GINGRICH: Well, I just want, I want people to understand that this is a Massachusetts moderate who after claiming to be pro-life, ended up putting Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America in Romney-are by name with no right to life group. He ended up putting state paid, tax paid abortions in Romney care. He appointed pro-abortion judges while governor. You go through the list. He said he was for gun control, he quadrupled the tax on guns so people in Massachusetts pay $100 per year per gun.
Let me tell you, in South Carolina, there aren't going to be very many people who are excited about a pro gun control, gun tax candidate and that's his record. This is not theory, these aren't speeches. That's what he did as governor.
So, I just want to make sure that everybody in the rest of the country begins to understand, this is a person trying to run as Republican nominee, who is the most moderate candidate in modern times. I think not since Nelson Rockefeller have we had a candidate like this and I think it puts him in a very difficult position to get in the Republican primaries beyond New Hampshire.
HANNITY: Do you still believe, as you once said, you didn't think that Romney could win in the general election against Obama?
GINGRICH: I think you'd have a very hard time. I would support him if he's the nominee. I think he's vastly better than Barack Obama. But I think when you get into a debate between Romneycare and Obamacare, you get in a debate between Romney's tax increases and Obama's tax increases. You get into a debate where Romney was functionally pro-choice and Obama is pro-choice, it's going to be pretty hard to round up the conservative base in party and get them enthusiastic, if that's what the debate ends up looking like.
HANNITY: All right. Mr. Speaker, thanks so much for being with us, we appreciate your time. And don't forget that game is on late tonight. So, that I think 1 a.m. Eastern, so, if you want to take a look at it.
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