By Joshua Altman - 12/27/11 11:02 PM EST
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich isn’t sure who is worse, President Obama or Ron Paul.
Less than a week before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus, Newt Gingrich made a fierce attack on Paul, who has surpassed him in polls in Iowa.
“I think you’d have a very hard choice at that point,” Gingrich said in an interview with CNN, when asked what he would do if the general election were between Obama and Paul.
He called Paul’s views “totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American,” and accused Paul of “serial hypocrisy” regarding controversial newsletters Paul sent out more than 10 years ago.
The former Speaker also expressed confidence that Paul will not make it through the GOP primaries.
“It’s not gonna happen, he’s not gonna get the Republican nomination,” he said.