Gingrich: Republicans ‘don’t rely enough on actually knowing things’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 13:58 EDT
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Newt Gingrich speaks to CBN's David Brody
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that the politicians in his party are guilty of relying on talking points instead of “actually knowing things.”

As Herman Cain’s poll numbers continue to collapse, CBN took another look at Gingrich on Tuesday and released never-before-seen clips of an interview he did with David Brody last month.

“One of the Republican weaknesses is that we rely too much on consultants and too much on talking points,” the former Speaker of the House explained. “We don’t rely enough on actually knowing things.”

“If you’re going to lead the country and change history, you better know a heck of a lot before you start because there’s not much time for learning on the job.”

A survey released Monday by Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that Gingrich was ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by double digits. Another poll from CNN showed that Gingrich had a gained 14 points since October, putting him only 2 points behind Romney.

Watch this video from CBN, broadcast Nov. 15, 2011.

(H/T: Political Wire)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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