Newt Gingrich, borrowing from Mark Twain at a Monitor breakfast on Monday, said his presidential campaign can recover from a rocky start. He frames himself as an idea man who can go toe to toe with Obama.
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“I want to reassure you in the tradition of Mark Twain that the reports of my campaign’s death are highly exaggerated,” said the former House speaker.
Mr. Gingrich said that in his recent travels through the early-caucus state of Iowa he attracted large and enthusiastic crowds, most of whom apparently did not care that he had told David Gregory of “Meet the Press” that the voucher-like Medicare plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin was “right-wing social engineering.”