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Newt Gingrich On CBS This Morning With Charlie Rose – January 17 2012

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Newt Gingrich On CBS This Morning With Charlie Rose – January 17 2012

On “CBS This Morning” Gingrich told Charlie Rose that to do well against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Saturday’s primary, “First, I think I have to prove that I’m a much better debater, much more capable of taking on Barack Obama and standing toe-to-toe with the president and getting across conservative values.

“And second, I have to convince the people who might like to vote for Santorum or might like to vote for Perry that, in fact, those would be wasted votes, and the only way they can get a conservative nominee is to vote for me on Saturday.

“If we can do those two things … I think we’ll win on Saturday. It’s going to be a close run, but I think we may be able to pull it off.”

Gingrich acknowledged it would be “much harder” on his campaign if Romney wins South Carolina to follow up wins in Iowa and New Hampshire.

“If he’s down at 29 or 30 [percent], then I think we’re still in a serious race. If he gets up to 40 or 45, then, you know, you have to be realistic about it. I don’t see any evidence yet of him doing that well.”