Govs. Bob McDonnell, Scott Walker, Mayor Mia Love, & former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez on the GOP's challenges and what needs to be done to revive the "grand ol' party."
Govs. Bob McDonnell, Scott Walker, Mayor Mia Love, & former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez on the future of the GOP.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Gov. Scott Walker, and Al Cardenas weigh in on what the GOP needs to do to redefine themselves.
“State of the Union” is live from the RNC Convention in Tampa. While there Candy talks to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on the implications of Todd Akin’s remarks on rape. Will Akin’s position damage Mitt Romney’s presidential chances, and will it help democrats keep control of the senate?
Plus, re-branding the Republican Party with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).
Then, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley offers the Democratic rebuttal.
And finally, our political panel with CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein and The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty. Plus, the latest on Tropical Storm Isaac.
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These are some of the stories we are looking at this week.
Magic Number: On Tuesday, Mitt Romney hit the “magic number” of delegates necessary to win the GOP nomination. Today, a new battleground state poll shows, it's all tied up in some of the key battleground states that will decide the 2012 presidential election. The NBC News/Marist poll has the rivals statistically tied in Colorado, Iowa and Nevada. Voters there say the economy is their top issue headed into November.
Update: U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker will be live from Kabul to discuss the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan.
Obama Campaign Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs joins Candy in studio. Which GOP presidential candidate is viewed by the Obama campaign as the biggest threat, and did President Obama successfully make his case on combating rising gas prices? We’ll ask him about that and more.
Then we welcome two leading Republicans: Senators John McCain (R-Arizona) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). Fresh off a trip to Egypt, Libya, and Israel, they give their take on tensions overseas as well as a look at the 2012 GOP field.
Plus, with gas prices on the rise and Americans paying a sizeable amount of their income to fill up their tank, what can we expect in the next few months? Will $5 gas become the norm? We get some context from Former Shell CEO John Hofmeister.
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