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today is wednesday, january 4th. i hope you're gonna have a great day. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time. eight is enough. iowa crowns mitt romney the winner by the narrowest margin in state history. now, he has his eyes on the prize. >> three years ago after being inaugurated, he was on "the today show" and he said look, if i can't get this economy turned around in three years, i'll be looking at a one term proposition and we are here to collect. let me tell you. >> complete election results just moments away. >> meanwhile, and the comeback kid with the strong showing and new energy. so what does the santorum surge mean for the election going forward? >> game on! >> wow. game on for him. game off for rick perry? >> i decided to return to texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine
whether there is a path forward for myself in this race. >> wow. it could really be over despite all the money in his account. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> good morning, everyone. we were up an hour earlier today for an extended version of "fox & friends." why? because the iowa caucus is now finish even though it didn't finish until the middle of the night with mitt romney winning by eight votes over rick santorum. 30,015 to 30,007. >> trotted out at about 2:45 eastern time and 1:40 local time and we did not have a winner. for a while with rick santorum on time but this is the smallest margin in the history of the caucuses. >> eight votes, mitt romney can say i won and rick santorum can say my miraculous turn around which is going to make political history and really has from 10
days -- 10 days ago, he had 3% of the vote and ends up with 25% of the vote. >> in third place, you had ron paul as you can see right there with 22%. >> who doubled his output from 2008. >> right, newt gingrich had 14%. remember, it was just about two weeks ago, he was riding high and he is completely cratered. rick perry heading back to texas to reassess everything since he got 11 and michelle bachmann is being asked by -- very politely by a number of people in the party, michelle maybe it's time for you to go home because of that finish. she says she's in it. although her campaign manager says that we don't know what we're gonna do and we'll talk more about that in a little bit. >> romney and santorum, the two frontrunners right now. they both came to the podium last night and both of them decided to go after the current president of the united states. >> if we have someone who can go out to western pennsylvania and ohio and michigan and indiana and wisconsin and iowa
and missouri and appeal to the voters that have been left behind by a democratic party that wants to make them dependent instead of valuing their work, we will win this election! those are the same people that president obama talked about who cling to their guns and their bibles. >> yeah! >> thank god they do. they share our values. about faith and family. they understand that when the family breaks down, the economy struggles. they understand when families aren't there to instill values into their children and into their neighbors as little league coaches, as good neighbors of fathers and mothers being part of a community. that the neighborhood is not safe and they are not free. these are the basic values that americans stand for. and those are the values that we need if we're gonna go up against barack obama and win this election and restore the
founding principles of our country to america. >> he's on track to put almost as much public debt in place as all the prior presidents combined. this has been a failed presidency. and i'm absolutely convinced that if we want to get jobs again in this country, it's going to be helpful to have a person who has had a job in the private sector to create jobs. you know, he said three years ago after being inaugurated he was on "the today show" and he said look, if i can't get this economy turned around in three years, i'll be looking at a one term proposition and we are here to collect. >> the good thing about those two soundbites there they are going after the current president of the united states rather than going after each other and we're going to play in a moment newt gingrich who was the target for so many negative ads and last night, the tone of his speech was negative. >> i'll tell you what, it's hard to believe that governor mitt romney, it will be interesting anyway he's going to go after santorum. i can't remember one time where he has, where it seemed like ron paul and mitt romney went
directly after newt gingrich and did some damage, newt forgave ron paul, i guess, but going after mitt romney in big time ads he already bought in newspapers in new hampshire. i can't believe this is going to happen. three weeks ago, one of the rivals of mitt romney in 2008 rudy giuliani was sitting where you are and he clearly was not endorsing mitt romney. he said he got a little bit better and he couldn't believe the insults he fired at newt gingrich. he was angry. the person that was also against newt and seemed to be personally dislike newt was senator john mccain, today everything stands on its head. he's going to new hampshire where he beat and shocked mitt romney and endorsing mitt romney in 2012. that's huge. >> doesn't surprise me, though, because many people will say that john mccain is a lot like mitt romney. that they feel like he's more of a moderate republican and that sort of has been the beef about mitt romney if you're more of a
conservative republican that he's too moderate for you. so that endorsement for me, who else will john mccain support in this race? >> who is pushing him to endorse anybody right now? santor santorum, i know he doesn't like personally. >> i don't think that endorsement changes the scope of anything. it will still be the discussion of whether or not mitt romney is conservative enough for the conservative sect of the republican party. >> and a number of conservative republicans in iowa in the congress aren't even endorsing anybody at this point. interestingly enough, go back four years ago, it was rick santorum who endorsed mitt romney so the headline is that mitt romney wins by eight last night in the iowa caucuses and we spoke about this a little earlier, the turnout was, you know, it was a record breaker. apparently, the people of iowa motivated, they would like -- on the republican side, they would like somebody new in the white house, they just don't know how to do it or who to do it because
as you can see, it's a fractured field. >> so right now, what happens to the rest of the candidates? will they continue to move forward? will michelle bachmann go to south carolina? will rick perry, newt gingrich, well, right now, they're saying that they're not exactly sure. bachmann had a little bit of a convulutes response. she said she's going forward. her campaign manager said he wasn't sure. rick perry pretty much said he was going to be going back to texas and canceling some of those south carolina appearances now moving forward. >> it looks like he's gone but michelle bachmann will stay in the race. let's listen. >> rick santorum waged a great positive campaign. i served with rick and we've had a great relationship over the years. and i admire the courage, the discipline, the way he focused and i admire how positive he was. i wish i could say that for all the candidates. once again, we have had a
fantastic showing for this cause and challenging people not the status quo that we have been putting up with for decades after decades. but challenging them and saying, you know, let's go back to this real old fashioned idea, this very dangerous idea, let's obey the constitution! >> with the voters' decision tonight in iowa, i decided to return to texas and assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race. >> i believe that i am that true conservative who can and who will defeat barack obama in 2012. the pundits of the press will again try to pick the nominee based on tonight's results but there are many more chapters to be written on the path to our party's nomination. and i'd prefer to let the people of the country decide who will represent us. >> and michelle bachmann said last night, she told us
yesterday on the program she's going on to south carolina next. but her campaign spokesman said not so fast. he said "it's hard to tell but everything is planned." there you can see, that's a picture of the guy who said just that. what's going to happen with her? bob vander plaats called on her to drop out and for newt gingrich and rick perry to reassess their chances going forward. >> newt gingrich is already focusing on new hampshire and the guy waiting in new hampshire with a lot on the line, governor jon huntsman took a shot at iowa and unnecessarily said no one cares and then says i'll see you in new hampshire. >> right. all right, so coming up, what president obama and the democrats had to say about last night's results. we'll share that with you. the other big stories making headlines for your morning, he's suspected of setting 52 fires across california and now his mother is speaking out saying her son is mentally ill. she's not doing so well herself. she was in court yesterday facing deportation charges and she had no clue that her son had
been arrested and charged with setting more than 50 fires in the hollywood area. harry burkhart is expected to be arraigned today. his mother who runs an exotic massage business faces deportation to germany where she's accused of not paying for breast enlargement surgery. we first told you about it yesterday, the murder investigation at queen elizabeth's estate in eastern england but now there are brand new details. police are digging through past cold cases all across the country. looking for a connection to the woman found dead on the estate on new year's day. police say the body may have been lying in the woods for up to four months. the u.s. reportedly made a deal now with the taliban agreeing in principle to release taliban officials from gitmo. in return, afghan insurgents agreed to open up a political office for peace negotiations in cutter. there's no word if american soldier bo birdall captured by the taliban in 2009 will be freed as well. heads up, the first meteor shower of 2012 is going on right
now so you're looking at brand new video out of finland and that brilliant fireball heading our way at this early hour. the best time to see it for you is between right now and dawn. which is at 7:20 here on the east coast. but here's a tip -- if it's cloudy where you are, go back to bed and stay warm. if it's clear, astronomers say you could see 60 to 200 streaks across the sky and that's per hour. and those are your headlines. >> problem is you don't know if you're in bed, you don't know if it's cloudy outside so you got to get up, go out, look. yep, it's cloudy. >> unless you live in a glass house. >> that's true. >> people who live in glass houses know if it's cloudy. >> that's true. he orchestrated the comeback for president bill clinton. does dick morris think newt gingrich can do the same thing after a dismal finish in iowa? he's on deck. >> the real life kindergarten cop. the police officer tracks down a 5-year-old over an overdue library book. nope, we're not kidding. [ male announcer ] cranberry juice? wake up!
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that santorum is showing is so significant that i would not at all be surprised if he won. i think gingrich may lose tomorrow and may lose in new hampshire but i would not count him out. >> ok, right now, joining us is the guy that makes those predictions. we have dick morris, the author of "dubs goes to washington" joining us from florida. good morning to you, dick. >> good morning. that guy didn't know what he was talking about. romney won by eight votes. >> that's right. you say that the romney win and keep in mind, you u know, they were -- they were tamping it down, second, third, that would still be a win. romney winning by eight, they'll take it. it's a win. >> no, it's more than that. it's huge. it doesn't -- it doesn't lock up the nomination but gives them a tremendous strategic advantage because he's really locked in a three way race with santorum and gingrich and the point is that santorum and gingrich are the same guy. one's older. one's younger. one's more experienced. one's less. one's more articulate.
one's younger and more energetic but they're the same guy. they have the same positions on everything. and you really have romney with a divided opposition. and i think that's crucial for romney and when you get right down to it, there were three people who have been president who were running. gingrich, romney and perry. he got rid of perry. and now he's got -- but for gingrich to win, he's got to get romney one on one. >> right. >> but if it's two on one, he can't prevail. and ultimately, gingrich was going after romney last night but romney is not his big problem. santorum is because he's got to get a monopoly of the anti-romney vote to have a shot at winning. >> right. with the two of them in, it's a fractured field. all right. you know, because he has surged just in the 11th hour, a lot of people don't know about rick santorum so i would imagine the onslaught of negative ads against him and his record starts in about five minutes,
wouldn't you? >> yeah, but i -- but again, i'm not sure it's in romney's interest to get rid of santorum. i don't think you'll see romney attacking santorum much because he needs santorum to dilute gingrich. and strategically, i think that's the case. the other thing that's really important about this is santorum didn't win last -- didn't do very well last night because he visited 99 counties and worked his butt off. that wasn't it at all. it was that he was the last survivor. this group of voters had to go somewhere so they went to bachmann and then they went to perry and then they went to cain and then they went to gingrich and they went to ron paul and then ended up with santorum. and it was simply that he was the default choice. the last one standing. i think the final point here about this primary is that the reason the negatives were so potent is that voters basically did not want a vulnerable kanld
date because they're so focused on beating obama and romney looks like a winner tonight, this morning. and gingrich lost. and i think that people do not want what they would perceive as a vulnerable candidate. >> right. >> so i think romney comes out of today very strong. >> and with our entrance polling, we asked people going in, they said that romney was by far the most electable. real quickly, though, for a while in the 8:00 and 9:00 hour last night, ron paul was leading extraordinarily to the amazement of some people, who were all those people who showed up for him? >> well, i think that ron paul is there now in iowa. if he couldn't win in the caucus system that favors his kind of voters, high tenacity and very focused but not very broad, i don't think that he's going to do well in any other primary. i don't really expect him to be seen or heard from again much.
