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Mitt Romney can take a big step toward nailing down the Republican nomination tomorrow is boaters take to the polls in ten states.
Bill Kristol is here editor of the weekly standard and a Fox News contributor to tell us -- Super Tuesday wall.
Will be a Super Tuesday I think -- Mitt Romney.
Bill it's terrific to see -- what rent and focus in on Ohio to start focus on Tennessee where Rick Santorum had.
Pay double digit percentage point lead it's now narrowed to according to two new polls about four percentage points.
Well net revenue spending a lot of money and both Ohio and Tennessee.
Pummeling Rick Santorum are also making the case ousted from south.
I think those are the two key states Romney will win that Massachusetts -- -- state Virginia where only Ron Paul's on the ballot against them.
I assume Santorum -- Oklahoma.
I assume Gingrich -- Georgia the two big states -- If if Romney were to sweep them I think that would make Super Tuesday -- pretty decisive victory for him and put him pretty well on the road to nomination.
-- -- were to win Ohio and Tennessee.
At a Quebec and a real race between Santorum and -- Bill ridden the Wall Street -- -- latest poll today that when Mitt Romney his standing has picked up.
Among Republican voters yet who led the Wall Street Journal poll cents back in November.
What do you make of that and do you think that that momentum can't continue for him.
Well look he's had a good if it last week certainly would Michigan and Arizona and then Washington -- caucuses on Saturday.
And generally the race -- narrowed and I think Rick Santorum is really the only plausible alternative to Romney now on the race it's hard to see is there for Gingrich come back -- -- -- -- Georgia through our.
I've -- is the favorite is the clear favorite is now ahead in the national polls this Wallace -- in some key states.
But you know the voters get to decide -- Rick santorum's running hard he's gotten appealing.
They you know anti Iran if you're a narrative that puts him as a contrast to -- Romney I would say.
A lot depends on Ohio and Tennessee tomorrow are central to -- -- I think that national parliament could change once again -- Romney wins those I do think it will suggest that.
A lot of conservative Republicans a lot of Tea Party Republicans are deciding.
-- -- wasn't my first choice but I can live with him let's Begin to close down this race and focus on the -- And -- -- -- the fall and you wrote a counterpoint to a George Will -- from over the weekend and we'll said that maybe the Republicans would be better served on focusing on congress and you said.
Far from that that the -- Republican Party needs to focus on winning back the White House why do you say that.
Hey I think it's much -- -- -- George appears to I think it's a 5050 proposition whether President Obama gets reelected but secondly.
Let's assume Republicans could win both -- and congress even while losing the White House I don't think that's true I don't it's heartening to see a Republicans -- the senate.
Unless they have a strong top of the ticket.
At the White House and key swing states and the presidential race but even so if Republicans -- only congress they couldn't repeal.
They couldn't prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons they couldn't -- build -- offenses they couldn't appoint Supreme Court justices.
The presidency is what matters most people may not like that they may well we -- for those virtual that's I think for an older system.
Where congress is the size of the presidency matters most -- second term for Barack Obama.
Would be very big setback for conservative principles of foreign policy and in domestic policy.
The White House's is absolutely case.
What one thing finally bill that the Wall Street Journal found in -- polling was that this fight among Republicans for the nomination.
And that use one pollsters word has been corrosive.
Bit it is that they both -- -- -- has brought down even among Republicans his broad.
More of a negative view to the GO page -- do you well do you buy that -- -- -- how does the Republican Party to counter that wants and nominee is selected.
The main way to counter it is by selecting a nominee and then there's a chance though that does suggest that -- that this is like looking at a movie in the first of football game in the first quarter.
And the -- the spring training is trying to better analogy.
And the baseball team is trying out some new players and that'll look great you know -- -- that nominee will have a chance to -- what's his.
Won the nomination W convention they'll be reset George H.
Bush was down after a tough primary as serious an 88.
And down -- -- fifteen points going to the dimension he beat Mike Dukakis by ten points Bill Clinton was down in 1992.
After a tough set of primaries Jerry Brown pulse on the state in the race longer a long time -- Clinton.
He exhibited he beat George HW bush shows in that white SE beat us pretty handily.
So the idea the you can't turn this around I think is is a big mistake.
This is very early it's early march the Republican should go ahead vote select the best nominee possible.
That nominee then has a chance to reset the -- I would say the one thing I would agree with -- I think that whoever the nominee is -- or Santorum or someone else should really rethink his strategy they shouldn't just assume have won the nomination everything's great let's just -- along.
We think this staff we think their message.
Really pivot to the general election.
It was great to talk to bill thank you so much bill crystal its editor of the weekly standard -- and it's going to be interesting day tomorrow can't.
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