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Gingrich Defiant: 'Fundamental Difference' With The 'Traditional Consulting Community' (VIDEO)

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"Well, my response is that we live in a country where you have an ability to reach many people," said Gingrich. "I did 17 towns in Iowa in one week. At every single town I went to in Iowa, we had bigger crowds than they planned for. In Ames, at 2 in the afternoon, when they thought there were gonna be 40 people, there were 178 people. I was just in New Hampshire, I'll be back in New Hampshire on Monday. I'll be in California on Sunday.

"The fact, is I'm prepared to go out and to campaign very intensely. But I want a campaign on ideas, and on solutions. And I'm gonna do it in a way that brings Americans together, into a large movement that is determined to change Washington."

Gingrich was also asked about reports that staffers had trouble working with his wife Callista.

"Let me just say that there is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community, and the kind of campaign I want to run," Gingrich responded. "Now, we'll find out over the next year who's right. But I believe we live in a time when Americans are genuinely frightened for their country's future, and when the country really wants to have leadership that talks with them honestly, and isn't automatically doing the old politics.

"We make decisions as a couple. I think most couples would find that refreshing, not a problem, and I think that what we've been trying to do is carry messages to the American people and listen to the American people. And you'll see us over the next few weeks doing it in new and dynamic and much more open ways than the traditional consultants are comfortable with."