Coburn Would Not Support Gingrich for President

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) “tells C-SPAN that he probably wouldn’t support Newt Gingrich” if he runs for the Republican presidential nomination, GOP 12 reports.

COBURN: He is undoubtedly the smartest man I’ve ever met. He is a thinker. He has great vision. The question to me is: does he have the capability to lead the country?

And having served under him in the House, he’s probably not one that I would choose to support in a presidential primary.

CSPAN: Because you don’t think he has the capability to lead the country?

COBURN: No, he just — to me — we need somebody that’s soft and wide-eyed, open, and is stable and learned and is going to consistently bring us together, rather than alienate us.

What we need is…

CSPAN: … did you say “soft” at the beginning? What do you mean that?

COBURN: Well, we need somebody whose eye is critical, but is not harsh in their manner, and I don’t mean to say he’s necessarily harsh, but I’m looking for a leader that can bring us together.

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One response to “Coburn Would Not Support Gingrich for President

  1. Jacqueline

    How crow…I do believe I agree with this assessment.

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