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Romney not making much of marital status in this campaign what is his rival Fred Thompson make of that everyone.
Sort of going to handle your personally -- -- picked flights have -- return home for all I don't know how why -- you would save.
But with your wife -- -- or not -- -- hear of she's women throwing this.
What do you yeah that I do is it gonna get nasty and personal levels.
I don't think so are certainly hope -- I think people are ready for a serious discussion grocers.
About serious issues.
And we've got to do -- if you do everything movement and I think you taken a terrible risk.
Like to think we're all.
-- where I am -- this part anyway if that is.
-- is too short and this is too important.
To get down to that level.
And not deal with the things we have to do but you know it -- it -- Well you -- little an NBA you don't have the energy for this for the enthusiasm for the ruling nature of the campaign and you know you're -- very good actor.
Okay former senator.
Your heart's not in and all that.
What do you.
Well I don't know you very close game because.
Just -- what they said.
Well yeah I thought about hovered you know wants to have somebody writes something you know.
-- pick it up and -- I started.
I was -- father of the two image -- started working working in the factory.
-- and work my way through school.
Got a chance we have federal prosecutors committed to 28 that was -- turn advantage of thirty and came back to call them.
-- state administration did a few movies serve the United States twelve senate.
Won two elections in the state of Bill Clinton period -- -- one -- twenty point margins.
I came back was working two jobs one in television and one in radio when -- -- -- -- run for president.
And I'm proud father of five children two of which are under the age of five.
If -- -- can do that and Andy's got a little alleged you know I commend it to everybody.
I brings up the transition and you were kind enough when this when you first and considering running chatting with Maine about.
Your own own issues and you're doing fine but when cancer was mentioned every once -- that's scary that -- you seem to put that to rest but do you feel it will -- could become an issue.
I don't think there's ever totally rich and I think it's a fair thing to have to talk about.
Fortunately have a rare form rare in the good sense -- and alone lymphoma a minute -- -- -- out of month ago our guests and -- -- -- -- and everything it can't permanently you know I would guess this some degree -- soon.
-- when when people see tired -- -- -- We're just the normal run around just campaign.
They're gonna staff.
-- -- stepped class well you all in all fairness I'm not the only person.
Even in the so called top tier of candidates who've heard this term problem very kind.
And it's been a few years ago and I don't that's hundreds of Diana stilwell Kansas or John McCain I don't even is and I did I hate to even bring them up but I think in all fairness ceiling to cancer -- -- Islamic east.
Well -- certainly from what it used to be either so we Americans successfully built with the lived.
You know fully useful as my doctors at first our call and I started thinking about this I'm sure you.
The that's more important to milieu than any election even the president of the United States and -- -- -- a very young children and by -- my -- my wife and children tremendously.
And plot wouldn't be doing this but I thought.
There was a problem I've never been -- -- burned alive from that and a -- -- And others.
Who are part of this campaign have -- That you don't have to cower in the corner and you don't have to put things on the shelf you can do anything you want to -- -- fair and honest about it first thing I did was lay out there and say -- American people.
You know the polls and whatnot they were.
Saying that -- will give me a fair shot out of our warm and good to to run -- listen to him.
And now we've been in about six weeks -- get over 80000 contributors and so world there.
Lot of people still with me there.
Political and financial.
So I don't think it's an issue in the campaign but there several of us that it any time you know could have that.
You know come up then it's like a -- it's a legitimate question that people and that's why do.
You know regular check ups and try to keep.
Everybody up to date is hillsides is senator and -- -- -- wanna take a day off Wednesday that.
Excuse to dinner but that's and that's why -- people completely.
Nobody knew monogamous and stop people from talking and -- well that's censors apparently do very well it forces veteran and people have different standards and it you know people have expectations and standards of sort of us.
That are different than others and that's just the name of the game if you're -- be deterred by -- They -- to stay out of it but -- -- -- -- pretty big shoulders and it'll work out where it's -- I -- and I know you're.
-- as senator this idea.
Being deterred by what were these incredible expectations of your and in the race almost impossible.
To live up and so that if you just have a respectable performance in the debate if you happen.
Sort of a respectable campaign stump speech it isn't good enough because Fred Thompson was supposed to walk you know.
I think that's.
Some in the media -- -- there and I don't think people I mean in terms of the you know the poll numbers alarm if you -- -- about it from my -- terms of -- flow of the money that's coming -- haven't had to put any money you loan in the campaign yet.
And -- million.
So it looks like through the American people have them understand and I've been around for -- Vehicles starting -- when I was thirty years old and in Watergate.
And then -- out of public service -- and understanding but some in the media.
Like to write about.
She style more than substance.
And you know some some have discovered that I'm not Ronald Reagan.
Which is a great shock apparently to some of whom I wish they asked me earlier after -- if that's you know very quickly.
And and that's a standard nobody of course -- can live up to.
But -- and I knew that I understood that knew what was happening are good now I get some benefit from -- -- get some detriment from that.
It is today -- an hour ago I found a cure for vet.
It's quick reading the press is much.
Yeah well known to be something that could let me ask you this could you support.
Any of your colleagues running for president as the nominee.
Yes so Rudy Giuliani gets the nomination.
You would actively work on his behalf.
Well I don't want to think in terms of losing.
I don't want -- to sound the wrong way but I'm good.
But the only guy I guess from the sole goal -- here that's never lost election.
And so that's not what I is I -- -- you could definitely support indicated that yes all right Mitt Romney if -- came -- -- -- -- -- Could you be running then present them.
No really no not -- -- I was not a I'm not understood in that in that position personal reflection.
All of them in the Republican who's running.
Will be better than the Democrats who were running because of football philosophers.
I mean they have a -- we have higher taxes more government.
More caretaker risen less responsibility.
In more regulation.
And this -- will drive our economy into a second rate economy and make our nation and -- less safe mission and I could not ever.
-- our bet the Republicans would be better than Fred Thompson writes in my business.
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