Today we add a new feature, the Whispers quiz. And with the 2012 presidential race heating up, there's no better place to start than with this question: Is President Obama afraid to debate Newt Gingrich?
The former House speaker raised this question himself this week, telling a radio interviewer that if nominated, he'd like to stage several debates with Obama in the Lincoln-Douglas style of 1860. Obama is unlikely to agree to any more than the normal three debates, however.
"How does a Columbia/Harvard graduate, who was the editor of the law review, … supposedly the best orator in the Democratic Party," Gingrich said, "How does he look himself in the mirror and say he's afraid to debate a West Georgia College [now University of West Georgia] professor?"