>> all right. well, he's certainly -- the other thing to bear in mind, steve, there are eight debates in january so that gives gingrich a tremendous opportunity to come back because he's so good at debates. >> that's a good point. up next for the candidates is new hampshire and that's a whole different ballgame but there's something that could happen there that could change the course of the election. you'll want to hear about that. plus solyndra all over again? yep, another solar company awarded 42 million of your tax dollars just went belly up. i wouldn't do that. pay the check? no, i wouldn't use that single miles credit card. hey, aren't you... shhh. i'm researchg a role.
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>> 23 minutes after the top of the hour. if you're just getting up, a couple of quick headlines for you. finally a possible explanation for the millions of missing dollars to jon corzine told congress he couldn't find. a new report says days before his company m.f. global went belly up, it sold millions of securities to corzine's former firm goldman-sachs but that went straight to m.f. global's chief lender j.p. morgan chase. and today, president obama is expected to defy congressional republicans and appoint richard cordrey as the head of his consumer protection bureau. the g.o.p. has been trying to block that nomination saying they don't have enough oversight. >> after romney's victory in iowa can he be ready for a clean sweep of the primaries.
>> we continue the conversation with dick morris who joins us from florida. you say that romney's win last night in iowa even though it was only eight votes is huge. now, he's going to move on to new hampshire where the conventional wisdom is it's going to be a landslide. if romney wins there and then there and then moves on to south carolina and wins there, is it over? >> well, not quite. but there's tremendous momentum for romney. it won't be over until it's really over and i think sometimes, perhaps, a buyer's remorse might set in of people who say wait a minute, i don't want a guy who pushed romney care and i don't want a guy who used to be pro choice. but i think that it doesn't matter how much romney wins by in new hampshire. as long as he wins there. he's in good shape but then he goes into south carolina where he faces a divided opposition. the central element in terms of romney's ability to do a sweep that he talked about is
gingrich's ability to put santorum away. santorum isn't where he is because he did brilliantly in any debate or because it's an issue position like 9-9-9 or because he's a woman or anything like that. he got where he got because everybody else was gone and the voters -- the voters hate someone who is a loser and when they see bachmann cratering and then perry and then cain and then gingrich, they don't want to go with those people because they're so scared that obama is going to beat them. >> what do you make then of south carolina because the last polls show that newt gingrich was up 31% over romney somewhere in the teens. if they were to do a poll today, what would you expect that to say about rick santorum and newt gingrich? >> well, i think santorum would be very strong. i think that that's gingrich's problem. for him to be able to stop romney from sweeping the table, he's got to get rid of rick santorum. and the strength there is that
he's a much better debater than rick santorum. on the other hand, he looks weak and vulnerable coming out of iowa and santorum looks unbeatable and unstoppable. so my feeling is that gingrich's big problem here is santorum. if ron paul had finished second and gingrich third and santorum fourth, then gingrich would have romney one on one because nobody would pay any attention to paul, they'd be one on one and then gingrich had a good shot to defeat romney in south carolina which gives him an even shot of florida. with santorum being this strong, it's hard -- it would be hard for newt to do that. great debate performances. >> now, newt and santorum are not going to go at it. every time newt has a moment, he salutes rick santorum. i've never heard santorum take on newt. is that a problem? >> yes, newt is fundamentally wrong in his strategy here.
he has to rethink it. his enemy is not romney. he's not up to that yet. his enemy is santorum. maybe he's trying to kill santorum with kindness and tell the voters who like santorum i'm just the same only better. but fundamentally, the big thing that happened last night is that it became a three way race instead of a two way race which is very good news for mitt romney. >> right. it's fascinating and great analysis by you this morning. you have me on the edge of the seat. thanks very much for joining us from florida. see you again sometime soon. >> thanks. >> straight ahead, one of the president's closest advisors calling romney's win, a pathetic. wow, that's pretty disturbing. >> shocking. >> yeah. >> then -- >> the real life kindergarten cop. a police officer tracks down a 5-year-old over an overdue library book. wonder if it was charlotte's web. >> first, happy birthday to julia orman, the actress turns 47.
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>> by standing up and being bold and leading, leading with that burden and responsibility you have to be first, you have taken the first step of taking back this country. >> and that man came so close to being first in iowa, if you're just waking up at 6:30 eastern time, it was a cliffhanger. iowa mageddon. rick santorum got 25% of the vote, so did mitt romney at the very end, mitt romney emerges
victorious by eight votes. it's a win, he'll take it. >> no delegates are at stake but rick santorum's comeback is going to be something people talk about for a long time and 10 days out, he had 3%. and people were saying hey, you know what? you might as well drop out. and now people are saying, oh, my goodness, how do you stop this guy if money starts flowing in? ron paul did very well compared to four years ago, 21%. newt gingrich, a very somber 13%. and governor perry did so poorly, it looks like he's going to -- he's all but out. he's canceled all his events in south carolina already. >> so maybe the prevailing thought process here is that it's the best to surge at the end because we've seen all of these other candidates surge and then fall back. surge and fall back. dick morris' analysis was very interesting that he didn't necessarily believe that it was this amazing ground game that rick santorum had in iowa going to all 99 counties but it was that he was the last conservative republican left who hadn't surged yet. so could it just be that his
timing is so impeccable that now he will be a force to be reckoned with in new hampshire, south carolina, florida? >> one thing that's pretty consistent is the democrats attack and the obama administration's re-election campaign's attack on mitt romney. no matter if he wins or loses or what he says, it happened again yesterday with the statement from bill burton. >> here's what bill burton says. he said "despite mitt romney's $14 million bet to win the iowa caucuses by promising to eviscerate medicare and implement a divisive immigration policy, he could do no better than limp to a pathetic finish that didn't even beat his 2008 results." >> he went on to say, he should become -- should he become the nominee, he now owns a long term problem with hispanic and senior voters that will not -- he will not soon be able to live down. where did that come from? i have no idea. >> they have to say that because the latest poll that has mitt romney up against president obama shows a wider margin than ever before in victory for mitt romney.
a seven point spread now in the latest poll and it will be interesting to see what the dnc chair debbie wasserman-schultz says about an hour from now because when she's been on this show before, she would really not answer the question as to why the dnc was not going after newt gingrich at that time when he was ahead in the polls, they continued their efforts against mitt romney. is it because of those poll results? stay tuned for that. >> some of the best poll results in the blogosphere was the des moines register web site and it's interesting because the obama campaign bought all the ads on the home page of the des moines register over the last 48 hours or so, they've been trying to remind everybody, hey, i know that it's all about the republicans but i'm in it, too. and in fact, the president of the united states had a web address last night. it almost looked like he was personally skyping his fans reminding them hey, don't count me out. i've gotten a lot done in the last three years and i need four more. >> because those caucuses four years ago, we ended the war in
iraq as promised and our troops are now coming home. because of the work that so many of you did even before the caucuses four years ago, health care is a reality for millions of americans, the seniors have seen the price of prescription drugs lowered and there are two million young americans that were able to keep their insurance even if they're not getting it through a job. >> i think the main message that we're going to have in 2012 is that we've done a lot but we have a lot more to do. and that's why we need another four years to get it all done. >> so he said his health care program which he heralded for the first time in a long time is key to mention it's being challenged by the supreme court and it didn't mention the premature evacuation of iraq is so rapid, we've left the country in total chaos. >> the one thing that mitt romney touched on last night that you can be sure this is the first ad that romney puts out
against obama if he's the nominee. that particular piece of sound as we call it where president obama gave an interview saying look, if i can't fix this economy in the first term, i should be voted out. you put that up against what you said there, he needs another four years and that's a pretty compelling campaign ad. >> and for you folks who were up all night wondering why can't they call it in iowa? there was one precinct in clinton county that was outstanding. they hadn't -- according to the people in clinton county, they were positive they had called it at the state at 7:48 last night but they wound up waking the people up out there and said we never got your results. are you kidding? we threw that paper away. they contacted the santorum representative and the romney representative and they agreed with the final numbers and in that particular precinct, romney won by 18 which is how in the end now, mitt romney is a winner by eight. >> now we move to new hampshire where the primary preparations are under way. but will all the republican presidential candidates show up
there? molly lyon live for us in manchester with more. good morning, molly. >> good morning, gretchen. we know at least four of the candidates will be on the ground here today doing town hall rallies, doing that old fashioned retail politicking so necessary in new hampshire where granite state voters see it as a tradition to see these candidates, talk to them one on one and have that sort of contact. this event, this is the final argument being made and mitt romney, rick santorum and newt gingrich will take those flights and land here today and hit the pavement really. jon huntsman has been on the ground here already. he skipped iowa and hoping to do what mccain did here four years ago and win despite foregoing the caucuses so to say whether or not that will come to pass, we'll know on january 10th. they have some pretty busy schedules covering a lot of ground. and santorum is actually holding a rally in bedford at his headquarters. that will give him a chance to rally his supporters after that very, very near second place finish out in iowa. he will be under the gun this
week. a lot of attention will be paid to him. and while there are not as many social conservatives here in new hampshire as there are in iowa, he has spent a lot of time on the ground here appealing to those folks so we'll see if he can pull out a near victory here in new hampshire as well. mitt romney has been leading very consistently in the polls by a wide margin so it will be a tough contest. michelle bachmann actually heading straight to south carolina this morning. not coming here to new hampshire and rick perry who had been slated to head down to south carolina for numerous events has canceled those and he's reassessing thinks campaign at this point in time. a few things to watch as things get under way, gingrich and romney. it is freezing out here, frigid temperatures. that's where we can see a lot of heat in this race in the coming week. newt gingrich launching what he considers to be sort of a counterattack. he feels he's been under the gun with negative advertising and now he's putting out his own full page ad in the new hampshire union leader. that's the paper of note here in new hampshire. calling mitt romney a timid
massachusetts moderate. here's what newt gingrich had to say yesterday. >> whether this party wants a reagan conservative who helped change washington in the 1980's with ronald reagan and helped change washington in the 1990's as speaker of the house, somebody who is into changing washington or we want a massachusetts moderate who in fact will be pretty good at managing the decay but has given no evidence in his years in massachusetts of any ability to change the culture or change the political structure or change the government. >> it will be interesting to see how much of an impact this has here in new hampshire. new hampshire voters were already very familiar with mitt romney as he was the governor of neighboring state of massachusetts. so there's not a lot of information about mitt romney that the voters here are not already aware of. one other thing to note -- and to watch, there could possibly be an endorsement from senator mccain today, an endorsement for mitt romney. mitt romney endorsed mccain in
the run-up to his 2008, in the run-up to 2008 after mitt romney's campaign had faltered. that will be something to look for today. guys, back to you. >> all right, molly lyon reporting live from manchester, new hampshire, where we should point out for the candidates heading that way right now where she is standing, it is 7 degrees. brrr. >> no kidding. >> job well done. thank you very much. >> all right. 20 minutes before the top of the hour. >> we have some headlines for you right now. that deadly crime spree of a modern day bonnie and clyde has come to an end. angela atwood and logan mcfarland were busted thanks to the watchful eye of an airplane p pilot. he spotted them walking in a remote area of nevada. they're accused of murdering an elderly couple and shooting a woman in nevada. atwood's parents say their daughter was forceed to go along with his crimes. >> she hung up on me and i called again when the guy anlsed and he was getting smart with me
and i told him that i'm going to come looking for him. he said i'm going to be looking down the scope of a gun if i come looking for him is what he told me. >> parents of both the suspects say their children are on drugs. >> trying to get new information about the deadly christmas eve mansion fire in connecticut that took the life of a woman's three children and her parents. we knew that embers taken out of the fireplace caused the deadly blaze. now we're learning those embers were removed because the children were afraid they would hurt santa claus coming down the chimney. the girls' mother and her boyfriend were the only ones to survive. >> terrible story. well, another solar company gone bust. global watch just pulled its plans to build a multibillion dollar factory in michigan. they blame a bad economy and overseas competition. global watt was offering a tax credit and jobs. the company says they never got
any money. the company reportedly is so broke, it couldn't even pay the rent. >> meanwhile, police showing up at the home of a 5-year-old girl after the library reported her -- she had an overdue library book. the perp, hailey, her mother since returned the books but says the damage to her daughter has been done. >> i closed my door and looked at my daughter and she started crying and i said what's the matter? she goes is that policeman going to arrest me? >> oh, yeah. well, apparently keeping a library book is technically classified as a misdemeanor in massachusetts. but even the cop who confronted the benoits say the library went overboard. do you think? >> wow. watch out! the police may be coming to your door for that little book. coming up on the show, the financial fallout of the last election pretty clear so what will happen to the markets now that republican excitement could be on the rise? stuart varney explains next. >> and the results are in and
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>> some quick headlines now. colorado christian university is suing the federal government over obamacare. the school says universal health care forces it to go against its religious beliefs by requiring the school to offer contraceptives and the tiny honda fit just named the best value by "consumer reports." it topped 200 cars based on reliability, performance, gas mileage and cost. they go for about $16,000. >> cute car. >> thanks a lot, brian. the iowa caucus might be complete but the financial effects will be felt long after tuesday night. >> here to tell us how the primary and its winner could impact your retirement is the anchor of varney & company on the fox business network, stuart varney. good morning to you. >> right from the top, i think investors got what they wanted. they want an electable republican candidate. they want someone who can win and their judgment, not mine. their judgment is that's what they got last night with an albeit narrow romney win.
