Newt Gingrich continues to try and dig himself out of the hole he’s dug for himself, calling Rep. Paul Ryan to apologize for his comments on his Medicare overhaul and defiantly appearing on Fox News Channel to push back at the suggestion that his fledgling presidential campaign has suffered a mortal wound.
Ryan, too, was clearly chagrined, saying in a radio interview, “With allies like that, who needs the left?”
As he has toured Iowa this week, Gingrich and his nascent campaign have been furiously trying to right the ship and dispel the notion that the former House speaker is an undisciplined candidate who is out of step with the modern GOP.
Democrats have seized on Gingrich’s words, using them as a GOP indictment of Ryan’s plan as too “radical” and are already trying to use them in competitive House districts.
Gingrich also refused to comment on a report that his wife, Callista, ran up a titanic bill at theTiffany jewelery company.