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About eleven minutes of Gerri Willis is program but before we go -- Tea Party star in Texas senate candidate Ted Cruz.
Is calling to open the floodgates on campaign donations he said earlier in this is a quote.
I believe in free speech if it were up to me I would eliminate all the limits and require disclosure.
So should contributors be allowed to donate as much money as they want.
Joining us now to discuss this from.
RNC convention senator John Barrasso himself up for reelection this year in Wyoming love your neck of the woods served in the Jackson Hole it's beautiful.
But when we talk about campaign finances lot of people think that's ugly what do you think of what's.
Kennedy cruises calling for total you can and -- as much as you want as long as we know yard.
Well well first of -- I support.
Ted -- -- election to the United States senate he is a constitutional scholar has been.
Actually lecturing on the constitution since his days in high school and I'm going to do everything possible to get him elected.
To the United States senate.
With regard to financing of campaigns.
You know laws surpass the Supreme Court rules on that we what you want is open this you want transparency.
Yeah you want to know well where the where money is coming from.
And you want to make sure there's no special deals no carve outs because unions have found ways around this for many many years and I want to make sure that they don't get does special favoritism or treatment.
What could be wrong with this -- you know my colleague John Stossel has a brand new book out in which he actually makes the -- -- -- Open it up if you're a millionaire and you wanna spend two billion dollars go for it.
Just let us know we are quite make it simple you can donate as much as you want -- let's -- -- the -- -- what's wrong with that.
The supreme court's gonna end up having to rule on all of these things and specifically.
You know freedom of speech so that's something that's discussed I don't see anything passing between now and election in November.
Our after the elections I'm sure there's going to be robust.
Debates about accountability about disclosure.
Of campaign money but you just have to make sure that there's a that there isn't an openness to the process because what we're seeing now is this administration under.
President Obama using intimidation tactics of those who have been.
Contributing to some of the super pacs have been stories about what he has done to intimidate those who have given an attempt to.
And then to try to scare others from contributing.
Using the power of his White House the power of the government.
And so -- you know that may be shy away from contributing it.
But but isn't that the argument as to just.
Let it all go I mean.
We we -- -- inclination is to believe that too much money corrupts the political system but a lot of people would say the system's corrupt perhaps as it is.
So just open the gates just identify everyone as they are.
What what's wrong -- Not what what's what's wrong with having no cap on how much a person can contribute.
But what I'm saying right now is that the president is using the power of the government to intimidate people.
To not contribute whether it's legal or not these are people who are doing things that are 100%.
Legal and the president is still trying to intimidate them and I think that is absolutely wrong and he's doing it to impact them as well as to scare others.
To efforts to undermine.
The president's reelection effort in an effort to get Mitt Romney elected in.
You know that's why we're here in in Florida to hear Mitt Romney tonight there's so much excitement on the convention for the convention doesn't open.
Yet for almost another hour and yet the floor is starting to fill up and there is a significant buzz after the speech last night.
By Paul Ryan of what people are anticipating tonight from.
-- from Mitt Romney.
Gonna go very off topic last question and it's it's a softball question to you serve but -- how does Mitt Romney -- Condoleezza Rice and Paul Ryan who gave terrific speeches last night.
Well we've heard some were remarkable speeches last night and a -- -- that you mention that both Susanna Martinez have been absolutely wonderful.
Mitt Romney is going to be here on the floor tonight he's gonna connect with the American people he is going to.
Show them that that he has.
That confidence as well as the confidence.
To to be president of the United States to lead this.
Country in a way in a direction different with the what Barack Obama has done over the past.
Four years people will after tonight realize that that Mitt Romney is someone who they are comfortable with someone that they.
Trust in some of that has the right answers.
Only one in three Americans think our countries in the headed in the right direction right now we need to turn that around and Mitt Romney's the person to do it senator John Barrasso from the great state of Wyoming thank you very much for joining us there have a great thanks for having me -- thank you.
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