>> because with barack obama? >> well, look, money has no political party. money simply wants america to return to prosperity. money wants america to expand its economy again and not go the way of europe. that means money wants barack obama to be defeated. therefore, money wants a candidate who can defeat barack obama and the judgment of the market is mitt romney is the best positioned to beat barack obama come november. >> it's always interesting to hear that analysis. at the same time, you have a lot of wall street people who support barack obama, at least they did in 2008. how do you put those two things together? bankers support them but the people don't want them? >> they supported him big time in 2008. but the support for barack obama on wall street especially amongst bankers has really declined very, very sharply. now, i have to see how the money flow plays out in 2012. but thus far, over the three
years of the obama administration he has consistently lost the support of wall street and the bankers in particular. >> i was talking to a big wall street guy yesterday and i asked him about all of the candidates and he said that wall street likes all of them except ron paul. >> that's very true. >> because of ron paul's isolationist policies towards the rest of the world given the fact that we're in a global economy, if we were elected, that would be bad for our economy. >> ron paul who won last night big time by a big margin, if he would have walked away with it last night, you'd see the market go down this morning as opposed to the narrow romney victory and the market will be flat this morning. >> quickly before you go, you're not saying that the market is going to suddenly surge because romney narrowly wins in iowa. >> that's not going to happen. over the longer term, if a republican victory looks more likely and a reversal of president obama's economic policies looks more likely as we approach the election, at that point, you will probably see the markets start to rally and your
401k will do a little bit better. >> thank you very much. good advice for our 401k. you can check him out every weekday 9:20 a.m. eastern time with his own show. >> thank you. >> thank you, sir. > >> when we come back, it's one of the biggest flops of 2011. more good news, why it cost you the taxpayer. >> great. they call him iowa's kingmaker. why is he refusing to pick a republican king? congressman steve king here to defend his decision as we roll on live from new york. [ male announcer ] cranberry juice? wake up! ♪ that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm [ male announcer ] for half the calories -- plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. try bayer advanced aspirin.
and rick santorum battled for the top spot all through the night literally but the man known as the kingmaker for conservatives in that state, still hasn't endorsed a g.o.p. candidate. iowa congressman steve king joins us right now and congressman, thanks so much. you've been the guy people have been going to to find out what the people of iowa were thinking. now that we know and only a handful of votes separate the top two, what should we know now? >> well, we know that there are really two tickets at least punched out of iowa, probably three and ron paul also gets a boost coming out of here. it's as close to a dead heat that you could ever ask for and i think what we saw happen is a king of the hill race. whoever got to the top of the hill was pulled off that hill almost immediately. someone else is headed to the summit and they got pulled off again but what happened last night was mitt romney who had hung around the summit but never really claimed that king of the hill status arrived there at the same time that rick santorum's surge took him up there and they battled it out last night and
it's eight votes difference so i count them both winners and i think rick santorum is the one that's gained by far the most out of this race here in iowa. >> mitt romney has cumulatively nine days unlike last time around in iowa campaigning but a lot of money. in your mind, congressman king, why is it that rick santorum caught speed like this? >> well, this started weeks and weeks ago and long before any polls picked up any kind of surge, there was an understanding there would be a social conservative that was going to get a decent share of that vote and as rick santorum worked all those counties, 99 counties with several months to go and went back through them over and over again, he met people. i saw him come into a meeting in council bluffs in my district with constituents that were mainly people i knew and he spoke to someone in the first row by first name and i didn't know who that person was and it made me a little -- rick has been everywhere. he's met people. he's earned this the old-fashioned way and i will tell you the next caucus and
those thereafter, everybody will come and try to do the rick santorum campaign. >> and not give up on anybody. now, is it enough for you to endorse him? >> well, i'm surely glad that he has the finish that he has and to make an endorsement after the caucus, i think that would not be an act of courage. i better let this settle a few days, brian and see where i want to go. >> you're in a tough spot. one of your great friends is michelle bachmann. you didn't endorse her but appeared twice with her yesterday and now even her campaign manager wonders if they're going to move on so to speak to paraphrase the statement. what should happen there? >> well, first, you know, michelle needs to spend some time with her family and with her campaign people and her campaign manager included. this is such a personal thing and when you throw yourself into it the way she has, she's done this on the force of her personality, her drive, her convictions, she's really driven this out of her campaign more than anybody else as her individual effort so she's the only one that can weigh that.
i'm sure they'll pray about this and ask for a message and michelle will make the right decision. i want to send a message to her, brian, that last night, there were seven people on the planet that had a chance to become the next president of the united states. she's one of them. that's a fantastic accomplishment. there are really no losers in this race last night. they just finish in different places. >> and there's -- out of the -- not surprising out of the obama camp, they're saying they're the big winners. in chicago, they should be cheering because there's chaos in the top spots in the republican party. your reaction? >> well, you know, i'll just say that what do they have to cheer about? the president himself has said that he should be a one term president if he can't turn -- or would be a one term presidency if he didn't turn this economy around. he hasn't turned this economy around. any republican candidate that emerges with the nomination is an odds on favorite to beat barack obama and he's driven this economy down to the point now where we must have a balanced budget amendment. we have to get to the point where we can start to pay off
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>> good morning, everyone. hope you're going to have a fantastic wednesday. it's january 4th. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time today. eight is enough, remember that show? it's a new phrase this morning for mitt romney as iowa crowns him the winner last night by the narrowest margin in primary history. >> this is a campaign night where america wins. we'll change the white house and get america back on track. >> moments from now, the former governor will join us live on "fox & friends." >> rick perry says he needs time-out but some say just drop out. can he still be a player after finishing fifth? karl rove says yes? >> talk about getting overcharged for one of the top products of 2011.
turns into the top flop instead. don't worry, it won't come out of your wallet. this one's on the u.s. taxpayers. wait until you hear that. "fox & friends" 7:00 in new york city and we start right now. >> you're watching "fox & friends." that's a great way to begin your day. >> steve king a moment ago and there's don king. >> they were brothers. and a lot of people don't talk about that. all related. >> and who is king of iowa this morning? look right there. mitt romney by eight. >> yeah, there's a prince, too, and it's rick santorum. look at that separation. and you know who nailed it and steve king reminded me of this, it was karl rove last night. he has so many contacts in iowa, he called the precinct to say essentially let's find out what your numbers say and the numbers were wrong and ended up tilting the entire caucus. >> i can't believe they do it this old fashioned way, though, where they write it on a piece of paper and then they hand it
in. albeit a secret ballot because the bottom line is they were still looking for some of these votes in the middle of the night. some guy was driving them in a car. you got to think in 2012, they might computerize it or stick with old traditions, we'll talk to karl rove. >> one thing that would help this, jet packs for those people in the iowa caucuses to zip from place to place. >> karl rove will be here in a couple of minutes because he's got my sharpie. in the meantime, john roberts foregoing sleep to bring us the inside scoop and joins us live from des moines, the capital of iowa. hey, john. >> good morning to you, steve. last night reinforcing the necessity of turning in your homework before you go home and keeping us up all night, thank you very much and it proved a couple of things. first of all, every vote counts with that narrow margin and that iowa can always surprise you. mitt romney might have won last night but the big winner was rick santorum. virtually came out of nowhere in the last week to almost take it all. he seemed genuinely thrilled to finish second last night and gave a very heartfelt address to
his supporters here in des moines. >> by standing up and being bold and leading, leading with that burden and responsibility you have to be first, you have taken the first step of taking back this country. >> rick santorum last night also proved the importance of shoe leather. that 99 county jaunt that he made before the caucus certainly paid off for him and he said what kept him going through it all were thoughts and love for his daughter isabella who suffers from a chromosome disorder. she's 3 1/2 years old right now. most children don't live to be 1 year old. ron paul was a big winner proving that grassroots and ground game can get you places. most pundits would probably tell you he doesn't have much chance to be a nominee. ron paul vowed he's going to fight on last night. >> we have tremendous opportunity to continue this
momentum. it won't be long that there's going to be an election up in new hampshire and believe me, this momentum is going to continue and this movement is going to continue and we are going to keep scoring. >> and that brings us down to mitt romney who i know you've got on in just a couple of minutes this morning. he was the frontrunner, the guy who wants to be the nominee and yet, he couldn't improve his percentage from four years ago coming in at 25% just about where he did. he didn't sfend spend a lot of time in iowa. he didn't have a lot of staff. but he's definitely left himself looking a little bit vulnerable going forward and you can bet that the romney campaign is going to aim its guns at rick santorum whose record so far has gotten a free ride. guys, no more. >> all right. john roberts reporting live from des moines with the very latest. great wrapup. now, hit the sack! >> great job last night, john. meanwhile at 4 minutes after the hour, let's take this time to bring in karl rove and see what
he has to say fresh off another -- >> what do you mean fresh off? >> you were here until dawn. >> just released you. >> over here. >> after carrying his bag back to the hotel to come back and get ready for this. >> all right. so what do you make of the iowa results? >> look, we had two winners last night. we had the guy who won albeit by eight. who would have thought a month or two ago we'd be talking about mitt romney looking like he was going to win both the iowa caucuses and the new hampshire primary? and then rick santorum. you know, iowa has a reputation of winnowing the field. it has a reputation, not as visible for allowing people, a person to jump up on the stage that they might not be able to get up on it and rick santorum did so in a pretty bold fashion. >> not anything moving forward, then. >> look, new hampshire doesn't pay any attention to iowa, you know, george h.w. bush wins iowa in 1980 and loses new hampshire. george w. bush wins iowa in 2000 and loses new hampshire.
