Just over a month ago, Newt Gingrich was still in the Republican presidential primary, hammering his opponent Mitt Romney over being a “tax-and-spend Massachusetts moderate.” But today, he is one of Romney’s surrogates, a transition he said was easy to make.
“I threw the kitchen sink at him. He threw a bigger kitchen sink at me,” Gingrich said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “It wasn't fun. And some of it was personal. There's no question about it. But Barack Obama makes this really easy.”
Hitting President Obama on issues ranging from the unemployment rate to illegal immigration, the former House speaker said on Wednesday that it was not difficult for him to be enthusiastic in his support of Romney.
Gingrich dismissed the latest line of attack from the Obama campaign that points to Romney’s record in Massachusetts, saying the situation he will face as president was different from his time in the Bay State.
“I think, first of all, he really is a problem solver,” Gingrich said. “And he tries to be very practical and very pragmatic. And I think that his approach to the country at large will be very different than his approach as governor of Massachusetts, because Massachusetts is one of the most liberal states in the country.”
Gingrich officially suspended his campaign on May 2.