Matt Lewis

Angry Iowan confronts Newt

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor

This is almost painful to watch…

Via GOP12, it went like this:

IOWAN: What you just did to Paul Ryan is unforgivable.

GINGRICH: I didn’t do anything to Paul Ryan.

IOWAN: Yes, you did. You undercut him…. you’re an embarrassment to our party.

GINGRICH: I’m sorry you feel that way.

IOWAN: Why don’t you get out before you make a bigger fool of yourself?

A few observations: First, it is disarming that the Iowan continues to shake Gingrich’s hand while simultaneously berating him. Second, while this video is brutal, I wonder if this could actually backfire and cause the public to be more sympathetic of Gingrich…