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Newt Gingrich: Politics Has Become A Really Nasty, Vicious, Negative Business

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    In an interview with ABC News, Newt Gingrich accused his Republican opponents of lying in their negative ads and offering “no hope they will be any good as president.”

    “Politics has become a really nasty, vicious, negative business and I think it’s disgusting and I think it’s dishonest,” Gingrich told ABC News aboard his campaign bus in Iowa.

    “And I think the people who are running the ads know they are dishonest and I think a person who will do that to try to get to be president offers you no hope that they will be any good as president,” he said.

    According to the Campaign Media Analysis Group, 45 percent of all campaign ads in Iowa this month have included attacks on Gingrich. Only 6 percent were pro-Gingrich. He acknowledges the ads have taken a real toll on his campaign.

    “We’re gradually going to have to figure out how to essentially take apart the negative ads,” Gingrich, 68, said. “I mean I am committed to running a positive campaign and we have to find a way to communicate.”