msnbc | March 07, 2012
>> and i think that if i were mitt romney , and i was making a strategy looking at that calendar ahead, i would go back to the other thing that he can deploy which is the republican establishment and i would get all of the guys booked on all of the tv shows and the cable and the sundays like they have been able to do at will when they want to start trashing the other guys and be the death star and go back to winning it on tv, because he won't win it in the states, and he has to look like he is inevitable, doesn't he?
>> yes, that is the only value that the endorsement package has with all of the elected officials is the sensation of inevitabili inevitability.
>> not that --
>> well, not that they can persuade voters in their own states here, but it gives an aura of inevitability.
>> he will never do "meet the press."
>> because of questions.
>> and serious questions and follow-up and taken seriously by the people on it, and of course, david gregory is the best. why won't he face him? he wants to go to war with iran, but afraid of rush limbaugh and david gregory and deflect iing to donald trump .
>> tonight, mr. romney was asked again about whether or not he wanted to weigh in on the rush limbaugh scandal, and he said he would not use that language implying that everything else that rush limbaugh did was okay with him.
>> and slut, and looking for homonyms?
>> and there are three solid days of attacks on that woman for speaking in front of congress is not okay with you if just the language is not okay.
>> and watch the video, too. and that is not language, but a graphic statement, and he was going after something there.
>> and rush never apologized for that. he apologized for two words, but he did not apologize if you use contraception, you need to send me the videos of you having sex .
>> and mr. romney essentially said the same thing, i would not have used that same language, and he was asked about it tonight and he said i will not weigh in on this controversy and given another chance.
>> and mitt romney has responded to everything that president obama has said or done and has an opinion about everything. the president made a phone call , and you mean to tell me that mitt romney doesn't have an opinion on that? that is the biggest phone call as chris was saying earlier, and so that the president comes out today and he talks about his daughters, and when is the last time that president obama talked about his daughters the way he talked about them today, and he went right to the issue of any citizen in this case the future of his daughters going up on capitol hill and not worried about being trashed on 400 or 500 radio stations in america for nine hours and there is a thing called show prep. you do the radio show and you go home and prep for the next day and then you do another show and there is another three hours and prep for the next day and for three days this went on. and mitt romney doesn't have an opinion about how all of that was handled? i have just -- i just find it amazing, and there is a parallel between that and he won't do "meet the press" and also rick santorum pointed out the other day that it is amazing how long romney has gone on the campaign trail without fielding questions. he has not been fielding any questions. it is the same thing. so, maybe he thinks that he has stuck his foot in the mouth so much, he can't afford to do it so much.
>> who was on tonight, rachelle, on business deals, he does okay if it is plan a, but the minute there was a diversion from it, and how many times has he told reporters, i will say what i want to say or correcting john king or brent bayer from fox, and remember those? let me cross the legs on that and re-do this one. if he doesn't like it if somebody else defines the event.
>> and 91% of the vote is in, and mitt romney 's lead is just 6,000 votes after 850,000 votes have been asked for these two candidates. it is amazing. more in a moment.
>>> with the race in ohio still too close to call, 92% of the vote is in and the difference of the candidates is just over 6,000 votes. mr. romney is ahead of mr. santorum there, and again, this race has not been called. more than 90% of the vote in