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Texas governor Rick Perry leading in the national polls but his defense of using taxpayer dollars to fund illegal immigrants education.
In calling his opponents heartless it's causing an uproar.
If you say that we should not.
Educate children who have come and our state for no other reason than they've been brought there.
By no fault of their own I don't think you have a heart.
We need to be educating these children because they will become a drag on our society.
This was a state issue Texans voted on it and I still supported greatly.
Our I -- very pave the way for a new front runner I'm joined by former governor former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
Those -- Huckabee on the Fox News Channel governor welcome back to the show thanks sharing so I thought this was so interesting Mitt Romney really picking on him on this say.
Which are gonna ask Texas.
Tax payers to pony up a 100000 dollars for each one of these illegal immigrants that goes to school at the University of Texas are in Texas what do you make of that.
Well Mitt Romney hit him and then I -- Rick -- basically aid is launching -- this plate and put the way back in the cabinet I'm in.
To to hit him -- the here's a thing Perry had an answer that He -- used He just didn't use it I don't know if he'd never thought about it He had to know.
He had to know this question was coming.
But the way that He would -- that is said look these kids had no choice in being here.
They didn't make a mistake they didn't break a -- their parents did.
These are kids who have been in our schools and they have paid taxes in Texas every time they bought something every time they.
Even the -- they paid in the house is they lived in paid.
The landlord to -- property taxes that funded their schools so it's not just some kind of subsidy.
That is special now I mean there's an argument and and by the -- no matter what you say.
It's not an issue that'll ever work.
With Republican primary voters it's one of those things a classic rule in politics Jerry when -- -- you're losing.
If you have to explain -- I don't think you're not.
There was a lot of explaining last night today a group called the Americans for legal legal immigration said.
-- candidacy is over do you think this is a death knell for the Texas governor.
I don't think anyone issue will killing god at this this is one that's gonna hurt and it certainly takes away the -- -- -- As I am the most conservative on the conservative got because that the two things that hurt him.
In combination words it was this -- combined with sang no we don't need -- the border to most Americans we do.
And for a governor of Texas to say no that's really not what we need.
You mentioned as you're saying that -- and George Bush.
Both have very interesting views on immigration and they both served in Texas so I think that's fascinating.
You know you mentioned Rick Santorum you thought He did a great job last night.
I have a tell -- I thought Mitt Romney was on fire to gets -- plus here.
Well meant had a great night it's obvious that He is learned a lot from having been a candidate before he's been on the debate stage and you see the experience -- like the guy.
As the old saying goes that you don't see half despite the ball when you scored a lot of touchdowns.
Act like you've been there before mid acts like he's been there before.
He had a great night but it was an expectation that He would.
The reason -- single out Rick Santorum is because.
He's been stuck out there on the corner I know what that's like ours -- four years ago.
You have these two media designated front runners in the -- they get all the questions a guy like Santorum.
Has got to be able -- use every second He has and make it count and I thought He did last night.
But analysts be realistic here Santorum is not gonna play across the country general election is a -- I think He could he's he's a person of strong conviction he's an intelligent person.
I still think it's way too early I heard someone today be very dismissive of everyone but.
Romney and Perry and I thought you know that's exactly the problem because four years ago.
He was Rudy Giuliani run away with that with Fred Thompson a close second McCain a distant third Romney and even more distant fourth in the a very distant fifth.
It ended up McCain then me.
And Rudy had dropped out and Fred.
Nobody knows what happened to him.
It's hard to predict is your point it is it's very -- -- it is way too early.
That's the think this is September.
We got a year and I in a month and I have to go it's a long.
Way to long trail -- a lot Trevino was interesting -- the debate last night.
The people watching were asked if you're gonna get rid of any one.
Department agency of the federal government what -- be and they said hands down education what do you make of that.
Well it's it's an easy target Ronald Reagan wanted to get rid of it in 1980 around that but it it's a lot easier to campaign against the federal agents in the to get rid of it.
I think it was was at Herman -- that said let's get rid of EPA.
I believe it was but whoever said that I thought had probably the best answer and to revamp it to blow it up and start over because it is totally out of control.
It's run basically by Iberia ideological bureaucrats and it doesn't matter -- that the president is a Republican or not.
You can't grasp.
The control of it.
Because the bureaucrats are too deeply entrenched and you know their attitude is we were here before you came will be here when you leave you aren't -- I -- ice -- What tone they have sold in the world though there's announced that they EPA to -- change is coming with their rules -- regulations very expensive for business in this country.
Very much governor thanks for coming on today is a -- love having.