Gingrich Bails Out of the Anti-Mosque Demonstration
Newt Gingrich, always calculating the political angles, has bailed out of the Bigot Brigade’s September 11 demonstration against the Cordoba House project: Mosque protest loses Gingrich.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) will not be addressing a protest of the proposed mosque in lower Manhattan on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
The organizers of the rally, Stop Islamization of America and Freedom Defense Initiative, announced Gingrich as one of the event’s confirmed speakers on the Web last weekend.
On Monday, Gingrich launched himself into the spotlight of the debate on national television with controversial comments that brought a slew of criticism from fellow Republicans.
But a spokesman for Gingrich, a possible 2012 presidential candidate, told The Hill that the former leader of the House had never confirmed his appearance. Instead, one of Gingrich’s staff had agreed to send a video message from him to be shown at the Sept. 11 rally.
That has since been canceled.
Looks like Gingrich realized he was hooking up with outright racists and hate-obsessed lunatics, and decided the time wasn’t really ripe for that yet.