Speaker Gingrich has surged to the top of the field of Republican presidential candidates, not only because he's the most knowledgeable and experienced candidate for the office, but also because he has no qualms about standing up to the liberal media. That unflinching conservatism has resonated with voters, and we're seeing support for Newt grow more with each poll. In fact, we got our most exciting news of the campaign when yesterday's Rasmussen poll showed Speaker Gingrich with a 13-point lead in Iowa!
Newt believes it is absolutely necessary for presidential candidates to be thoroughly vetted and he is committed to answering questions from the American people openly and honestly. But there’s obviously no love lost between Newt and the media. He's corrected their handpicked moderators at the debates, called them out for "gotcha questions," and even highlighted their blatant pro-Obama bias. We know that they’ll try to twist his words and record. As we get closer to the Iowa caucuses, we're going to see these media attacks become more vicious, and we must be prepared to continue to stand up to those attacks!
This is where the rubber meets the road. We've seen a number of candidates rise to the top of the polls only to be torn down by the media, but this campaign is different. We're building up our grassroots infrastructure in the early primary states where retail politics is incredibly important. We've rolled out an aggressive online ad campaign, geographically targeting those same early primary states. And, most importantly, Speaker Gingrich is going to continue to stand up to the liberal media. We will not allow President Obama's allies to dictate the terms of this campaign - it's the voters who will decide who gets to take on Obama for the office of President of the United States.