As Friday afternoon sees Mitt Romney release his coveted tax returns, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invites fellow Republican Newt Gingrich to offer his unique brand of campaigning insight and political perspective.
With less than 50 days until the general election, and with Romney and Barack Obama running very close in the polls, the former House Speaker believes his former opponent [Romney] needs to become less polite, and more polarizing:
"He has got to stand up, he's got to be very firm, and very aggressive. And the country's got to look in and say 'Ya know? This is a guy who can be president. He's tough enough, he's clear enough. I get it,'" explains the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. "He's not in a competition to be likable, he's in a competition to be capable. We need somebody who can turn America around."
Even as economic struggles continue across the country, with unemployment rates on the rise in some states, the incumbent has actually grown his lead, a fact Gingrich attributes, in part, to failures within the GOP candidates camp:
"Of course, there's this 47% statement which is, I think, not accurate, and was not a very clever thing to say, so Romney's had a bad couple weeks," the former presidential candidate tells Piers Morgan. "Part of this is the Romney people haven't gotten used yet to the fact that in a general election, if you're the conservative, you are running against a headwind all day, every day. And you've got to just stick to your guns, be very clear about what you're going to do, and not let the media distract you."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in tonight at 9 p.m. as Gingrich offers his evaluation and interpretation of Mitt Romney's recently released tax returns.
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