If you enjoyed the endless, empty rhetorical skirmishes that failed to have any affect on the 2012 presidential campaign, tune in to CNN in June. Two veterans of those useless fights, Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich, may be back at it on Crossfire. Why bother?
According to Politico's Dylan Byers, Cutter, a deputy campaign manager for Obama For America, and Gingrich, the Republican candidate who failed to convince Americans of their need for permanent moon base, are set to reprise the roles once played by former Clinton White House adviser Paul Begala and future Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson. Like their predecessors, Cutter and Gingrich are two people who've staked out well-entrenched political positions and who will ably defend them to the death — or at least until a commercial break. Head to YouTube and search for "cutter" or "gingrich" alongside any micro-fight that cropped up last year. Safe bet you'll quickly be directed to a video with one or both offering an opinion on it.
Nothing, of course, is done at CNN. Byers describes his sources as "familiar with the discussions" which also the sum total of the source's quotes: "They are talking to Cutter and to Gingrich. Another source told him, "[Cutter] is in discussions; Newt is in discussions, too."
But if it all comes together, it will be a reunion of sorts for the duo. In one of their most famous interactions, Cutter came out on top without having to say much at all. She simply let Gingrich do the talking.