Iowa Up in the Air
FNC’s Bob Beckel on the battle ahead of the Iowa Caucus.
- Duration 8:02
- Date Dec 21, 2011
FNC’s Bob Beckel on the battle ahead of the Iowa Caucus.
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Talk back here on Imus in the morning to get to the markets in Europe.
And -- the turnaround there just a few minutes but we have more politics right now -- we're.
Gonna see a more.
Aggressive Newt Gingrich because of the slumping.
-- poll numbers here over the last few days -- Bob Beckel has become frequent guest on Imus in the morning longtime democratic strategist in the host these days of the five on Fox News joins us.
Right now no -- -- today Bob so.
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If it's that's all we deal with every day losing all your entire street Peter right here your -- -- -- -- make it more critical -- sure well let's not start any rumors Bob is the last and one of them get credit try to debt.
-- we sausage district in and we don't work and other.
That'll distributor enough all right so -- number I looked -- real clear politics to get the average this morning.
And it's up three points nationally.
But if you look at -- -- Ron Paul's up now by 83 and a half points in the average Romney second and Gingrich.
Is third so what's gone out.
Well I dated first call Gingrich and projected to what Google harmful people we it will take your campaign actually president -- that's -- lot of I when he was up at -- Iowa all the -- The big Coke.
-- Republican establish -- every award it is big group of Republicans both go to independent -- -- or big is it Iowa stop Gingrich and -- and -- darn good job but it may.
At that kind of special Ed north -- -- -- could not have.
And not expect she slipped I don't I don't believe an average at all except that it's probably true that all -- -- up in air.
88 probably three great great -- -- right now but.
-- -- -- a much can we get a break here and Gary is -- it back it back -- art but.
He's got to -- that reputation and it has -- -- -- They obviously made a lot of enemies in his own party and the idea that the Republican establishment is lashing out at my guess is not a huge surprise because they think.
And they're right aren't they Bob that his chances against President Obama are.
Are not to are not so hot when you compare to what Romney vs Obama would look like from a Republican.
The point of view is somebody like you probably want to see Newt Gingrich right.
Yeah well I mean I don't I'm not sure and I -- is that I don't know probably nearly.
It picture director candidates -- -- -- repeated general election but.
Probably push out their own kind of cut but we're difficult issue which played -- -- it does.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Top group -- push back against Obama but output.
Active people who watched particularly.
Remember a dispute over ninety that caused.
Aren't important -- -- -- impact -- or your house.
Our innovative -- problem the personal problem.
It was a guy would.
But the -- sure Earl I would sure like we're gonna football Wear but I facility is gonna ought to do with changing -- -- -- basically.
I get scared a lot of people.
You know we mention.
At the start of this that you brought a lot of campaigns you have including presidential campaign so if you are running.
President Obama's operation this time around.
What would your narrative the at the beginning -- this year and it all with that we know all payroll tax thing is still going on in DC and everything else -- what would you be hammering out if you were the president.
-- -- -- he's totally messages which has got a Republican Party is good way to the right.
He tried to make them feel that they weren't able to do it and I would go to big true are gonna think that the Tea Party.
Wherever -- are -- -- good chuckle a lot of pain they have -- Republican Party to write a lot borrowed to the right by the way.
Then either -- gate bridge.
Orbit ground which what degree appreciate -- all good but yeah I mean -- all the -- -- all at least street climbed a period.
As a very strong base and I like highly geared at present.
In the third.
He's not right electric to a -- directors shall.
Australia I I I don't worker -- but.
Actually straight and I remember 1988 when everybody was watching -- racial -- the rate treatment Bob Dole and George Bush the elder.
And all but certain this district.
-- -- -- -- Becomes attractive got -- our respect and and shot everybody that I would rise or polish.
But if Ron Paul did -- one he's not gonna win the nomination or -- it -- yeah it doesn't matter or helps Romney I guess.
A lot of -- probably but you don't have probably we're -- -- our Ed Winter incher.
And that would pick Gingrich's superior position and -- -- -- compete truly -- You can get Gingrich could win Iowa he could afford to lose their -- -- -- -- it would be a beta State Street at triple salt but now to shut a lot of coverage -- strongly.
The other compete.
A very short primary season for the Republicans.
Work -- -- peak traveled at any record prolong our.
Though nothing it's kind of in the next shot an off I've heard you talk about this or not but.
We had the job on our Fox Business showed that -- -- -- day we had the head of this group Americans elect Don and we've had a number of guests are brought adopt and I started to think that there's at least some merit to the fact that this group which is gonna get on the ballot it appears in most of not all the states could have some sort of an impact next year and running.
A third party candidate whether it's on -- you know Mike Bloomberg -- judge Jon Huntsman are.
Trump are good Ron Paul whoever runs as a third party candidate is that crazy or do you think they'll be a third party are attack on the rates.
Now like crazy because not a player in the chicken throughout our Walpole bigger problem for the republic does not Republican burrito -- If any hasn't closed door.
On being an easy escape it probably won't -- and -- -- by not.
-- that would -- Republican nomination but.
I thought I would are priced in sight that it does.
Treat for five point -- -- restate it -- tree would you -- estate.
The Specter look what happened in both go to war go to they bought at least they went by -- -- -- -- I think a third party candidate and who appears there's somebody that.
The or or electric just ordered up the democrats' proposal are.
-- regular trailer backed out.
There was Green Party candidate -- -- baker -- In order to approach enough votes but it could take a -- -- order.
And I spoke -- court wash their.
That was valued by the way could it before because -- Paul runs on its own and the Americans -- from you know -- Bloomberg or somebody else up.
I mean that there's enough there to get some numbers.
To the effect things in some states -- their sport of a four way race -- now.
Kosher and -- incumbent president -- who has beaten it political trouble.
You get a receipt -- very close trait and give yeah and edit -- straight -- the president public look at these old.
They're there and actually you know and Obama ahead of by to -- -- -- last week and then you know -- -- as I've ordered.
Already there's about twelve -- -- country that -- undecided.
Did you go either way -- -- not like he's already end it's -- a third party option -- -- like a lot of people are.
It's early -- Google culture that's a good outlook are yet because develop at which the -- and other people are about or actual a -- very question.
While that development yeah camaraderie.
Half -- next time you're on Bobble go back to the who go back to what's been successful and that's the a discussion of the EU and -- -- the -- -- in your respective shady histories but for now you know thanks for coming out today.