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i'm shannon bream. >> i am chris wallace. newt gingrich gets a big win in south carolina. >> where does the race for the republican presidential nomination go from here? we will bring you the lathes on the results and the reaction. we will have an exclusive interview with governor mitt romney. then with battles over spending, taxes and jobs, will anything get done in washington this year? we will preview the president's state of the union speech and the republican agenda with the speaker of the house, john boehner. romney and boehner only on fox news sunday. plus with south carolina now in the rearview mirror and florida
coming fast, how much longer will the republicans battle it out. we will ask them to breakdown the gop contest. after the wildest week yet we will bring you the remarkable ups and downs on the trail. all right now on fox news sunday. >> hello again from fox news in washington. a week of dramatic swings in south carolina has scrambled the republican race for president. here are the final results of the primary. newt gingrich scored a big victory winning 40 percent of the vote. mitt romney was a distant second at 28 percent. rick santorum finished third with 17 percent and ron paul was last. we will have an exclusive interview with governor romney in a moment. reaction from last night turn to fox news. >> chris, good morning to you.
half of south carolina voters number one issue was elect ability and the one they choose to beat barack obama in november was newt griffining. -- newt gingrich. >> it was all about momentum. newt gingrich caught it at the perfect moment surging to a decisive win over mitt romney. >> it is very humbling and very sobering to have so many people who so deeply want their country to get back on the right track. >> many voters said it sealed the deal as they voted for the speaker. romney was left to lick his wounds and wondered what might have been. hurt according to exit polls by his religion and lingering questions about his record at
bane capital. >> thwhen they attack my enterprise they not only attack me but others with a dream for a better future. >> sick rick santorum in third, with the win in iowa he set his sights on the next contest in florida. >> we are going to take it a state at a time. there is no one thing decisive here. it's a wide open race. >> for ron paul a last place finish. but south carolina was never his state others more to his liking lie ahead. >> we will be going to the caucus states and we will be promoting the whole idea of getting more delegates because that's the name of the game. we will pursue it. >> south carolina has correctly chosen the republican nominee in every election contest since 1980. will the streak remain unbroken. with three winners in three states it may be a while before we find out.
>> john roberts in south carolina. thanks for that. joining us from the state capital, mitt romney. >> good to be with you. >> i want to put up the dramatic change in south carolina over this past week. let's look at the polls. on monday before the fox news debate you were leading gingrich 29 29.7 percent to 22. last night gingrich beat you 25 -- 40 to 28. >> his debate sparring with juan williams was a great opportunity to show some strength. it was not a great week for me. we spent a lot of time talking about tax returns and the changing vote in iowa. you know it's a time where we face a setback. in my experience a lot of people face set backs you come back from them that's the only way to
be successful is to come back from the inevitable todownturnse hope to do that down the road. >> let's talk about the exit polls. it may have raced worry come questions. both conservative one for gingrich over you 25 percent to 34. for those who said it matters a candidate shares their religious beliefs gingrich beat you 40 percent to 20. you seem to be hurt by the idea that you are a moderate and the fact that you are a mormon. >> you know, i realize south carolina is in newt's neighborhood. it's a state close to his home state. he had a good strong starting place here. i indicated from the beginning we thought it would be an uphill climb in south carolina. we did better this time than we did four years ago. there are a lot of states across the country. the great majority of people choose the candidates they think should be the next president as opposed to someone who may be in the same faith they are in. i am looking forward to a long
campaign. this is a tough process. you know that. that's the way it ought to be. we are selecting the president of the united states. someone who will face ups and downs and real challenges. i hope through this process i can demonstrate i can take a setback and come back strong. >> how do you deal with this notion and you know that gingrich is going to play it massachusetts moderate and also the fact that you are a mormon and in south carolina some people seem to have concerns about that? >> well, i don't think in the final analysis religion is going to make a big factor in selecting our nominee. i think conservative values play an important role and i think he has to answer for sitting with nancy pelosi and calling for climate change and the right wing social engineering. you will look at his record you will say he is not so conservative as a reliable conservative leader. we will get a chance to frame up those issues as time goes on.
