Gingrich: 'No Possibility' I'd Attend a Debate Moderated by Matthews or Olbermann

If Newt Gingrich runs for president, he may sit out a televised debate.

Gingrich told C-SPAN's Steve Scully on Sunday that there's "no possibility" he would attend a presidential debate moderated by Chris Matthews or Keith Olbermann, to of MSNBC's more popular hosts.

Both Olbermann and Matthews moderated presidential primary debates in 2007.

Here's what Gingrich said:

"There's no possibility that I would ever go to a debate and have Olbermann or Chris Matthews asking questions.  I watched the debate a couple of years ago and it was an embarrassment because they were so relentlessly hostile and they were so left-wing that every question they asked of the Republicans was designed to embarrass and divide the Republicans.  And  every question they asked the Democrats was designed to make them look good.  Well why would we participate in that?"

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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