Chris Christie 2012 - Rick Davis

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Former McCain Campaign Manager Rick Davis weighs in on the likelihood of Chris Christie's and Sarah Palin's presidential candidacies. (4:37)

CREATE THE MODEL FOR OBAMACARE.

JOINING ME NOW TO TELL ME IF WE

SHOULD ASK A DEAD CAT TO RUN FOR

PRESIDENT IS THE CAMPAIGN

MANAGER OF THE JOHN McCAIN '08

CAMPAIGN, RICK DAVIS.

RICK, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING

ME.

THANKS FOR STOPPING.

OKAY.

(APPLAUSE)

ALL RIGHT, YOU HEARD HIM.

CHRISTIE SAID DEFINITIVELY THIS

AFTERNOON HE IS NOT GOING TO

RUN.

FOR SURE.

IS HE GOING TO RUN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> NOT GUN THAT RUN.

>> Stephen: OKAY, HE'S SAID THAT

BEFORE.

>> CONSISTENTLY.

>> Stephen: RIGHT.

>> HE'S NOT GOING TO RUN.

>> Stephen: THAT'S WHAT THE

VOTERS WANT, SOMEONE WHO'S

CONSISTENT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> EXACTLY.

>> Stephen: DOESN'T THAT JUST

MAKE HIM MORE APPEALING?

HE'S JUST PLAYING HARD TO 'NAM

NATE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> HE MAY BE MORE APPEALING BUT

HE'S STILL NOT GOING TO BE A

CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.

>> Stephen: OKAY WITH CHRISTIE

OUT OF THE WAY, DO REPUBLICANS

JUST FALL IN LINE NOW BEHIND

ROMNEY BECAUSE THEY SAY

DEMOCRATS FALL IN LOVE,

REPUBLICANS FALL IN LINE.

DO WE JUST LAY BACK, CLOSE OUR

EYES AND GO "IT'S FOR THE GOOD

OF THE PARTY, PUT YOUR BALLOT IN

MY BOX."

(LAUGHTER)

>> THERE'S A LITTLE OF THAT BUT

I THINK IT COMES LATER.

IN OTHER WORDS I THINK....

>> Stephen: THERE'S SOME

FOREPLAY FIRST, IS WHAT YOU'RE

SAYING?

>> EXACTLY.

>> Stephen: THAT'S VERY GENEROUS

OF YOU.

>> WELL, IT MAY BE MORE THAN

WE'VE SEEN TO DATE INTO THIS

RACE BUT ROMNEY WILL GET A LOOK

NOW THAT HE HASN'T REALLY HAD.

EVERYBODY'S BEEN FOCUSED ON

MICHELE BACHMANN AND CHRISTIE

THIS WEEK AND PERRY OBVIOUSLY

HAD HIS MOMENT IN THE SUN.

NOW, YOU KNOW, ROMNEY'S GOING TO

HAVE TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP AND

THIS IS GOING TO BE A TIME FOR

HIM TO REALLY SHOW WHAT HE'S GOT

AS A CANDIDATE.

>> Stephen: THIS THIS REALLY THE

LAST OF THE SPECULATION?

WHAT ABOUT SARAH PALIN?

SHE'S STILL OUT THERE, SHE COULD

STILL JUMP IN.

>> WELL, WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM

HER IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS SO

THERE'S NO TELLING WHAT'S BEEN

GOING ON.

>> Stephen: IF SHE GOT IN, COULD

PALIN SHAKE THINGS UP?

>> WELL, THERE'S NO QUESTION

PALIN WILL SHAKE THINGS UP AS A

CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.

SHE'S GOT A LOT OF ENERGY BEHIND

HER.

SHE'S GOT A LOT OF THE SUPPORT

THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN SEEN

MOVING AROUND WITH CAIN AND

PERRY AND THESE GUYS SO, SURE.

IT RESETS THE WHOLE CLOCK AGAIN

BUT WE'RE AT THE 11th HOUR AT

THIS POINT.

>> Stephen: YOU WERE THE

CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR DOLE AND

McCAIN, ANY CHANCE THOSE TWO

GUYS WOULD JUMP IN?

A TICKET?

DOLE/McCAIN.

TIME TESTED, CURED LIKE BEEF.

>> I LIKE IT.

YOU HAVE IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE

COVERED.

>> Stephen: ALREADY SEWN UP.

SO IS THERE SOME MAGIC THING

ROMNEY COULD DO TO GET PEOPLE

EXCITED?

IT SEEMS LIKE THE PEOPLE ANYBODY

WHO LIKES ROMNEY ALREADY LIKES

ROMNEY AND OTHER PEOPLE...

>> ROMNEY HAS TO SHOW HE HAS THE

LEADERSHIP CHOPS THAT HE CAN

TAKE THE REPUBLICAN PART CESHGS

PUT IT UNDER HIS ARMS AND RUN TO

VICTORY IN NOVEMBER.

HE'S GOT TO SHOW HE CAN BEAT

BARACK OBAMA WHICH IS GOING TO

BE THE DRIVING INFLUENCE BY WHO

YOU SUPPORT IN THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY.

>> Stephen: LET'S TALK ABOUT

THAT.

YOU'VE GOT ROMNEY VERSUS OBAMA A

MATCHUP BETWEEN A REPUBLICAN

THAT NOBODY'S EXCITED ABOUT AND

A DEMOCRAT EVERYONE'S

DISAPPOINTED IN.

(LAUGHTER)

WHO WINS?

>> ULTIMATELY THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE WIN.

(LAUGHTER)

TOUGH CHOICE.

AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE THE

ECONOMY.

I THINK PEOPLE WILL BASICALLY

VOTE BASED ON WHAT THEY THINK IS

GOING TO BE BEST FOR THE

ECONOMY.

>> Stephen: SO THE DEFAULT WILL

BE IS ROMNEY BETTER AT PUTTING

THINGS BACK ON TRACK OR DO WE

GIVE BARACK OBAMA ANOTHER SHOT

AT IT IS.

>> Stephen: WHAT HAPPENED TO

PERRY?

I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT GUY!

HE WAS A PROVEN JOB MAKER IN

TEXAS.

HEED THAT EVANGELICAL VOTE.

WHY DID HE CRAP OUT SO HARD?

>> WELL, POLITICS IS TOUGH

BUSINESS.

>> Stephen: IT AIN'T TIDDLEDY

WINKS.

>> IT'S NOT TIDDLEDY WINKS.

SO YOU NEVER KNOW, YOU COULD BE

A WILDLY SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE AT

THE STATE LEVEL, HE'S OBVIOUSLY

AN INCREDIBLY POPULAR GOVERNOR

OF TEXAS AND WHEN YOU'VE GOT TO

TAKE THAT ON THE ROAD, YOU KNOW,

STRANGE THINGS CAN HAPPEN.

I WOULD SAY IT'S TOO EARLY TO

TELL....

>> Stephen: CAN HE COME BACK?

>> SURE, JOHN McCAIN CAME BACK

FROM BEING FIRST TO LAST TO

FIRST AGAIN.

>> Stephen: ABSOLUTELY.

AND THE FIRST TERM OF HIS

PRESIDENCY HAS BEEN FANTASTIC.

(LAUGHTER)

>> IT'S BEEN GOOD FOR ME.

>> Stephen: I'M SURE IT HAS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH RICK DAVIS.

POLITICAL STRATEGIST RICK DAVIS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)