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?"

And the video:

Presented by

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

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Video

Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

More in Politics

Just In