he had a good week going after me on taxes and bane and so forth and a great confrontation with juan williams. that's hard to match in eerie single -- every single state. >> you gave us a couple ideas but generally speaking how will you go after newt gingrich now? >> the key for me is not so much going after newt gingrich is pointing out my background my strengths. i don't think the people of this country are going to choose as the next president of the united states a person who spent 40 years in washington as a congressman and a lobbyist. that is not going to in my opinion be the most effective way to replace the current president who also spent his career in politics. leading a business, leading a state, leading a community that it makes sense to have someone who has done those things who led a state and also led an
olympics who led businesses. that background is critical and speaker gingrich is not ideally suited to fac off against the president. >> aids are quoted overnight saying you are lmrs. going to make newt gingrich's character an issue. how so? >> there's no question the leadership is the key attribute anybody should look for. we have differences on issues but in the final analysis those issues are important but leadership, capacity to move others and accomplish various ideals is something you look for the person who will guide the nation and character is a big part of leadership as is business, vision, sobriety. we have this grueling process of selection of the nominees. we get a good chance to see them under fire see how they respond. i hope that i will be seen as being strong in that kind of a
setting. >> having said that we will play a clip from speaker gingrich's victory speech last night. take a look. >> one of the key issues and i am prepared to take this straight at the president and frankly straight at the elite media. one of it is the growing anti religious bigotry of our elite. >> governor, you have heard this kind of argument from newt gingrich, is he tapping into the anger many voters feel these days more effectively than you are? >> i don't know whether anger is the source of his campaign winning south carolina. there are a possible series of issues. you look back at the last couple of debates he was angry. and there may have been some people who like that. look i remember mike hubbickabe
said i am proud to be conservative but i don't have to be mad at anybody about that. i am not somebody that is angry and mad, but i am very upset about the direction this country is headed. if i am president of the united states i am going to take america back. >> he talked about having a good week and you said quite frankly you didn't have a good week. i am going to talk about some of the mistakes you made. gingrich and perry demanded you give your tax returns. >> if i become our nominee and what's happened in history is people have released them about april of the coming year. that's probably what i would do. at the rate i have been paying on it's closer to the 15 percent rate than anything. >> when you release yours will you follow your father's example? >> maybe. >> for give me, sir, but who has maybe in a presidential debate. i think this is a question a lot of political pundits were asking
why are ywere you and your camp so unprepared for what seemed to be such an obvious line of attack. >> what we said i would planning on releasing them in april when they were released by other candidates in the past. given all of the attention that is focused on tax returns given the distraction they became in these last couple of weeks i am going to make it clear to you i will release my tax returns for 2010 which is the last returns that were completed. i will do that on tuesday of this week. i will also release at the same time an estimate for 2011 tax returns. you will have two years. people can take a good look at it. we will put them on the web site. you can go through the pages. we made a mistake in holding off as long as we did. we want to get back to the issues of the campaign leadership, character vision for america how to get jobs in america and how to rain in the
scale of the government. >> not to quibble the issue came up to your dad. i am not saying it has to be 12 years but why not release more years than 2010 and an estimate for this year? >> well, that will be more than any other republican candidate and i am not going to be going back to my dad's years. that was before the internet. we will be putting them on there and it will provide information to people that understand the sources of my income are what is described as the financial disclosure statements we put out several yeamonths ago. >> one of the reasons you wanted to release them all at one time is because you knew the democrats were going to go after them and you didn't want to have a drip drip process of that. are there more political problems in these tax returns like the 15 percent, like the investments in offshore accounts in if the cayman islands?
