Jan. 4 - Republican campaign veteran Lloyd Green says former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is certain to win New Hampshire, but South Carolina could be very bruising.
-- New Hampshire let's get that job done and I visited there we got some work and thank you guys. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney heading into the granite state after his razor thin victory in Iowa. Ronnie has a substantial lead in New Hampshire but after Rick santorum's performance last night. Could there be an upset in the making. Joining me is Lloyd Green he served in the campaign and administration of George H. W. Bush cheesy warriors political contributor. And he's going to be with us throughout the 2012 election offering his insight. And analysis and we kick it off today and I talk about. -- you worked for George H. W. Bush he -- Iowa 1980 that he lost to Reagan in New Hampshire he lost the GOP nomination is that. Cautionary tale for Mitt -- this morning. It's a cautionary -- -- Romney is that winning Iowa does not mean that you're going to and everything but on the other hand looking at Mitt Romney. He won Iowa he is poised to a New Hampshire if he does that he will be the first Republican non incumbent. To pull off that track. It looks like he could pull off the trick but it is still high hurdle can mount let's talk about. Rick Santorum I mean surging here also Ron Paul. If heat island me think that there's a spoiler either of them for a New Hampshire where is New Hampshire field. I look at New Hampshire's pretty much a done deal for Mitt Romney it in neighboring state he's polling strong as a serious organization there. If you're looking for a place where things can get a little strange. I've been looking to South Carolina. So upset me at New Hampshire not important all that cycle -- -- he just well your plane ticket basically South Carolina right now and give up an answer to people who don't wanna do that one is Mitt Romney he'd have to make it official. Second person whom you can make the serious -- -- -- showing in New Hampshire. Is going to be Jon Huntsman. If Huntsman can't do it in New Hampshire. The party is over for Jon Huntsman I think a lot of people think the parties are ready for Jon Huntsman. Dead Man Walking but not done. Okay so we head to South Carolina. In South Carolina and then handicapped the race for us when -- get there. OK assuming Mitt Romney comes at New Hampshire with serious numbers and a win. That'll be a fight. I'd have to say Romney is the favorite. Given the fact that John McCain called off South Carolina. In 2008. In a certain sense both men would be playing similar basis in South Carolina. -- we plan to older voters. Both men will be playing that will be had played we'll play through less worshipped for voters. Both. Will be have played we'll play affluent voters. And just thing of this where that was a coalition network for Mitt Romney in Iowa last night was a coalition network from John McCain in South Carolina and 2008. It remains a coalition that have to work for Mitt Romney if he has to win in South Carolina. In 2000 well. I'm pretending you're a party leader this morning and you're going through all of this. Some people are saying you know but this is beating -- up really quickly. With -- New Hampshire but other people are saying that this can be getting pretty bloody it's gonna get very expensive so for a party leaders what is -- for -- to grab onto here. That's good news okay. For party leaders that schizophrenia. Republican primaries Izturis said it this way the law. Their take was have to work for the Democrats in 2008. Why not have work for us this time around. They got what they want the primary schedule reflects that fact. On the other -- This looks like he can get ugly pretty quickly. Yesterday. Newt Gingrich accuses Mitt Romney of being a liar. Stern stuff. They then go on to South Carolina and South Carolina is known for bare knuckles politics. Right things that people come -- am Richard area last night I think there's room for another concern.