new hampshire does its own thing. so, you know, we'll see how much national attention rick santorum gets and how much he's able to translate that into something in new hampshire but i'm -- you know, new hampshire doesn't pay attention. the question is does this give him sustainability through south carolina which does pay attention to earlier contests? >> we got a couple of entrance polls to show you some of the breakdown last night. rick santorum was a big winner when it came to the evangelical vote. he got a third. paul with 19 and romney 14. let's take a look at the next one. it is the tea party vote. >> can we stop for a second on the first one, though? >> let's recap. >> about 30% for santorum on tea party. >> yeah. first of all, this is interesting because let's look at the opposite side of this and let's do it this way. on the 56% who said they were evangelicals, rick santorum got 33% of those people meaning he got 19 points. you know, his -- that generated 19 points for him. the 44% who were not, romney got 38% of them so he got 16 points.
now, think about this. here's the irony is the roman catholic is getting the evangelical protestants and the mormon is getting the catholics. in fact, if you look at it, eastern iowa, places like dubuque county, clinton county is in the catholic party of eastern iowa. >> how does that work on the national scene? or is it not relevant at all? >> look, we're unlikely to see another contest like even south carolina is not likely to have 56% of the voters be ivan evangelical born again christians. this shows a strength for santorum and a challenge moving forward. we're going to go to one of the more secular states in the country when it comes to voting and that's new hampshire. >> just to finish up, the tea party not a surprise, rick santorum or more appetizing than mitt romney. ron paul is there and newt gingrich is there. do you see anything in those numbers? >> again, it showed that he caught the wave here. remember, these are tea party supporters and not necessarily
tea party members. so he caught the wave among these. there's one other group that's important to look at. this shows again why, you know, these guys are relatively split among these -- among like tea party was 25, 19, 19. 33% said their number one issue was electability. beating president obama. romney got 47% of those people. all the other six candidates combined got the other 63. 16 points went to him and 16 points was split among six other candidates. >> in the back of the pack was newt gingrich. people are going to have a chance, two chances over the weekend to fall in love with him again because he's going to be up for two debates. >> that's right. i thought dick morris made a very wise observation earlier that newt's problem is not attacking romney, it's rehabilitating himself. it's causing people to think again why it was that they liked him. >> the debates. >> the debates. and it's not that he went after -- remember, he came -- he got this far by saying two great
applause signs. let's not attack each other and let's attack the press so the question is do we see the newt that got him up in the upward swing or do we see newt like he was last night who was angry and people don't vote for angry candidates. >> he's already taken out full page ads in new hampshire newspapers just attacking mitt romney. he attacked him last night and saluted santorum. let's talk about who should skip new hampshire and go right to south carolina. who are your people? >> well, look, i don't think santorum now can skip new hampshire though it's not going to be hospitalable territory for him. newt cannot given the union leader endorsement and the fact that he came in fourth. ron paul is going to play in every contest and he's going to again get a certain level. higher in caucuses and lower in primaries. rick perry and michelle bachmann are the only two candidates that might be wise to avoid new hampshire and make their last stand in south carolina. i don't think bachmann has either the resources, organization, message or stature to pull it off. rick perry might have the resources and he certainly has a governor of a southern state has
the stature to pull it off in south carolina but look, he spent $5.5 million on television in iowa. he's already spent a million 5 in south carolina. and , you know, think about how many thousands per -- per voter he spent. >> he had $15 million in his war chest so he still has cash left. >> how much? my calculations, he may be down to $3 million plus whatever he's raised. >> he's already saying that he's going back to texas today and not south carolina so what do you read into that? >> i read into that that it's very likely that he's going to pull out but again, i say he's got the capacity because of the resources and his stature as a republican governor in the south to make a last stand in south carolina. and what happens if we have a demolition derby in new hampshire and he has a shot to sort of be the fresh face in south carolina. >> you never know. talking to you next week about new hampshire. good to see you. >> incidentally, chris wallace and i came in before we left the
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>> two person photo finish last night with mitt romney beating rick santorum by eight votes. >> joining us from des moines to react to his victory last night is former massachusetts governor and republican presidential candidate mitt romney. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, gentlemen. >> how -- gretchen is here, too. how -- au >> hi, grichen. >> how much torture was it last night waiting for that precinct in clinton county, iowa, to report that you would eventually be the winner? >> well, i must admit, you know, it was obviously a virtual tie but we really didn't care and my boys, all four boys were in our bedroom, ann and i just waiting for the final numbers and when they finally came in, we were plenty pleased. >> i bet. >> you spent all of nine days in the state. you spent money but nine days in the state. you didn't want to put everything in that basket. but in the end, do you think there's anything that you did
that allowed santorum to surge like that? >> well, rick did, i think, a heroic job going across the entire state and devoted his nrp nrpgs -- energies to the state of iowa. during the same time period, i've been building a national campaign team and going to a bunch of states and building a fundraising organization that will help me down the road and help me if i'm the nominee because i know we'll face an extraordinary onslaught from president obama. so, you know, rick has had a big night last night. so did ron paul, by the way, i think he had a big night. so three of us come out a lot stronger than we came in. >> some of the pundits this morning in their analysis, governor, have said that you actually liked the fact that there's a big field of republicans, that it actually benefits you if nobody drops out right now because if they do, there might be more consolidation for the more conservative, their words, candidate like a rick santorum or a newt gingrich. do you agree with that? >> you know, i really can't
assess who is going to stay and who's not. what impact that might have politically. i do want people to recall that four years ago, mike huckabee and i were the conservative alternatives to john mccain, rudy giuliani. i still got the same positions on the issues i had four years ago. my record as governor and my positions are pretty darn conservative so i'm hoping to get very strong support from conservatives across the country. >> well, just about four weeks ago in iowa, it was newt gingrich who was up by a lot and he says you're not conservative enough and last night, he let you have it again in his concession speech. listen. >> one other great debate and that is whether this party wants a reagan conservative who helped change washington in the 1980's with ronald reagan and helped change washington as speaker of the house, somebody who is into changing washington or we want a
massachusetts moderate who, in fact, will be pretty good at managing the decay that has given no evidence in his years in massachusetts of any ability to change the culture or change the political structure or change the government. >> ok, so you got a massachusetts moderate, he says, to manage the decay. >> well, i understand the speaker is plenty disappointed and i appreciate that. we'll have a chance to debate down the road. i'm pretty proud of my record. i'm sure he's proud of his record. and i've laid out my vision for the country. i actually think it helps to have someone who goes to washington, who hasn't spent his entire career in washington. i think to fix washington will take someone to come in from outside of washington and we got a lot of politicians who would like to have the job of leading the country. i think it's time to have somebody who spent their life in the private sector leading washington and getting america back on track. >> you know, governor, you mentioned the onslaughts you're expecting if you're the nominee against president obama and it's coming to you fast and furious it seems. bill burton, the former deputy
press secretary now advocating for his ex-boss says this, despite mitt romney's $14 million bet to win the iowa caucuses by promising to eviscerate medicare and implement a divisive immigration policy, he could do no better than a limp to a pathetic finish that didn't beat his 2008 results. your reaction? >> where did he get a lot of that stuff in his numbers are totally ridiculous. we didn't spend anywhere near that kind of money and i'm pleased with the fact that the president is concerned about the fact that good republicans are on his heels. i think he's in trouble. look, his jobs record is abysmal. he has also failed to put in place crippling sanctions against iran. they're pursuing their nuclear plans and he's racked up trillions, trillions of additional dollars in deficit. his is a record that's awful and they're going to do everything in their power to try to attack who they think the republican nominee might be so, you know, get ready for a blistering attack. i'm going to go after his record. he'll probably try to go after
me personally and i don't think it will be successful for him. >> on a better note for you today, it looks like you may pick up an endorsement from a former foe. we were talking earlier how john mccain was considered to be the moderate in 2008 and you were the more conservative candidate. it looks like he's going to be on your side today. what do you know? has he called you? >> i'm pretty pleased that that looks to be the case. john mccain, of course, is beloved in many parts of the country. particularly new hampshire, some call him mr. new hampshire. so if, in fact, he makes an announcement today, that would be big for me in a state that he knows very, very well. >> worked really hard for him after he got the nomination and he won south carolina and florida. it could help. thanks so much for joining us. congratulations on the victory. >> thanks, brian, gretchen, steve. good to be with you this morning. >> thank you, governor. coming up next, the woman who has been calling out mitt romney on everything from creating jobs to his poll numbers. the chairwoman of the democratic national committee, debbie
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>> welcome back, everyone. you heard from the winner of the iowa caucus, governor mitt romney. what do democrats think about the iowa caucus results? the chairwoman of the democratic national committee, congresswoman debbie wasserman-schultz joins me again. we always have spirited discussions. i'm looking forward to it. >> you, too, as always. >> good morning to you. i know you were sticking it out in iowa as well trying to get the president's message out as most of the focus was on the republicans. now, is the worst nightmare for democrats that mitt romney walks away with a win in iowa because you have spent most of your time attacking only mitt romney? >> i think it was a pretty bad night actually for mitt romney. a great night for us. we used last night and the
months leading up to last night as a test run for building what will be the most significant effective grassroots presidential campaign in history. we had 25,000 iowans show up to caucuses across the state, listen to president obama live stream into those caucus sites, had an opportunity to ask him some questions and had 7500 iowans sign up to volunteer on the campaign. and move forward starting today to help him win iowa and win on november 5th. >> at the same time, a record turnout -- at the same time, there's a record turnout for republicans, 122,255 people came out. >> about the same as four years ago. >> still, it's a record turnout. but i guess my question is how can it not be bad news for you that mitt romney wins iowa? because 10 days ago, nobody thought he was going to win this thing and now he's going to go into new hampshire where people think he will be the inevitable winner there. and this is not good news for the president because otherwise,
you wouldn't continue to attack only mitt romney. >> no, you see, mitt romney has earned that scrutiny because he has relentlessly attacked the president and mischaracterized his record and distorted the president's record. for mitt romney, it's really a tough situation for him because when is a "win" a loss? when he spent six years and more than $4 million running for the second time trying to win the state of iowa. and you spent the most and only beat the person who spent the least by eight votes. that demonstrates how little support there is on the republican side and little enthusiasm there is for mitt romney's candidacy and he's limping into new hampshire and i think he's really damaged. >> what about the enthusiasm -- damaged? he just won last night. but anyway, what about the enthusiasm for president obama in iowa. >> not quite a victory. >> the enthusiasm for president obama in iowa, there doesn't seem to be a tremendous amount of enthusiasm when we look at this latest poll right now that shows the approval ratings
amongst iowa voters polled 45% approve of president obama, 43% disapprove and if we can go immediately to the rasmussen poll, the latest one that shows the head to head between president obama and mitt romney, this is a national poll now. and it shows that mitt romney would beat president obama 45% to 39%. what do you make of those numbers? >> i haven't seen that poll, every recent poll that i'm familiar with shows head to head that president obama beats any of the republicans in the field and i'll tell you, if you look although -- if you're questioning the enthusiasm in iowa or across the country but particularly in iowa for the president's campaign, look at the same situation that george w. bush found himself in when he was running for re-election, that the turnout for him at those caucuses was abysmal. nothing like 25,000 iowans we had show up at our caucus sites. we made calls into iowa for our
supporters. we have 4,000 one-on-one meetings that we've already had. 1,200 meetings, house parties, training sessions and that's all in an effort through our eight offices around the state of iowa to make sure that we have the significant grassroots campaign that we'll need to win this state again and that's while all the republican candidates closed up shop today, we'll continue to expand our outreach and operation here and like in every battleground state, run an effective grassroots campaign. >> what's the strategy for the dnc moving forward? will we see more people like randy johnson who came out, a former employee who mitt romney let go from bane capital, will we see more people like that that the dnc will sponsor to come out and speak out against mitt romney? >> you'll definitely see us at every opportunity helping iowans and americans understand that mitt romney has very little convictions, that the conviction that he has is to boost
corporate america and the wealthiest, most fortunate americans, that this is a person who has no conviction and is willing to go from saying in 2002, as recently as 2002 that he's deported roe vs. wade and a woman's right to choose and now is pro life. >> let's keep it on jobs. that's the reason you pulled out randy johnson. you were trying to say that he was let go. listen to what mitt romney said about your boss. listen to this. >> this is a president that lost more jobs in his tenure since every president since hoover. we created more jobs in massachusetts than this president has created in the entire country so if the president wants to talk about jobs and i hope he does, we'll be comparing my record with his record and he comes up very, very short. >> and our research shows that from 2009 to now, 1.855, we have 1.855 million fewer jobs under
president obama than before he took office. so how will you combat that moving forward? >> gretchen, first of all, mitt romney has absolutely no facts and has at every fact check that's been done, he's not corroborated any about what he's said about his job creation. when he was governor of massachusetts, they were 47th out of 50 in the entire country for job creation. so mitt romney isn't being truthful when he's talking about his record on jobs creation vs. the president's. we've had 22 straight months of job growth in the private sector under president obama's leadership. we've gone from bleeding 750,000 jobs a month when he took office thanks to republican policies to now three years later, we've begun to turn the economy around. the unemployment rate is coming down. we've had almost 3 million jobs created in 22 straight months. we'll stack up president obama's jobs creation record vs. mitt romney who was a specialist at bane capital in dismantling companies and cutting jobs and
forcing corporations and businesses into bankruptcy. we'll go against that job creation record. >> the flip side of that, our research shows that mitt romney created 150,000 jobs in that position. >> there's no one that's backed that up with actual facts. >> all right. well, we did. debbie wasserman-schultz, the head of the dnc, thanks so much for your time this morning and coming up, the response from the rnc chairman. reince priebus will be here 7:50 a.m. eastern time. she came in dead last, donald trump called her "terrible." is it time for congresswoman michelle bachmann to drop out of the presidential race? we report, you decide. and is it a brilliant disguise or the dumbest thing you've ever seen? you see that guy coming through there? he's the bandage bandit next. [ male announcer ] in bli, even ragu users chose prego.
