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However since Newt Gingrich surged ahead in the polls he in Mitt Romney have been neck and neck in the race for the GOP nomination but.
-- has come under attack from a lot of conservatives.
Will the two front runners they're the party apart.
And -- there rivalry make room for a third party candidate joining me now GOP strategist Karen hand ready.
And Fox News political analyst Juan Williams and most want to start with you what do you make of of this raced in January.
And you know who's gonna win which states which -- take.
The other -- that Romney campaign -- really believe that January will be their minds and they don't necessarily mean that they're gonna win Iowa.
They do mean that they have lots of money in the bank they've got over thirty million dollars.
-- -- during this critical period and then going forward from the aired during that kind of low that it will occur in favor so.
In turn the long term view here is.
Big advantage to Romney's camp because of the money and structure that they -- especially as compared to their -- warned competitor the man who is the current front runner.
-- rock Newt Gingrich because Gingrich lacks the infrastructure lacks the money in a big way.
All right -- 48 it let me get your handicap on this.
Yet -- you know it's interesting we've got some recent polls coming out -- an Iowa from Scott Rasmussen and that shows net -- With -- lead in Iowa and and they strongly in new Hampshire at least maintaining strong -- in New Hampshire.
A lot of money is being poured into Iowa ads from Ron Paul and -- -- and going after Gingrich.
And I think that those ads are starting to have some impact there's there's another interesting poll from Suffolk University.
In New Hampshire and they ask an open ended question of voters.
What -- your primary concerns about Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in the top two concerns among New Hampshire voters about Newt Gingrich.
-- is his back hints comes in number wine and the second is is he he's not trustworthy.
And those are the two issues that both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are really pushing in their TV ads alright.
Why I've always believed that campaigns are businesses that that mean we are -- business network and and -- surely do believe there there is to basically very compressed businesses and the one with the most money.
And the one with the best organization is the one that will win -- even I've seen that with people I did not want to win but they -- they -- the the biggest bank account and the and the best organization -- great.
Yeah well that's that's the history I know I I Karen's been the promise of making it -- I'm guessing she would agree with that I don't think there's any argument here from anybody on this point.
The thing is that in this cycle.
What we've seen with the success they -- raving success the business success of the debate and then their impact on a place like Iowa.
Is that there's less of what we call retail politics the politicians going door to door hand to hand.
The shake hands to meet voters and all the like and more reliance on big media.
But not paid media per state if the debates themselves.
And that also means -- that you know people who are.
You know I don't want to insult anybody but -- bring candidates.
Of the kinda right now that you would say are let's say Rick Santorum or Michelle Bachmann can hang in a race because they don't at -- spend any money to show but the debates and in some cases.
Remember new -- was no -- here for a longest time but the debate brought him back.
And heated -- the spend money to get back in the race and two at this point.
Be the leader of the.
All right Karen I -- again well.
Now idle idle a lot of people call -- radio show and and if I see anything nice about Mitt Romney.
They job here in the bag right here in the bag could -- if I say anything bad about Yahoo! -- -- -- ago you know I I want anybody but Romney and so that seems like there's still is a lot.
Of the of fluidity that -- word people were still did it float around his bid is new America outside the flavor of the month again.
I think it's so much a matter of a flavor of the month I think what we're seeing -- most voters are undecided.
Forty -- I think only 40% of voters in.
Our caucus goers in Iowa last.
Say they are confident.
About who they're going to vote for that means 60%.
Are still up in the air that's a lot.
Considering the election is only a few weeks away.
You know and I don't think money is everything let's not forget Michael Huffington in California -- video and I know that yeah -- -- -- a lot he had a lot of money already lost a yes.
And he lost big and don't forget Mitt Romney put all a lot of money -- a lot of organization and Iowa four years ago and lost bid.
So I think you know I think in Iowa -- this is probably going to be a closer race between Newt Gingrich Ron Paul I think has a very.
Strong chance -- actually winning in Ohio last.
Huntsman is predicted he is actually gaining momentum in New Hampshire among independent voters.
-- which is very interesting and I think he could -- have a very interesting outcome.
Which could also -- shake things up in a state like Florida or -- caucus like Nevada alright so one.
We'd be if we get in to the -- -- January were a month from now down the road and we've got a we've got a split some some some people are winning some others are one another's.
Are we gonna see somebody like Mike Huckabee -- Chris Christie or.
Mitch Daniels somebody jumpin.
Well I can't predict bad for you right now but that's what's being discussed.
Especially from Republican establishment types who say that if Newt Gingrich is has the league as we approach -- South Carolina and he's likely do well in South Carolina.
-- a lot of people may think well gosh you know the key thing here is beating President Obama and here's them here here's somebody else who might jump in the race and then you might not only hear about people like Huckabee.
But you might hear that people like Chris Christie or Mitch Daniels order Haley Barbour reconsider I don't know at this point doesn't seem.
Like likely to me but that's when they're talking about the other scenario is not would be a brokered convention and again I'm that would be -- -- they may but I got to tell well.
Then Olivia cited Karen -- very quickly last question -- so.
This is hurting that all this discussion about the Republicans fighting with each other are you with each other going back and -- of each other.
Or is it actually helping to get more attention on them while president Obama's off doing whatever it is doing.
I think it's fine -- the President Obama is stuck in this is stuck in a -- in the polls is around 43% that's not good for him.
At what we're seeing right now is a real debate over how to best lead the country there's not that much difference between -- -- on the issues.
There is eight.
World of difference in their leadership styles and that's what we're discuss that's really what we're fighting about right now and I think that's a healthy debate for Republicans to be happy.
All right well to be an interest in months ahead of a -- -- ready of one Williams thank you both very much.
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