not fair, don't be a bulkateer. dealt with in my career that believes big government, higher taxes is the best way to go. i'm bill o'reilly. i saw it in my own state with please always remember the spin stops here because we are definitely looking out for you. michael our governor before me. >> welcome to new hampshire and i'm not going to throw out where we are less than two all the possible names you can months away from the presidential primary and one of come up with, but i will nail the candidates that is working them for what they are, liberal democrats. >> let me ask you your issues the state very hard is former with conservatives. massachusetts governor mitt romney. i sit down with him for a george will has been a little critical of you, trial pretty special one-on-one edition. critical. and rush limbaugh has been critical and some others. on the other hand, you have >> governor, great to see you in somebody like ann coulter new hampshire. supporting you thinking you are >> thanks, sean. the nominee, get behind him, >> how are you? >> good to be with you. it's reality. >> are you keeping up on the campaign trail? are you glad you are end of the ann made the case you are line? >> i met a lot of great folks, a lot of folks in new hampshire. bamboozled the liberal democrats this is a great experience. in massachusetts and got elected who would have guessed i would have gotten the chance to run there because you had to sort of for president, but it's an moderate your views. what do you say to conservatives honor. >> let's start with the president is going to be in new that want you to be more
conservatives? they look at some of your hampshire tuesday. policies, romneycare, and he is so he's going to be here not convincing us. tuesday, and your first ad is up he's going to be conservative and running in new hampshire. like reagan. tell us about the ad and why is >> of. what do you say to that. it important to bring up >> look another my record. president obama in this? i didn't raise taxes. balanced the budget every year i >> well, when he was candidate was in office. obama, he said he was going to a $3 billion budget gap when i get this economy going, he was came in. by the time i was finished we not only had balanced budgets we growing to bring people together, be a real leader for had a $2 billion rainy day fund change in america so i'm going to run an ad that shows him and in place. and high standards for the the things he said here in new schools. we make sure the kids to hampshire and the speech here graduate from high school had to and the contrast between what he said and what he did is so pass a graduation exam. i'm for keeping the bush tax stark, people will recognize rates in place and hold them they need to have someone new to lead the country and then i down. i want to lower our federal tax describe why i'm the right person for that responsibility. rates. i think conservatives in my we will put that ad up on party will see i'm a rock solid tuesday, the very day he comes to new hampshire. >> we will run it first and take conservative. you pointed it out a moment ago. a look at that ad right now. last time around john mccain and rudy giuliano were running, i was the conservative choice. [applause] >> i am confident that we can -- mike huckabee and i were on the conservative side and i have the
we need a plan for the middle same views today as i had then. >> is this perplexes to you? >> no, i know people cast their class. we need a new direction. if we keep talk back the economy, we are going to lose. opponent in a less than favorable light. and the massachusetts healthcare >> i am going to do something to plan, don't forget, this government, i call it the healthcare plan is something we smaller, simpler, smarter learned about from the heritage foundation, a conservative think approach to government. getting rid of programs, turning programs back to states and finally making government itself tank. even newt gingrich insisted on more efficient. i am going to get rid of personal responsibility. some parts worked, some didn't, obamacare. it's killing jobs and it's keeping your kids from having some things i changed but it was a conservative idea, not a the prospects they deserve. >> as you get closer to the end, you are less than two months, liberal idea. i'm proud of the fact we did governor, away from the iowa something that worked with our state consistent with the tenth caucuses and then you come right amendment. here to the state of new i'm also proud of the fact hampshire. saying i'll get rid of the polls that been fascinating to me. you had a challenge from michele obamacare, i know how it's bad and how it's different than what bachman and tim pawlenty at one we did and why it needs to be taken off the books of the entire nation. >> how do you describe yourself politically? >> i'm conservative. >> if you ask me a reagan point. two people have stayed conservative. relatively consistent, you and >> what i say is i'm a ron paul. conservative businessman.
