On a blogger conference call today Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich answered several questions from national conservative bloggers concerning his disastrous Sunday interview on Meet the Press. Newt clarified his positioins and told the bloggers that he would not allow Democrats to lie about his positions if they run ads using his words against Republican candidates.
Here’s my question: Newt, Democrats have already announced that they will likely use your Sunday interview in their GObashing ads. How will you respond to this?
Speaker Newt Gingrich: “I’ll be glad, any place that that’s used, I’ll be glad to cut an ad for that person saying, “This is a lie. This is totally untrue.” And I’ll stipulate that democrats have nothing to offer but fear itself. They’ve reversed Franklin Delano Roosevelt who said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Today they have nothing to offer but fear itself. And I’ll be happy to cut an ad. Anybody who in anyway gets bothered by this in an ad like that… I’ll be glad to cut an ad and take democrats head on.”
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Note: I told Newt that I am a big fan. I am. I am a big fan of several Republican candidates. I will support anyone who takes on Master of Destruction Barack Obama.
Ed Morrissey has much more on the call today.