NPR logo

Newt Gingrich Explains Direction Of GOP

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/94226935/94226928" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Newt Gingrich Explains Direction Of GOP

Newt Gingrich Explains Direction Of GOP

Newt Gingrich Explains Direction Of GOP

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/94226935/94226928" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the house House Newt Gingrich greets attendees on day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in St. Paul, Minn. Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Getty Images

Newt Gingrich is synonymous with the Republican Party. As former Speaker of the House of Representatives — and famous for his "Contract with America" in 1994 — Gingrich is among those defining the modern GOP.

He discusses the future of the Grand Old Party, including the legacy of President Bush and John McCain's selection of the Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.