♪ god bless america >> now, everybody, that's your shot of the morning from caucus night in iowa. check out the crowd at last night's rally for rick santorum. they spontaneously broke into "god bless america" and then after that, they eventually moved on to "amazing grace." and it was an amazing night for mr. santorum because if you were like millions of people who were wondering who would win, the answer came about 2:00 a.m. eastern time. mitt romney won by eight votes. it was a squeaker. >> i'll tell you what, iowa-geddon. it was santorum's election i thought for the last two hours and he was up by four votes and in the end, they had to call a county, a district, a precinct
and they found out that they counted wrong and they had to go redo it. when they did, it was mitt romney on top but it's hard to look at -- if you're rick santorum, it's hard to feel like a runner-up. you got to feel like you're in the winner's lane. >> no kidding because about three weeks ago, he was at 3%. let's do the rest of the field for you. 22% went to ron paul. 13% to 14% went to newt gingrich. rick perry had 11% and michelle bachmann a disappointing last place finish at 5% if you don't count jon huntsman. so what will happen today now? will there be big news from other candidates, will they concede -- it sounds like rick perry is really analyzing his moving forward because he's not going on to south carolina. he said last night he's going to go back to texas. what will michelle bachmann do? there seems to be some confusion within their own group of people about what her next move might be. >> we have snip etc. of some of the speeches last night. interestingly enough, keep in mind that newt gingrich will have two more debates between now and new hampshire this
weekend, saturday night and sunday morning on "meet the press." notice how -- and we'll have a little montage of the we didn't win speeches from some of the other candidates. newt takes a shot at mitt by not mentioning mitt and instead talking about rick. here we go. >> rick santorum. he waged a great, positive campaign. i serve with rick. we've had a great relationship over the years. and i admire the courage, the discipline, the way he focused and how positive he was. i wish i could say that for all the candidates. >> once again, we have had a fantastic showing for this cause and challenging people not the status quo that we have been putting up with for decades after decades. but challenge them and say, you know, let's challenge them. let's go back to this real old fashioned idea and his very dangerous idea. let's obey the constitution!
>> with the voters' decision tonight in iowa, i decided to return to texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race. >> i believe that i am that true conservative who can and who will defeat barack obama in 2012. the pundits and the press will again try to pick the nominee based on tonight's results but there are many more chapters to be written on the path to our party's nomination. and i'd prefer to let the people of the country decide who will represent us. >> in that statement, isn't she saying that she -- the people of iowa, in other words, she thinks is an anomaly, i guess, the interference. >> she hasn't sacked up her bats yet, she's moving on -- kind of a mixed signal. she's moving on to south carolina, she says, it's not done for her but her campaign manager says "it's hard to tell
but everything is planned." which reflects what she said yesterday in so much as we bought tickets to go to south carolina. >> the theme of this whole campaign season is you never know what's going to happen next, right? so if you are a candidate, maybe you do decide you stick in if you're michelle bachmann to south carolina because she probably has more of a base there than she would, for example, in new hampshire. and never say never. you don't know what is going to surge next. in the meantime, let's do a couple of headlines for you. the deadly crime spree of a modern day bonnie and clyde luckily came to an end now. angela atwood and logan mcfarland were busted thanks to the watchful eye of an airplane pilot. he spotted them walking in a remote place in nevada. they're accused of shooting a woman in nevada. atwood's parents say their daughter was forced to go along with those crimes. >> i talked to her twice and she hung up on me and i called again and the guy answered and he was getting smart with me and
i told him that i might come looking for him and he said i was going to be looking down the scope of a gun if i'm looking for him. that's what i told me. >> parents of both say their children are on drugs. >> meanwhile, tragic new information about that deadly christmas eve mansion fire in the state of connecticut that took the life of a woman's three children and her parents. we knew that embers taken out of the fireplace caused the fire. well, now we're learning why those embers were taken out of the fireplace. because the children pictured right there were afraid that the embers in the fireplace would hurt santa claus coming down the chimney. so they took him out and put them in a paper bag and then the fire. the girl's mother and her boyfriend, the only ones to survive. >> talk about getting a bad rap. police in montgomery county, maryland looking for a man they call the bandage bandit. surveillance video shows the guy walking into a cvs pharmacy
looking like a mummy with a full bandage and a sling. police say he robbed the place at gun point making out with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs. it's not clear if the guy was actually hurt or the bandage was used as a disguise. i'll go with the business guys thing. >> going into a pharmacy, you're not going to stop that guy. he looks like somebody that needs something there at the cvs. >> obviously he has insurance. that looks professionally done. >> probably has a low co-pay. >> probably. >> ron paul is us. his reaction to placing third in iowa behind mitt romney and rick santorum. what's his plan moving forward heading into new hampshire? right back.
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>> welcome back. the iowa caucus is coming down to the wire last night with mitt romney edging out rick santorum for first place by eight. votes. but another major story that hasn't gone unnoticed is the strong third place showing by texas congressman ron paul. >> and joining us now this morning with his take on how he did last night is texas congressman and republican presidential candidate ron paul. good morning to you, congressman. >> good morning, nice to be with you. >> i saw that you were in a very upbeat mood during your speech last night with your son and family standing behind you. people predicted that you would be in the top three and you ended up being third. are you disapointed you weren't first or second?
>> of course everybody likes to get, you know, come out on top. i don't think we can be real disappointed. certainly with that crowd and enthusiasm of the supporters and the volunteers and how much enthusiasm there is with all those young people so no, i can't be disappointed with that. but it also means that we have a lot of work to do and we have to continue to build but i thought the results were very good. we did very well with independent voters and everybody knew we would do very well with people who are between 18 and 30. so that came through. but the other thing i thought was very interesting is it is true that when you look at my votes, about half of them were considered very conservative but the other half was considered moderate and i think my positions i hold for limited government cross support is very attractive across the board and new hampshire, you know, there are a lot of independents and more registered independents than there are republicans or democrats. we're looking forward to new hampshire. >> i know you went heavily after
newt gingrich as you did mitt romney and newt gingrich said some nice things about you but bad things to say about your foreign policy. let's listen. >> we also have to understand and this will be a major debate with congressman paul who has had a very good night and i congratulate him having done very well. the fact is his views on foreign policy, i think, are stunningly dangerous for the survival of the united states. >> and your reaction? >> well, he should read the constitution and find out what we're supposed to be. we're not supposed to be the policeman of the world. we're not supposed to start pre-emptive war and go in and occupy countries. why don't we look to george bush's advice? we should have a humble foreign policy and shouldn't be the policeman in the world and shouldn't be in nation building. he's taken on george bush and taken on the founders of this country and he's taken on robert taft. he's taken on president eisenhower who warned us about bankrupting this country and kowtowing to the military
complex while undermining our national defense. >> what other foreign policy expert agrees with you? >> the american people and they're experts. they have to pay for it and they have to die for it and 75% of the american people are saying come home. come home! the soldiers, just think of the soldiers. i mean, why don't they have an opinion? they have to risk their lives. and they give me more money than the rest. twice as much as all the other candidates. why is that ignored? don't they have a say? shouldn't they be able to reverse, you know, give us an opinion so if you ignore that, you do it at risk because this is endless and our country is bankrupt so we can't afford it. we didn't beat the soviets with a nuclear war. we beat the soviets because they were ruined economically and that's what we're on the verge of doing to ourselves. >> speaking of risk, former governor sarah palin last night had some words about you. she said that the republicans better not marginalize ron paul and his supporters because their fiscal concerns are very
legitimate and the republicans better work with them. your reaction to that? >> well, she's a very wise woman. i would say that my proposal, if you look carefully and give me my do -- due, i'm the only one that proposed real cuts. anyone who paid attention to the budgetary debate, they're talking about token cuts on increased spending and i'm talking about real cuts and the only one that proposed a trillion dollars cut in one year. so you're a fiscal conservative, how can you blow that off? she's right. she's giving an honest opinion. that's the big issue. debt is the big issue right now and it's not just welfare spending here at home. it's across the board. it also includes all this spending overseas that people are sick and tired of. that's the easiest place to cut. overseas spending and take care of the people who have become dependent on the government here at home. >> do you think governor rick perry and michelle bachmann should drop out? >> i don't think i should tell anybody what they should do. i think they should do what they want to do.
