Newt and Callista Gingrich team up

August 30, 2012


Former House speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, did a back-and-forth routine reminiscent of Anne Hathaway and James Franco at the 2011 Oscars (only not nearly as bad). 

The former presidential candidate and his spouse alternated speaking every couple sentences and offered a pretty straightforward address. Their remarks followed a tribute video to Ronald Reagan and focused on how Mitt Romney would follow in the Republican hero's footsteps. 

Newt took his time to double down on a welfare attack that fact-checkers have labeled as false: “Tragically, President Obama gutted this achievement. And, like Jimmy Carter, over four years he produced little effective legislation that brought the two parties together in the interest of the nation.” 

Callista added: “The election of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will decisively move America to a better future. Remembering President Reagan reminds us that the choices we make matter, and this year is as important as the choice we made in 1980."

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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