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Joining me now for more on the winners the losers in all of this is congress tries to avoid at this hour it appears successfully shut down.
As well as presidential politics tonight's Republican debate on Fox News Channel -- Fox News political analyst former Reagan White House political director.
Good to have you here -- to be -- thank you is Mike Emanuel reported this this appears to be substantial.
Success victory for the speaker Boehner.
A -- -- and a superb job of staying where his members are in he does not race out ahead of them he knows exactly where they are -- noses vote -- very very well.
And I think -- put put forth what he believes is the budget that the house wants.
The problem on the other side is -- they don't feel any responsibility.
As you say 960 days -- -- -- budget they could pass a budget that's their responsibility.
These -- ahead after the budget by June 30 they moved it to October 1 so they get it done so that would mean a Christmas Eve here they are again as they have been now for years and years and years.
And turning to the to the presidential or race.
The most recent poll showing suddenly.
Our governor Romney moving up.
In both New Hampshire and Iowa and as you know there's a traditional campaign part of this was about the dates prior Gingrich obviously -- forties -- very good debater and we'll do welcomes -- night.
But now is good for five people running television commercials against them.
And -- he has a big impact not just TV on fox but TV on bond but especially our specially on flats -- a most of a bind their commercials.
And and he is he's chosen not to respond.
He will again -- I am sure when they come after him.
But at the end of the day that's there's these people are these people are potentials voters are not voters.
And it the other part of that poll is at 52% of those voters have not made up their mind yet and won't until it gets very close to the to the date -- January 30.
I -- and.
In right now the -- debate the campaign amongst the Republicans appears to have moved from.
Significant substantial issues the economy job creation government spending the debt to what appears to be -- just -- -- on.
Focus character assassination directed I had.
The former speaker.
But the critical thing here is Republicans want to -- if they've.
Don't think you can win which is what the case every trying to -- because of past history and what have you.
Then I guess he's gonna move some people that we want to win we don't know we want to -- -- to be our nominee.
But Republicans want to win and I think the strongest argument they can make against him is that going to be a viable candidate in the fall.
-- -- to -- be will be and that.
Judgment being made obviously by the Republican establishment and a number of people who -- have obviously some considerable history.
With the speaker rather be political history of our personal.
It is that your assessment that he can withstand this this fire storm directed at him by the other Republican -- With standard if he runs a real campaign part of the problem is he's made up his mind that -- does not want to run a traditional campaign and the world is a different place today.
While the bottom line this is a long ways to go Romney raised ten million dollars yesterday he's not the speaker not raising money.
Although it was of this that the super -- has been put together -- that and -- Las Vegas man is gonna put twenty million dollars in which saudis who have a big impact so let's take your nose is still a lot of about a lot of money anybody's Bob ball park.
At the end of the day television -- organization matters raising money and in getting supporters and and that's the traditional campaign against -- And and the issues for so long I've said here that you know I really believe this has been the most fascinating.
Seven debates that I've ever seen and it came in in -- -- presidential campaign here.
I just I I'm wondering if we're moving to something different are we going to see the issues reemerge as.
Is attractive elephants of -- these debates and campaign.
Well Llewellyn and obviously the economy is going to be over arching issue all the way through this the -- -- played a critical -- because a great curiosity.
And tonight's debate -- will probably the biggest audience of -- over seven million people.
-- turn -- to watch this and then every one of these debates at thirteen that have taken place that tremendous leadership in this will be the biggest.
Who wins tonight's debate.
Who who prevails in the Iowa Caucuses well I think I think there's a lot of -- -- moving around today and and I think the severe very heated debate.
Easy free your own vote.
Gingrich tested a great debate -- on the move Romney obviously estimate better debate than in the last time.
And then the bottom the bottom tier here Michelle Bachmann had a good debate.
Picked -- Perry's coming -- Santorum is aggressive.
They're all kind of spread the vote out a little bit and the more the -- gets spread the less the winner has to have and that may put Ron Paul.
Very good position to take this thing.
And the president remains.
-- does he recede into the background here because of the debates and -- -- media focus on it or is he literally choosing.
The step back about.
Well I think he's totally irrelevant he's not he's not making his own party basically come to that to the table on these budgets.
And I think this is the critical thing is jobs to help them.
-- a government that is his budget that ultimately needs to be appropriated by the congress so I'm on my senses he chose to stay here to fight it out.
But hasn't said much Muslim go to Hawaii with his wife.
At Roth thank you and to see they.