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.

The Blacksmith: A Short Film About Art Forged From Metal

"I'm exploiting the maximum of what you can ask a piece of metal to do."

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

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

Video

The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

More in Politics

Just In