More stupidity coming out of the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign today: he was asked to hold up a Newt 2012 t-shirt to the cameras at a press availability event at his campaign headquarters in Atlanta today, and got owned by an ABC producer.
“We asked for t-shirts to be sent to us and they were made in America,” the ABC producer said. “I just picked up that one and it’s made in El Salvador.”
“It was a big thing when we talked to your campaign people about how you wanted things to be made in America, do you have plans to change things?” the producer asked.
Here’s Newt’s very “smart” response: “I’ll have to ask the folks who ordered this,” Gingrich responded. “I don’t order it and I don’t do it.”
His campaign spokeswoman, Michelle Selesky, said “that it was a rush order made by some volunteers,” and that the prints on the t-shirts were done in Atlanta. Still, it doesn’t matter if you printed it in Atlanta; the t-shirt itself was made in El Salvador.
Newt always talks about not oursourcing jobs and making everything in America, but, here, another gaffe in his campaign comes along, and comes in the form of El Salvador.
“One of the challenges with a volunteer campaign is lots of volunteers do lots of different things,” Gingrich said.
Yeah, I know volunteers do lots of different things. But, shouldn’t volunteers know what your views are? They could have been smart enough to know his views, and quickly order the t-shirts from somewhere closer here in America. That’s smart.
He later changed the subject to avoid more criticism from the harsh media (I’m betting most were lefties). Newt couldn’t avoid the uncovering by the ABC producer. You gotta feel bad for Newt. He’s the candidate getting bashed out there big time, and is the candidate failing in his campaign. I think he should drop out.
(Credit to CNN for the info)
Do you think Newt should drop out? All comments are welcome.