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-- could tell a lot about a candidate.
And how they're gonna be an office by how they handle themselves in the campaign.
You have to have a -- -- you've got to show courage and what I'm so proud of -- governor Romney has really shown grace under fire.
He is untouchable when it comes to -- motions -- Are getting.
To where he says the wrong thing or does the wrong thing he's very -- there's a leadership and a vision about him that is resonating.
Welcome back to father my that was governor Nikki Haley selling that -- to South Carolina voters can Romney pull off another victory in the next primary -- his home state of South Carolina later this month.
-- now South Carolina represented.
-- got a congressman thanks for joining us.
-- your Tea Party represented are you not.
Well and in fairness to the -- reported there there were two candidates that they preferred in my primary have a wonderful relationship with film but.
I'm not a member of the Tea Party caucus and and it would be disingenuous for made.
-- myself I'm -- -- that I that I didn't have 1000 candidate I do have really good relations -- on meet with a more regular basis in my district but in fairness to their own.
They probably don't want above a lawyer in the do you boarding.
-- all of that may or may not but here's what I'm getting at now I'm Nikki Haley what that was having -- facing a tough battle that to win the governorship in South Carolina.
Sarah -- -- and campaigned for the Tea Party backed Nikki Haley.
These are the some of the same people who said it can't be Mitt Romney for -- GOP nomination earlier in in the race.
And now all of a sudden Nikki Haley is is on board with with Mitt Romney keep are starting to move over are you surprised -- coalescing of the Tea Party behind.
-- -- -- -- but of the movement towards Romney by the Tea Party.
Well I don't know that the people I mean I think the -- -- in all fairness is probably split between Santorum.
-- Gingrich and and repair even to some extent but I will tell you what is different certainly.
Now than it was.
In 2008 -- between Huckabee and McCain.
Comes -- and every conversation I have her with.
Economic conservatives social conservatives and the -- 42 and -- -- -- -- mutually exclusive which they're not but.
It is the -- -- factoring in electability I mean it doesn't it doesn't.
You know -- I mean you know.
There's only one Paula Patton they're three billion men in the world so you're not gonna get your perfect whatever you're not gonna get a perfect candidate.
And at some point it doesn't matter how great someone's orthodoxy is if they're just not electable when I was a kid -- father was a big fan of of -- and I'm Alan Keyes well.
Apparently my father Bob Bob or six other people -- -- he never did well and any primaries Sutton is starting to vote however you want you to -- either can't win the general election and what's.
Use my right you need to met with or are going to meet with all of the candidates in the company in the upcoming week from Saturday to primary in South Carolina what are you looking for what you wanna hear.
A willingness to lose.
The political heroes I have.
Is willing to lose Jim dement is willing come to get out of government.
If that's what it takes a Paul Ryan I think is a very courageous.
I -- consisting conservative orthodoxy don't want someone to do just not mention the constitution would actually tell me what their constitutional analysis is.
Specifically with the respective commerce calls but are up -- Authenticity.
Credit curve -- you marry it's doing comedy he's just said right there.
The commerce clause the one that's in question with with obamacare coming up in this coming summer.
OK well -- -- It it's it's it's it's our best hope for driving the death -- through the Affordable Care Act is him.
The non US this might not white -- -- points or is that you know what -- Obama is gonna use.
If he's up against the GOP representative Mitt -- he's gonna use Romney care.
As as a weapon all summer long and that's exactly when the commerce -- in -- going to question with the with the -- well it.
It is an end and this -- was disappointed about modern courts usually get fifteen -- it's probably in a debate -- to explain it but there is a tremendous difference between a state doing something.
And the federal government doing something if you.
Caring about the nine contents amendments somebody there there for a -- -- so right I mean if it's very difficult for Romney to make that explanation but in reality.
Of that is a legitimate.
Distinction that the state of South Carolina can choose to experiment however it wants to do -- the state is not limited to the enumerated power so.
-- you know when they're more folks watch a ball games and American Idol and criminal minds and they're or.
Watching debates it's tough to make that distinction but the reality years and you care about the constitution.
That's a very valid distinction state congress something the federal government can I got to go but it's a really really it's -- this discussion we'll bring you back we'll talk about Smart are present -- -- thank you so much.
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