I’d say he was reformed from his “Contract with America” days, but in the same article in which Newt Gingrich bemoans soundbite campaigning, he says
“These aren’t debates,” the former Georgia congressman said. “This is a cross between [TV shows] ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘American Idol’ and ‘Who’s Smarter than a Fifth-Grader.'”
I suppose I’d be afraid to look into too many mirrors if I were Newt, too. After all, this is a man that lead a charge against Clinton while having an extramarital affair himself
Still, he’s got something of a point. If only he didn’t surround it with some very questionable ideas. And I don’t think he’s the best messenger, as partisan as he’s always been.
I like the idea of more and longer debates. But he includes only major party candidates. And would longer debates drive more people from the process? Or does that matter?