>> one of the reasons that we are putting together the 2011 estimate and 2010 return is so there's not a drip drip drip. put both numbers at the same time so there's not a secondary lease down the road. i am sure democrats will do their best to see if they can stir up interest. the income i have is derived from the investments which are described in the financial disclosure report. the cayman islands account so to speak is an investment made in the united states. the taxes paid on that are full u.s. taxes. they will drum that up to be something. it was an issue 4 years ago was responded to four years ago nothing changed since then. people will try to find something. we pay fair taxes and it's a pretty substantial amount. >> i want to ask you another question about the taxes.
you have been open that like a lot of mormons you tithe to your church. given the results we saw in south carolina do you think it may be a political problem the fact that being as wealthy as you are you have given millions of dollars to the church of latter day saints? >> gee, i hope not. if people want to discriminate someone based upon their commitment to tithe i would be very surprised. this is a country that believes in the bible. the bible speaks about providing tithes and offerings. i made a commitment to my church a long long time ago i would give 10 percent of my income to the church. i followed through on that commitment. as people look at the various individuals running for president they would be pleased with someone who made a promise to god and kept that promise. if i had given less than 10 percent i would think they would say what's wrong with you? did you follow through on your
promises. >> i want to talk about the debates. this is my perception. you seem to have shown a tendency to get irritated when you are challenged. let me put up some of the clips from the debates. >> answer to the question first. >> we have plenty of time we will get there. i will do it in the order we will. >> romney the question that you are generally pro-life. >> i am not questioned on character or integrity very often. i don't feel like standing here for that. >> are you letting these guys get under your skin governor and is that a problem for you? >> not in the slightest. no one is under my skin. but i can tell you this, i am going to make it clear when there are things i care about deeply and when my character is challenged i am not going to smile and act like it's something of no significance.
i have emotion and passion. i am concerned about the great challenges america faces and i am going to show the passion i have when it comes naturally. this is a process where i am proud to be pretty steady. when someone says i am someone who flies off the handle or i am erratic or capable of dealing with stressful situations. people see me as a guy who is calm under fire. i have been tempted time and time again had success, had some losses. i have learned from his lothose losses. i will show passion and from time to time perhaps a little energy as i think is appropriate as i feel it in my heart. but i am a person of sobriety, capacity, steadiness and i think that's what you need in the white house. >> finally, sir, you hesitated before agreeing to participate in the two more debates that are going to take place this week one on monday one on thursday in
florida. have you made a mistake agreeing to all of these debatedebates. you are the one person who has a national campaign huge sgliergs lots of money you are on the ballot in every state. have you made a mistake by agreeing to these debates with a bunch of candidates who are relying have to rely on national tv time in effect playing on their field and giving away a lot of your advantages? >> perhaps but american people want to see the candidates and understand something about their character. i hope that i wear well in that process. i hope over time as people see more of me and more of the other guys that i will come ahead. if not that's the way it will be. i am going to do my best to let the american people know who i am. this is a critical time for america. we are choosing someone who will lead our nation at a very critical time. people are suffering in this country right now. i spent my life in the private sector. i created jobs and helping america get stronger again.
i am running against someone who wasn't worked in the private sector. he doesn't call it officially a lobbyist but that's what it is. i can't image it being led by a person. it is inside washing top. i don't think washington can fix washington. >> i know you have said and your campaign have said we are in it for the long hall and it wasn't easy but there was a possibility that if you had won a decisive victory and you were way ahead in south carolina this might be over. on a personal level when you and mrs. romney went to bed last night, what did you say to each other? it has to have hurt? >> no hurt isn't what comes to mind. we look at this as a long
process. clearly we wanted to win. but we knew from the start it would be an uphill battle. it doesn't feel good to be in second i wanted to be first. we looked behind the numbers. you saw in the early part of the week i was at 29 percent in the polls i got 28 when we were finished. the undecideds virtually all broke for newt. i understand that. he had a very good week. this is a long process. we are looking ahead to a number of other races. i think what are we three states in. we have 47 more to go. so we are looking forward to being successful and, by the way, we have confidence in the american people. i think in the final analysis they will do the right thing. oo poo governor romney want to thank you for talking to us today. we will be tracking what happens in florida, sir. >> great, chris, see you there. up next the speaker of the house john boehner on president obama's state of the union address tuesday and the republican agenda. will washington get anything done this year? ♪
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named a 2012 iihs top safety pick. >> chris: with all the focus on the republican campaign it is easy to overlook there is stale country to run. president obama d a>> president obama delivers his state of the union address. mi behind him will be speaker of the house john boehner. welcome to fox news sunday. >> always a pleasure to be with you? president obama has said he will go after the do nothing congress in fact he's already doing it. >> when congress refuses to act, and as a result hurts our economy and puts our people at risk, i have an obligation as
president to do what i can without them. >> question, how will you counter that line of attack? >> chris, 30 jobs bills passed over the last year in a republican house of representatives that are sitting in the united states senate. 30. our focus over the last 12 months has been on jobs. our focus over the course of the next 12 months it will be on jobs. the president asked us to extend the payroll tax credit, make sure we extended unemployment insurance with reforms and make sure doctors that dealt with medicare patients were adequately reimbursed. we do it for a year. we have done it for a year. it's the united states senate who decided we are going to do it for two months we can't agree on how we are going to offset these costs so we will kick the can down the road. we have done our job for the american people. the fact is this, chris, the president's policies failed to
get our economy moving again. as a matter of fact it's the president's policies that have actually made our economy worse. >> it is time for a new circumstance direction. >> several studies found the congress this last year 2011 has been the least pro duct i hav have -- productive ever. you passed, the congress house and senate passed 80 laws last year. 20 percent were to name a federal building or other house keeping measures. here are the latest polls. the president's job approval is at 46 percent, congressional republicans 19 percent. isn't mr. obama rightly or wrongly, isn't he winning the battle for public opinion? >> is the measure of the job that congress does the number of laws we passed? >> it's a measure. >> most persons think we have too many laws already. >> what did congress do this year that was significant?
>> house passed 30 bills that will help our economy go again. >> but none of them went through. >> i made a commitment year ago when i was sworn in as speaker our job was to listen to the american people and to follow their will. that's exactly what we are doing. but the real fact are that the president's policies failed to get our economy moving again. the fact that they have made them worse. >> the fact is also. i am not saying you are right or wrong or vice versa. the art of legislating is compromise. the question people are asking, sir, particularly in an election year when obama's policies make it worse will anything get done in kaushing ton this year? >> if the president looks at his own job councilman knee of the ideas in the president's own jobs council are bills that have already passed in the house.
>> such as? >> the issue of infrastructure. we have problems with our highways and roads. we need to get those things done. >> he supported an infrastructure as part of his jobs bill. >> if you look at the regulatory bills passed in the house same kind of suggestions coming from the president's own jobs council. slow down the regulatory onslaught coming out of washington. talked about reform of our tax code. absolutely critical if america is going to be competitive and have jobs for hard-working american taxpayers. >> big event tuesday night. state of the union. we know some of the broad outlines the president is going to go over with the state of the union. let's go over them. people in college or having problems financing their home. income in equality he will demand the wealthy pay more taxes and once again he will propose a grand bargain to cut the deficit and avoid that
1.2 million in automatic triggers. do you see a compromise on any of those issues? >> i read a lot about what the president is going to talk about tuesday night. sounds to me like the same old policies we have seen. more spending, higher taxes, more regulations. 9 same policies that helped our economy they have made it worse. if that's what he is going to talk about tuesday night i think it's pathetic. it is time to go in a new direction. we need to end the regulatory nightmare coming out of washington serving as a wet blanket in our economy. >> you are saying no grand bargain on the deficit? >> chris, i have tried. there isn't nobody in this town who tried harder to come into agreement with the president over solving our long-term deficit problem. the facts are this. the president would never say yes to fundamental fund of our
tax code. he asked for more revenues. i will put revenue on the table only if we have fundamental reform of our tax revenue. the problem in washington is there is too much spending we have to get our hararms around . republicans in the house and senate are committed to real reform of entitlement rprograms and control in spending in washington. >> what about extending the payroll tax cut holiday for a full year not in two months runs out in february are you going to attach the keystone pipeline approval to a deal? it was reasonable reductions in spending most of them coming from the president's own budget.
