Newt Gingrich, who has often blasted the press for “stupid,” “gotcha” or insider questions, focused closely on process in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News tonight.
Via ABC News, which was given a partial transcript, Gingrich listed his accomplishments this way:
“I helped Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp develop supply side economics. I helped lead the effort to defeat communism in the Congress.”
He also made clear he’s stunned by his own success now:
“Whereas I would have thought originally it was going to be Mitt and not-Mitt, I think it’s going to – it may turn out to be Newt and not-Newt,” Gingrich tells Hannity, according to excerpts of the interview. “And that’s a very different formula than, frankly – I mean we’re having to redesign our campaign strategy because we’re at least 60 days ahead of where I thought we’d be.”
The country, he argued, is “talking to itself” and there’s only one cure: More Newt.
The full interview airs tonight.