Newt Gingrich, who sought the Republican presidential nomination that Mitt Romney won, has some unsolicited advice for the party’s nominee: Perform well in the first debate against President Barack Obama, if Romney wants to win.
“The only place I see for Romney to seize control is the first debate,” Gingrich said today at a fundraiser to benefit Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin. “The first debate is enormously important to Romney. I think they’ve had a bad two weeks. They’ve allowed the media to define the campaign, and if you’re conservative, that never works.”
Romney will debate Obama for the first time Oct. 3 at the University of Denver.
“If he gives Obama an inch of room,” Gingrich said, “Obama will dance around him because Obama – he has Bill Clinton’s ability to say anything without Clinton’s charm.”