you are at the top of the heap. my background is business, i'm how do you explain that? conservative. reagan conservative, john adams what do you think that is? >> i can't begin to explain what conservative. happens in polls and how i'm a conservative republican. >> what happened? you told me once that when the people's sentiments change over healthcare bill was being time. people have had a chance to look debated and passed in at different candidates. massachusetts, that you didn't microscope gets applied and get everything that you wanted. people decide is this someone i >> right. >> and you vetoed person want to support in the final analysis or not? provisions and they were in my case i think people know overridden in the legislature. one of the things that got me pretty well because i ran four years ago and they want to make sure whoever we nominate overridden that you would not have had in that bill that you would have changed? can actually beat barack obama >> the most obvious was that the and also has the capacity to legislature wanted to have each lead the country. these are troubling and insurance policy in massachusetts contain a whole dangerous times globably, and series of coverages or benefits. domestically we have a lot of people out of work. and then wanted to man date all we have a lot of problems and we those benches gets and all the could ultimately be like greece. policies. i said no, no, no, let the five or six or seven years from people choose which benefits they want and let the insurance now we could be in the position greece is in. company offer a wide array of team want to nominate the person who will actually win and fix the country. that's why i think they are choices but the legislature said no, we will push those in. giving it such a careful look. and ivey toad that and they overroad that. there was also a provision >> it's interesting. back in 2008 the establishment
candidate was senator mccain. employers who didn't provide insurance for the employees they you were viewed as the more have to pay $290 a year for each conservative candidate. this time around it seems that you are viewed a little bit more one that didn't have insurance. establishment and people are running to the right of you. i vetoed that as well and they what do you make of that? overroad it. in the past there have been a in other words, it seems that number of things done it's come down to the way differently than we anticipated political analysts are saying, at the time. one of them is we laid out in it's romney -- the pro romney our schedule that everybody receiving help would have to pay something for their insurance. no one would get it free. versus anti-romney. but the people who now run the do you see it that way? program say, oh, no, the poor do you see the shift. >> i spend my days thinking how shouldn't have to pay anything. do i bring my message to the look, in my view everybody people of the country and make should pay something. america stronger with a better people don't value something they get for free. so there are a number of things future. i look at america in a positive that i don't like about the light. i know right now it's become final legislation. i hope that those things get somewhat conventional to be very, very critical and to be improved over time. >> and when we continue, more of very concerned about the future. my special interview with mit i know we face real challenges romney. but i'm convince sudden what also new hampshire senator kelly america has is what the world would love to have, the most powerful, dynamic people in the ayote will explain why she's world. and so i talk about that day in supporting the governor. and day out and don't spend a that's coming up. st: could swito really save you 15% or more lot of time worrying about what the other candidates are doing
or what they are saying. i focus on my message and what on car insurance? host: do people use smartphones to do dumb things? it takes to get the economy going again to make sure we can pass along an america that has a man 1: send, that is the weekend. app grapgic: yeah dawg! brighter future than the days man 2: allow me to crack...the bubbly! we've enjoyed in the past. >> it may surprise you but i'm a man 1: don't mind if i doozy. man 3: is a gentleman with a brostache invited over to this party? pretty competitive person and i was trying to see this through man 1: only if he's ready to rock! the prism if i was competitive in a presidential race. ♪ sfx: guitar and trumpet jam and we know that governor perry had a tough 54 seconds in one of vo: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. the debates and herman cain had a tough time answering the libya question. you are sitting there quietly saying, yes, or are you saying, it's easy to see what subaru owners care about. oh, that could be me one day, feeling a little sorry for them? >> in the case of governor perry, i was the guy that talked that's why we created the share the love event. about the epa. get a great deal on a new subaru and $250 gs to your choice of 5 charities. it turned out that was not the one he was not looking for. this is a grueling process. with your help, we can reach $20 million dollars in those debates you are probably operating with about by the end of this, our fourth year. 70% of your brain capacity because you have all the lights on, you never know what is going
