Gingrich’s Rhetoric

Listen to this:

I think Ron Paul's views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American.

It is not just un-American but indecent, to support an end to the war on drugs, a drastic retrenchment of an over-stretched military, and a war on government spending? Then a lie thrown in for good measure:

When asked if he would be able to vote for Paul if his rival won the 2012 GOP nomination, Gingrich said unequivocally "No." "I think it's very difficult to see how you would engage in dealing with Ron Paul as a nominee," Gingrich said. "Given the newsletters, which he has not yet disowned. He would have to go a long way to explain himself and I think it would be very difficult to see today, Ron Paul as the Republican nominee."

Paul has disowned and disavowed the contents of the newsletters on many occasions. That may be an insufficient explanation, but it is not as Gingrich has asserted.