Gingrich: Americans arenâ€™t anti-war
When talks turned to the upcoming senate primary in Connecticut, Gingrich gets a little defensive. Basically, he seems to think that the only reason left-wing Democrats win elections is because the public doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t realize that they are actually voting for a candidate who is Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬Â¦far to the leftÃ¢â‚¬Â¦anti-warÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ andÃ¢â‚¬Â¦irresponsible.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
At that point, Alan Colmes challenges Gingrich by musing how Ned Lamont fits into GingrichÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stellar theory. This conversation transpires:
Gingrich: "I just saw a poll the other day in Ohio that when people learned the voting record of their Democratic congressman, they were 65-35 against him because they didn't realize how far to the left he voted."
Colmes: "Mr. Speaker most people are anti-war, most Americans are feeling that way these days."
Gingrich: "Oh I don't believe that Al, not in the sense you're talking about."...uh-huh, so left-wingers only win because the public that votes for them are too dense to know what theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing, and despite the most recent Gallup poll indicating that 55 percent of those surveyed want the U.S. out of Iraq within a year, majority of Americans are notanti-war.
Incidentally, despite searching, Gingrich's 'ohio poll' remained illusive, so we'll just have to take his word for it.