Friday, August 5, 2011

Gingrich fatalistic on Ames straw poll

On Fox News last night, Newt Gingrich didn't sound particularly interested in results from next Saturday's straw poll in Ames, Iowa.

"We decided we have relatively scarce resources. Several people are going to spend several million dollars trying to win this. I wish them well.

We'll do as well as we do, whatever that means."

He also sort of dissed the Iowa GOP on the straw poll.

"It's a party fundraising device.

I've raised a great deal of money for the Iowa Republican Party over the years, happy to come back and raise more. This isn't the place where I want to raise money. I'm out here talking about serious ideas, serious issues.

.... I'm there to greet delegates, to begin to pick up delegates for January."