• With: Newt Gingrich

    VAN SUSTEREN: So I guess it's fair...

    GINGRICH: ... look at it...

    VAN SUSTEREN: ... to say you are going to fight back. I guess that - - I mean, from the candor and the conversation with...

    (CROSSTALK)

    VAN SUSTEREN: ... you're going to fight back.

    GINGRICH: We're going to fight back. And my only point is I'm out in the open about it. I tried to do it the other way. I like the other way better. I'd rather go back to being all positive. That would mean getting out of the race. I'm not getting out of the race. I'm not going to yield to some guy who's a moderate who can't possibly articulate conservatism.

    I'm going to fight for the nomination because I think I can beat Barack Obama in the debates, and I think I can defeat Barack Obama by offering a straight Reagan conservative model that the country's going to really want.

    VAN SUSTEREN: Mr. Speaker, thank you, sir. And I hope you'll come back soon...

    GINGRICH: Thank you.

    VAN SUSTEREN: ... because this could be...

    GINGRICH: I'll be back.

    VAN SUSTEREN: ... a long and interesting race. Thank you, sir.

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