Fox News host: Gingrich will ‘take the head off’ Obama

By David Edwards
Monday, January 23, 2012 9:29 EDT
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Fox News host Steve Doocy
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Fox News host Steve Doocy used some violent imagery on Monday to describe how President Barack Obama would fair in a debate against Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

“Newt was really able to make hay, and some analyst say, you know, it was his performance in the first and second [South Carolina debate],” Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy explained. “What if he winds up going to a debate — and there is going to be one tonight at the University of South Florida — what if there is no question that he can hit out of the park? For instance, after the questions about his failed marriage with his wife and that ‘open marriage’ thing. He was professorial rather than argumentative.”

“I think so much of it was the debate, though,” Doocy added, referring to Gingrich’s win in South Carolina. “They love that guy on the stage because they know if we can get Newt Gingrich right here and Barack Obama right here, Newt is going to take off the head of the president.”

If Gingrich does get the Republican nomination, things might not go so smoothly in debates against the current president as Doocy imagines. There’s a lot of material in the Georgia Republican’s background that could be targeted by Obama, from ethics charges to his support of health care mandates.

During the 2008 presidential contest, the Obama campaign team attacked Republican presidential nominee John McCain for his involvement in the “Keating Five” savings-and-loan scandal.

Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Jan. 22, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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