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For more on the South Carolina primary tonight's Fox News debate we welcome Ed Rollins national campaign chairman for governor Mike -- -- farmer.
Reagan White House political director leading Republican strategist Fox News political analyst.
And -- first of -- welcome back in this debate now we're down to five.
The impact of with the -- support he had.
Does Jon Huntsman is withdrawal.
Have any impact.
But has some impact on an adjective vs one less on stage tonight which makes it sort of a three on -- I don't I don't think Paul basically just goes after Romney but the other three that are.
-- as conservatives certainly do.
C is getting 5% I would say most of that vote goes to Romney.
Romney now has some momentum and it's kind of -- who can stop them or can anybody stop and I think the bottom line is that.
Millions and millions of dollars being spent on -- television -- doing everything they could throw Adam.
But they don't seem to be stopping them -- Romney and now.
And it is there any likelihood that we'll see you -- withdrawal after tonight's debate.
Not to I think your -- place -- -- Saturday.
And then I would expect Governor Perry.
To be the next one -- drop out and then.
Santorum men and Gingrich to -- for at least another -- -- day which is Florida.
One of them will drop out I don't know which one at this point in time I think it probably depends on who has that.
The better better showing here.
And as we see Romney's numbers and the latest fox poll.
We're we're looking at 40% that's the highest he's -- -- And it looks as though he's embarked on a trajectory that is irresistible.
-- electability has always been very important to Republicans are even more so than the social issues to conservatives we want to win we wanna be Obama.
-- right now people viewed him as the strongest candidate he's dead it even and polls.
And I think people are now doing this is a real campaign this as an organization says money he may be able to go all the way.
The narrative we're starting to hear now.
And there's that word the story that we're hearing a lot of news people start dealing with is.
Ron Paul a spoiler because you know because he is the one -- -- that seems to have some potential to contest.
About his numbers are so far behind.
-- he he's not he's not spoil what he is -- he's he's a man of principle who wants to articulate his viewpoint you'll stay in all the way to the end.
As he did the last time is that gonna drop out and at the end of the day.
You'll basically yet make his supporters participate fully and he'll get his message across but he's not -- back the nominee but it could come -- second delegates.
Coming in second in delegates having a presence in the national convention those are not bad thing catching up firms' term and over seventy gonna retire from congress.
While there's still a lot better -- -- lot of folks throughout all that well understand it absolutely and and a fellow well 170 himself the president and I -- states.
His numbers are her remains stubbornly low.
And what does he have to do is them as the months here on.
-- well he estimate.
If -- Romney has to make him an unacceptable alternative.
Mean his only campaign -- can be you think -- bad look at them.
That the captive of Wall Street all the rest of that.
You know I think -- I think the reality here is that this president very tough reelection.
And get close election he still likable he just isn't very competent.
Not a competent president and and as we.
As we have discussed previously.
This looks like it's going to be -- nasty.
Do you still adhere to what many are saying that this is going to be one of the dirty is campaigns.
And presidential history.
I think there's no question it will be once again the president can't run on a record.
He there's nothing nothing gonna happen in the next few months it's gonna make.
This is a better presidency.
So I think at the end of the day he's gonna go -- businesses before he's gotta gotta take Romney out is gonna argue the points that Gingrich and others have that he's a -- of Wall Street.
He's only for the rich she's not to the middle class.
And I think obviously.
Romney has to point out -- this president and his team have wasted debt trillions of dollars and not made things any better.
Her -- Rawlins has always -- that he.
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