(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Lanhee Chen, former policy director for the Romney-Ryan 2012 campaign and Fellow at the Hoover Institute, joined Brian and compared what America's relationship is like with Israel today with what it would have been had Romney won in 2012.

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On CPAC, Chen said Governor Scott Walker has a great message and is one of the few republicans who can attract both establishment and Tea Party voters. Chen gave Jeb Bush credit for going before an unfriendly crowd and standing strong on immigration. Chen also said anybody who counts Christie out at this point is making a mistake. Chen believes that Christie will be a compelling candidate who like Bush, will be also be an authentic candidate.

When asked about Mitt Romney's decision not to run in 2016, Chen said Romney felt it was time for republicans to put up "fresh blood" for the 2016 nomination.