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-- his take on the president's.
Executive orders the 2012.
Republican field of candidates and some thoughts that he might harbor himself at this point.
We're joined by the former governor of Arkansas 2008.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee also the author of the New York Times best seller.
A simple government host of Fox News channels Huckabee show.
I encourage him great -- -- thank you let's or with this governance might feel that this president this White House seems committed to.
I think he believes that the only way that he -- accomplish some of the things he wants to do.
Is by executive order and in fairness to Obama he's not doing something that is all that.
Unique to his presidency presidents dating back to Franklin Roosevelt had used the executive -- as a way to go ahead and move the ball forward.
In fact Obama has probably used it less than many of his predecessors at this point his term so.
He's doing it I think he's doing it because he doesn't believe he can get things through congress and the truth -- -- he can't.
But it's not the Republicans who are all of the obstructionist -- he can't get his jobs bill passed the senate because the Democrats won't -- -- either.
And it's it's interesting to watch him come up against the democratic leadership particularly in the senate and and the senate members.
His own party.
-- -- the same time -- by fiat.
Does have some -- if we listened to speaker Boehner he says he's gonna watch carefully and he's going to make certain that -- follows law and the constitution.
When would be the question I would.
Well the one thing congress can do is simply not appropriate money for things the president wants to do.
So that's always the power of the purse is is the way the founders envisioned it so you have balance of power.
The executive branch can do certain things but only if congress gives them the money.
And so if congress is really serious about saying we're gonna clipped the -- -- the bird doesn't fly the way they do it is they cut those.
We've been doing a lot of reporting on this broadcast -- the EPA's other agencies that are frankly in my.
Missed in my opinion abusing power.
And and the Republicans talking big about -- But in fact the Republicans.
Have empowered through the power of the purse strings in the house -- particular.
Have been part of the EPA they have -- withheld their budget they have a constrained the budget.
Are they talking out of both sides of their -- In some ways frankly they are they've been talking for thirty something years are gonna get rid of the Education Department they're gonna scaled back EPA.
They're gonna make drastic cuts in foreign -- I mean all sorts of a big talk.
But it never happens.
And part of the reason that it doesn't is because there are always special interest lobbyists who come with the campaign contributions.
And that results in policy.
The you know there's a show on Fox Business call follow the money -- follow the money you'll find -- where a lot of this happens.
And following that money to the candidates right now.
Congressman Ron Paul raising a lot of money Brian -- raising a lot of money.
It seems as if we're Perry was born with a that we know better he's just -- a lot of very little friends.
And Mitt Romney loaded personally and loaded their with -- Where is this campaign -- are you satisfied with this feel the candidates and how excited are you.
Well I'm not gonna endorse anybody there's no one that has made me decide I'm gonna put a yard sign up just yet.
Frankly I think one of the things that makes politics so on palatable to to most people in America and it has made it increasingly on palatable to me.
Is that it's -- money chase not an idea chase and if we're not careful Lou we're gonna end up creating not.
A real sense of the democratic republic we're gonna have -- -- talk -- Where the only people who will be able to effectively run and hold a public office.
Will be those who either have great wealth are who have access to great well.
And I think this country loses dramatically.
When it's so focused on the amount of money.
Part of that is so perpetuated the press they take a candidate seriously based on how much money he -- she is raised as opposed on whether their ideas makes sense.
And and the -- the impoverishment if you will.
Of the choices.
-- mix of all the more important that field of candidates be rich in -- representative of the body politic.
One thinks of representation.
The evangelical right a conservative Christian.
-- -- -- accomplishment.
Some public service but broader interest intellectually.
Is there a place for such man.
I'm not sure and the Republican primary I think that the F primary is becoming so splintered.
People are picking out their candidate based on a sliver.
Of what it takes to be a strong presidential candidate rather than looking at the candidate as a whole there's no candidate that's going to -- 100%.
Of anyone's ideas -- -- -- -- pretty good these days well that that can get you elected if you're not careful.
Well speaking of getting elected.
As you -- over the field with campus you look at the issues we're facing.
Do any second -- -- through your your ears and minding your hard about your own candidacy well it not in the sense that I'm sitting around trying to plot to return but.
I -- do I have moments from watching the debate and I'm thinking oh my gosh.
That was that was a pitch that you know any Little League -- -- have headed to the third deck.
And you know I got fumbled some think and him.
-- -- there but.
It takes a whole lot.
To run for president deep inside where -- person is so consumed with running.
And and one of the things that I find is I don't I'm not a person who believes -- -- there's only two or three people in the entire country capable of being president.
M I'll I worry about people who think I'm the only one left.
I think that's nonsense this is a country where we elect servants not not princes to power.
And it's a dangerous thing of a person is such a megalomaniac that he thinks he's the only hope America -- -- and and if you.
You folks make it pretty clear that they think that that is the case in the instance of their own candidacies.
And adding to your own resume of course -- the fact that you're chosen not to seek the office.
Making you all the more qualified and to attract up to Canada.
-- great to have you with us thank you Lou always my pleasure governor.
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