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Turning now to assess the debate -- candidates themselves Fox News digital politics senator -- -- -- Chris good to have you with us.
Governor Romney won that -- and.
Well he -- -- by virtue the fact that Rick Santorum lost it this is the twentieth debate.
And throughout this nine month process -- you've seen the same thing.
From Mitt Romney -- a pre event defense don't make any big mistakes and let other people do it themselves and -- form obliged him last night.
Well it in obliging him he also.
He Turkey schooled him on earmarks as well don't you think Santorum that is schooling governor Romney.
Well there were four big areas so -- had to deal with -- -- he had to deal with a vote that provided funding for Planned Parenthood.
He had to deal with his endorsement of Arlen Specter and he had to deal with No Child Left Behind and he found himself on all four of those topics.
Trying to explain why he made compromise vote.
It's got the No Child Left Behind explanations.
Are Planned Parenthood.
How commodity do.
Not super -- he did pretty well actually when he was blunt his -- about being a team player he was blunt about No Child Left Behind that he blew it he made a mistake he was trying to about George W.
He did the wrong thing he's sorry.
But on the other -- it got very complicated and he got down in the weeds of explaining about why these compromises are good.
And things that he did you know the problem -- the biggest problem for Rick Santorum is that he has been telling conservative voters for nine months don't compromise.
Don't settle go with a True Blue down the line conservative in what he ended up doing.
Was explaining why he was a compromise or when he was in congress and that in the course of his 6000 votes he did compromise a lot.
Chris -- the politics.
Of the president today.
Basically saying you know.
No room magic bullets nor short term solutions there's nothing to do.
Having told Univision that -- if you'll be around for five years anyway everybody be patient and comfortable on that comprehensive immigration reform thing.
That he didn't do when he -- in the first two years of -- -- administration.
Is this Smart strategy -- what are we missing here.
-- -- -- Added -- to try and get in front of this gas issue because these prices if the trajectory holes are gonna eat his lunch.
And that bid might not matter who the Republicans -- if gas is five dollars it.
Economy's going to be hurting and people are gonna be angry at the president tree's gotta try to get out in front of it.
But the problem is this American voters have been hearing for forty years -- forty years about comprehensive energy plants are gonna fix our problems and do these things.
The president's talking about it but voters have heard that from both parties for decades and they're not very prone to believe that -- and.
You know we're we're a lot of things -- patient is of people we're.
The sun times sometimes even gullible but over time we start to get the drift effect.
Costar Walt thank you so much we appreciate.