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-- you know the hunt for the Republican presidential nomination really is heating up in from Dallas now with his take.
A unique take it said doctor Merrill Matthews institute for policy.
I -- and doctor Matthews thank you for coming on I -- unique.
Take because the conventional wisdom is that the Republicans.
Because of the way that general election would line up should.
Get themselves a moderate candidate go after the independent votes to be President Obama and you basically say the opposite tells what.
-- that that's right -- the history of the Republican Party really going back in 1950 and earlier.
Richard Nixon and of course Barry Goldwater was a conservative but Gerald forward.
George Herbert Walker Bush Bob go -- even George Bush was -- was not a completely comfortable with conservatism.
Right and your.
What does it did Ronald Reagan was the one true conservative they picked him now my question and -- want twice my question is this time around.
Because it's individual people -- just an idea such as the moderate vs -- conservatives individual people running for president.
Who would be a better pick -- Mitt Romney who we all know is who we're talking about when we say quote unquote moderate.
That's right -- they're.
People are beginning to say we need to go with somebody who's electable that would be Mitt Romney now but certainly Newt Gingrich has -- is coming on strong and Rick Perry if he were able to pick up his act.
And -- -- debate performance and so forth has that strong conservative could predict credential.
But he's been spent he's been so bad in the debates repairing cats and this is not met some makes out editorial by the -- to spin.
Pretty much agreed upon across the board that that's been tougher on.
Perry for Governor Perry in the debates and then when Newt Gingrich the the knock against the former speaker is that there's too much baggage out there but you think either one of those guys.
Could beat the president because the polling business early show that the polling among independents at least independent -- shows that Romney stacks up best.
I would and part I think that's happening because the media tends to promote -- They tend to say we need to go with somebody electable Romney is the most electable.
And -- -- part of the history of this generally putting forth moderates who the media basically.
On knowing before the -- before things are even done.
So pick a true conservative.
We'll see doctor Merrill Matthews thank you for your take it as we wanna have Yucca that is a -- that's against the conventional wisdom thanks for coming out today.
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