This is a gift, not entirely dependent on intelligence. The ability to debate well is akin to the gift a stand-up comic has, it's a subconscious ability coupled to an outstanding memory.
Newt has it, Clinton also has it. Clinton has photographic memory, I suspect Newt does as well.
Did you read me right? I’m saying he can’t debate for s**! - he says NOTHING! And he’s all jittery when he speaks.