Newt Gingrich Pt. 2

  • Aired:  11/13/12
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The former House Speaker discusses Mitt Romney's campaign, the Latino vote and the dangers of Super PACs. (4:34)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WE'RE BACK WITH NEWT GINGRICH.

ALL RIGHT.

LAST TUESDAY MITT ROMNEY DID NOT BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

YOU PREDICTED THAT MITT ROMNEY WOULD WIN IN A LANDSLIDE.

WHAT HAPPENED?

>> WELL, THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I WANTED TO COME BE ON THE SHOW?

>> TO CONFESS THAT YOU WERE SMOKING CRACK?

(LAUGHTER) BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A LANDSLIDE, TOO, BUT I WAS SMOKING CRACK.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen:

>> I JUST KNEW THAT I WAS WRONG.

>> Stephen: YOU KNEW YOU WERE WRONG AFTERWARDS, YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE WRONG BEFOREHAND.

>> EXACTLY.

BUT SOME TIME TUESDAY NIGHT IT OCCURRED TO ME.

(LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: OKAY.

OKAY.

NOW IN THE PRIMARIES YOU CALLED MITT ROMNEY A LIAR AND YOU SAID THAT HE'S FUNDAMENTALLY

DISHONEST AND WHY SHOULD WE EXPECT HIM TO BE HONEST ABOUT ANYTHING IF HE'S PRESIDENT.

WHAT CHANGED FOR YOU WHEN YOU ENDORSED HIM?

DID YOU CHANGE YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT HIM OR DID YOU CHANGE YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT LIARS?

>> IT'S A CHOICE BETWEEN HE AND OBAMA AND I THOUGHT FOR MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN'S

FUTURE HE WAS LESS OF A PROBLEM THAN THE PRESIDENT WAS.

>> PEOPLE ARE SAYING THE CONSERVATIVES ARE LIVING IN THIS BUBBLE WHERE WE JUST TALK TO

EACH OTHER AND DON'T BELIEVE IN REALITY AND WE'VE GOT TO GET OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE.

DO YOU BELIEVE WE'RE JUST TALKING TO EACH OTHER AND LIVE IN A BUBBLE OR DO WE BELIEVE IN REALITY.

>> I WROTE A PIECE FOR POLITICO THAT HA SAID REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES SHOULD STOP AND

ANALYZE THIS ELECTION AND THINK IT THROUGH BECAUSE WE WERE WRONG AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO

CONFRONT REALITY AND YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF WHY WAS IT DIFFERENT THAN I THOUGHT IT

WOULD BE?

I'LL GIVE YOU JUST ONE EXAMPLE.

ROMNEY DID WORSE WITH ASIAN AMERICANS THAN WITH LATINO AMERICANS.

NOW, NOBODY ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE LOOKED AT THAT AND THOUGHT ABOUT IT.

THAT SHOULD BE VERY TROUBLING.

AND, YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T GO TO A WAL-MART OR A COSTCO OR TARGET AND SAY "THE CUSTOMERS ARE

REALLY STUPID, THEY PICKED THE WRONG STORE LAST WEEK." YOU GO AND YOU SAY "WHAT IS IT I

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND ABOUT WHAT THE CUSTOMER NEEDED?

" AND YOU CAN DO IT AS A CONSERVATIVE.

>> Stephen: BUT HOW DO WE REACH OUT TO THE LATINOS AND THE HIS PANICOS OUT THERE WHEN THE

CANDIDATE THAT WE JUST SUPPORTED SAID THEY SHOULD SELF-DEPORT.

THAT'S AN UNPOPULAR -- WE CAN'T JUST GO 180.

WE CAN'T JUST SAY --

>> WELL, 180 WOULD BE SELF-IMPORT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: WHICH IS WHAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING.

THAT'S CALLED CROSSING THE BORDER.

THAT'S CROSSING THE BORDER, EXACTLY.

>> YOU CAN BE FOR CONTROLLING THE BORDER.

IT'S OKAY.

>> Stephen: CAN WE TALK SUPER PACS FOR A SECOND?

>> IF YOU WANT TO.

>> Stephen: I HAD A SUPER PAC, YOU WERE HELPED BY SHELDON ADELE SON WHO CONTRIBUTED TO A SUPER

PAC IN YOUR FAVOR.

>> YES.

>> DO YOU BELIEVE SUPER PACS ARE THE RIGHT THING OR THE WRONG THING FOR AMERICA?

>> I THINK AMERICA WOULD BE MUCH BETTER OFF TO HAVE A VERY CLEAN, SIMPLE ELECTION LAW THAT SAYS

ANYONE CAN GIVE ANY AMOUNT OF AFTER TAX PERSONAL INCOME TO THE CANDIDATE AS LONG AS THEY REPORT

IT EVERY NIGHT.

I THINK SUPER PACS AS SUCH ARE, IN FACT, VERY DANGEROUS IN THE LONG RUN.

WHEN YOU SIGH MAYOR BLOOMBERG PUT A MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND INTO A DEMOCRATIC

DISTRICT IN CALIFORNIA TO BEAT SOMEBODY, THERE'S SOMETHING FUNDAMENTALLY PROFOUNDLY WRONG

ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING.

AND IT'S HAPPENING IN BOTH PARTIES AND IN THE LONG RUN IT'S GOING TO BE VERY NEGATIVE AND

VERY DISRUPTIVE OF OUR SYSTEM.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> THERE WAS SOME TALK THAT -- SOME PEOPLE SAID THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HURT ROMNEY IS THAT

YOU AND RICK SANTORUM WERE HELPED BY THESE SUPER PACS AND STAYED IN LONG ENOUGH THAT KIND

OF BLED ROMNEY DRY, ALLOWED YOU TO ATTACK HIM, TO SAY THESE THINGS THAT I SAID BEFORE AND

ALSO DEPLETED HIS CAMPAIGN COFFERS.

DID THE SUPER PACS HURT REPUBLICANS MORE THAN THEY HELPED THEM?

>> I HAD ONE BILLIONAIRE, A GOOD FRIEND AND A PERSON WHO'S DEEPLY PASSIONATE ABOUT --.

>> Stephen: GREAT FRIEND TO HAVE.

BILLIONAIRES ARE SOME OF THE BEST TO HAVE.

>> I'D LIKE TO HAVE TEN OR 15.

ROMNEY HAD ABOUT 26.

IT TURNED OUT 26 BILLIONAIRES BEAT ONE.

THIS WAS A GREAT REVELATION TO US.

(LAUGHTER) SO I THINK ROMNEY --.

>> Stephen: SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT REALITY SHOW "BILLIONAIRE FIGHT." (LAUGHTER)

>> WE JUST HAD IT, IT WAS CALLED THE ELECTION.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: IT'S NOT GOING TO GET BETTER THAN THAT.

NEWT GINGRICH, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH.

THE BOOK IS

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