Newt Gingrich Talks With Moon Griffon
Today's edition of the "Moon Griffon" show featured an interview with GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. Gingrich began his visit to Louisiana this past Friday, and here is a synopsis of his activities from the Associated Press:
Newt Gingrich demanded Friday that Mitt Romney stop the barrage of TV attack ads that badly damage him and Rick Santorum each time they seemed poised to make big strides in the GOP presidential race. Admitting to Louisiana voters that he can't match Romney and a pro-Romney super PAC in fundraising, Gingrich repeated a plea that thus far the front-running Romney has ignored.
"I challenge Gov. Romney and his super PAC to pledge to take every negative ad about every Republican off the air, because it dishonors them, it weakens the Republican Party, and it helps Barack Obama," Gingrich told a cheering outdoor crowd of more than 200 in Covington. Gingrich is struggling to stay in the race, and friends say his anger over the attack ads that hammered him in Iowa and Florida is a key reason he refuses to step aside. Gingrich said he hopes to do well in Louisiana's March 24 primary in part because he attended graduate school at Tulane, in New Orleans. The former House speaker asked supporters for donations as small as $2.50, which he said can lead to bigger amounts. He says gasoline will cost $2.50 a gallon if he becomes president. Gingrich said he is gaining 500 to 1,000 new donors a day, but most give small sums. In Gingrich's two Louisiana speeches Friday -- sandwiched around a quiet visit to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans -- he aimed most of his fire at Obama. He said the president refuses to tap domestic sources of oil and gas that could drive down energy prices.
Gingrich spent one show segment with conservative talk show host Moon Griffon on a variety of issues:
- Why Gingrich is fighting to win the nomination
- Why Gingrich believes he can beat President Obama
- What his energy policy would be if elected and how that would affect gas prices
- Why Obama's lack of an energy policy is hurting America
- His plan for rebounding from our economic problems
- His track record of bipartisan Congressional work and his budget cutting efforts
- His worries about healthcare costs going up under Obamacare
Here is the entire interview of Newt Gingrich by Moon Griffon: