Mitt Romney Targets Obama

Jake Tapper offers his take on the upcoming Nevada caucus.
1:52 | 02/02/12

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Jay tapper. In Washington -- -- start -- that news from my -- maybe some news from Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich later today but even if trump gets behind him even if that makes a difference. In Nevada it's still hard to see a path for Newt Gingrich to this nomination. But it all depends on your version of reality George I would suggest that. Yes that's probably right but this is how it looks from the Gingrich campaign they are hoping. For a great February now looks as though the stars are aligned for Mitt Romney to have a great February but they're hoping for -- great February if they can make Romany. Have more unforced errors such as that cover the comments that at -- David is highlighted in his piece. If they can win some delegates in these caucuses if Romney loses any of these caucuses in which he won four years ago if Romney if there is a call for Romney to. Not be the messenger of the carrier of the conservative brand if he it raises more concerns among Republicans about the his electability because of comments like that. They're hoping that Super Tuesday comes in early march and Gingrich can then go on to the nomination. That is a lot of things that have to happen forget. A lot of -- -- -- but he does have visited southern states and to produce Denmark six meanwhile this is playing up pretty much as the Obama. Campaign saw all year long -- expected Mitt Romney. As a nominee they think he's coming into this with some vulnerability -- -- on favorability has gone up for several weeks. On the other hand Mitt Romney basically tied with the president right now. Especially in those key battleground states that's one of the big problems for President Obama going forward. They are trying to paint Romney as a heartless robber -- without any -- convictions. Somebody who is out of touch with the American people and they hope that Romney will keep making comments like this but boy -- if you look at the polling in this key battleground states Obama's gonna have a operates answer can take tapper thanks very much.

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