>> all right. i mean, that's generally the way we do things but no, i think they'll have to make their own decisions. >> congratulations. three tickets out of iowa, the conventional wisdom and you were the top three. congratulations, ron paul, for joining us live today from iowa. >> thanks for having me on. >> thank you. good luck. >> you heard from congresswoman debbie wasserman-schultz, the head of the dnc saying that romney had a bad night last night. really? the head of the republican national committee reince priebus here to respond to that. >> and on this day in 1988, whitney houston had the number one song, actually it mirrors how i feel right now. "so emotional." [ male announcer ] cranberry juice? wake up! ♪ that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm
moments ago, mitt romney said he's looking forward to john mccain's endorsment later on today in new hampshire which mccain confirms will come later on in this day. debbie wasserman-schultz says romney is not doing so well. >> i think it was a pretty bad night actually for mitt romney. great night for us. we used last night and the months leading up to last night as a test run for building what will be the most significant effective grassroots presidential campaign in history. >> ok. joining us right now to weigh in is the chairman of the republican national committee, reince priebus. reince. >> good morning. >> what do you think about that, mitt romney being the winner had a bad night? >> well, it's pretty interesting. but when you're dealing with a president whose numbers are in the toilet, i guess everything is spinning all the time. but listen, i thought it was a great night for the republican party. i think it's been a good year for the republican party. i think it's going to be a great
year in saving our country and beating barack obama because a couple of things. one, the republican party had record turnout in iowa yesterday. everyone is talking about the republican party including debbie wasserman-schultz, everybody is talking about our candidates. voter registration in iowa is outperforming the democrats 2-1. that's been sustained now over the last couple of years so, you know, we're feeling very good about where we sit and i'm feeling great about the fact that the whole country is talking about who the republican nominee will be because i know that the people here in this country want to get rid of this president who has got a lot of promises that he didn't keep and we're highlighting that today, too, steve. >> you are indeed. in fact, what a good segue to -- we're going to highlight some of the material you're talking about. these are some of the failed promises of the president of the united states. number 5, the top five list, the $4 trillion flip-flop.
what is that? >> well, i mean, obviously, the president came out during the campaign in 2008 and that's what many of these things are is using barack obama's words, the standard that he set for himself and the country and showing where we are today. and he said back in 2008, you may remember, hey if we add $4 trillion to the deficit, that's unpatriotic, the president has taken that and put it on steroids and one of the many other promises is he promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of the first term. >> that's right. >> he introduced the biggest structural deficit in the history of america. he said that health care costs would come down if we pass obamacare. in fact, they've skyrocketed. he said he wouldn't cozy up to lobbyists. well, guess what, he's doing that every single day in the white house. he said he'd get the debt under control. under this president to watch, he'll be on pace to accumulate more debt than every single president before him combined.
he's been a disaster not only objectively but by using his own -- his own standards, he's failed miserably, steve. >> well, i would imagine you would say that since you are the head of the rnc. >> well -- >> one of the other things is -- one of the things you say he's failed on is the green jobs. he said there would be tons of them. not so much. >> well, not just not tons of them but a complete failure by giving away -- you want to talk about crony capitalism, occupy wall street. when you give away billions and billions of dollars of taxpayer money to your campaign donors, nonetheless, and then nothing pans out from it, obviously there's a lot to be upset about. but, you know, the nice thing about, you know, the -- a case law or taking a case to court is i've been a lawyer in the past is that when the facts were on your side, it makes everything a whole lot easier and the nice thing about this race is we've got the facts on our side and they're indisputable.
>> i've ready apparently you've put together a catalog of the things that the president has had in the last three years and in the run-up to the election. that had come back to haunt him. we'll talk about that another day. >> we'll be on him every day. thank you, steve. >> i bet you are. reince priebus joining us from our nation's capital. sir, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> all right. next up on the rundown on this wednesday, check out our green room. dana perino and that's right, terry bradshaw. both superstars talking politics and so much more. sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. carol. fiber makes me sad. oh common. and how can you talk to me about fiber while you are eating a candy bar? you enjoy that. i am.
>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. hope you're going to have a great wednesday, it's january 4. i'm gretchen carlson. thank you for sharing part of your day with us. iowa crowned mitt romney the winner. even if it was just by eight votes, if you think your vote doesn't count t does. the narrowest margin in primary history. >> this is where america wins. we're going to change the white house and get america back on track. >> gretchen: the results and the reaction from former white house press secretary dana perino. >> steve: what does the santorum surge mean for the election going forward? >> game on. [ cheers and applause ] >> brian: that's game on for
him. but game off for rick perry? >> i decided to return to texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race. >> brian: wow. and he canceled all his appearances in south carolina. we'll give that you story and so much more because "fox & friends" starts right now. >> steve: welcome aboard, folks, live from new york city. let's talk about the iowa caucuses and look right there. it was a cliff hanger. as you can see, mitt romney won by eight over rick santorum, who was surging. >> gretchen: 30,015 to 3007. john roberts joins us live from des moines with the very latest. thank you for getting up bright and early because i know you barely went to bed.
>> it's more like staying up as opposed to getting up. i'm not sure which is easier. what a nail biter. it wasn't until about 2:30 in the morning until matt strong came out from the iowa came out and said we have a winner and it wasn't until they struck a deal because still outstanding are one precinct. but representatives from the romney and santorum campaigns had written down those numbers and agreed they were the numbers and said, let's go forward. while mitt romney won last night, it really was rick santorum's night. he was the story of the night. in a week going from 10% to capturing 25% of the vote. he did it by shaking hands and meeting people in all of iowa's 99 counties in the closing days of the race and touting for them a slate of solidly conservative ideas. here is what he said last night. >> what wins in america are bold ideas, sharp contrasts, and a plan that includes everyone, and
a plan that includes people from all across the economic spectrum, a plan that says we will work together to get america to work. [ applause ] >> the big question this morning, though, is whether rick santorum has the organization to keep going much beyond next week's contest in new hampshire because he's going to run head long into the money and machine of mitt romney who, for the past week or so, has been focusing his fire not so much on his opponents as president obama. here is romney from last night. >> and you are working and we're all working together because of our passion for this country and our concern that it's being led by a president who may be a nice guy, but just is over his head. >> now, those guns will be fully trained on rick santorum in the next week as they head into the new hampshire contest. i was talking with a romney senior campaign official who said it's pretty easy to run against guy who endorsed you and
santorum did romney in 2008. couple of wild cards out there, though. what about rick perry? if he drops out as many people believe he probably will after his fourth place -- fifth place finish last night, will all of his supporters go to santorum? and what about gingrich? he's been mr. nice guy, but there is no question now, gretchen, that the gloves are off. he's taken out a full page ad in a new hampshire newspaper saying that it's a reagan conservative, gingrich against a moderate massachusetts politician. so you can tell that gingrich has finally said to himself, look, this isn't going to work, i've got to take this guy on head to head. there will be a lot of mud wrestling. >> gretchen: saw that ad. all right. hopefully you can get some sleep today. thanks for your hard work. >> we'll do our best. thanks. >> gretchen: time to bring in dana perino who used to work in the bushes who for her analysis of what went on last night. >> it was one of those nights where you think you would know how it's going to turn out about four days ago, and then the santorum surge, he peaked at the
right time. he did all that ground work for so long, never really left iowa. focused on it and it paid off for him. can he turn that into something going forward? i think it will be difficult because a lot of people up to now haven't known him very well. so he still has to be introduced to a lot of different voters across the country and in new hampshire, probably -- he'll probably do fine in new hampshire and going on to south carolina, it starts really getting more difficult if you don't have the money and organization, or the charisma that comes with needing to be a front runner. >> brian: he nailed his speech last night. he seemed it have ad libbed it. but let me ask you, a lot of people looking at that win by mitt romney, looking at the glass half empty, saying he got less percentage than did he when he lost to john mccain. he still wasn't able to get over 25%. and the thirst to get somebody besides mitt allows rick santorum to surge. >> i would look at it a different way, which is about two months ago, people thought romney might not even come in in
the top three in iowa because there was a perception that he had decided to write off iowa and his campaign says that's not true. but there was that perception. so many people thought he's just going to try to have a strategy of going straight to new hampshire and south carolina. instead, you only win by eight votes, but he won. so i think that you could look at it from either glass half empty or half full. >> steve: a win is a win. now he moves to new hampshire the he was actually on our program in the last hour or so and he had some nice things to say about rick santorum. here is governor romney. >> well, i must admit, it was obviously a virtual tie, but we really incident did care. just waiting for the final numbers and when they finally came in, we were plenty pleased. rick did a heroic job going across the entire state, devoted his energies to the state of iowa. during the same time period, i've been building a national campaign team, going to a bunch
of states. i know we're going to face an extraordinary onslaught from president obama. >> steve: you've got to admit, there you've got the governor who said nice things about rick santorum, but his super pac, mr. romney's, i would imagine, they're about to crank out some this is rick santorum ads. >> right. that happened to all of the front runners. at one point in this iowa race for the last three months, somebody has been the front runner and it never -- it's somebody different all the time. as soon as that person got to front runner, then all the attacks started. that's with people started going, i didn't know that. i didn't know that either. so now it will be santorum's turn. >> steve: is there a lot in his history we don't know about? >> well, not -- no, i don't think so. nothing earth shattering. but if you're making a decision of who do you think will be the best representative in the white house for me and hi beliefs, there might be things in the past that you think, i don't know about that, but if you're thinking about electability, then you think, i don't know. i like him, but i just don't know if he could beat obama. >> gretchen: he lost by 18
points in pennsylvania last time. here is my question, some people have been analyzing this morning that mitt romney actually wants all these candidates to stay in the race because it they continue to drop out, then there might be more consolidation amongst that more conservative vote to a one specific person, like a rick santorum or newt gingrich. >> john roberts, who you had on, he asked a good question, which is if rick perry does decide over this next couple of days that the path to the presidency is not available to him and he decides to drop out, then those people, few in number, but with strong core convictions, who do they decide to go to? then that's that question of, who do they want and do they want electability or think santorum could win? he has -- santorum has a good beef to make, which is that he hasn't gotten enough national attention and his questionable electability hasn't been fair. but he can't worry about what's not been fair. right now in the next several days, he needs to be able to show, i could beat president obama and i would be a great
president. >> brian: by the way, it will be interesting to see him on stage in the middle because he's always been in the wings and he's not getting a lot of questions. now he'll get a lot. i want to bring to you a quote that andrea mitchell said that, rush limbaugh took a shot at. listen to this. the rap on iowa says it doesn't represent the rest of the country. too white, too evangelical and too rural. here is what rush's response was. i want to get yours after. >> i have no doubt that that is exactly how all the media look at iowa. too white, too rural, too evangelical, but there they are covering the hawkeye state. 41% will show up tonight undecided. anything can happen. >> so i saw what she said earlier in the week and when you first read it, you could take it that way. i think what she probably meant is that it's not representative of other states like florida, which would have a little more diversity. i like the fact that the midwest gets to have a say early on
because they get ignored so much of the time even here, like either on the east coast or out in california. the flyover states get ignored. i don't necessarily think andrea mitchell meant it the way it sounded, but because of the way she phrased it, she opened herself up to an attack like the one that rush limbaugh made. >> gretchen: we'll be watching you on "the five," i know you'll continue your analysis of iowa and moving forward to iowa. thanks. >> thanks. >> gretchen: the other big stories making headline, her son is suspected of setting 52 fires across california. now she's speaking out, give us a clue about any possible motive. dorothy burkeheart says her son is mentally ill and she's not doing so well herself. she was in court yesterday facing deportation to germany where she's accused of not paying for breast enlargement surgery. while in court, she repeatedly asked about her son. she had no clue he had been arrested for those fires. harry burkeheart will be arraigned today. we first told you about it yesterday, the murder
investigation at queen elizabeth's estate. today there are new details, police digs through past cold cases all across the country looking for a connection to the woman found dead on the estate on new year's day. police say the body may have been lying in the woods for up to four months. the u.s. reportedly made a deal now with the taliban, agreeing, quote, in principle to release taliban officials from gitmo. in return, afghan insurgents agreed to open a political office for peace negotiations. there is president obama word if american soldier beau, captured by the taliban, could be freed in this plan as well. >> brian: taliban leaders, they don't have officials -- taliban leaders are going to be allowed out of gitmo who everybody agrees with the worst of the worst. that is incredible. >> steve: remember, taliban, not our enemy. >> brian: i heard about that. >> gretchen: according to the vice president. >> steve: yeah. it is now 11 minutes after the top of the hour on this post-caucus wednesday. next up, how the main stream media's coverage of the
republican primaries might already be helping president obama's campaign. >> gretchen: who is that in our control room? calling signals? terry bradshaw. >> brian: give him the head sets. >> gretchen: he's headed in next. bradshaw, i saw you dance on christmas day. you got the moves, babe. >> okay, camera three. camera three. >> steve: that's that one. >> i like that. [ male announcer ] cranberry juice? wake up! ♪ that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm [ male announcer ] for half the calories --
>> gretchen: 15 minutes exactly after the top of the hour. moving on with this story now is the main stream media trying to spin the election? fox news -- the election cycle? there was no punctuation at the end of that. >> that's okay. >> gretchen: i'm going to go right into you. peter johnson, jr. thinks the republican presidential hopefuls are being portrayed as a weak field by the liberal leaning press. that's a long sentence. >> it makes sentence. good morning. >> gretchen: so do you believe that the media has something to do with it? >> you have to look at the stories that are out there. there was a story in the left wing blog politico yesterday that basically said that the republican candidates were too small -- let me look at it. that they were uninspired, that there was a talent gap, that there was going to be a second
rate presidential nominee was the allegation. then i watched some of the less successful news channels last night and they talk about a cancer on all the republican candidate, a political cancer that they have that the republican party has a romney problem. so what's going on is that the republican candidates, including front runner governor romney are not only running against each other, but they're running against the main stream media and they're also running against the president of the united states because at the same time the press is downloading on republican candidates, the president through surrogates and we saw the about somewhere view this morning with debbie wasserman schultz is targeting mitt romney as the potential nominee of the party, and the person who polls say is the most electable. so it's a very difficult scenario for republican candidates in this climate when the main stream media is all over them in such a big, big way. >> gretchen: let's say that that is the case.