to come, there's a bit of pressure, as you might imagine so we are all prone to make a mistake or two. but we have to be able to take our message to the people of the country and that's what we ought to focus on. if you spent your time worrying about the other seven it people on the stage, it's going to be a long night. if instead you talk about your vision of the country, it can be a pretty good night. >> ultimately there's been some that have been critical of the process. i think it's good for the process. because at the end of the day, whoever gets this nomination is going to face a billion dollars ad campaign. it's obvious it's not going to be positive. in many ways we may look back at this primary as tee ball compared to the hardball that's coming. so by analyzing the candidates and discerning them and looking at their backgrounds and dealing with controversy, do you think in that sense it's a good thing that we sort of vet all of them prior to them getting the nomination? >> i think so. i think the debates have been very helpful. i think it's a good chance for people to get to know the candidates, to hear them speak
on issues of significant, and to get to know us personally to a certain degree. that's always hard in a bunch of 60-second answers but you do get some sense of the people that are running. in the general presidential election debates i hope we have more than just two or three. i would like have more of a chance for people to get to know more candidates. they think they know president obama pretty well but i would like to see a more complete opportunity to have him talk about a wide array of issues and to describe why it is he's been such a failure on international matters, on the domestic economy. the president, by his own standards, by the speech i saw on that ad, by his own speech he's failed on almost every dimension. >> what do you think of the tone and the rhetoric the president is taking on. the republican plan is for dirtier air, dirtier water, fewer people on healthcare. the attack ads are conservative and they have now been
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home values down. median income down ten%. it's a failed record so he can't talk about his record and get a. re-elected. >> morph my special interview what he will try to do is asays nature on his character basis with mitt romney. his opponent. i hope it's me but i'm not look >> on aboring, your position when you were governor, a lot of forward to those attacks. people say you have now changed it's what we've seen the last three years, which is excusing it since 2008 when you were running. his failure to lead by attacking your answer some. >> i changed my position on abortion back when i was other people. whether it was george bush, the governor. the first time a piece of congress, republicans, atms, the tea party, he's always legitimatelation reached my desk looking fourth someone to blame. that dealt with the irish of life and abortion, i came down >> the tsunami, earthquakes, but and said pro life. i said i simply cannot support now he's blaming the american people. he are saying american people are lazy, american people have legislation that would create new embryos for the purpose of gotten soft. you think of it, the list is testing them and destroying them so i came down on the side of wrong. when all else fails you blame bush. lou some years ago. but now he's taken a tact i've >> when you were running? >> no this was when i was never seen a politician take, governor. >> no, but when you were running he's blaming the american you had a different position. people. they have gotten lazy, they have >> that was when i was governor
gotten soft, he's done it on but before that time i said i'm not going to change the law. i didn't call myself pro choice multiple times and you have taken issue with it. or pro life but given the laws >> i think it's a mistake. blaming other people works in a were pro choice, saying i very narrow setting but it wouldn't change the law made me certainly doesn't work when you are the president of the united effectively pro choice but when states. it is not stopping the harry i faced a piece of legislation truman the buck stops here on that matter i simply could model. people will not forget president not come down on down on obama had two years with a democrat house and senate. a super majority in each pro-choice. and said i am pro life and i chamber. and he had his way with a whole have been pro life since that series of legislative time, and that was, i guess, initiatives, and those initiatives have failed. 