NAPLES-Fla.- A round of applause greeted Callista and Newt Gingrich as they made their way up the escalator at Books-A-Million. Nearly one hundred people lined up inside the Naples bookstore Sunday to have their books signed by the couple. Newt's new historical fiction novel is called "Victory at Yorktown." Callista's children's book is called "Land of the Pilgrim's Pride".
As you can imagine, the future of our economy was a hot button topic at the event. The former House Speaker said the key to solving the fiscal cliff is to slow down.
"You can't negotiate unless both sides are willing to listen and that doesn't mean you need to give in, but you have to understand the other viewpoint when Pres. Clinton and I negotiated in the 90's we were able to get to four consecutive balanced budgets and welfare reform because we listened to each other," said Gingrich.
He said he has not ruled out another political run and he plans to learn from this year's election process.
"We are busy focused on ideas and solutions. I am going to do an analysis of what went wrong probably publish it next summer. Republicans have to stop and take a breath and rethink what we do- it is not just about personalities."
This is the second time Gingrich and his wife held a book signing at Books-A-Million in Naples. Last November more than 500 people showed up to have books signed.