Newt Gingrich: GOP Front-Runner in Iowa

Former House speaker accepts Donald Trump's debate invitation.
3:08 | 12/05/11

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Your voice your vote and the former house speaker full of -- Newt Gingrich now the clear front runner in Iowa he's gone from fifth to first since October. And today he forge an unconventional alliance with the man who would be king maker for the GOP billionaire Donald -- -- BC's Jake Tapper has the story. Riding a wave of poll numbers and publicity former house speaker Newt Gingrich visited Donald Trump in Manhattan today. Where he continued to talk about changing the culture of poverty by putting more children work. I suggested to -- don't trump that he adopt. A program of the premises. And take one of the poorest schools in New York City. And create -- of partnerships that would be paid for part time work. And he'd like the idea Latvians who exactly what I was getting -- Some Republicans disparage the role in the party currently played by trump -- reality television star and real estate mogul. They -- he further fosters a circus like atmosphere. But not new. I'm not inclined to be a supporter of -- Gingrich is having served under him for four years and experienced personally his leadership. The Obama campaign has made a policy of only focusing its fire. On Mitt Romney that is George until today when the Obama campaign called Newt Gingrich that god father. Of gridlock a sign that they're taking his candidacy seriously. First time also gridlock on that payroll tax. Cut extension everyone's taxes set to go up on January 1 if it's not past president came to the briefing room today and I get the sense. They're getting word it won't pass GA. They are although it's difficult to discern how much of this is showmanship because the Obama administration feels as though. They have a real winner of an issue here with Republicans. On the defensive on on their heels for the first time in a long time that said there is no deal as of right now which means as of January 1. The taxes on 160 million Americans would go up. 2%. -- OK -- thanks and coming up Saturday the next big Republican debate. Diane Sawyer and I will moderate from Des Moines, Iowa and it -- across the ABC network at 9 eastern 6 Pacific.

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