2005 or something of that he borrowed, what, $787 billion nature. and i note, by the way, other for his first stimulus. how did that work out? great pro life advocates like not so well. ronald reagan and george bush he promised that he would hold had been in their earlier years unemployment at 8% or below. pro choice and as they faced the never been below 8% then. issue directly, just as i did, his record is abysmal and he they became pro life. cannot continue to cast the blame on the american people or >> global warming. >> my view on energy is pretty on anybody else because he is the president, and he is the one straightforward and that's i'm opposed to cap and trade n new who has failed as a leader. >> and we will continue to gop hampshire, for instance, new england, there was a regional candidate mit romney right after this. greenhouse gas initiative, and i
would not sign it. other governors did. i did not believe in cap and trade. i do not believe putting in place a big carbon tax. my view is that the earth is probably getting warmer and humans probably contribute something to did but i don't know how much. i'm not willing to spend trillion of dollars to try to stop co2 emissionings when i don't know where it will lead. >> so you won't give millions and billions of dollars in loan guarantees. >> and solyndra and. >> it's a long list. >> it is a long list. i find the idea of financial support from the federal government given to enterprises where there are bundlers for the democratic party to be a level of unsavory conduct, which is ♪ ♪ ♪ when your chain of supply really beyond the pale. >> and it came up in maybe two ♪ goes fr here to shanghai, that's logistics. ♪ or three of the debates and that ♪ chips from here, boards from there ♪ was in your book "no apology" ♪ track it all through the air, that's logistics. ♪ the hard back versus the paper
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leave it. >> the hard back was written, started to be written in january when the president was just inaugurated. we hadn't seen anything he had done yet. there was discussion about whether there would be a public option in the obama plan. in my first version i talk about the perils of a public option for healthcare. when the paper back came out a year or two later we had already gone through the healthcare story. out came a bill that was very different than what the original had looked like. so we updated the book. a lot of parts of the book we updated. i put a whole new chapter in the front end and actually put a new sub title and so forth. the idea was to point out that a lot of things had changed in what president obama had done from the very first days we wrote the first edition. but by the way, my positionings remain the same. >> you did not support the stimulus package from the beginning. >> no. right. >> you did support tarp. >> yes. >> do you think in retrospect you thought that was the right thing to do?
>> yeah, i do. i believe that had president bush and secretary paulson not stepped in in such an aggressive way that we would have had a complete collapse, not just a few banks and not just a few money center banks but all the banks and we would have had a complete collapse of our currency system. was it well-implemented after president president bush left? i don't think so. it became a bit of a grab bag for geithner. in i was obama, i wouldn't have used it the way it was used. but was it essential at the time to keep our entire economy from collapsing, yeah, i think it was. >> you mentioned earlier you think within six or seven years >> welcome back to a special edition of "hannity." america could be as bad as greece or italy, we see what is we are with presidential hopeful happening in the euro zone, mit romney. >> what do you think of his spain is now not far behind, class warfare rhetoric? the rich don't pay their fair ireland and portugal. you see the conflict emerging share. now the numbers don't lie. between germany and the 47% of americans don't pay a countries they are helping it penny in federal income taxes. bail out and even great britain.
