"Face the Nation" transcript: January 29, 2012

Below is a rush transcript of "Face the Nation" on Jan. 29, 2012, hosted by CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer. The guests are Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rep. Allen West, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Donald Trump, Dave Barry, Marc Caputo and John Dickerson.

SCHIEFFER: Today, on a special one-hour edition of FACE THE NATION, we are in Miami and we are all about the Florida Primary and a campaign that is down and dirtier than ever.

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GINGRICH: The message we should give Mitt Romney is, you know, we aren't that stupid and you aren't that clever.

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SCHIEFFER: It has been a rough week for Newt Gingrich after acing the debates in South Carolina.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ladies and gentlemen, (SPEAKING IN SPANISH), Mitt Romney!

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SCHIEFFER: He found a revitalized Mitt Romney in Florida.

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MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I am speaking to you today as if I am already the candidate for president for the Republican Party.

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SCHIEFFER: Gingrich did not take it quietly, accusing Romney of being too dishonest to be president.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What kind of man would mislead, distort, and deceive just to win an election? This man would. Mitt Romney.

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SCHIEFFER: Back and forth it went. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ROMNEY: He was given the opportunity to lead our party. What happened four years later? Well, he was fined for ethics violations. He ultimately had to resign in disgrace.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

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