Impact of Newt Gingrich's decision to suspend his campaign
'Special Report' All Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:45
- Date May 2, 2012
'Special Report' All Star panel weighs in
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Today I'm suspending the campaign.
But suspending the campaign.
Does not mean suspending citizenship.
Course and I are committed to be active citizens.
-- -- sometimes there's Mitt Romney conservative enough.
And my answer simple.
Compared to Barack Obama -- You know this is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan.
This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical leftist president in American history.
-- Gingrich ending his campaign today and Arlington Virginia he met with Romney Stafford -- this weekend.
They're said to be considering helping him raise money to retire is four million plus campaign debt.
I also wants -- speaking slot.
At the convention we'll see where that goes we're back with the panel tomorrow what about this speech the end.
And -- your thoughts.
Doesn't change anything I mean I think he was -- not a factor irrelevant.
But I think the thing that -- Saturday is the faint praise the fact that he couldn't.
Either say nothing or say something positive about Mitt Romney.
I mean since -- is -- already he again once again is questioning his conservatism I thought that was a bad form.
But you know.
That's what it is and we've gotten a lot of people who've given Romney.
Less than full throated endorsement some -- probably will be another one I bet he's gonna get -- 1 AM speaking slot for what we're.
About this -- fact -- this speech to santorum's speech santorum's meeting -- with Romney on May fourth.
-- the endorsement factor or lack thereof.
Yeah look obviously that was damning with faint praise it's not exactly the kind of thing you want if you're in the Romney campaign and you want -- everybody to come together and and -- to try to create this enthusiasm runner candidate.
On the other hand you know if he had said.
Mitt Romney is the greatest Republican in the history of republicanism and we need him for well if you given I'm more us were effusive endorsement.
And everything -- everything tomorrow what -- -- Newt Gingrich who said you know these eight negative things about Mitt Romney is now totally going back so look I mean.
And this is the game it's what happens in Washington but I think -- the bottom line I grew tomorrow he wasn't a factor similar enough accurately.
The bottom line is.
He's endorsed Mitt Romney this and sort of further splintering of the Republican Party and if he actually do know is willing to work for Romney it's probably a small benefit Charles big picture on this campaign.
We've talked many times on this panel about where it was it was -- it was dead.
It was live and a dead again.
You get -- apparently two Lazarus is and that's -- if you don't considered.
I -- you know for a guy who started with not much.
And had two shots at the front runner spot and he did rather well.
Died I think he just.
He's not a guy cut out for the presidency or for running for the presidency.
And I think it's you know that's what he did a deadly I don't even Venezia one agency -- He's gonna get -- things I've had only heard it.
Guam and Alaska perhaps.
Because this was very gracious.
Santorum at least had the decency and tried even to mention the name on -- But at -- -- to say he's still not a conservative.
It's not a good thing and I don't think he's gonna have any role and Romney doesn't need to offer me.
Unlike Santorum was something -- a constituency or Ron Paul who has a serious.
Constituency small but really dedicated.
What with whom he's gonna have to deal here is that for a -- anything and I don't think he will so I I agree with.
With my colleagues here it's not a factor doesn't change anything.
The real issue is will Santorum say something nice and really encourage his social conservative supporters.
To whom he does speak to support Romney or not and -- video and an important question.
-- play one quick SoundBite from Mitt Romney on the trail mentioning someone for the second time in a few days.
What the president did was one.
Item after another make it harder and harder for small business to thrive and to grow and a start up.
He was the most anti Small Business Administration.
I've seen probably since Carter.
But what I guess we look back at the Carter years of the good old days you know it's.
Tomorrow this be a recurring theme.
-- -- -- well I don't know if it's a good idea for it to be a recurring thing but they seem to have wanted to be.
You know they said that Barack Obama's having -- Jimmy Carter moment when it comes to North Korea and Syria and Iran.
The other day he said that the decision to do the raid on Osama bin Laden was such a no brainer even Jimmy Carter.
Those -- is the worst foreign policy president in modern history would've done it.
You know I think this -- been a hard week for Mitt Romney just has been he's come right up against all the powers that an incumbent president has to command attention.
Drive the news cycle.
You know hopping a plane go to Afghanistan.
And you know Romney's been either saying I would've done the same thing or complaining about how Obama's -- -- politicizing things.
I think he should just drop the -- left shaking her head.
Yeah I think I wouldn't be used to Jimmy Carter is in reference in context of Afghanistan.
And a lot of -- but I think your -- find -- and should use it as often as he can in the context of broader discussion.
We are now into -- pay period of Malays once again like Jimmy Carter that comparison helps Jimmy Carter is he Republican Herbert.
The Democrats flogged to her first thirty years we've gotten just about a few years left to go after.