Newt Gingrich via Wikipedia
Newt Gingrich would be such a weak challenger to President Barack
Obama, according to Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., that his nomination
would be “the best thing to happen to Democrats since Barry Goldwater.”
strategist Jim Jordan says he and others in the party “passionately”
want to face Gingrich. And from the right, conservative pundit Ann
Coulter is warning fellow Republicans that Gingrich’s past extramarital
affairs and other baggage make him a far less formidable GOP nominee
than Mitt Romney.
But even as Gingrich’s sudden rise has filled
many Obama supporters with cheer and some Republicans with dread, some
Democratic strategists worry that the combative former House speaker
would present some challenges for the Obama campaign that would not
exist if Romney were the GOP candidate.