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Now -- Lou Dobbs tonight eighteen but before we get pure to those great folks let me -- -- Wall Street Journal is now reporting.
That Mitt Romney has chosen to forgo.
The Iowa straw poll in mid August now the implications we'll discuss.
Our with our eight team they could be considerable for the Republican field.
Fox News political analysts veteran democratic campaign strategist Joseph Trippi Joseph good to have you here radio talk show host.
Fox News contributor Monica -- -- -- great to see you.
Weekly standard executive editor Fred Barnes Fred -- here -- let me begin -- -- -- what is what are the implications.
If that Romney is foregoing Iowa and -- Obviously it's going to lose the Iowa.
Straw poll in August stereo -- -- state and I thank.
But remember for Republicans anyway.
Iowa is capable John McCain skipped that in 2008.
You gotta win New Hampshire if you're Republican and I think -- strategy will be not that foods expend all these resources in Iowa like you did in 2008 lost -- life.
But to really concentrate on New Hampshire.
All right -- the the idea that the good Romney would be already.
Making some maneuvers here does that suggest anything -- you are concerning the strength of his candidacy.
Well it suggests that he's already looking at his own polling and he's looking at the national polling unit showing that he is decisively the front runner barring any kind of last minute.
Entrance into this race by somebody like a Chris Christie -- Paul Paul Ryan or even Sarah Palin that could upset the apple cart what he's look at it as this Ames poll in Iowa.
It's very heavy on social conservatives as is the Iowa Caucuses that's not Mitt Romney's strong -- so he's saying let me put start putting my eggs in baskets that are gonna matter like New Hampshire South Carolina and so -- Join know you'd rather talk about Anthony Weiner but I think -- Heard that of those developments.
Where -- Gingrich.
His top strategist for our campaign director.
-- and equipment.
That's a it's a devastating blow the campaign you you can't have beaten the bulk of your senior staff keep people in Iowa and some other states all walk on one day.
Without that hurting but it doesn't it's not over forum.
But it's certainly going to be very difficult for him to come back and in the real benefactor might be.
Governor Perry and in Texas -- some of these key Gingrich staffers.
-- to work for him may be -- is actually thinking about getting in.
You think there's any causal relationship.
There are -- I don't really think so but it certainly is.
Something that could help -- in the direction Joseph was talking about it getting in the race because such.
The campaign manager for Newt Gingrich Rob Johnson.
Was a campaign manager with -- for the reelection of Perry and his top strategist Dave Carney who was top strategist for Newt.
And they're both free -- to come back at work preparing and I'm sure they well.
Newt says Fred that is going to start his campaign -- Sunday.
Really be of any.
It will be to what avail.
They'll probably not to much we'll see I think Monday's morning trading Monday night when there's debate among the Republican candidate we'll see how -- does but.
And I agree with Joseph terrible -- -- -- Gingrich's campaign he lost all of his senior advisors plus ten other people sixteen people jump ship.
That doesn't leave many but it leaves the person who is his most important advisory most influential.
And that's his wife Callista.
Yeah it tells me he did or said something that this senior staff found particularly offensive -- not able to it to work with to have this kind of mass exodus but this kind of spectacular flame out of Newt Gingrich is really quite remarkable but he used his own worst enemy I mean you remember a couple of weeks ago.
Shot himself in the -- With his own staff with his own party by attacking Paul Ryan's Medicare reform proposal and -- decides to go on a vacation rather than stick to the campaign trail.
And so it shows that if if his can't I think now believes in it more than he -- hi this.
-- that's IKEA products -- for me is campaign manager like I decided to go off took the reconnaissance.
I think Hillary has every right now particularly after -- problem after the announcement the -- he had -- I think it that would have been enough for a lot of the staff just just there particularly in one of your favorite.
Candidates who might we didn't think we're gonna get -- and maybe getting in and you're sitting there saying setting a lot of signals that he's clearly thinking seriously of.
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