UPDATE (12/21/11 12PM): Now with video!
The Des Moines Register reports that during an event at the Smokey Row Coffee House, Scott Arnold—associate professor of writing at William Penn University—asked Republican presidential candidate Newt “America’s Sweetheart” Gingrich how he plans on engaging gay Americans.
Gingrich’s alleged answer: vote for Obama.
“I asked him if he’s elected, how does he plan to engage gay Americans. How are we to support him? And he told me to support Obama,” Arnold. told the Register. “When you ask somebody a question and you expect them to support all Americans and have everyone’s general interest, It’s a little bit frustrating and disheartening when you’re told to support the other side. That he doesn’t’ need your support.”
It’s telling when even Republicans say that gays, no matter their political affiliation, are better off voting for Obama. Gingrich’s lack of tact might partially explain why he’s no longer the current GOP front runner—and why he’s on wife number three.