Gingrich’s “cheerleaders”and a new Republican candidate?

This morning on Fox and Friends, Gingrich displayed his dislike toward the decision that debate moderator Brian Williams made regarding the silence of the audience. Gingrich said it was wrong and threatened to skip debates if the audience was silenced in the future. He explained, “I think he took them out of it because the media is terrified that the audience is going to side with the candidates against the media, which is what they’ve done in every debate.”

According to the Commission of Presidential Debates, audience participation has not been allowed in past general election debates and would not be allowed this cycle. If Gingrich wants the nomination, he needs to learn how to debate without the backing of his audience.

Ann Coulter commented felling that “[Gingrich] says whatever the audience wants him to say and I think these attacks on the media have been really, really depleting the well of sentiment against the liberal media.” Gingrich truly gains his momentum during the debate where he excels. It is going to be interesting to see what almost a whole month of February without debates does to him. At the end of the day, it is all about electability. Can we really have a man like Gingrich as president? Can he really beat Obama? It seems that there has even been talk about the conservatives calling for a “new candidate.” I think it could be a very plausible strategy for a new candidate to emerge. Only 5 % of the delegates have been accounted for so far. A Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, or Mitch Daniels could arguably enter the race now – and win. At least it would be entertaining.

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