Democrats Hope Gingrich Is the GOP Nominee; Say Obama Will Easily Defeat Him

By:  Raven Clabough
12/07/2011
       
Democrats Hope Gingrich Is the GOP Nominee; Say Obama Will Easily Defeat Him

Democrats are reportedly thrilled by Newt Gingrich's recent rise in the polls and hopeful that he will be the Republican nominee — because they believe that President Obama could easily defeat Gingrich.  The Democrat most noticeably excited about the prospects of a Gingrich nomination is Nancy Pelosi, who worked with Gingrich for many years. Talking Points Memo (TPM) explains,


 

Democrats are reportedly thrilled by Newt Gingrich's recent rise in the polls and hopeful that he will be the Republican nominee — because they believe that President Obama could easily defeat Gingrich.

The Democrat most noticeably excited about the prospects of a Gingrich nomination is Nancy Pelosi, who worked with Gingrich for many years. Talking Points Memo (TPM) explains,

[Pelosi] was a senior Democrat when Gingrich was House Speaker, served on the ethics committee that investigated Gingrich for tax cheating and campaign finance violations, and even cut a 2008 ad with him on the importance of addressing global climate change.

During an interview with TPM, Pelosi was asked how she felt about the potential for a Gingrich nomination. She replied coyly,

I like Barney Frank’s quote the best, where he said, "I never thought I’d live such a good life that I would see Newt Gingrich be the nominee of the Republican Party." That quote I think spoke for a lot of us.

Several days ago, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) remarked that a Gingrich nomination “would be the best thing to happen to Democrats since Barry Goldwater. If Newt Gingrich is the nominee, then ... wow.”

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Photo of Newt Gingrich: AP Images

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