is it not also true, though, that republicans amongst themselves have discussed the field of the people that they have to choose from? >> absolutely. this has been probably the most robust primary of any party in a long, long time in the united states. because of the scrutiny of cable news, because of the scrutiny of blogs, and that's a good thing. but in terms of scrutiny, there has to be fairness and so if you're a commentator and an analyst and i'm a commentator and analyst, say you're a commentator and analyst f. you're an activist, say you're an activist. but to pretend that you're a news person, to pretend that you're giving a fair and balanced view of things when, in fact, you have no credentials to do that and your only history is to engage in activism, is to engage in politics, is to engage in propaganda, then that's an unfair portrayal of the news to the american people. what i'm saying is let the buyer
beware as we go forward in this process and see how these republican candidates are covered in a way that's absolutely fair and balanced. to say that mitt romney is the front runner, let's see who is much better than he is and then say, well, he's really, really weak, that's an interesting conclusion to come to. >> gretchen: right. because when debbie wasserman schultz says mitt romney had a bad night after a win, we might expect that from the head of the dnc, but maybe not from the media. >> no, you shouldn't. >> gretchen: peter johnson, jr., even though i had a run on sentence, it's always a pleasure. coming up, reports john mccain is about to make a big endorsement. mitt romney? but we don't need reports. we got the scoop from mitt romney himself. stick around for that. then, terry bradshaw has left our control room and he's now in the studio. the nfl superstar not only talking football, he's talking politics. too some of those dance moves i saw you do, bradshaw. do a dance move.
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>> brian: with the iowa caucus complete, the republican primary race is in full swing finally, and we can finally be giving voters some clarity to who they want to see in the white house. the competition is stiff and no one knows more about the fight to the finish than our next guest because a lot of people thought he was finished, but he won four super bowls and he's in the prime of his career. terry bradshaw -- >> am i? >> brian: your tv career. >> okay, good. >> brian: i can still see with you a helmet on and making a difference. but first, you love politics. you stayed up and you got up early, 4:00 o'clock in the morning to see the results. >> yeah. i wanted to see the results of
the iowa caucus. we got in late last night, watched a little bit of the bowl game, turned it off 'cause i had to get up early. i set my alarm early to watch that. >> brian: in the results, we have mitt romney and you have senator santorum, one and two. does that surprise you, because i know you told me newt has impressed you in these debate. >> thought the debate, especially the last fox debate. i made this very clear, i thought newt gingrich was the most impresssive people i've heard in a long time. politically, i'm not so sure about it, if he's electable. but certainly a smart guy. all of them are smart, but he really impressed me. >> brian: all right. let's talk something else. we'll find out who wins and i know you'll be state side for that. tim tebow created a lot of controversy, people pulling for him. but he's also struggled of late. first off, him as the quarterback? >> tim is a guy that needs good people around him. like he had in florida. he's better offensive line, run
the ball pretty well, but his release is slow. he's not ac climatated to the nfl. i don't think he could change that necessarily, but you better put better people around him. >> brian: you love him as a person? >> yeah. >> brian: you and love what he stands for and the courage he's shown. terrell suggs, who will be playing against him, says this, on tebow, without no one asked this question, he said, with all due respect, we don't need god on our side lines. once again, god had to save tell me tebow and the denver broncos. he couldn't give them two drives, 7-3 was the final. so he's mocking him and mocking god. >> better be careful with -- you can take shots at tim, but when you go messing with god, that's a different story. he's obviously an idiom he has no clue what he's talk about and if i was him, i'd be on hi hands and knees asking for forgiveness. >> brian: the other guy, frank
aliendo, he spend has lot of time bopping you a little bit. here is frank talk being terry, or being terry. >> working with terry bradshaw, which is a dream come true for him, it's like being on "american idol." he thinks ethe simon cowell, like not fun. it's like, why can't you say that while i'm on tv? come on, guys. let's go shoot some squirrels. i'm hungry. merry christmas, howie! you're taking me home. >> people don't realize, but howie baby-sits terry. >> not funny, frank! i actually had -- fox came to me and said, you have to stop saying that, not funny, because people are listening to you and they're saying, oh, he's not funny. i don't say not funny frank anymore. i got called on the carpet. >> brian: you didn't think jimmy kimmel was that great when he was doing that, but you think frank is great. >> i do. >> brian: i want to talk about something else.
you look in unbelievable shape. you dropped some weight. how did you do it? what are you doing? >> a little over a year ago, i went on nutra system for men and did it on my own, saw dan marino on television and don shu and decided i have to do something. i got unhealthy and went up to the post office googled up nutrisystem.com. i started -- i was putting myself on the plan and a year later, lost -- actually had gone as low as 38 pounds. >> brian: now you end up endorsing the product after you used the product. >> right. which is the best way, because it's better to use the product and then get fortunate enough to have a company come in and say, will you endorse our product, then to endorse a product and then use it when you're not even part of it. i actually use it, love it, have
recommended it. have bought it for several people. got them on the plan and then all of a sudden out of the blue, they came and asked, would you be one of our spokespersons? and it took me a while because i didn't want to be one of those guys that lost all the weight and said, i've had enough of this. >> brian: 'cause you had to keep it off. >> exactly. i didn't want to embarrass them by putting the weight back on. but it's great food. i love it. it's part of my life. definitely been a life changer. >> brian: so show how much weight you lost, this sunday in the pregame show, you won't wear a shirt. >> no shirt. >> brian: just a tie. >> i think the women will be impressed. >> brian: they always have been in the past. >> i know, going down the hall here at fox, dana and all the others, oh, you look good. >> brian: i heard dana, she was talking football. congratulations on your daughter's success, too. rachel, the outstanding -- >> erin, we love you, too, i got two of them. >> brian: she's special.
she's a singer. we should keep an eye out for her? >> absolutely. >> brian: i love your clothing. i'm jealous. >> good to see you, man. >> brian: i wish i wouldn't have to ask you if it was good to see me. >> i should have said that on my own. by the way, it's good to see you. >> brian: thanks lot, terry. >> tell steve hello. >> brian: i never get to see him. john mccain set to endorse mitt romney for president. >> i can read a prompter. what does that mean for romney's campaign? the governor's reaction next. >> brian: you're not done yet. >> no, i'm not paid to do this. >> brian: romney talks about the progress. the facts don't lie, we'll be back in a moment. my name is jill strange, i'm forty-nine years-old, i love gardening, and i love volleyball. i've been taking osteo bi-flex
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>> gretchen: welcome back. we have a fox news election alert right now. michelle bachmann, the congresswoman from minnesota running for president, has just canceled her trip to south carolina and her campaign has called a press conference for 11:00 a.m. eastern time today. once again, congresswoman michelle bachmann not going on to south carolina. a press conference at 11:00 a.m. and i guess if we were to speculate, we would say that potentially there will be some big news coming out of that press conference about her campaign. >> brian: this on the heels of governor perry saying last night the same thing, essentially i'm canceling all my appearances and i'm going to texas to reevaluate, usually means it's done. they say you only get a certain amount of tickets, usually two or three tickets out of iowa. right now it looks like there could be just four. >> steve: and you got to figure michelle bachmann must be absolutely heart broken because she did win the straw poll a couple of months ago there in iowa. she was born in iowa, waterloo, and for her to have to sack up her bats and go home, this is not the way she hoped it would end. >> gretchen: even though she might get a lot of the
conservative vote in south carolina, which is the next primary after new hampshire next week, it all comes down to dough. it all comes down to how much money a campaign still has, even if the people might like her in south carolina, even if the people might like rick perry t comes down to -- rick perry probably has more money than michelle bachmann. >> brian: if you looked at the exit polls and they said you're a tea partier, okay, who did you vote for? they said if you're evangelical, who did you vote for? the fact she didn't win in her home state, that really must have been disturbing. >> steve: if you are just waking up and when you went to bed you didn't know who won the iowa caucus, the answer is mitt romney. it was a nail biter. he won by eight votes over rick santorum, followed by ron paul, then newt gingrich, mr. perry, and michelle bachmann was at 8%. interestingly enough, herman cain got 58 votes. >> brian: wow. >> gretchen: and the other big
news we want to share with you right now, it appears that john mccain, the senator from arizona, fox has confirmed that he will endorse his former foe in the 2008 approximately i can't tell race, mitt romney. that endorsement will be steam full ahead for mitt romney as he moves into new hampshire because new hampshire likes john mccain a lot. here is mitt romney earlier on "fox & friends". >> john mccain, of course, is beloved in many parts of the country, particularly new hampshire, some call him mr. new hampshire. so if, in fact, he makes an announcement today, that would be a big for me it a state he knows very, very well. >> brian: he also won florida and he also won south carolina last time. >> steve: sure. so here you've got mitt romney, who last night won iowa ohm by eight, but still, it's a win, heading now into new hampshire, and you got to figure the conventional wisdom is it will be a landslide is there. the latest poll showed him i think at 41%. he was in the 40s.
