“When conservatives see Newt Gingrich with somebody like Nancy Pelosi, they go into cardiac arrest,” Gingrich supporter ike Reagan said in an interview.
… The Romney campaign also exploited a 2008 video in which Gingrich and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) cooperated to promote action on climate change. Those attacks intensified Monday when the campaign suggested that liberal billionaire George Soros helped to underwrite the video by giving $5 million in 2008 to the Alliance for Climate Protection, the nonprofit championed by Al Gore that produced the clip.
“It does resonate,” Michael Reagan, the adopted son of the party’s conservative hero, said of the climate-related attacks on Gingrich, with whom Reagan campaigned across Florida.
“When conservatives see Newt Gingrich with somebody like Nancy Pelosi, they go into cardiac arrest,” Reagan said in an interview. “I think what he’s trying to do is … find common ground. Where we can get together, if there’s a problem, solve the problem instead of fighting over the problem. That’s what my dad did.”
But for someone like Reagan, whose presence on the campaign trail was designed to elevate Gingrich’s standing among conservatives, many of whom view the late President Reagan is an icon, the cozy couch encounter was hard to explain — because climate change isn’t a problem that needs solving, in his view.
“I don’t think that we have global warming going on,” Reagan added. “I talk to scientists. I go to Alaska and I see polar bears actually doing just fine”…