Gingrich said he’s running for president, not for personal gain, but because he wants to help the country: “And I think I can help the United States of America by being an honest citizen and telling the truth. And I believe actually, in the end, we will win doing that. I think we’ll do better in New Hampshire than people expect, because when you start to describe a Massachusetts moderate (a reference to Mitt Romney) and you remind people of his record, and suddenly they go, ‘Oh, yeah – he’s not a conservative.’ It’s a joke for him to call himself a conservative. It’s a Saturday Night Live skit.”

Gingrich, describing himself as a “Reagan Republican,” said he believes by the time the South Carolina primary rolls around, voters will see “there’s a real choice.”