Newt Gingrich has jumped into the presidential race. But to hear him tell it, the game is rigged.
President Obama, Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday evening, “can’t afford to run in a fair election. If he was on an equal playing field, he’d lose.”
FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of the photo caption that accompanied this article said Newt Gingrich appeared on Fox News' "Hannity" on Tuesday evening. He appeared Wednesday.
Obama, the Republican candidate said, however, has the advantages of the presidency, support from the “left-wing media,” and the backing of labor unions and billionaires like George Soros.
Gingrich, who formally announced his run Wednesday online, said he is not expecting much help from the press. “If you are a conservative, you have to start with an assumption that you’re not going to get an even break from the elite media,” he said.
His answer was in response to Hannity’s questions about the twice-divorced Gingrich’s personal life.
Gingrich would instead like to focus on his rise to Republican stardom during the Reagan administration—and then his years as speaker of the House, when Gingrich worked with President Clinton to balance the budget.