Gingrich: Obama Can't Win a Fair Election
His incumbency, media give Obama unfair edge, grumbles Newt
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 13, 2011 1:40 AM CDT
Updated May 13, 2011 6:04 AM CDT
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leaves an Hispanic prayer breakfast on Capitol Hill in Washington this week.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – Newt Gringrich has jumped into the presidential ring punching—charging that the upcoming election is essentially rigged. If President Obama was "on an equal playing field, he’d lose," Gingrich tells Sean Hannity. Obama is enjoying the unfair advantages of his incumbency, support from the “left-wing media,” and the backing of labor unions and billionaires like George Soros, charges Gingrich. There's no way a conservative like him can expect an even break from the "elite media," he added.

Gingrich boasted he has the solutions to America's problems, and vowed to wipe out the deficit in five years—provided the economy is healthy. “I know how to get the whole country to resemble Texas,” he said. “President Obama knows how to get the whole country to resemble Detroit.”