This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Soledad asks Rep. Allen West (R-FL) responds to polls showing voter choices for a GOP vice presidential candidate, and responds to controversial comments from rocker Ted Nugent on President Obama.
Rep. Steve Israel discusses his opposition to the Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012 sponsored by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and explains why he thinks that it is "yet another unfunded, unpaid for giveaway" for millionaires.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman for the House Republican Conference, explains why he is opposed to the "Buffett tax" and weighs in on recent polling about the public's support for the proposal.
Alice Stewart, Santorum press secretary, discusses the candidate's decision to withdraw from the race and explains how Santorum will be involved with the Romney campaign going forward despite the bitter primary.
Senator John McCain discusses the future focus of Mitt Romney's campaign and weighs in on potential vice presidential nominees.
Hogan Gidley, communications director for the Santorum campaign, responds to the pressure from the right for Santorum to drop out of the GOP race and responds to the growing list of Romney endorsements.
Jackie Cushman, Newt Gingrich's daughter, discusses her father's focus on energy independence and explains why the candidate is not suspending his campaign despite being far behind in the delegate count.
Mark McKinnon explains why he thinks that the repercussions from Romney's aide's Etch A Sketch gaffe are going to last the entire campaign.
Hogan Gidley, national communications director for the Santorum campaign, discusses the candidate's loss in Illinois and explains how they plan to proceed in the race going forward.
Reince Priebus, RNC chairman, responds to the controversy over Santorum's gaffe that he "doesn't care about the unemployment rate."