Don’t look for a subdued Newt Gingrich in tonight’s debate on CNN.
Not long ago, during an interview with Gingrich, Neal Boortz on AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB noted that he was “a bit flat” in Monday’s debate with Mitt Romney and the other GOP presidential candidates in Tampa. The former U.S. House speaker didn’t disagree.
”I think it was flat, in the sense that I was trying to stay very controlled, and [Romney] had a brand new debate coach …who had taught him that if you say five things in a row that are untrue, and get all of them in in 60 seconds, he probably won’t be able to answer them. And I was trying to think through how to cut through all that stuff. I think you’ll see me be my normal self tonight.
“But .. I don’t want to get down into a fight where you’re so much in the mud that the whole country is turned off. I’m trying to find a way to – in a sense – wash the mud off and let people see who Romney really is, in a way that doesn’t disgust them. I think they’re goal is to make it disgusting.”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider