Gingrich would handle a meeting with Sharpton just fine.
Back during Gingrich’s “exile” years, he used to go out on book tours with big name Dems who were also selling their own books. They would hold “debates” with one another.
Gingrich’s modus operandi was to compliment them on their book, quote from it quite liberally, and use their own book to support his position. He would use their own words to filet their position, and do it with a smile, complimenting them all the while. I’ve never seen anything like it from any other politician. I’ve seen him do it at least a couple of times with different people.
He doesn’t shrink from confrontation, he loves it. He’ll have no problem with Sharpton. He’ll smile and quote Sharpton and compliment him on what a fine man he is while he takes him right down to the mat.
Newt should ask the Rev. Al to release his tax returns.
I would love to see him and Sharpton debate LIVE on Fox or CSPAN (to preclude selective editing). I think Newt’s disemboweling of Sharpton would be entertaining.
I saw him take on Robert Reisch one on one and it was no contest. Newt made him look like a silly sophomore while being respectful the whole time.
Gingrich already did a tour of the country with Al Sharpton promoting education reform. It had the members of FR in an uproar and they said they'd never vote for the guy...how quickly people forget.