative voters as we've seen them named in the exit polls that we've watched the presidential candidate trying to fire up crowds at a Tea Party event.
He says president Obama's time is up.
This man is out of ideas.
He's out of excuses at a 2012 we're gonna make sure he gets put out of office.
-- on their feet -- responding to that one and I'm joined now by former presidential candidate and congresswoman of course Michelle Bachmann who joins me now she's the chairwoman.
The house Tea Party caucus congresswoman -- walk on.
Always good having them so much it's great to be with you so what do you think about that I mean in that group seemed to respond very well to Mitt Romney he's sort of you know -- -- -- you tried it to get that tea party's support.
Got his side which had a bit -- trouble with during the early parts in this primary process.
Well that's a very important thing I think for governor Romney to do because there's a strong group of people all across the country.
Who affiliate with the themes of the Tea Party which are essentially.
The fact that government is spending more money than what it's taking and were taxed enough already no new taxes and follow the constitution.
Those are the main elements of the Tea Party movement plus social conservatives who -- also have their concerns and I think it's a commendable.
The governor Romney is reaching out trying to bring all of those elements -- We have to unite the party it doesn't happen overnight it happens over time.
It hasn't even been a week since Rick Santorum got out of the race but I think quite clearly.
Leaders are coming together and they're trying to make their decisions but of course they want to speak with the governor they want to know that they that he has there here.
And it's just very important I -- that everyone feels like they're hurt.
I -- I could go down that list and think about what the -- campaign has been saying out there.
And and I'm curious what you would what's on that list in terms of taxes or find the constitution or social conservative it that you feel he doesn't.
Well I think I I'm saying that groups across the country whether it's various -- party groups -- -- whether it's very socially conservative groups.
They of course want to have conversations with the governor and have assurances from cam.
Where he will be in regards to their issues and whether or not they'll have an open door and that is -- -- process as I said it's been less than a week.
But I'm very encouraged I am seeing our party unite.
That's what we need to do again it doesn't happen overnight.
But again remember where we are we're mid April where about two months ahead of time where the Democrats -- 2008.
So I am fully confident that we will have a united party going for.
And so I am guessing that when I ask if you're gonna endorse him -- -- answers going to be a lot of lines of what you've been saying which is that the process is ongoing.
That the conversations are ongoing but in a I would also say that Mitt -- this is his second time around running for president his positions on all of these things are very well -- so what is it that you don't know about -- At this point in the game.
I think that we do have no -- about Mitt Romney but again it's a matter of timing and it's a matter of reaching out to a number of groups there's I've had contacts at the number of people all across the United States and it's a it's a matter trying to pull them together what I said.
-- that I wanna be a voice to -- night and.
And that you could be even probably you could be that -- to unite by stepping out there and endorsing Mitt Romney right now -- Have you had you know so why don't you lay and have you had conversations with him and with his people.
Are they asking for Saturday pushing you and and begging you to endorse him.
Yes -- had conversations with governor Romney and with his team and also with Rick Santorum and with social conservative leaders.
From around the country as well as Tea Party leaders and this is a part of not just me just one person.
Coming together to unite I'm trying to work behind the scenes with a lot of different people and organizations.
To bring us together that's the process that -- engaged in right now.
Because we are a big party with a lot of actions and I'm -- do everything I can to bring us together on one page.
So this discussion is that came out yesterday in terms of his wanting to not necessary totally eliminate agencies like education and HED.
But perhaps streamline them.
And also his talk about tax reform and letting go of some loopholes that would really -- have in a wealthy people pay a little bit more.
Are those along the lines of the things that you you could sign on -- and be supportive of I'm a former federal tax litigation attorney that's my background have opposed factored degree in tax law I believe in tax reform.
We have to have to -- four to grow the economy and there's no question at the end of the day.
When voters go into the both.
If they vote for Matt Romney they'll have someone with a proven track record a very Smart guy an optimistic guy that people can trust on the economy.
Who knows how to grow what vs Barack Obama was a proven track record of how to lose millions of jobs in tank the economy.
We have a strong compare and contrast now -- that challenge of bringing together all of the factions of the party to get behind.
Our eventual nominee in Houston are right -- congresswoman Bachmann always get attacked -- We'll -- exactly aren't that --
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