he keeps saying over and over >> yeah. >> so there's a lot of conflict. again, the rich don't pay their how bad is it if the euro goes fair share. what is your response to that? down, how about that impact our that you would be economy? >> well, it's a real mess. representing -- you would be the representative for the party of the whole idea of one single the rich. >> look, we have as a nation an currency tieing together nations that had very different fiscal extraordinary opportunity ahead of us. we have a new century. policies, it was doomed to fail. this can be a of and must be an and we are seeing it unwind as a american century. only way that happens is if we philosophy. i'm not sure how they will deal pull together as a people. with it ultimately, but will it i know there are people who want to divide america and think that have an impact on the global will somehow help their campaign economy? absolutely. may it pull with it some prospects. you can't divide america. american bank necessary yeah, it we have to come together and all could. i don't know which banks have the streets are connected in sovereign debt and how much. america. we've got to encourage main i hope the fdic and the fed street and wall street and the understand that and knows which banks are in trouble but those suburban streets and the urban streets. we've got to come together as a banks should be let to go out of business, go bankrupt if they people. when president obama was need to. candidate obama he campaigned >> that was your position on the with a message of unity and car companies. >> yeah. change. he just hasn't delivered. because we have bankruptcy he's done the exact opposite of process. what he promised in the then emerge stronger with a campaign. and the american people want to see a leader who is not in this stable footing going forward. race for themselves, but is in the idea of baling out banks or
corporations is a bad idea. this race for america and can >> and we will continue with bring us together, can work governor mit romney in a minute. across the isle to get america on the solid economic foundation also we will speak with new it needs, that can turn us into hampshire senator kelly ayotte and she will tell us why she is the job creating machine we've supporting the governor. always been and can make it good that and more straight ahead. to be middle class in america you name it. again. >> you've gone through a fair amount of scrutiny, and we will i've tried it. go through some of the issues but nothing's helped me beat my back pain. you have had to dole with during then i tried this. the campaign. we go back to 2007 and 2008, we it's salonpas. this is the relief i've been looking for. read a lot about president salonpas has 2 powerful pain fighting ingredients that work for up to 12 hours. obama. reverend wright, bill ayers, and my pharmacist told me it's the only otc pain patch approved for sale acorn, community organizer. he was asked one question about using the same rigorous clinical testing that's required fo prescription pain medications. bill aiers which happens to be a issue i was concerned about a proven. powerful. safe. lot, probably more than anybody salonpas. else in the media. and only one question about an unrepent ant terrorist but he was with the guy. do you think the media has been unfair? when you look back now at the
president's positions back then, and look at how's governed, should we have gleaned who obama was at that point? did we miss an opportunity to scrutinize him, to do due diligence and vet him? >> i'm not terribly surprised the mainstream media gave him a pass and didn't devil into what okay... uhh. he really believed and what he the bad news, it's probably totaled. would do. it was hard to do that in some respects because he didn't have the good news is, a record. you don't have to pay your deducble. we select add guy who had an with vanishing deductible from nationwide insurance, undistinguished record in the you got $100 off state senate, did nothing of for every year of safe driving, note in the united states senate, and so it was hard to so now your deductible is zero. know exactly where he was. he was a black page and he had the other good news ? i held on to your coffee. soaring rhetoric, which was wow. inspiring, but people presumed ♪ nationwide is on your side he would be perhaps like bill clinton and try to move toward ( laughing ) the middle and get republicans it's actually a pretty good day whenou consider. that's great. and democrats to work together. he has not been that. he has been found out to be an extreme liberal and who has on almost every dimension weakened america. we have a weaker economy because of this president, we have massive deficits, now
$15 trillion in debt because of president obama. he's now, by failing to lead the super committee and having led a trap by say questioning will cut the military, that's on top of billions and billions of cuts so far he's put in the military, our military is now weaker. he has made america a weaker nation. that's inexcusable. we face challenges around the world and opportunities that are bright for us. i want to make america stronger. >> what do you think it is? bill clinton, very interestingly, he changed. he altered course. he moved to the center. end of welfare as we know it, end of big government, et cetera, et cetera. all these things he said and it helped get him re-elected. this president has shown an unwillingness to adjust, to change, to alter his strategy. why do you think that is? is he a rigid?
