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I believe I'm the one candidate in this campaign who can debate Barack Obama head to head and -- But we don't marry that -- you soon people done before renowned -- is really -- on confidence Alabama voters could be holding its -- in -- hands in the latest polls suggesting.
The former speaker right now edging out -- surging Mitt Romney added Tuesday's primary.
Legendary economist Oliver -- all hoping the new does -- one now because he's the best hope that they Gaza.
His latest book intellectuals and society joins me now for an extended -- we was loved ones outside.
so good to have you.
Good to be here you have very government interest in sort of -- rationale toward Newt Gingrich where you sort of pick apart all the other candidates.
And you argue that of that bonds.
It is Newt Gingrich is that that galvanizes.
And will likely galvanize the base and beyond more explain what you meant by.
And I think he's.
The only one who really can go go to the total -- would vote with Obama and -- -- debate.
I think go that's the tactics through that one from -- Mitt Romney thus far are not gonna be very effective against Obama.
-- Mitt Romney has outspent all his rivals by a large amount he can't outspend Obama.
No I'm done to ensure that I mean well I would everytime I look at does this these tax I mean.
-- -- I mean there's -- they'll know a lot of money.
Although they do they do but also -- Obama gets an awful lot of free publicity just by being president of the united state your right here so that.
I'm and but Romney had -- years before these primaries.
Set up in these various states.
Obama has been doing this love for even longer.
I think more than that because Obama Romney is what is wealthy.
He's gonna be a big -- -- -- being one of the 1%.
He's not defended himself very well of that in that regard when that -- been raised.
He's one of the things I think what most people are against Obama for.
-- Obama here.
I'm not only just about messing up the medical system which is bad enough.
What about the notion of freedom that he can decide who who does and doesn't have to Obey the law.
By -- giving out waivers to those he likes and not -- amount to those who doesn't like.
I don't I don't see Mitt Romney is being able to make the all human about freedom because -- -- -- let's insistence -- -- think about it for all of those arguments which are sound visited our viewers always are.
And all the improvements -- -- in the economy which is steady but hardly great.
-- for all the media fixation an -- -- Barack Obama would you argue.
Is going to be is secret weapon and something he can always enjoying count.
The best polls have the gap.
Within low single digits between -- and presuming Mitt Romney -- Maybe in a Newt Gingrich should -- be relatively close.
You know less so maybe Ron poll that Rick Santorum but the bottom line is for all those edges and advantages and for all a -- They're -- the way that that.
It still a toss up.
Given the performance low -- Obama in the an office it shouldn't even be close but it is.
And we're looking at -- that as of now.
You did -- one point during the 1980 campaign.
Jimmy Carter was leading in Ronald Reagan 58% to 40%.
So I'm not -- all that impressed with the polls.
-- very clearly remember -- week before the election they were dead even now I agree reviewed it.
But I'm yield here's the issue would new gears I don't -- overly get into the candidates but it's human -- because I read your recent columns in this regard.
-- -- -- That he's unstable that he's brilliant but irascible.
It went through the same qualities you admired him as an as a conservative thinker.
-- what has alienated -- -- among his colleagues in the house.
And those who work with -- in Washington and we'll come back to bite him.
No no question -- that there there is knows there is no safe Republican Canada.
By -- slightly slightly Obama is not a -- democratic candidate.
So the question becomes -- weighing 11 candidate is this event -- against the others.
I'm not at all that impressed by how successful.
Romney was in prime minister he's not running for a job in private industry.
But above to clear that you would prefer any one of those -- gentleman running for the Republican nomination over Barack -- yes.
Oh yes almost -- I was just thinking you know.
If there was till the -- running against admit that we might be too close to call but the but but no.
Given quite the speaker -- if you think about it I don't know.
That that -- that wasn't as strong through its.
But but no there's no question but but the fact is we don't have the option to wait to 26 the unit and hope for a better crowd I think this I don't know I'm -- that's -- We mandate and they -- here commentary entitled to that regard look for better crop and 26 seen.
That is if they were probably desert out in -- -- as some suggest this year and isn't -- deciding -- windows com is that when you think.
Good candidates would.
There would be a different tone -- cleansing geared for Republicans they would then go -- -- way ahead of ourselves I grant you but if you indulge me.
There will then gulf war what what.
What Republicans did after 76.
-- -- of that experience ago to it -- that a cleaner conservative choice that was Ronald Reagan.
All of that's true what I'm not I'm not really so much concerned about Republican Lam about the country.
-- just imagine now that Obama gets reelected.
He now has nothing to fear there's no more elections for -- -- the way he can be stops.
Is by either impeachment -- military coup.
And neither of those is likely.
And now all the things that he's had to bill lightly on.
Of the group lawlessness the various.
All -- -- rulings the -- invasions of the constitution.
Not preparing a budget.
The so Paulo the recess appointments there were were really questionable and so on.
All he can go full bore all left off without any fear -- he can also throw Israel to the wolves.
Without any fear of political repercussions.
And I think that the history of the -- -- -- to -- -- -- hung -- -- -- from -- early times suggests -- that's where that's -- he's gonna -- Is that we've got sociedad because I think you mention he's so Iranian bullies of congenial such an all -- did -- see through -- -- That's -- that's -- many of the great villains of this we have been quite amiable people are you calling Barack Obama delegate.
We'll see how how how does kind of seconds we'll Shelly doesn't the second term I got you got a lot of damage thus -- just think of he will probably be -- look -- the Supreme Court.
With people who BO on that what thirty years from now making rules for our children and grandchildren.
And rubber stamping every access.
Well Obama and his followers.
-- of that violate the constitution and they'll they will put their blessing on it.
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