Gingrich seems to get loudest applause of night

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is the fourth candidate to speak tonight at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition event, and the crowd seemed very engaged by his remarks.

Gingrich repeated his call for seven, three-hour-long debates with President Obama.  “To be fair, I would agree that he can use a teleprompter,” Gingrich joked.  The crowd laughed and applauded.  “After all, if you had to spend an entire three-hour debate defending ObamaCare, wouldn’t you want to have the help of a teleprompter?”

When asked about “abortion on demand” Gingrich referred to a policy paper at about the judiciary and “activist” judges.

As one of the hosts of the event posed his question (in the same way he has to the previous candidates), Gingrich joked he had heard the question before.  There was laughter. State Senator Jerry Behn, the fellow asking questions on behalf of the Iowa Energy Forum, offered up an apology, said he was just trying to be fair to the candidates.

“You’re not some news guy,” Gingrich quipped.

Gingrich got a huge response from the crowd at the end of his remarks.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


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