i am hopeful we will get this finished as soon as possible. the high point is the crime examp prime example of a shovel ready project that has been through any in washington. every option is on the table. it is in fact approved. it's 20,000 direct jobs over 100,000 indirect jobs. more energy independence in america as opposed to forcing our friends across the border in canada to run a pipeline up in the pacific ocean and sell it to the chinese. >> you are saying all of the options are on the table. a pipeline to extending the payroll tax holiday? >> it may. but all options are on the table. >> what you did this last time is you said you have to disapprove it again. he disapproved it again as you have before. why not demand if he wants
payroll tax cut he has to approve it? in other words, it comes with it. you want the payroll tax cut the pipeline goes with it. >> all options are on the table. >> frankly it sounds like a political statement he can disprove it and his measure goes through. you are saying you might demand approval as a price for? >> the keystone pipeline is an issue in congress. democrats republicans a lot of people want this pipeline built. the president is saying, hey, i will take care of this but i will do it after the election. i don't want to irritate anybody who might think about this. the number one issue is jobs. 20,000 direct jobs over 100,000 indirect jobs it's time for the president to say yes and as i said all options are on the table. >> will the house pass a budget
this year p and will it have serious entitlement reform in it again such as last year's proposal as a way to change and reform medicare? >> that is one option on how we could save medicare. there are other ideas at the poll. senator from oregon came up with a by part stan proposal. the idea here is we have to make changes to medicare otherwise he will not be there for seniors. we will do a serious budget. on tuesday it will be 1,000 days since the senate passed a ledge budget. 1 thousand days they have yet to pass a budget. how do you deal with long-term fiscal problems we have if you refuse to come to an agreement. >> because there had been thought that maybe because of the hits you took last year you weren't going to pass a budget. you are going to pass a budget again this year?
>> of course we are. >> how do you prevent democrats from turning it into a political punching bag as they did last year? >> i tell members every day if you do the right things for the right reasons right thing will happen. >> out of a retreat you just held in baltimore you personally kept talking about oversight holding this president accountable and making this next year a referendum on obama's policy. sounds to me like you are saying this whole year will be politics? >> not at all. i think it is part of our job in congress to hold the administration accountable. they have made our economy worse. our job in order to change the policies is help people understand what the policies are and how they have made the economy worse. that is our job and we are going to do our job. in addition to that we believe
the fundamental reform of the tax coat -- tax code is important. the jobs act will be on the floor in the next month that are open up the fund and use royalties to fund our aging roads and bridges. there's a lot of work that will be done. and if the president listens to its own job council there will be a yunanimity to what the own job council is calling for. >> president obama says you two get along fine he likes playing golf with you. no matter how much we yucked it up he boehner had trouble getting his caucus to go along with doing the responsible thing and a whole bunch of issues over the last year. there is a perception out there that you would like to make a deal that you are being held
captive by the7 freshman? >> it's not our freshman. >> are you held by other people? >> there are always members that want to do more. i want to do more, too. the problem is getting the president to say yes. if the president and i could come to an agreement on something i don't think i would have any problems. >> -- >> he wants to shove 06 his responsibility for lack of agreement with me and my ability to deliver. if we could come to an agreement i have no doubt we could get unanimity and bipartisan support in the u.s. house of representatives and for that matter the senate. >> a number of tea party freshman and the caucus were unhappy with you for shoving the two month payroll tax cut extension down their throats. have they agreed to go slower?
have you agreed to go faster? >> we had a lot of talks about how the year ended. our focus is on jobs. as you mentioned earlier, legislating is about the art of the possible. the art of the possible is to find some common ground with this white house. the american people don't care about republicans or democrats or the squabbles that go along they don't care about the ideological corners we pit -- fit in. they want us to find enough common ground to move forward. my job is to work with the president and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do what american people want us to do create more jobs. >> do you believe they are the art of the possible not the art of the ideal? >> i sure am. >> eric cantor suggested he would like to see the
presidential race end sooner rather than later because he said it's important the republicans put on a clear choice against obama. does newt gingrich's victory, i am not singling him out but he happened to win. there will be a longer rougher tougher primary? does that hurt republicans? >> i think the fact that we have had three primaries one caucus and two primary elections we have three different winners it shows the vibe bran see of the republican party. everybody would rather have it over sooner rather than later. the fact that those republican primaries are going to choose our candidate. not going to be chosen by a handful of people in washington. not going to be chosen by me. it will be choose inby republican voters. i trust the judgment of republican voters and i am as anxious as everybody else to see who the nominee will be. >> we will be watching you
sitting right behind the president on tuesday night. >> i will be right in my chair. >> do you have any problems possibly falling asleep? >> no. oh>> do you do something pinch yourself? >> no, i a do not want to be the issue. i can tell you about the back of the president's head. >> you just sit there and -- >> look right at it. >> mr. speaker thank you very much as always. >> coming up newt gingrich wins in south carolina. we will ask our sunday panel what it means as the republican race rolls on. flush [ kyle ] my b.
