Gingrich: Americans aren’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 doesn’t realize that they are actually voting for a candidate who is ‘…far to the left…anti-war… and…irresponsible.’

At that point, Alan Colmes challenges Gingrich by musing how Ned Lamont fits into Gingrich’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 they’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.

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