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Gingrich: Conservatives want to see him debate Obama

Video: The winner tells HUMAN EVENTS that conservatives decided to unite to support him.

COLUMBIA, S.C.–  Savoring what is turning out to be a never-anticipated big win (41 percent to 27 percent) over Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich told HUMAN EVENTS Saturday night that conservatives are uniting behind him and a key factor in this is their desire to see him go one-on-one in debates with President Obama.

As he and wife Callista made their way from an overflow victory party at the Hilton Hotel in Columbia, the former House speaker stopped to talk to HUMAN EVENTS about what he believes was the decisive factor in his win:  “Conservatives finally came together to unite behind one candidate,”  he said.

Gingrich also told us he agreed with the conclusion of South Carolina campaign co-chairman and former Rep. John Napier that his win in South Carolina represented the revival of Ronald Reagan’s winning conservative coalition.
 
And, the candidate quickly added, “there is also a genuine desire among [Republicans] to see me debate Barack Obama.”
 
Would he also get his desired-wish to go one-on-one with Mitt Romney in a future debate?
 
“Sure,” Gingrich shot back with a chuckle, “if he’s willing to do it.”

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John Gizzi has come to be known as â??the man who knows everyone in Washingtonâ? and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on whatâ??s going on in the nationâ??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as â??Gizzi on Politicsâ? and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of â??Gizziâ??s America,â? video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. Johnâ??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com

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