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And thanks for -- -- grabbed the top of the stack the Republican primary season is in close to be in over.
Mitt Romney has the most delegates at a 151.
But to -- clinch the nomination.
Candidate needs 11144.
-- of home -- -- of that number that if you thought the political primary season was almost over think again.
This is going to go on.
For at least a few more months.
So is this extended process designed by the Republican Party.
A good idea or a bad idea joining me now of former Clinton advisor Dick Morris.
Dick let's start off with they've both the Republicans to -- themselves saying that really really wanted a long drawn out.
Primary because it worked so well for the Republicans -- -- -- the Democrats back in 2008 they got a lot of excitement but got a lot of people to sign up as Democrats a got a lot of donations.
But that was a different time and also there was a different candidate in that crowd what's your response to this long drawn out process.
Well of course in the democratic contest it wasn't nearly as negative.
As the Republican contests that then and not nearly as dreaming of support.
But I think that the this a conventional wisdom now is that Obama is gonna wind.
Because the Republicans -- killing each other that's absurd.
And Obama's not gonna wind.
I got -- -- the only democratic president in sixty years to get reelected.
So I know something about what it takes and there is no way that this guy is gonna win his approval ratings are down again in the low forties.
And I think that the long process.
It is bad because it stopped you from going after Obama.
But on the other hand the negatives are not altogether bad because they get used up in the spring.
Like take Jeremiah Wright that surfaced in April and may of 2008.
And in September October it was nowhere to be seen.
So a lot of times if you get these negatives out there and answered.
And the candidates survivors them it ends up not being a -- negative in the fall.
Contrast that with John Kerry -- nobody talked about swift boat in the spring.
Hit him with -- in September and he was dead.
Yeah that live the other point is going long run -- -- Our gas prices gonna continue to stay high are they gonna drop down again by the fall these issues when you're trying to develop a campaign day.
Some of these things you don't know what they're going to be like in the fall.
Well I think we do know that gas prices are going to continue to rise.
I think that the tension in the Middle East will increase I think Israel will indeed strike Iran and I think that that and send it through the roof.
I think that that will aboard any recovery.
And I don't think this recovery going on now.
I ran a column on my website Obama's from the economic statistics.
I he says unemployment is down but they change the whole method of calculating and so it's not -- not similar comparable.
And -- there were five to ten million people -- out of the workforce.
Changing the denominator he says consumer credit is going up.
Well that's because they're counting student loans for the first time.
He says auto sales are going up will -- not shipments to dealers are but not sales to consumers.
Sar and the stock market is surging well it has a volume of 40% lower than it did last year -- this is not main street America who's making money.
So I don't see the economic recovery I think the government statistics are phony.
And I think that if Obama's thinking that -- seven or 8% unemployment.
Even if it's down as low was 7%.
He can tout his economic record is out of his mind yet ended -- got a set at a time when Washington it's more disconnected with the country.
In the conventional wisdom these guys just don't have a clue to what's going on at.
One guy and wash and a -- Ben Bernanke testified this past week to congress and he's kind of say what you are saying Dick is that he's very concerned.
About the economy and he's very concerned about the fact that -- unemployment and foreclosures in gas prices and all these things are not gonna lead to any great recovery would all like to have a recovery but politically.
I would think that this is going to be this isn't gonna be something you're going to be able -- -- on how great idea for the economy.
In fact it gives Romney -- Santorum.
That's the other question is and a two man race now and and social issues vs fiscal -- which is gonna win.
Well I think it is a two man race and I was very disturbed.
To see how many Democrats voted for Santorum.
9% of the vote in Michigan which by Democrats.
And the Fox News exit poll showed that 53% of them voted for Santorum.
And only 17%.
Voted for Romney.
And you don't get a 100000.
People showing up in a primary by accident.
There were pulled out by the unions and by the Democrats.
And I think that Obama just endorsed Santorum.
Because he thinks he'd be a lot easier to beat because he take him on on the social issues and I think we ought to take a cue from that may be.
Give Obama the candidate he doesn't want rather than the candidate he does.
Well and that's where we're Ohio asked me the American federation of us state municipal employees.
County employees their funding another big ad in Ohio to say -- for Santorum.
Yeah well look when the Democratic Party is lining up around the block on this thing it's time for us Republicans to take notice.
If the Democrats didn't vote in Michigan.
Romney would -- one by seven not by three.
And they never would've been any talk of Romney fading and Romney falling and it being its -- -- race would have been the same landslide that Arizona once.
So I think that this is a very dangerous turn.
And I think that Obama's right I think Santorum would be easier from can be.
Right it Morris always appreciate your -- thanks -- thank you ten.
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