Mike Allen

  • Aired:  01/12/12
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Politico's Mike Allen analyzes Stephen's prospects in South Carolina, should he choose to make an even more historic announcement. (5:00)

>> Stephen: THANKS SO MUCH.

FOLKS, MY GUEST TONIGHT IS

THE GO TO SOURCE FOR INSIDER

WASHINGTON GOSSIP, I'M GOING

TO ASK HIM WHICH SENATORS

HAVE GOTTEN JOWL TUX, PLEASE

WELCOME MICHAEL EN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

-- MIKE ALLEN.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU, MIKE,

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> Stephen: YEAH, YOU GOT TO

GET SOME SHOES LIKE MINE,

MAN.

EVERYBODY'S GOING TO BE

WEARING THESE.

NOW WHAT DO YOU HAVE THERE?

>> THIS IS THE iPHONE.

>> Stephen: I KNOW IT IS AN

iPHONE BUT WHY DO YOU HAVE

IT.

>> EVERYTHING IS LIVE ON

"POLITICO", WE DON'T WAIT

AROUND.

WE DON'T WAIT UNTIL WE GET

IN THE GREEN ROOM SO IF YOU

MAKE NEWS HERE LIKE YOU DID

EARLIER IT IS ALREADY

TWEETED.

WE ALREADY HAVE A STORY UP.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE A STORY

UP ALREADY OF THE HISTORIC

NEWS I MADE EARLIER TONIGHT.

>> "POLITICO" IS SO FAST WE

ALREADY HAVE, WE HAVE

ANALYSIS OF YOUR PROSPECTS

IN SOUTH CAROLINA SHOULD YOU

CHOOSE TO MAKE AN EVEN MORE

HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT.

SO-- .

>> Stephen: WHAT ARE THE

PROSPECTS FOR ME IN MY SOUTH

CAROLINA-- STILL IN

EXPLORATORY STAGE.

>> SHOULD YOU PROCEED YOU

WILL BE STRONG ON THE COAST,

YOU WILL BE GOOD IN COLLEGE

TOWNS, CLEMSON, COLUMBIA,

CHARLESTON.

>> Stephen: COME ON, I LOVE

MY TIGERS AND MY GAME COCKS,

ALL RIGHT.

>> AND YOU ARE GOING

TO-- BUT I HAVE BAD NEWS,

YOU HAVE A CEILING.

YOUR SEALING ACORDING TO

"POLITICO" IS 5% BUT-- .

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU KNOW

MY SEALING IS 5%.

I'M STARTING AT 5%.

MY FLOOR AND MY CEILING ARE

AT 5%.

>> YOU HAVE ANOTHER PERCENT,

IT IS GOING BE A BIG FACTOR.

>> Stephen: I GOT TO LOSE

SOME WEIGHT.

>> BIG FACTOR IS THE WINNER

BREAKS, HOW FAST IS STEPHEN

WILL GET BACK TO, ODD FOR

YOU-- .

>> Stephen: LET ME TAKE THE

HAMMER TO YOU FOR A SECOND,

OKAY.

YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE

WASHINGTON INSIDERS, AREN'T

YOU.

>> I'M FROM CALIFORNIA.

>> Stephen: YOU WERE WERE

FROM CALIFORNIA.

NOW ARE YOU SOMEBODY WHO IS

SO INVESTED IN THE

MACHINATIONS OF WASHINGTON,

D.C. I SEE THAT THIS YEAR

PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO HEAR

THAT.

>> THERE'S THE THING.

>> Stephen: PEOPLE WANT TO

HEAR THE REAL STORY.

>> HAMMER, HAMMER.

>> Stephen: THE PEOPLE-- WANT

TO HEAR THE STORIES FROM

LITTLE TOWNS LIKE DAVIS

STATION OR 96 OR CLEMSON OR

COLUMBIA OR CHARLESTON OR

MURRELLS INLET OR MONKS

CORNER OR SOMERVILLE OR

AIKEN.

