On the heels of Mitt Romney choosing Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, on Monday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Newt Gingrich for his trademark brand of candid perspective and insight.
Welcoming Gingrich for a live interview, Piers Morgan asked how the new GOP ticket might relate to voters:
"I suppose the fundamental debate that's going to be had, though, will come down to whether the Republicans can sell to the American people, that they are really concerned about jobs, about peoples livelihoods," Morgan said.
Joining the program from Nebraska, the former House Speaker offered his reaction:
"You know, I don't want to sound disrespectful, but I do wonder sometimes if you guys all get off in a little club and learn a brand new mantra and then all repeat it mindlessly," he zinged the host. "This is the core thing that Liberals don't get. If you want to have jobs, you have to encourage job creators. If you discourage job creators, if you engage in class warfare, if you do what Barack Obama's been doing, you have what we currently have."
Five months since officially dropping out of the presidential race, the Republican continues to voice his dissatisfaction with the leadership coming out of the nation's capital:
"Nobody in the media seems to want to come to grips with the fact that the Obama economic policy is a disaster for the poor...at what point do we hold the president accountable for a policy which is crippling the poor in America?" asked Gingrich. "The Ryan/Romney plan empowers middle class Americans to get a job. When they get a job, their income goes up. They pay more taxes, they are independent. They're able to live their own lives."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the 69-year-old further explains his position on the economy, and the newest player in the upcoming general election.
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