>> i think he is. i think he thought the europeans got things right and i disagree. >> how could you think that with italy is bankrupt, greece is bankrupt -- >> you think he would figure it out, wouldn't you? >> yes. >> the policies are so stark. his policy is saying america is another nation, we aren't really exceptional we are going to apologize to the world. how has that worked out. iran, the greatest threat we face, has he made progress there? no. has he made progress with israel? no. his efforts in afghanistan, i applaud the fact he was in favor of the troops. but he didn't think an election there was fair, would have the support of the people. he's failed on almost every dimension but he continues to pursue the same course. it's inexplicable other than having a person that just doesn't understand america and i don't think he does. i don't think president obama understand what is unique about
america, what is exceptional but #* about america. i don't think he understands that it's free people and free enterprise that is make america the economic powerhouse it is. i think he thinks that government bureaucrats, well-intentioned, somehow can do a better job guiding our economy and our lives than free people, and he's wrong. >> and we continue. more of my special interview with mitt romney right after this. >> we continue from new hampshire. more of my exclusive interview with former massachusetts ♪ it was the best day governor mit romney. >> what about the super [ whooping ] committee? there was a report this weekend ♪ it was the best day that if the soupcommittee fails ♪ it was the best day ♪ america risks another downgrade. ♪ it was the best day we are only talking about ♪ 'cause of you $1.2 trillion. we make a great pair. huh? it seems insignificant. if they don't get a deal, they progressive and the great outdoors! cut the fence further. we make a great pair. right, tally. that's what i was thinking. all kinds vehicles, all kinds of savings. is $1.2 trillion enough considering last week we passed multi-policy discounts from progressive. the 15 trillion debt mark. call or click today. >> it's amaze to go me that we have a president of the united
states that was willing to put up $600 billion in defense cuts, and his own secretary of defense saying that's a doomsday scenario. he's willing to put that up and then not involve himself in any way, shape or form for the super committee process. >> just advocate it. >> just say we will see what you guys do. i can't recall in my life time a president that has so abvocated the role of leadership. i find it disappointing. >> what do you think about his thoughts on wall street. >> i think he made a huge mistake. people are always drawn to people looking to weaken america and all streets in america are connected. you don't attack fellow americans. we have a lot of challenges. we around going to live up to chem by attacking americans. you work together for the common good. we lift the entire nation. that's something that's going to
happen by having a leader that really believes in america. >> you said if obama is re-elected, iran will get nuclear weapons. >> i think that's right. >> how would you stop it if you were president? >> i had a chance to speak in israel at a conference probably five years ago, and i laid out seven steps that i thought had to be taken to keep iran from having success in creating a nuclear weapon. i won't go through all seven but there is a few i will mention. one is crippling sanctions. extraordinary and crippling sanctions against their economy and the president has failed to deliver on that front. number two is treating them like the paraia they are internationally. and number three, making sure we have a credible military threat. people in iran, the leaders in iran have to recognize when we say it's inexcusable for iran to
have a nuclear weapon that we mean that, that we are prepared to do whatever is necessary. that's the last option. >> they right on the verge of getting them. they have repeatedly said he would wipe israel off the map. you heard the comments about prime minister netanyahu. you saw how he was treated at the white house and then, of course, the president breaking a promise we made to israel which is we would never ask them to return to 67 borders. those are three really extreme examples where we are almost isolating ourselves from one of our close he felt allies. >> the president's approach has been a foreign policy based on popularity. that somehow he could be popular with our foes around the world and one of the ways to be popular of our foes is to be critical of our friends and that's the approach he took, as well as apologize for america and that approach hasn't worked out very well, certainly not in north korea not in iran.
you have a regime there that continues to fund the taliban with weapons to kill american soldiers and you have a regime that's developing nuclear weaponry at a rapid pace. the president's policy has wenches continue, more of my failed. the right course in dealing with special interview with gop a nation like iran is a course of american strength and resolve candidate mit romney. and standing by our friends. >> you were asked do you think obama is a socialist and you throwing our friends under the were a also reluctant to say. bus is not the right way for the people of the world to respect you said he supported european america. >> the last question on this. if we see iran is that close, socialist policies. do you think based on his nearly it's got to be a military three-year record that he's adopted socialist views or he's option, correct? following through on socialist it seems at that point we won't have any other option. >> when we say we are putting a principles? >> i consider i'm a liberal military option on the table, it has to mean something and of democrat. course you have to say if all >> in europe that would be a socialist. other elements fail, this any >> the word means different military option is the one that things to different people. you will take. and we still have a number of this is a liberal democrat like options that can be pursued. other liberal democrats i have crippling options, including those against the central bank of iran, can have an impact.
working covertly within iran to support dissident movements can have an impact. one of the amazing things of this administration is president obama had nothing to say when disdents took to the streets in iran. you can't make this stuff up. you have a president that doesn't understand the power of standing with your friends and standing up against terrorists. >> when we come back, we will speak with new hampshire senator kelly ayotte. she will tell you why she's supporting the former massachusetts governor as we continue. i know the name of eight princesses. i'm an expert on softball. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'll worry about the economy more than a few times before they're grown. but it's for them, so i've found a way. who matters most to you says the most about you.
