msnbc | January 28, 2012
>>> and mitt romney are are battling for votes this weekend in a furious dash across florida ahead of tuesday's primary. gingrich has held two campaign events this morning and wasted no time attacking president obama .
>> i think that this particular president is so totally out of touch with reality that he is a fundamental threat to the united states ' safety.
>> we're going to check back in with ron mott in florida for us. another good morning and what else is gingrich saying?
>> good saturday morning to you. speaker gingrich just wrapped up comments here at the pga museum of golf. he says the answer people are -- from how to get people back to work, how to fix the housing situation can be summed up in three words. defeat barack obama . yesterday, i got a chance the sit down with a former speaker. we talked about a number of thing, including how he plans to broaden his appeal with the voters who might decide this election in november, being independent and women voters. we also talked about a lot of concerns and fears that are out there among republicans that newt gingrich is too polarizing to figure out he could hurt republicans running in the fall and this is what he had to say about who he thinks is the best candidate to defeat barack obama .
>> we tried a moderate in 1996 and he lost. in 2008 , and he lost. moderates cannot draw a sharp enough distinction with somebody like obama. how are you going to distinguish romneycare and obamacare? i think you've got a problem of you need a conservative who can draw a sharp distinction so the country chooses.
>> i asked him also if anything surprised him while he's been out here campaigning. he says the depth and scope of attacks from the romney campaign took him a little by surprise. he says his team is weathering that storm pretty well. he's out here meeting and greeting folks on a beautiful saturday morning here.