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The race for the White House Minnesota congress -- Michelle Bachmann is gaining on front runner Mitt Romney in Iowa.
A new poll just released by the Iowa Republican newspaper.
Has congresswoman Bachmann ahead by four percentage points.
Meanwhile former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin grace the cover of Newsweek magazine with this headline.
-- can win.
Is congresswoman Bachmann success making it more or less likely the Governor Palin -- -- the race.
Who better to ask for one of my favorite Democrats my friend at fox colleague democratic pollster and analyst I've shown that.
It's always a pleasure thanks -- appreciate -- as does the success.
Even though it's it's short lived so far but the recent success of -- of Michelle Bachmann in these early Iowa polls.
Gives Sarah Palin a reason to think about getting in the race I think.
It gives or less of -- judge -- here well she's.
That -- Michelle Bachmann is ahead 2521.
She's moving up in the polls vis a -- Romney her favorable rating is the best in the state.
Pretty tough to see how -- pounds -- cut into that.
What about Sarah pale and thinking.
This could be the year of the woman I am better known then Michelle Bachmann I've been tested through the fires before.
Should I consider jumping in in New Hampshire where I did where I have a lot of -- -- Well I think it may be the year the woman but its fear of the other woman Michelle Bachmann rather than Sarah -- but that's like.
I say that because Sarah Palin's negative has really gone through the ceiling and her dithering about running I think.
Maybe it's helped her brand but it hasn't helped her political standing.
All right Michelle Bachmann has been on those -- she siren is -- and she told me she's a libertarian right yet.
She voted for the Patriot Act you know that that assaults the Fourth Amendment she took some -- saying.
It's that governments business who you get -- who you who you -- -- that means she's against divorce or not -- not she took an -- -- -- federal government can take pornography and it here comes and you don't have the right.
To read and look at whatever you want in the privacy end of your home or any of these libertarian issues -- already these appealing to libertarians.
I don't think they're libertarian issues I don't think they're appealing.
To libertarians there's a strand of the Republican Party.
That is bigger than the considerable 1011% of Republicans who are libertarians that is intolerant of that supports -- Patriot Act.
Opposes gay marriage opposes abortion and frankly leads her to -- -- supple libertarian and take positions at variance with that label.
All right should Mitt Romney be concerned about these numbers -- should -- discount them because it's early and it's Iowa which is the land of her birth and because he's got.
Fifty or sixty times as much money in the bank as she does judge.
You've -- heard it here first he should be scared to death he's about death to death he's not -- -- compete in Iowa.
He's not gonna win the straw poll he's not gonna win -- I don't think you'll be in the context.
It will give Michelle Bachmann a shot in the arm as she goes to New Hampshire and South Carolina are also raises problems for Rick Perry if he thinks about getting it.
Is the divide in the Republican Party and then you have talked about there's a lot.
Barry Goldwater Nelson Rockefeller Ronald Reagan George aide George HW bush that Ron Paul.
Mitt Romney does that divide still exist on one side of which.
Our big government Republicans on the other side of which are small government constitutional sense serious libertarians got.
My sense is about 6070%.
Of Republicans are small government anti tax.
They -- in a libertarian direction they may or may not support the actual tenants of libertarian -- So the -- the big government Republicans are basically.
Does -- do the big government Republicans.
Fear -- It's I don't think they understand.
Libertarians because a lot of the views are not consistent with how they see conservatives.
They also frankly -- of the Tea Party even more because of the virulence and intensity of the senate.
Steve Moore who -- both -- works for the Wall Street Journal was just time right before -- speculated we don't know if this is true.
That John Boehner may have toyed with the idea of raising taxes when they met with the president last night -- this afternoon.
Went back to his caucus and -- that we got such looks on their faces that he knows he can't do it these are looks on the faces of libertarian members of congress who don't wanna raise the debt ceiling no matter what John Boehner brings home from the White House judge.
The speaker was prepared back in September to remember to do a deal to raise taxes he's been looking for a grand bargain I think it's.
Almost certain that in the last few days or less.
We -- so he's been prepared to raise taxes but as you said before with congressman Ross 85 or so.
Members -- -- newly elected took a solemn oath not to raise taxes I don't happen to support it.
But I understand that for their constituents.
They cannot go back on that you expect in the states and god I do -- -- -- shown it's a pleasure thank you for John judge thank.
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