Skip to comments.Gingrich regrets 2008 climate ad with Pelosi (I bet he does)
Posted on 07/26/2011 7:20:00 AM PDT by markomalley
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Tuesday that he regrets making a commercial with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the need to address climate change.
Gingrich, who partnered with Pelosi while she was Speaker for the 2008 ad, said the spot was "misconstrued," and for that reason, he wouldn't do it again.
"I was trying to make a point that we shouldn't be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment," Gingrich said on WGIR radio of the 30-second television commercial. "Obviously it was misconstrued, and it's probably one of those things I wouldn't do again."
That commercial has caused some difficulties for Gingrich in the Republican presidential primary. Pelosi is one of the most polarizing figures for primary voters, and the appearance of wanting to partner with such a political bogeyman has arguably hurt Gingrich with GOP voters.
Gingrich said in January that he "meant exactly what [he] said in that commercial," which was produced by the Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore (D). In the ad, Gingrich makes no endorsement of any policy solution, but says the "country must take action to address climate change."
But Gingrich has also made some environmental issues a part of his presidential campaign, calling for the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its replacement with an agency dedicated to energy creation.
Screw the Morlocks!
This could be a grass roots movement.
I wonder if he also regrets supporting the RINO Dee Dee Scazafavabeans?
I should make a website and start villainizing them....
Newtie should have figured out a long time ago that being in the same zip code as Pelousy was toxic!
Newt is easily swayed by socialists in a rage frenzy. He’s afraid of them and way to beholden to their false sense of superiority - elitism.
This “we are smarter and better than everyone” is an attitude required for the socialist ego to think they are the superior ones to rule over weak inferiors. Newt has a lot of this socialist ego going for himself.
No self-respecting American would be caught dead on that couch with Nancy Pelosi. He obviously doesn’t understand what she and her ilk stands for.
Stupid is as stupid does, Newt-less.
Just grab Mitt’s hand and walk away from politics.
You are dead (politically of course).
How can a guy as smart as Gingrich obviously is be as stupid as Gingrich obviously is?
If you think your too tasty looking....you might try appeasing them.
Isaac Newton, he ain’t.
He posed with Pelosi. He supported the concept of legislating to stop “climate change”. He is a really smart guy who does really stupid things.
Not ready for prime time.
If they are hot I’ll hit them before Laz. . . .
“If they are hot”
Never thought of that....they’d be like European chicks....unshaven.....so very vogue.
You did imply this....didn’t you?????
Blame the critics: “I regret the commercial, not because I now think I was wrong, but because my arguments were too nuanced and sophisticated for conservatives to understand.”