>> we continue from new hampshire. moments ago i sat down with new hampshire senator kelly ayotte and she tells us why she is supporting the former massachusetts governor mit romney for president. >> we are joined in this segment by new hampshire senator kelly ayotte. how are you? >> great to be with you. >> you are part of this tea party group that made it to the senate and ran paul and marco rubio and this whole group of people. strong conservatives. >> we are strong conservatives and we want to change the direction of this country. >> you made a decision in a key
state to support governor romney. why? >> i'll tell you, sean, i've been carefully following this race like everyone else and after seeing governor romney's not only as a business leader and governor and throughout the debates, he is the person who can lead our country, change the direction, bring those conservative issues we need to the white house is make sure president obama is a one-term president. >> how hard has it been a minority in the senate? harry reid, for example, all the bills passed, and one which is cut cap and balance, can't even get a vote on these things and then the president goes out and says this is an obstructnist congress. >> you have hit it right on right there. we need presidential leadership. it's very frustrating with harry reid in charge of the senate, we are ready, you mentioned the freshman conservative senators,
we need presidential leadership to cut spending in washington, to get our economy moving by actually getting the government out of the way of our private sector job creators, and finally making sure that our country is protected from terrorists. i serve on the armed services committee and i trust mit romney if he is our president to make sure america is safe. >> let me ask you the same question i asked the governor. it seems george will, rush limbaugh, he seems to be having some trouble with conservatives. why? why do you think that is? and what do you want to say to them? >> well, what i would say to them is this, that governor romney has the experience that we need. he's been a successful business person, he's been an effective governor, he's turned around the olympics, and president obama, he's the one, talks about governor romney all the time because he's afraid of him. >> okay. if you were to -- now that you are supporting the governor, i'm going to put you on the spot.
>> sure. >> i know he's going to duck my question. at least this one. he says, senator, give me your top four people that i should consider for v. p.. >> well, i have to say, sean, we've got some great people out there. you mentioned marco rubio. i serve with him in the senate. i think he would be an excellent choice, somebody like paul ryan who has worked so hard on the fiscal issues. we've got some great governors out there. i happen to serve as attorney general with governor bob mcdonald. >> in virginia? >> in virginia. >> he went back to 2006 spending levels in his state. pretty fascinating story in virginia. >> we have a great governor in mexico, as well. we have some terrific choices out there. this election is so important for our country. that's one of the reasons i decided to weigh in right now. we can't take for more years of this president. we need real leadership in washington and i believe mit romney will provide that leadership.
>> what does her endorsement mean to you in this very important state? a lot of people said you were being criticized this past weekend for maybe not spending as much time in iowa, but new hampshire, you have a home here, neighboring state, how important is the new hampshire primary for you? >> new hampshire shouts when it comes to deciding who the nominee will be. iowa is critical, south carolina, new hampshire, and i am going to campaign aggressively here, south carolina, florida, iowa, i want to get the nomination. i am going to do what it takes to get the nomination. i will let the tacktitions in my office figure out how much we spend in each state. but i'll be in iowa this week and new hampshire regularly. you will see me in each of the four states. >> who are the top four or five
people you would consider for v. p.? >> no names for you. >> i told you. >> i'm not the nominee. i hope to become the nominee and then we will start thinking about that. >> do you like the choices? >> there are probably 15 names of people, including kelly ayotte. there are terrific republicans in the house, the senate, governors offices. we have a very deep bench. this year is really exceptional. and whoever our nominee is will be able to choose a remarkable, superb person to become the vice presidential contender. my view is that we have to take back the white house. we can't take as a nation four more years of a president who does not lead, of a president who doesn't know how the economy work, of a president who doesn't understand the perils that we face abroad and is committed to american exceptionalism. we have to have a new president. i hope i'm that person. i think i've got the best shot