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Market joining me now for a look at the winners and losers of last night's Republican debate the ongoing.
-- legislative battle on Capitol Hill.
The former governor of Arkansas 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee author of the New York Times best seller.
How simple government and host of Fox News channels Huckabee show good to have you -- -- governor good to be here live.
It's hard not to get over that previous story about Peter -- actually I believe it is Peter it has to report what is but what is is absurd.
We have that we have the -- we have the elephants -- we have the clowns we have a full blown circus going on.
The idea that they would be a sixty day.
Piece of legislation for all of these issues.
Is -- yeah.
Well and the most important pieces -- -- tend to be overlooked so that we can come up there with an armed crop duster because you know every -- There's going after some type of may be insect out there in the cornfield needs to be able if the insecticide doesn't work blow them to smithereens.
With a sidewinder missile.
-- governor of the debate last night and what -- -- is they don't know how to pay report.
Owns his very and that happens to be the issue that's been dominating -- Arena for the last three years -- -- if they don't wanna tell us that right now.
But the debate last night.
Your reaction -- of the candidates -- I thought it was one of those debates where there was no runs no hits no -- -- nobody really got hurt nobody scored.
If anybody scored Michelle Obama had a good night -- he was she was on her game last night and she.
She really walked nothing back.
And I thought she needed to show that she is one tough litigator people have taken her to lightly and I think she showed that she was a little offended.
But they were not taking her seriously last night she showed people why they should take her seriously -- -- actually and -- put that directly on of course the former speaker Newt Gingrich.
I thought I had a couple of absolutely brilliant well it's he showed his affection four.
If not an overwhelming.
Dose of modestly a company had a we're due out.
You think either a -- -- had a good night he he clearly was the target he -- in the center of the stage and when you walk out there and that's your position.
You know there's good news and bad news the good news is it's like -- -- -- used to say back in Arkansas when they're kick India in the behind at least you know you're still out front.
So there's a good thing to be out there -- that front but the but the trouble is everyone is gonna be piling on.
About -- Romney had a good night last night because.
He his main job throughout this process is to continue to look.
Sound and -- presidential.
And to lift himself above the fray and I thought he was able to do that Rick Perry better than his previous appearances so.
It -- -- -- and that's a good night that was the best line of the night no doubt about it.
And well actually -- governor Mitt Romney -- when he when he worked in the pretty pleased foreign policy further that was already administration a great line and I thought that Mitt did the best job I've ever seen do.
A defending what he did -- bank capital right because it's easy to attack -- and say they were.
Essentially a that leverage buyout company and they -- corporate raiders and they cost a lot of people -- jobs when he was able to put it in terms of not only that they also created an enormous amount of jobs.
And then he did something that he doesn't do very often -- did very well last night and that was some self effacing humor.
When he said that he said will jetBlue won't work.
And I would not let -- get -- bodies as well always -- do make mistakes I thought that was had a good touch showed a human side of him that he needed to do.
I couldn't agree with few more and and and I thought also that that the issue of economics.
Loomed large and he was adroitly handled by potential.
Those two candidates governor Romney of the former speaker of the former speaker when it came to energy policy relating the keystone.
Our pipeline project through Chinese competitive if -- geo political competitiveness.
The role of Canada.
And the -- all back to the Obama administration's policies.
And the -- uses say.
On the issue of creative destruction -- have been and the account.
One thing that is happening at this point of the process is the candidates are beginning in the public appearances for the most part.
To focus on Obama not each other -- -- wanna be seen as the bad especially Christmas it's very awkward to attack someone.
While everyone singing peace on earth good will toward men.
And say that -- bomb but here's what they're doing.
They're telephone calls the robo calls and -- the mail pieces.
And these independent ads they're -- out there right now so you always let someone else do the -- and shouldn't.
And you stay above and insight on so sorry that you've been wounded in lost so much blood.
And a lot of bleeding if that millions of dollars being spent attack in particular Newt Gingrich recognize in Iowa.
Have any kind of respectable.
-- -- -- expect to relevant products.
I I think that there could be used a couple of surprises really -- choking up that that like a I think Mitt Romney can actually win the caucuses because there is a splintering of the vote of sort of that that group -- -- this has not Mitt Romney.
But Mitt Romney still has -- coordinates with him and if -- begins to slip.
And Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum who I believe could be a surprise candidate either one of those could do much better than expected.
Ron Paul will surprise people but that -- gonna -- several different ways.
Mitt Romney in a very very uninteresting position and he could win I'm not saying he will but he could.
And that's the perspective and view of the guy who on the last caucuses and they are presidential.
Nomination process 2008.
Governor always great to have you thanks Lou march -- Christmas Merry Christmas.
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