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All right Minnesota congresswoman Michelle -- winning the Iowa straw poll former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty third place finish causing him to drop out of the race entirely.
So the question is what is next.
And our favorite pair fair and balanced -- Doug -- Former advisor to President Clinton John will be a former Republican congressman from New York they are both with this good to have both of you guys back to Europe.
Your impressions of what happened in Iowa and the significance evident what it sets up from here.
Well I think with the field.
Largely bunched around 2820 -- -- Percent at the top it's a wide -- -- opportunity.
Four Rick Perry you just got in the race with much fanfare on Saturday I think it's pretty clear that the Republicans are going to attacked.
President Obama full throttle it's pretty clear Mitt Romney is a very weak front runner -- a front runner.
Nonetheless and we've got a three way race between -- Michelle Bachmann and Mitt Romney.
Is that it and congressman the but they it's just the three of them and if so how does -- play I think it is at the moment just -- them and I think that cult of the Republican and conservative coalition.
Is really sort of a three headed monster and on -- monster but it's economic conservatives.
Foreign policy conservatives and social conservatives Bachmann at the moment as.
A stranglehold on the social conservatives what Romney has had.
Really the economic conservatives exactly Perry thinks He can have one cowboy boot and each camp.
And He might be able to really because they conventional -- pretty good at it that was actually -- worked along I want to bring that up right now with the question whether I'm here and -- studio head demo cowboy boots -- were apropos their creative ways to do it said that -- that's adjusting to -- -- -- -- -- -- -- on that because.
The conventional -- them.
Like what congress and the but they said there is that it would really be -- vs Perry to take on Romney.
-- I'd like I think there is a fair amount of that particularly with social conservatives because.
Mitt Romney is not getting any of them but Perry has a strong job creation.
Message he's arguing that he's created in Texas 40% of the net jobs that Americans came -- the last two or three years so I think he's gonna try and contest the economy with Romney and Romney.
As you saw on Thursday was emphasizing his experience with -- and Bain Capital -- job creator almost evaluate his experiences governor.
Well here's the thing.
At the end of this is gonna be a nominee the Republican Party and the president will be the number nominee of the Democratic Party after that.
Through the book the over here thinks somebody else is gonna get it or do you you still angry you are running with this -- of a third party candidate if you had a moment in your today which you don't picture on the air but yeah you should watch campaign confidential -- of by Doug Shawn -- tell myself.
Every day on Fox News talk every Monday at foxnews.com.
At 11 AM and we go through this every week and we end up at the same place which is.
Obama is a week and come right the Republicans.
Are not helping themselves they are pushing themselves out of the mainstream.
But you think and there is a huge vacuum where for a moderate though you think -- I think it's a -- right centrist.
Is now middle of the road but it's an economic message that we're not getting anywhere with Obama and the Republicans are too far out of the minster sounds like -- Huntsman type of no not Huntsman was gonna be a dynamic personality and and I think the vacuum is there and nature abhors a vacuum and there's plenty of time.
And -- -- I don't know if he's with us anymore these areas dog as work for this group call Americans He lacked.
Picking up guess what Perot started twenty years ago which is to get on the ballot a new line in fifty states.
For a candidate to run against the two major parties think that's serious it might and I think it's unbelievably -- -- pick that up next time you guys -- on and we're gonna squeeze a name out of with -- -- a great dog if it's the last absolutely you know couldn't couldn't be more serious Americans elect is that -- doing that online and they want to have their own convention nominating process everything on the -- our guys will pick that up again to we have -- all the time deduction on.
And job but with the -- today.