Obama Has Good Reason to Prefer Run Against Gingrich

GOP presidential favorite Newt Gingrich is a ticking time bomb for the Obama campaign, Brit Hume says.

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GOP presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich (Getty Images)

In an appearance on The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News political analyst Brit Hume argued that current GOP president front-runner Newt Gingrich would be a dream contender for President Barack Obama because, well, he totes a trainload of baggage. Here is a partial transcript from Mediaite:

“It seems clear they would rather run against anyone but [Mitt] Romney,” Hume told host Bill O’Reilly, particularly because their attacks had been aimed at him.

O’Reilly asked him to compare that to whether the Obama campaign would like to run against Gingrich, to which he replied enthusiastically, “Would they ever! And with good reason.” He noted that Gingrich was “the only Speaker in history to be sanctioned for an ethics violation,” and that after that scandal was over, “he was the object of a mutiny within the Republican ranks in the House” and was “ultimately forced to resign as Speaker and resign from Congress itself.”

That history, Hume argued, will be new to young voters and have a significant impact.

After the charade of fallen GOP presidential candidates, the Obama campaign will likely be ready for anyone the party offers up. It's already looking as if President Obama will have four more years to finish up his work on that "hopey-changey stuff."

Read more at Mediaite.

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