Gingrich proudly wears Soros crown of ‘extremist conservative’by Jane Musgrave | January 30th, 2012
JACKSONVILLE – GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is claiming he won a backhanded endorsement from George Soros, the billionaire backer of all things liberal.
In an interview with Reuters over the weekend, Soros said he wouldn’t be worried if former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney replaced President Obama.
“Well, look, either you’ll have an extremist conservative, be it Gingrich or Santorum, in which case I think it will make a big difference which of the two comes in,” Soros was quoted as saying. “If it’s between Obama and Romney, there isn’t all that much difference except for the crowd that they bring with them.”
Gingrich crowed about Soros’ statement this morning, claiming it shows who is the true conservative in the race.
“It makes no difference to us whether it’s Romney or Obama it makes no difference either one, but Gingrich, that would be a real threat,” he said, paraphrasing Soros.
“It’s actually so perfect you would think we made it up.”