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David Mercer is joining us now former DC bureau is a democratic strategists.
Among other things he served as the deputy national finance director.
For the Democratic National Committee and served as the DNC's 96 convention finance director.
He -- politics he knows how to raise money for dams good morning.
Good morning quote for you Harrison -- And pretty -- -- -- sitting next to me now she is a political commentator and Fox News Channel contributor -- her resonate we find that she was a senior communications.
-- in -- -- senior communications on a number of high profile political campaigns including communicating communications director for former Massachusetts governor bill well.
-- And a former New York attorney general.
Now that's not right former Westchester New York district attorney -- hero I can spit that out I didn't even -- work together briefly.
I'm going right along and that story and I was gonna say -- Tom reynolds' little chair of the NR CC which is the New York 26 district.
And plus I bet they wish they had -- back now 2006.
Well you -- I do miss buffalo I must say.
I enjoyed myself but there -- really did that was a very close race that it was in 2006.
And it was against Harris Jack Davis thought it was the third party spoiler candidate.
So this is the third time he's run in that district -- people are saying why did Republicans lose that seat.
Lot of different reasons I wish -- were as simple as just the Medicare fight yes that played into it but.
This Jack Davis character very rich man.
-- a lot of money these campaigns he -- went on the democratic line tried to defeat Reynolds twice.
So he decided opposes the Tea Party candidate this time around put into million dollars and -- Stole a lot of votes from the Republican yeah that's an interesting -- as icing on the lights out all week long -- people felt like he was really not truly conservative or Republican he's entitled liberals.
Supposedly the Posner Harry -- All right well the real deal is sitting in Washington his name is David Mercer.
So let's bring it.
On the conversation as well as well everybody else welcome welcome welcome on the -- except those -- you.
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-- -- -- -- -- The bidding process for the Republicans who do you like that's coming in and and are there any surprises.
Surprise is I think this.
Entire campaign -- -- before -- always is every time you look at the field and people make their predictions it never turns out.
The way you think it would for example just look at 2008 everyone thought Hillary was gonna win.
And no -- would have believed that John McCain after he self destructed.
Would has been resurrected Lazarus style to capture the GOP nominee so I think what's interesting to watch now really is the Bachmann Palin.
Okay well he looks political -- let's ask David about ready potentially against a woman.
And and what Barack Obama could face -- it's either Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin.
-- -- -- -- -- Well I think right now you have Mitt Romney with the most money in the bank as we saw him raise ten million dollars is also a Republican.
Prospective nominee that's run twice.
However -- -- them both mentioned with regard to the two women both Sarah Palin am -- man.
Bachmann has a a leg up as it goes for Iowa being -- is Huckabee is no longer in the race.
But she's also -- got to see what Palin does and whether they break up of women's vote.
Or happy having to women in the race.
But I think the Republicans might be served if it was Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin if she were choose to get in after her bus tour.
Because then you'd have a real contest between the establishment -- establishment Republican.
And a Tea Party Republicans.
And that would winnow out the field.
Leaving a -- primary season between the two and that.
Best person left standing goes on to.
Meet with Obama in the general election.
Pull out of between those two women -- specifically Michelle Bachmann out of Minnesota is so proud by the way out of Arizona I guess we say now.
Different theory and I would share it with Andrea I've heard that I think it was on like Dancing With The Stars.
It was always gonna take up residency and in Arizona -- that's because her mom wants to run for -- -- Senator Kyl leaving his -- in Arizona it just seems so plain speak to -- what do you think our route might mean.
I'll tell you about Palin yeah yeah yeah I've listened and in all honesty I don't think that she gets it and I think the bus -- and her being in here -- With these cyclists.
Roaring into DC for memorial weekend I think it's more to boost her earning income.
And her her identity.
As it -- that relates to ratings you know we do know that Fox News has let go of those that chose to enter the race or thinking or -- in -- -- via Newt Gingrich or.
And with Huckabee.
Who stayed on and then declare that he wasn't you know he's still you know working as a commentator.
And the same is gone for Palin so I don't see her actually dating again.
And I do this in -- -- being that she's got an announcement coming up in Iowa.
Which seems to be more targeted to the 2012 race than Palin does in that indicators that we're -- that whether -- be a move in Arizona or otherwise.
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