Gingrich: I Won't Answer 'Gotcha' Questions Anymore

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Posted: May 23, 2011 4:20 PM
Gingrich: I Won't Answer 'Gotcha' Questions Anymore
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has taken a lot of flak about policy positions and behavior in his past. So the former House speaker says that, from now on, he won’t feel obligated to answer every question about his history, Politico reports.

"All of you who want to play 'gotcha,' I'll go to the next question," Gingrich told a group of journalists Monday.

But he also confirmed that he personally is on Medicare, defended his involvement in a 2009 special congressional election, mentioned a national security documentary he produced with his wife, released some parts of his financial history, and cited his leadership of the Alzheimer’s Study Group with former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey.

Asked what distinguishes relevant information from “gotcha” questions, Gingrich said “everything is fair” for presidential candidates.

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