CNN is reportedly in talks with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter to host its reboot of “Crossfire,” which was cancelled in 2005 but is set to return this June. We’ve found at least one person excited to see Cutter on air: fellow Obama for America veteran Lis Smith.
Good to see a network taking interest in smart women who have, you know, actually worked/excelled in politics http://t.co/4GvpIGVPom
— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) April 23, 2013
Whether or not Cutter excelled at politics is up for debate, but her on-air meltdowns during the campaign, such as her epic meltdown with Bret Baier over Benghazi, lead us to believe there just might be some entertainment value, especially when you add Newt Gingrich to the mix. The only thing missing is the conservative. Zing!
Dear CNN: the only Newt Gingrich/Stephanie Cutter TV show I'd be interested in would involve them fighting in a pit with rusty broadswords.
— Jason Lefkowitz (@jalefkowit) April 23, 2013
Don't know why they'd broadcast if for free, @CNN would make more money with a Newt vs Stephanie Cutter pay-per-view. Newt would destroy her
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 23, 2013
Gingrich and Cutter. Can you find two more unllikable people? #crossfire
— Troy Appel (@tdappel) April 23, 2013
Newt Gingrich would make Stefanie Cutter look like Simple Jack.
— eric (@eriContrarian) April 23, 2013
I was kind of excited to hear Crossfire was coming back. But this is not what I was hoping for: http://t.co/gtHqKQXX08
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) April 23, 2013
Also, nothing against Cutter, but the ideal place for Newt is MSNBC, teaming up with Chris Matthews and talking about animals
— Katrina Trinko (@KatrinaTrinko) April 23, 2013
1. Newt vs Cutter not fair to Dems. 2. Also not fair to guests who may want to talk.
— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) April 23, 2013
So will Newt vs Cutter Crossfire show be done in Lincoln-Douglas debate format? Newt gets one show to talk, Cutter rebuts in next show?
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) April 23, 2013
Wait wait wait…..something is happening with Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter?!?!?! LMFAO.
— H (@Tark31) April 23, 2013
Is it really going to be that bad?
Oh man, the new Crossfire is going to be even more horrible than the snarkiest Twitter user could have imagined. http://t.co/jQga3xYN1c
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) April 23, 2013