Ann Coulter: Newt would not do well debating Obama [VIDEO]

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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Usually, Republican misgivings about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich‘s potential future as the Republican presidential nominee vanish with thoughts of head-to-head debates with President Barack Obama. But Ann Coulter, the conservative columnist and author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America,” questions both Gingrich’s electability and his debate skills.

Coulter is an outspoken supporter of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

She explained her concerns about Gingrich to Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly on Friday, echoing the message of her weekly column.

O’REILLY: Now, look, I don’t root for anybody. I think Newt Gingrich would be very, very formidable in a debate against Barack Obama.

COULTER: I do not. I do not.

O’REILLY: You don’t think he would?

COULTER: No, when he says when the courts start ruling against American exceptionalism, you got it right in your ‘Talking Points.’ The courts aren’t supposed to be enforcing American exceptionalism. They are supposed to be enforcing the Constitution. That’s not even correct.

O’REILLY: I think Gingrich would be very, very good in a debate against Barack Obama.

COULTER: I do not. He thinks he would be. No, but to follow your point, we want someone not who you know, speaks bombastically and carries a small stick. We want someone who speaks unthreateningly, gentlemanly, and then actually does stuff.

O’REILLY: You know what? That sounds like me.


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