THESE ARE THE REAL STORIES,

OR HELL HOLE SWAMPS, THOSE

ARE THE REAL STORIES.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, AND DO YOU

NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING

ON IN THE REAL MARK WHICH

CONTRASTS WITH THIS STUDIO.

>> Stephen: OH THIS IS THE

REAL AMERICA, ISN'T IT,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: YOU PEOPLE AT

"POLITICO" AND "POLITICO"

PLAY BOOK HAVE BEEN

FOLLOWING THE CANDIDATES

WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT WE

DON'T KNOW ABOUT THESE

CANDIDATES THAT YOU HAVE

SEEN FROM THE AMOUNT OF TIME

YOU SPENT WITH EACH ONE,

LIKE GINGRICH, WHAT DON'T HE

KNOW ABOUT GINGRICH.

>> HE'S VERY HUMBLE.

WE DID WE'RE DOING A SERIES

OF eBOOKS ABOUT THE

CAMPAIGN.

THE FIRST ONE, THE RIGHT

FIGHTS BACK IS OUT, 299, A

GREAT BUY FROM RANDOM HOUSE

AND WE DID AN INTERVIEW WITH

NEWT GINGRICH TWO WEEKS

LATER IT WAS IN THE eBOOK,

HE SAYS WATCH THIS CAMPAIGN.

HE SAID IT WILL BE LIKE

WATCHING RAY KRAFT BUILD

McDONALD'S OR SAM WALTON

BUILD WAL-MART.

>> Stephen: HE SEEMS TO

ENJOY FRENCH FRIES AND AS

FAR AS WAL-MART, I ASSUME

THAT MEANS HE IS NOT

OFFERING ANYONE HEALTH

INSURANCE.

OKAY WHAT ABOUT ROMNEY, WHAT

ABOUT ROMNEY.

WE KNOW, WE KNOW WHAT THESE

PEOPLE LOOK LIKE WHEN THEY

SAY, WHAT DO THEY SMELL

LIKE.

I IMAGINE ROMNEY SMELLS LIKE

SORT OF AN ANTISEPTIC PEPPER

MINT.

WHAT IS HE REALLY LIKE IN

PERSON.

>> HE MAY SEEM LIKE A PEPPER

MINT, BUT BEHIND THE SCENES

CAN BE TOUGH.

WE'RE TOLD BY PEOPLE WHO

HAVE RUN AFOUL OF HIM WHEN

YOU GET IN TROUBLE WITH HIM

THAT IS A MITT-FRONTATION.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> AND YOU DON'T WANT A MITT

FRONTATION.

>> Stephen: I REALLY DON'T

LIKE THE SOUND OF IT.

SO HE'S NOT PEPPER MINT,

HE'S MORE OF LIKE A COUNTRY

NUGGET.

>> SOMETIMES HE NEEDS A

PEPPER MINT TOO.

BECAUSE YOU MIGHT THINK THAT

HE LOOKS CLEAN CUT.

>> Stephen: HE DOES LOOK

LIKE CURRENT CUT.

ARE YOU SAYING HE HAS SOME

SORT OF-- REALLY, HE'S A

DIRTY WHORE.

WHAT ARE HIS VICES.

>> WHEN HE'S OFF CAMERA HE

EATS PIZZA.

>> Stephen: HE EATS PIZZA.

ARE MORMONS NOT ALLOWED TO

EAT PIZZA.

I THINK THAT IS REALLY A

HARD SELLING POINT FOR A

RELIGION.

>> HIS OTHER VICE, KFC, EATS

FRIED CHICKEN BUT PULLS THE

SKIN OFF.

>> Stephen: THAT GUY SOUNDS

FUN.

MIKE ALLEN THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR JOINING ME.

THE PLAY BOOK 2012.

THE RIGHT-- WE'LL BE RIGHT

BACK.

THANK YOU, MIKE.

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