Spotlight on Newt Gingrich in Next GOP Debate

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) talks with reporters after a meeting in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 31, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Getty)

The Republican candidates will debate again tonight on foreign policy. But this time around, Newt Gingrich is leading in the polls. It's a major comeback for Gingrich who started out ahead and took a heavy hit early on. He's now doing one percentage point better than former front-runner Mitt Romney. But is this just a passing trend? Or is he now a serious contender? 

Steven M. Gillon is the author of "The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry that Defined a Generation." He's also a professor of modern U.S. history at the University of Oklahoma and the resident historian of the History Channel.

Guests:

Steven Gillon

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