Tags: gingrich | perry | debate | debacle

Gingrich: Perry Better Shape Up, or He’ll Have to Ship Out

Friday, 11 Nov 2011 11:56 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich isn’t afraid to address the subject of his competitor Rick Perry, who risks flaming out of the race after his debate snafu Wednesday. Former House Speaker Gingrich says he carries to animus toward the Texas governor, who simply must improve his campaign performance or get prepared to be booted from the race, The Hill reports.

Gingrich is seeking to take over Perry’s former mantle as the chief conservative competitor to front-runner Mitt Romney.

“I'm very sympathetic to Gov. Rick Perry. He's a very smart man,” Gingrich told Fox News. “He's the longest-serving governor in the history of Texas.”

In the debate, Perry forgot the third federal agency he wants to eliminate – the Department of Energy, with Commerce and Education the two he remembered.

Gingrich said he goes into debates worrying that he will make the same sort of gaffe that Perry did. “So I mean, my heart goes out to him. I wasn't gloating at that point. I was thinking, 'Wow, that could have happened to any one of us.'”

And Gingrich was happy to offer Perry advice. “My recommendation to him would be do lots of town-hall meetings. Let people ask you lots of questions. He's either going to get a lot better at it or he's not going to be in the race.”

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved