I’m not sure why NBC is inviting Newt Gingrich to appear on Meet the Press at this point. Has any politician made themselves more irrelevant than Gingrich at this point? But he’s stumping for Romney now, despite calling him a liar during the primary. And he’s offering up some koolaid:
On Meet the Press Sunday, Newt Gingrich said that Mitt Romney needs to “address” immigration but ultimately predicted that Romney would win at least 40 percent of the Latino vote in November – the threshold George W. Bush hit in 2004 and the percent considered necessary for Romney to beat President Obama.
Gingrich did say that the strategy for Romney is to stress jobs, the economy, gas prices, and education – issues he said were more important than Democratic attacks over immigration.
I’d love to bet Gingrich on that one, but he’s broke. And remember that during the campaign, it was Gingrich who offered up an almost-sane immigration position, which Romney countered by moving so far to the right on the issue that he was practically taking shifts with the neo-Nazis patrolling the border in Arizona with automatic weapons. There’s no way in hell Romney gets 40% of the Latino vote in November.