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Newt Gingrich Explains Direction Of GOP

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Newt Gingrich Explains Direction Of GOP

Newt Gingrich Explains Direction Of GOP

Newt Gingrich Explains Direction Of GOP

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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

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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.