Newt Gingrich: Race Is 'Wide Open'

Newt Gingrich: Race Is 'Wide Open'


The Brody File sat down with Newt Gingrich for a one-on-one interview at CPAC in Washington last week. We discussed the state of the race, from his perspective.

Here's what he had to say. Transcription follows the video below.

David Brody: Hey, you know, I like to call you the Yoda of this presidential race. So Yoda, if you will, give me your impression of where we’re at.

Newt Gingrich: Is this a comment on the fact that I’m a grandfather or what?

Brody: It could be partially that. Give me your sense of where we’re at in the race, where are you at?

Gingrich: Look, I think it’s temporarily a wide open race. I think what’s happened is with each passing wave of negative ads, Romney has marginalized himself, and that finally came crashing down on him starting in Nevada where he really dramatically underperformed, and then Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado where he basically collapsed.

And I think now he’s got a real challenge, there’s a new poll out in Georgia, he’s running third, I am now first, Santorum is second, things are in turmoil. Santorum’s gotten a nice bump, and should have, he earned it. He made the right strategic gamble.

And now, we’re going to sort out who is really prepared to have bold changes, who is prepared to do the things we need to get back on the right track as a country, and that will be a good debate. I think people will look at it with new interest now.

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