January 3rd, 2012
08:36 AM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich suggests a Tuesday win

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - While he embarks on the final leg of Iowa race Tuesday, Newt Gingrich sounded positive about his chances in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

"I think we could win," Gingrich said on CNN's "Starting Point." "Four of us are in a position to win this come late tonight."

The former House speaker once again attributed his slide in Hawkeye State polling to the barrage of ads attacking his record, many from a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney's candidacy. Without the ads, the candidate said he would still be the frontrunner.

"It's sad that he had to stoop to that level," Gingrich said of his rival.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Phil in KC

    How else is he going to get his supporters out in any numbers? If they think a loss is a foregone conclusion, they'll either stay home or caucus for someone else.

    January 3, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why not, in Iowa with teavangelicals, crazier things have happened. What will be interesting is foreign owned media mogul, Murdoch, will sway many voters to Santorum.

    January 3, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am not sure that Newt can survive the Romney, Koch and Rove negative ad blitz. I think Newt has as much of a chance of willing as a Big Ten team has of winning a major bowl.

    January 3, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  4. MWM

    This proclamation from the man who claimed to be a historian not a lobbyist!

    January 3, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  5. anagram_kid

    For someone who is supposed to be so clever, it is ironic that it never occurred to him that the destructive politics he fostered in the 90s would come back to spoil his own aspirations. You reap what you sow.

    January 3, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  6. Larry L

    Family values... Really?

    January 3, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |