Newt Gingrich has given his approval of John McCain running for US President, he said to a conservative crowd. He said that a political victory for the Republicans had more importance than ideological purity.
“I think it’s a totally honorable thing to say ‘I support the candidate but I oppose the policy,’” Gingrich said to the conservative activists attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC.
He would be more specific in explicit: “As a citizen, I would rather have a President McCain that we fight with 20 Percent of the time than a President Clinton or a President Obama who we fight with 90 percent of the time.”
Gingrich also added that when traveling to Idado when Senator Obama attracted at least 16,000 during a speech in Idaho was a threat. He said that the ability of a Senate Democrat like Obama attracting a crowd of that size in a solidly-red state was unthinkable.
“On Super Tuesday, there were 14.6 million Democrats who thought the presidential nomination was worth voting for, and there were 8.3 million Republicans,” Gingrich had said. He added: “That is a warning of a catastrophic election.”
However, Gingrich did not say of he would officially endorse or actively support McCain.