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we proved here in south carolina that people power with the rightas >> we have proved in south carolina people power with your help ger going to prove it in florida. >> that was newt gingrich saturday night fresh off a crucial and decisive victory in the south carolina primary. it is time for our sunday groove fox news contributor rainy. former democratic campaign manager joe tripy and liz marla nus. karl we were here late last night and when we talked about gingrich's speech you said he should go after the news media because it played by gang busters in south carolina and it
would help down the road. when we discussed it with romney he did more he went after washington new york elites and are trying to force us to quit being haesh-- america. oo effective or over the top? >> i knew he would do it he . it works in a republican primary but it creates a problem with independent voters in the general election. this is not the center piece of their concern. their concern is about economy jobs and healthcare. some talk about washington and new york elites and the lane stream media as some people call it it's not the center of their concerns. >> joe, i gather you have stolen karl's white board. >> i would never steal his white board. >> this is news to me, folks, you want to take -- have takeaways from last night? >> the interesting things about the exit polls actions when
people talk about what matters the most there are low scores. the big problem is paul and santorum both score lesson elect ability. no one thinks he can win. when we get up here here is the big problem on moral character what matters most newt is dead last with 6 percent. who is the true conservative dead last mitt romney at 2 percent. you have this all these people scoring low. romney low on true conservative romn romney -- newton moral. >> i think the interesting thing is to the extent which the debates mattered not just because newt was eloquent or good as a debate tore but they are concerned about a second term for president obama. those republicans and independents they want somebody to stand and fight. what you saw with newt was the ability to not just layout
policy prescriptions but a willingness to stand and fight. i think that clearly paid off for him. i would watch santorum. he comes out of this in an interesting position. all of the folks go to florida and i see santorum go beyond that. florida is winner take all there's not much for them to gain but he could pick up delegates. he represents the kind of concern the voters have for finding someone to stand up for true conservative principles. >> how big of a setback is this for mitt romney>> he was the inevitable candidate. might as well get on board. more republican officials getting on board the romney train. the puncturing of that aura of that inevitability. >> the biggest take away from the exit polls last night was
what a hit took on elect ability. the ace in the whole is far along. this will be an election about the economy correctly. there has been this assumption that a candidate with business experience who understand the economy like romney would be the strongest economy about obama. there was something a little different was the suggestion that do we want a candidate or do they say i understand your pain. they feel your pain. that is something romney has been particularly bad at. in an election where they are feeling economic pain they might want that. newt gingrich performs very well with voters who were struggling. mitt romney owned voters who earned 200 thousand or more. gingrich won those who make
50,000 or less by a huge mar kin. >> put yourself in place of the chief strategist the role that you played with george w. bush the role you played with strategist he made some news today he is going to release his tax returns not wait until april he will get 2010 out and summary for 2011 out on tuesday. >> i thought that was a very smart move. get it behind him and acknowledge it was a mistake. it's important romney going forward needs to stay to the republican primary voters i get the message. playing off of what l 2 said, liz and liz i think he needs to show feistiness. combativeness. he said he didn't inherit this money i made it myself i am not going to apologize for it anybody who attacks me is attacking the free enterprise system. going forward he needs to do that. third you saw it in your interview earlier. i thought it was smart he took on gingrich on the question of character but not on the question of marriage but on the question of you were working for
freddie mac. you were the guy who is the washington insider. you are the guy who attacked republican house members about being for the ryan budget by saying right wing social i think nearing. he has to use a tax to distinguish hichl as being more conservative on issues. >> conversely what would your advice be to newt gingrich? >> newt gingrich has two things working for him one is the attacks on the media. do what he did with juan williams. arrange for some member of the media to ask a question stupid fashion to allow him to pound it out of the park. >> unfortunately i will not be there. he will be on his own devices. >> the question is can he repeat that? the security thing is he has to broaden the appeal out being i am the guy who will beat obama in the debates. we are not going to have 7 three-hour lincoln style debates. three debates run by the presidential commission. he has to be able to say i am capable of carrying this to obama on a wider range of
