The Brody File interviewed Newt Gingrich one-on-one at CPAC, and he told us what he prays for, and the connection to influential evangelical, Jim Garlow.
Transcription follows video below.
David Brody: I talked to one of your pastor friends, Jim Garlow, who said God uses the unlikely, and he told me about you. Just this idea that you could be a guy that could really resonate with evangelicals. A lot of people, especially in the media, wouldn’t think it, but yet, God does use the unlikely.
Newt Gingrich: God does, and I think it’s important and to remember that you are, I always try to say a prayer before every speech. And essentially, it’s just that I can say and articulate what God would have me say and articulate. I don’t ask for success, I ask for usefulness.
And, I like to be useful. Garlow has been a great friend. We had a great talk at a major evangelical church in Las Vegas and we had all these young people. So, I asked everybody who was under 13, to come up and join me. And I talked about how much, what this should be about is their future. I have two grandchildren, Maggie and Robert who are, Maggie is 12 and Robert is 10. In my case, Callista and I decided to run in part, because it’s about their future. And this really ought to be a campaign worthy of our children and our grandchildren.