then on to south carolina. that really will be a real test of people like mr. santorum and newt gingrich as well, and whoever else is left. >> gretchen: and so what does mitt romney think about job creation under this current president? when he joined us earlier, here is what he said about president obama's record. >> i think he's in trouble. look, his jobs record is abysmal. he has failed to put in place crippling sanctions against iran. they're pursuing their nuclear plans head long and he's racked up trillion, trillions of additional dollars in deficit. his is a record that's awful and they're going to do everything in their power to try to attack who they think the republican nominee might be. >> steve: i think the democrats have thought it would be mitt romney for a while because he has had the biggest target on his back because they had been going after him, unlike the other candidates. debbie wasserman schultz, the dnc chair, was on "fox & friends" earlier talking about the president's record on
creating jobs and she says it's a really good one despite what mitt romney says. >> first of all, mitt romney has absolutely no facts in his -- every fact check that's been done, he's not corroborated any of what he said about his job creation. when he was governor of massachusetts, they were 47th out of 50 in the entire country for job creation, so mitt romney isn't being truthful when he's talking about his record on job creation versus the president's. we've had almost 3 million jobs created in 22 straight months. so we'll stack up to obama's job creation record versus mitt romney who was a specialist at bane capital in dismantling companies in cutting jobs and forcing businesses into bankruptcy. >> gretchen: the flip side is our research shows he created 150,000 job when is he was in that position. >> well, there is no one that has backed that up with actual facts. >> gretchen: all right. we did.
that was an interesting discussion with her. but anyway, since president obama took office, the facts do show that there are 1.855 million fewer jobs than before he was president. >> steve: we were promise fundamental congress passed that stimulus package, which was close it a trillion dollars, we wouldn't go north of 8. we hit 10. >> brian: the vice president is in charge of the stimulus. >> steve: how is that going? >> brian: how he's in charge of china policy. fantastic. hey, now all eyes switch to new hampshire where primary preparations are underway and the candidates, the ones still out there, are spread across the state. molly line is in manchester. hey, expect the surge. >> exactly. this is the place to be today if you're a capped date running for the risen nomination for the white house. this is the place to be. we're expect to go see a lot of candidates here today, including mitt romney, senator santorum, speaker gingrich, as well as jon huntsman who has been on the ground here today. he decided to skip iowa and he's
hoping to essentially pull off what john mccain pulled off in 2008 and score his victory here and continue on the road to the white house. but romney, santorum, gingrich, all expected to be here today. there will be multiple town halls. this is their final chance, this last push that they'll have to connect with the new hampshire voters and they will be crisscrossing the state, manchester, la conia. bedford, in santorum where he will be thanking his supporters who stood by him in the course of this rainfall he will be under the gun this week getting a lot of attention now that he's had that very strong finish in iowa. as for south carolina, though, as you mentioned, some of those developments today, bachman will not be heading to south carolina this morning. instead, holding a press conference. rick perry also canceled all of his events that were expected to be held in south carolina. so it's a little blank down there today, a very quiet place to be. new hampshire is where the action is at. and we may be seeing more of this race get feisty today, a
little heated as gingrich attempts to try for a counter attack. he's really taken some brutal hits in the course of recent months, a lot of negative ads and today he's striking back. he's going after mitt romney in a full page ad in the new hampshire union leader. that's really the paper of note here in new hampshire. that paper did endorse gingrich. and the ad today will call mitt romney a timid massachusetts moderate as to how much that will hurt mitt romney here, yet to be determined. here is gingrich talking about that yesterday. >> whether this party wants a reagan conservative who helped change washington in the 1980s with ronald reagan, and helped change washington in the 1990s as speaker of the house, somebody who is in to changing washington, or we want a massachusetts moderate who, in fact, will be pretty good at managing the decay, but has given no evidence in his years at massachusetts of any ability to change the culture or change the political structure or change the government.
>> mitt romney has consistently held a double digit commanding lead here in the state of new hampshire and voters here in the state are familiar with mitt romney. he was the governor of next-door neighbor, massachusetts. it's yet to be determined how much of an impact these recent ad also have on the romney campaign. in a state where he spent a lot of time and shake ago lot of hands -- shaking a lot of hands. we have yet to see a lot of action throughout the rest of the week. back to you. >> gretchen: molly line, live in new hampshire where all the action is moving, thane so much. >> brian: the sun is finally up. >> steve: it is. and a week from right now, we'll be talk being who won new hampshire. so it's going to be a bumpy week. in the meantime, let's look at the day ahead weather wise. as we look at the doppler and the radar combined, you can see for the most part, nothing big to report, which is how we like it. the temperatures, molly was there in manchester, it was only 10 degrees. she looked like it wasn't quite
that chilly, but it was. here in new york city, we've got 13. only 4 right now in caribou. 20s and 30s across. look at atlanta right now. two dozen. and it's three dozen right now in tampa. later on today, tampa almost 50. 60s along the gulf coast, back through texas. 50s up through the central plains states. but it's going to continue to be bitterly cold through portions of new england. new york city will eventually top out at 31 degrees. if you're up already in loss l your daytime high will be one above room temperature. a high of 73 in the city of angels. >> gretchen: coming up on our show, lisa swayze, the wife of patrick swayze, opens up for the first time, the story behind her 4-year marriage to patrick swayze and how she's doing today. >> steve: more on the breaking news we told you about, congresswoman michelle bachmann announcing she is not heading to south carolina. and will have a press conference later this morning.
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>> steve: fox news election alert for you. michelle bachmann has just canceled her trip to south carolina and her campaign has called a press conference for 11:00 a.m. eastern time today. so what does he have to say now? right now we've got about that, larry sabato is a political science professor at the university of virginia and joins us this morning from char lotsville, good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. >> steve: it sure sounds like michelle bachmann, who had high hopes for iowa, is about to bow out, doesn't it? >> it does. it would be a very wise move for her. she won the ames straw poll. she ended up essentially last among those who actually campaigned in iowa. she did beat jon huntsman, i think it's worth mentioning that. but look, she needs to mend some fences in minnesota. they've got a tough redistricting process going on. she actually has to protect her own congressional district. so i think this would be the right time for her to leave, although that's her decision.
>> steve: sure. we understand that last night given the fact that he came in fifth, in his hotel room with his wife, anita, rick perry sat down with her and top advisors and said, what are we going to do next, because he really was planning on doing better than where he did finish. they pretty much have gone back to texas to reassess what goes on. if you were giving him some advice what, would you say? >> actually in his case, steve, i think it's a close call. is he likely to be the nominee? no. but he's positioned himself originally as a southern candidate, which made sense. he might want to make a last stand in south carolina. that's an electorate that may be more open to his message and who knows what's going to happen in new hampshire? who knows who is going to be bashed and how the candidate also emerge from that race a week from yesterday? so he might want to think about going to south carolina or he may want to pack it in and
return to his day job as governor of texas. it's a good job. >> steve: sure. last time around in new hampshire, the winner was john mccain. he's going to come out later today and endorse mitt romney, his one-time foe. what do you make of this? how big is that going to be for him? >> in new hampshire, it's a plus. no question. john mccain and new hampshire have a special relationship. he beat president bush, then texas governor bush, by 18, 19 points back in 2000. and then he won handily in 2008, restoring his candidacy and eventually making him the nominee. so he has a special relationship there. you have to look at the other side, too. there are a lot of republicans who maintain an animus toward john mccain. they don't like him for various reasons. no doubt they will see this as a moderate republican endorse ago moderate republican and that will add a little bit to romney's woes. but on the whole, i think it's a positive for romney.
>> steve: let's talk about the positives for newt gingrich. the reason people really started to like him and we've talked about this on this program, the fact that he has done so well at the debates. then came the negative ads. he's got two debates between him and the new hampshire primary next tuesday. this is his chance to get america to fall in love with him all over again. but can he do it? >> i doubt it, but you know what? i'm certainly going to watch those debates. i watch all debates. if you like debates, i think you'll watch because i think newt will be at his very best or very worst. we don't know which newt will show up. he's going to make the best possible case for himself, but i also think he's got a lot of unhappiness to work through and he's unhappy, particularly at romney and to a lesser degree, ron paul. so we may see some of that in the debate. there will be fireworks. >> steve: okay. we didn't really talk about rick santorum. however, dr. larry sabato is
wearing his sweater vest, so obviously some of that has rubbed off on him. very nice. >> there you go. >> steve: thank you very much for joining us with the post-game show, sir. >> thanks so much, steve. >> steve: you bet. all right. next up, lisa swayze, wife of patrick swayze, opens up for the first time. the story of her 34-year marriage to patrick swayze. first, let's check in with bill hemmer who was up late last night and has shown up today. >> good morning to you, great show this morning. i was watching you at 5:00 o'clock this morning. things are popping. where to next, america? there is news breaking on bachman, news on romney and mccain. what was iowa looking for last night? we'll talk to the man who heads the republican party in that state. and ed rollins breaks down every candidate for us and what he or she will do next. brit hume with the polling last night tells us about republicans in 2012 and president obama. we'll see you in ten minutes, packed show here on "america's newsroom" cranberry juice? wake up!
>> gretchen: it is the most famous line of his career. ♪ >> nobody puts baby in the corner. >> gretchen: of course, that's patrick swayze as johnny castle in "dirty dancing," one of his most memorable roles. he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2009 and his wife of 34 years, lisa, joins me now. she's the author of the new book "worth fighting for." look at that beautiful picture of you with your horse on the prop cover. good morning to you. >> good morning. speaking of that iconic line, patrick, who always had a irrevereent sense of humor, when he was sick, he and his brother were joking and they took that line and said, nobody puts
patrick's pancreas in a corner. they just howled and rolled all over the floor. >> gretchen: you speak about that in your book, his spirit. one of the other things you talk a lot about in the book is obviously your relationship with him. you met when you were a teen-ager. >> yes. >> gretchen: his mom's dance studio. >> yes. >> gretchen: and you had this love affair, this is your wedding photo -- for 34 years. how did you make that happen in hollywood? >> i heard two wonderful ladies say just recently, i wish i could take credit and they said the way you stay together is you don't split up. that's kind of the long and short of it. but, there has to be an underlying affinity and love and -- but also when things get tough, you don't leave. you stick it out. and every relationship goes through ups and downs and it's -- you hang in there. sometimes you have to hang in there quite a long time. >> gretchen: right. because you at one time in the 2000s, you did separate for a
while and came back and you said to me earlier, i'm so glad that i did because then he was diagnosed. >> yeah. well, i was glad that things healed between us and actually we had an even more profound healing later on. it was like we got the man and woman of our dreams because i think we had often come to an age where we were wiser and we knew a little bit better how to get what we really wanted. 'cause what we wanted was each other all the time. it's just we didn't always go about it the right way and we were just learning that. i was so grateful because when he was sick, we went into it as such a strong team, i was incredibly grateful for that. >> gretchen: this is all a wisdom that our viewer also be able to find in your book because -- it's so true what you're saying and yet, you've had to go through his death now to write down your words. one of the other things is that you talk about how you decided to renew your vows after you found out that he was sick and the tabloids beat you to the punch, unfortunately.
>> yes. actually, we had talked about it and we were a little hesitant about bringing it up because nobody wanted to say, hey, this is a last ditch effort. we need to get in will and renew our vows. but when we brought it up, we realized both of us wanted to do it and the tabloids said we did it and it took the spontaneity out of it. and we said, let's go ahead and do it. it was the most incredible day ever. probably one of the happiest days of my life, for real, and he wrote out -- rode out on a white horse, which i had to comment on, of course, that it took 34 years and he finally rides out on a white horse. and we read our vows and i'm crying and after i read my vows to him, he said, you know -- of course, i say the most wonderful things to him. he says, you know, i'm getting this from a woman who on our 20th anniversary toasted me and said, i want to thank
patrick for three of the happiest years of my life. >> gretchen: we're going to learn how you're moving the mission forward with your fight against pancreatic cancer right when we return. ♪ [ male announcer ] in bli, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've been buying ragu for years. [ thinking ] i wonder what other questionable choices i've made? [ '80s dance music plays ] [ sighs ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego.
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