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-- joining us now for more on the battle for the White House the soul of the Republican Party and the determination as to which of the contenders.
As the best plan to restore prosperity conservative icon Richard -- -- and a conservative HQ dot com.
Author of the book conservatives betrayed how George W.
Bush and other big government Republicans.
Hijacked the conservative cause also let us.
Victor Davis Hanson senior fellow at Stanford university's Hoover institution.
And billionaire populist Mort Zuckerman chairman of Boston properties and more forgive me for continuing to say it's I love the the sound -- but it's great to have you all here and more -- return to your first.
This the outcome in.
-- the import.
Of this forward determining who ultimately will be the nominee.
Well if you're Mitt Romney I think a you'd consider your -- victory considering how far he was behind everybody else just a few weeks ago so I think it was a major plus for him I'm not -- -- decisive.
But it's certainly better than any alternative and going it to New Hampshire.
Where I suspect is gonna do very well it's gonna him a lot of momentum Hillary a lot of money I think he answered a lot of questions as to whether or not -- can handle tough campaign so I think was a definite plus for him.
43% right now -- according to the most recent polls Victor.
-- -- the non conservative if you will.
In what most people thought there would be a your campaign to determine which conservative emerged as the nominee.
On the net woman narrative that Romney was weak because he can't get over twenty or 30% of the votes kind of getting weaker because all of non Romney's keep coming and leaving and -- latest ones and torment.
Nobody's made the argument against -- that the four or five issues that Republicans and conservatives are really worried about.
Repealing obamacare -- -- find the tax code.
Pumping oil when we have a great new fraud discovery of -- and doubts.
And addressing the entitlements and they're bankrupting our Social Security manner and -- that Romney won't do that and I think most people Iowa thinking well.
And that he has a greater what lord -- were talking about -- and so that's what is running down.
You want to talk about the issues in this campaign for the nomination.
You're -- a decided minority right now certainly well below plus.
Got a great strategy right now he's Chauncey Gardiner in being Marriott and set a -- -- the more people don't hear from him and don't see him.
When he was -- -- and more popular he gets his he's edging up on the polls because they were sick and tired of -- class warfare and he didn't do anything on these pressing issues but.
The more he's quiet and more people are in Republican party are calling each other's liar and stupid and draft Dodgers that the better Obama looks -- just doing nothing.
Well now that Victor has the entire audience consulting the Internet movie database Richard Gregory.
What do you what do you think.
Is likely to happen.
With this process you're suggesting.
That that somebody else is gonna step into the campaign at this late hour.
The possibility is there particularly with the Republican establishment because they're.
Certainly don't want a conservative.
To be the nominee they've we've had a disconnect here for 5060 years -- were back.
The leadership of the Republican Party has been.
Left of the Republican voters have been left to the American voters here and last night we saw again.
Mitt Romney got 24 point 6% of the vote.
He's been locked in to 225%.
Of the vote.
For five years he hasn't moved you know this past year in this pastor Richard -- -- 5% looks pretty shiny.
When you look at eight candidates seven now we're down to what 56.
That's not a bad -- isn't there.
But but you've got 76.
Of the American people.
The Republican voters I should say.
Romney -- -- them the more these people drop out.
Them the higher the -- conservative whose video or they have play music.
Right now you know it's Rick Santorum affect this are you haven't had a base that -- concerted movement comes together behind in the last -- you will but there's a strong chance that it will.
I'm hearing nothing but good things about Santorum.
But today -- concern is quite frankly are frightened about Romney they really.
Think that they won't recognize Republican Party once if we're Romney were to become the the head of the Republican or.
We're gonna explore that you would get investors -- Mr.
-- that you can -- -- both important and exist the most in ministers today.
Senator senator Brown's gonna be a little concerned.
Right now but we're we're -- to be -- to what we.