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Hard cap stocks in politics now with everybody looking at Michigan had the primary there to borrow of course is one and Arizona as well but Mitt Romney's been in the lead in.
In Arizona very close -- Michigan hear the numbers this is real clear politics which averages out.
The rest of the polls and now Santorum last week had believed -- Romney came back it's pretty much neck and neck now Romney by -- -- -- points.
Is it money Mitt Romney and super pacs have spent over four million dollars in Michigan compare that to Rick Santorum and the money spent.
I him in the -- pack one and a half million.
So is the money machine working in Mitt Romney's favor -- Cavuto is Fox Business senior vice president managing editor.
He's joining us now see you got -- -- -- partisan you're exactly.
Good being nervous.
Isn't the money as -- wouldn't think I didn't.
That's -- -- that revenue Romney with these polls a couple of weeks ago we was trailing so badly number up to fifteen points and one -- So I think the best thing that ever happened was it is getting this sort of come to Jesus moment where he had to deliver end up.
I think he will probably pull -- out I think it will because I think.
People out Arizona as well but everything's a fight everything as a battle and going into Super Tuesday it will be similarly so I mean you know you crunch the numbers guys.
The 11144 delegates assuming he's the front runner.
By even late spring.
He could be well on its way momentum is everything but we know about momentum it doesn't last long.
So I think there is this frustration within the party not new to -- front runner within the party of either party but.
He -- we're date they always think is there another flavor.
Right and Santorum you know -- -- to the top for awhile course after I we did that went back -- came back up.
Again what I'm surprised about this watching as you think all the big issues to be things that we kinda.
Loved all the numbers issues would be all about the economy -- the fight about you know everything contraception all -- social issues.
And maybe that's the media's fault that's what Santorum would say he tried said yesterday is being asked the question but the since coming on and on about these things mr.
Santorum -- he's asked about him.
Where you hardly correct thing about.
The economy even Michigan which should be issue number one.
-- with this kind of coverage is that be consistent with -- if you feel that and we were discussing earlier -- and you guys were -- -- talking this morning.
On Imus about it it -- the idea that.
All right Mitt Romney says you know goofy things are good things that you give disappearance.
You know eighties and it kinda out there.
But then focus on the president saying the same stuff that it sounds generally -- consistent.
Or -- or whatever your opinion but I I just think that there is a sort of a pile on maybe that comes as being the perceived front runner that is not.
Placed across the board even in the president's case -- -- I think that that is where.
Are we could do more of the service just as I said some you know we're also focused on what Mitt Romney said for example.
A twelve years ago.
Right that we're not even focusing on the president's own inconsistencies with this issue -- -- twelve days ago.
There is there that consistency is consistency attacking one should apply to attacking and following them.
Where it -- not long ago it seemed like many people would argue that this fight for the GOP nomination was somehow a good thing.
But right now it seems like.
That may be.
Where it's really -- question -- you -- Are they solidifying their positions to the point that some moderates will be alienated in the in the months the weeks and months to -- I think that's a giving up but let have a problem with the fighting -- the generals citing -- -- I mean we seen -- time and again it was that same concern in 92.
When Bill Clinton was struggling with the so called six of the worse in the race is viewed emerge and that they return each other apart.
Number of the late great Paul Saunders who is calling Clinton the pander bear because he ended everybody.
It you know and we we now have worked up pretty well from Oakland having said that I do think that in states like Michigan for example we're both of prominent candidates are -- dormant and Mitt Romney.
Have come out dead set against the auto bail -- now that is actually popular with Republicans.
Within the state but the latest state figures and -- again.
Show him trailing President Obama there by twenty points.
Now this is always an uphill fight to the president -- for a for a Republican period but I thinking yet you you have to worry about that outcomes that took to boomerang.
That economy and less you know if you look at just the numbers -- economy now we're trying to in his narrative it's really hard to tell what's really going on big picture but a lot of the numbers have improved the jobs numbers are not great but they're -- -- Paterson deal.
You think that's a net positive now at at as a got to the point where it's a net positive for the president his reelection prospects that you go out and actually make an argument of these guys and take.
The economy's getting better.
That's because about any -- he can clearly say that the trend it is my friend but better you know Connell is is is still not.
I don't you know I mean I think the fact that we should be -- triple a job growth we're seeing at this stage of recovery.
We should be seeing of you know a lot more uniformity.
In some of the corporate profit numbers we should be seen certainly more of it.
In the retail sales numbers and the factory order numbers.
In all the numbers so you know it it it's a thing where you've been banging your head against the wall you stopping and -- well.
You're grateful for the fact that -- -- the -- -- -- more gaping minute already is.
But it is still deadlocked and I think you're just grateful for the fact that things of apparently stopped getting worse and that's hardly a ticket to read the reelection on it could -- could be and I I I Jews stress here that.
These gas price -- races especially in very.
You know electorally rich states like Florida like -- -- Pennsylvania.
These are states that president one before.
If they suggest situation gets much worse it could work against him now.
I do want to posit this last thing -- -- it there the president 365 electoral votes westside.
Well almost a hundred more than -- needed that from for election.
Right now and the best case scenario has -- at around 240 that's still not -- But that's quite a drop in the electoral vote -- we CDs national goals.
They miss the fact that in key states because of this drop on gas prices health care mandate states where it's a big issue.
He has fallen precipitously so that's not to say that Republicans have -- easy road to owner they don't.
And -- the president has all the advantages going for him.
But EE it is a reminder that it is an electoral battle and and on that math that it is up -- for both.
-- -- Makes for an exciting year -- all as exciting -- that Daytona race that it's not.
Some were try to hold our senate delayed I don't wanna get too worked up too early in the hospital -- -- and I -- you know.
-- he went last year.
He did and I'll hold on if you look at what to do it to send bill a note to you know of the dealing with violent it is a you spiel now got left -- at a fire stability just out of touch you are but I don't I don't talk like people really and I think governor Whitman gets -- -- that's great.
But I would to get dizzy.
-- -- -- You don't get a auditors out of -- she'll hit you she's already done it you don't.
Know what I.
I think -- you just you aren't -- -- -- I'd use what you're absolutely right judgment.
You know ice -- -- Is that the start of this segment the genius a super.
But you are doing around and around and around a lot of people have a lot of -- you -- to I don't know if they don't around and around their debt or -- with -- now -- to get that off patent deal.
-- as per usual when you're -- had to cancel three guests on everything.
The -- who -- today no that's a lot of president yeah.
Yeah a little bit about what -- up.
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