'This Week' Transcript: GOP Candidate Rick Santorum and Rep. Barney Frank

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WILL: Well, the one who dropped out, Mr. Cain, who used this as a book tour in a fundamentally disrespectful approach to the selection of presidents. Now, we have a December 27th debate proposed that would be moderated by Donald Trump. Surely it is time for these candidates to do something presidential, stand up and say we're not going to be hijacked and participate in this.

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, HUFFINGTON POST: When Jon Huntsman did that, he said he will not participate in the debate. And I completely agree with George. I mean, the lines (inaudible) and the campaign process have been getting thinner and thinner. And now I mean, we've -- the breathless way in which the media awaited the news of Herman Cain suspension of his campaign, were really amazing. I mean basically, right now, we should give them a reality show, keeping up the Cains. And hashtag #winningbackmrscain. And really make it a reality show.

How do you win back Gloria?

MAJOR GARRETT, NATIONAL JOURNAL: Question: what will become of Rick Santorum? Historically, three tickets out of Iowa. We figure Romney is going to have one, Ron Paul will have one. Ron Paul will finish first, second, no worse than third in Iowa. I guarantee you his people are ferocious, organized, and they mean business.

So what does Santorum need to do to get maybe that third-and-a- half ticket? Well, he's got to get over 10 percent, or at least 12 or 13, that's long journey. And he has made very little progress of that kind yet.

AMANPOUR: Let me put something up that actually Glenn Beck has said about him, because he's obviously picked up conservative support as we've been saying. Both Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck have gone public. Look what Glenn Beck said about Santorum.

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GLENN BECK, RADIO SHOW HOST: If there was one guy out there that's the next George Washington the only guy that I could think of is Rick Santorum. I would ask that you would take a look at him...

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AMANPOUR: Well, characteristically over the top: George Washington.

GARRETT: In that they're both property owners in Virginia.

AMANPOUR: In that Rick Santorum is obviously perhaps the beneficiary of the conservative right still looking for a candidate.

GARRETT: Yeah, and I think Sarah Palin's comments about Rick Santorum indicate that she's still trying to attack the party for crony capitalism or folks who work both sides of the line and that's directly what she's saying about Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich is rising. Sarah Palin is not moving in his direction. She's sending a signal to her supporters he's not authentic enough. She's saying Santorum might be.

But look, Santorum has traveled all of Iowa and he's still gaining no traction. There's a reason for that.

DONNA BRAZILE, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: At this point in the contest, the rank and file of the Republican base, they're so angry, so upset, they'll back anyone at this point who is in contempt with the president. They want somebody who will stand up, express their anger, express their anger at Washington, express their dissatisfaction with the president and they reward their candidate.

What I saw in the Des Moines Register poll is that two-thirds of Republican voters are still shopping. They're not cemented. They're not ready to fall in love yet. They're still looking for that candidate who could excite them.

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