issues. it's not just my debating skill it is con greet following along. >> you thought this could turn into a long, bitter personal fight that divides the republican party. you have a historical analysis. >> clinton where you have two titans going at it if gingrich keeps going and i think he will. or you can have what the democrats had in 1980 with ted kennedy and jim me carter where it got ugly, bitter, they didn't like each other. it started to show. romney and newt don't appear to like each other. >> what is the danger? >> what is the danger for the republican party if it becomes a carter kennedy? >> that is a disaster. there are a few of those donnie brook kind of fights within a party with two giants and in the end they never won. in that situation the other side always has won.
i think it is a caning russ time. newt's personality makes it possible for thisening to generate into an ugly fight. >> i am not going to say liz one or liz two for the first time three different candidates winning the three first contests if there is such a thing as three firsts. the first three contests iowa, south carolina and new hampshire. what does it say about the possibility of things go on and get a late entry? rubio or a paul ryan or one of those guys? >> i think i disagree a little bit with joe. i think it is good for us to have it going on the way it is going on. i think that each of these candidates get stronger and i think it was rick santorum last night. i have heard sarah palin say as well. this is like steel on steel. they sharpen each other get
ready to have to deal with the attacks that they know are going to come in the general election. i think there is some talk out there you hear it about the possibility of a late entry. i think it is unlikely. i think frankly these guys who are in all four deserve tremendous respect. this is gruelling. they get up every single day they get back in the fight they put their families through it. it is a firing squad in many ways. they have been out there fighting it. i think it is making them better candidates and i think it will make it a very interesting four or five months here. >> liz, we have a minute left. your foughthoughts about the id that this race is so wide open and what does it say that three different races three different contests three different winners? >> i think the other interesting thing to look at after florida we are going to enter this period everybody thinks will favor romney because we have all of these caucuses it's a bunch of states there will not be debates that sort of thing. on the other hand i think we have seen the news media has had a huge impact.
newt beginning ligingrich will able to use the florida to straight to ohio see if that momentum can carry him. >> all right panel. see you next week. don't forget to start panel plus. we have a discussion on our web site fox news sunday.com. we will post the video before noon eastern time. we take a look at the most intense week yet at the republican race for president when we go on the trail. most intense week on the trail for president. [ male announcer ] is zero worth nothing? ♪ imagine zero pollutants in our environment. or zero dependency on forei oil. ♪ this is why we at nissan built a car inspired by zero. because zo is worth everything. the zero gas, 100% electric nissan leaf. innovation for the planet. innovation for all.
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here we go on the trail. >> today i am suspending my campaign for the presidency. ee oo i am going to continue to help poor people get better jobs and learn some day to own the job. >> mitt, we need for you to give your tax return. >> if that is tradition. i am not opposed to that. time will tell. most likely i will be asked to do that around the april time period. >> could have released the taxes so the voters of south carolina could discover something. >> good to see you. thank you for stopping by. >> (indiscernible) >> we have had our differences. campaigns will inevitably pass.
newt is not perfect but who among us is? >> he was asking to have an open marriage. i refused. >> i am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that. brett i love him but at times he has sort of that worrisome moment that something is going to pop. >> you are playing hooky. this is his mother. this is an educational field trip for robert. >> in washington when i give a speech never get applause. i am always glad to get out of washington. >> he voted for me. >> thank you to everyone in south carolina who decided to be with us in changing washington. >> what a week. now the candidates head to
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