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Donald Trump, Dave Barry, but no Mitt Romney on Hour-Long ‘Face the Nation’

At the start of “Face the Nation” this morning Bob Schieffer, anchoring adjacent to Jungle Island in Miami, followed up on his offer to the Gingrich and Romney campaigns to debate during today’s special hour-long edition. “Romney wanted no part of that,” said Schieffer. But Gingrich agreed, so Schieffer interviewed him on his campaign bus Friday. Schieffer also interviewed Donald Trump who isn’t finished with politics. “If I don’t see a person that, number one, is going to win — that’s tantamount — I would certainly think about doing it after [The Apprentice] ends,” said Trump. “You’re telling me you’re really serious about it, and you may — depending on what happens — you may get into this thing after all?, asked Schieffer”

“I hope I don’t have to. But I may — absolutely,” said Trump during their interview taped Saturday at Trump’s club Mar-a-Lago, beside a roaring fire. (The high temperature in Palm Beach was 79 degrees.)

Later on the show, humorist Dave Barry joined the bayside roundtable. “What a courageous patriot. The man is willing to maybe give up his TV show to run… Thank you Donald Trump. America thanks you. Just like Abraham Lincoln, gave up his TV show…”

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