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Much returning to our top story Mitt Romney's strong victory in New Hampshire.
Will -- be able to keep this momentum going strong in South Carolina.
Joining us now by phone is radio talk show host Michael Graham a good morning to you sir good morning so what do you think to -- -- -- -- -- South Carolina oh or will the religious elements of the conservative movement that trump mr.
Well yeah I used to run campaigns and South Carolina and that you had notorious right wingers like Bob Dole would help cure lies in the past the notion that it establish a Republican can't win there.
Establish a Republican has won every Republican primary since 1992.
This -- -- domestic and that may have some impact but look at the numbers from last night Huntsman.
Jon Huntsman not -- -- Jon Huntsman coming in third got almost as many votes that as Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich combined.
But it's ended I had dinner upset Huntsman would concentrated only on on New Hampshire and in South Carolina -- -- I think the drug reporters reporting and it might be just a big joke that he's trailing behind.
The comedian the guy from Google's -- to -- about my little bear.
The other -- it would be a solid nominee that's another another day that's the bit about my point is this is how poorly Santorum.
Indicators performed last night you're going to South Carolina where you each gotten 9% of the vote New Hampshire.
You'd be number one determinant of value voted last night and it was do you want to win.
South Carolina Republicans wanna only until it I think it is the -- not enthusiastic underwhelming would love to see more could certainly -- has surged forward.
South Carolina traditionally has endorsed the establishment choice for.
GOP nomination now with everything that situation we have.
About six million dollars being spent to attack Mitt Romney and took second -- a market based capitalist with another.
-- unusual look at our.
Got what I mean the fact that you've got Newt Gingrich you've got -- central rom Ron Paul taking what would seem like democratic arguments depending on whether it's foreign policy or economics.
And it would seem to -- saying things which would be counter to what a conservative would hold true -- -- It is it is true as -- also there has always been an isolationist wing Republican party for a long time anyway we've never had an anti capitalist weighing other party.
And I think Mitt Romney made Smart move up that is because by speaking to South Carolina think.
-- we don't -- engage in the politics of envy.
And how disturbing it is the -- of -- Republicans -- engagement to.
But awards Newt Gingrich is mimicking the attack he'll come from Barack Obama in either don't know how that's gonna play it is true that -- -- is struggling economically their unemployment is one of the highest in the country.
It is this state where they average household income is one of the lowest in the country but having grown they're having a campaign there.
I mean it never been one appeal by the notion of -- Go take the other guys stopped.
It's always been how can you get more stuff for yourself you know by two opportunity on the it will what -- -- May -- be done in natural cultural stick pro Republican primary voters but attacking him because he's economically successful.
I've never seen a situation where that worked across the board in South Carolina.
And what about mr.
Gingrich today live to fight on to Florida or are we gonna start seeing people drop.
-- -- -- Get articulate jump out at some point I do Gingrich is using other people's -- campaign Rick Perry is a big -- to -- -- for a while -- guy is not gonna go away is is Ron Paul.
Ron Paul can't be the nominee he -- get above 25%.
Doesn't need to he's got the money in this piece of art course support but he keep -- -- people locked.
Other economic conservatives or small government conservatives.
From doing better because he takes away part of their votes so -- -- Ron Paul is that Romney's best friend.
But it seems that we you know we've already listen to what mr.
Romney has to say he's on the attack now of President Obama it's as if he is.
In his mind wrapped up the nomination and he's off onto a presidential campaign where the rivals.
I he believes will fall off to the side very quickly.
-- written Iran is running an idea based candidate he's writing eight.
Partly you know I've been notable nominees based can't candidacy so yeah of course he's -- -- ignore these other people -- be inevitable nominee.
And that is that the question will South Carolina.
Not away this notion that he -- -- doesn't he's inevitable if it'd been anything can change that -- you can't have a range of Florida.
But Mitt Romney -- South Carolina looked like like the guy.
-- -- been -- for quite frankly it's over -- they're -- went South Carolina he will be either Republican nominee Michael period.
We we have roughly 45 seconds to questions left wing very quickly first you mentioned unemployment jobs jobs jobs in South Carolina.
Do the Republicans ramp up the rhetoric and hurt Romney is they attack him on his record at Bain Capital.
-- -- I don't think this helps him because he needs to -- -- these questions anyway the fact is that it is going to be a class warfare fight November.
There's a good chance -- Rami to answer those questions.
If he doesn't happen mr.
let's find out -- house.
And finally since you are up in New England -- have a message for -- Tivo and the Broncos.
Look the good news is that Jesus doesn't follow football and their fortune people I have to -- the -- by himself.
You'll stay will again at the same -- he failed earlier in the season.
Alright Michael -- you said it here we will see what happens I'm sure -- check back with you next to it -- that but -- -- -- you sir and thank you for getting up very early -- as her.
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