05/19/2011 11:29 pm ET | Updated Jul 19, 2011

HuffPost's Alex Wagner Discusses Newt Gingrich On MSNBC (VIDEO)

HuffPost's Alex Wagner spoke Thursday night with MSNBC's Cenk Uygur about Newt Gingrich. MSNBC Political Analyst Richard Wolffe appeared alongside Wagner.

Wagner addressed a recent report by HuffPost's Jon Ward about GOP donors deserting Gingrich. She explained, "we know just based on previous numbers that the donor base has been slow to come to this race. There's a lot of hesitancy all over the table in terms of who is going to endorse whom and who is going to actually pony up with some dollars. The fact that, as Jon Ward from The Huffington Post reported today, that 13 of the 18 donors he had lined up for a southern fundraiser were bailing is a testament to just how completely volatile this entire race is. I mean on Saturday, it's we love you Newt, and on Tuesday, it's an ugly divorce."

She continued, "I think it's a testament to people not knowing who's going to be the lead horse in this, and fundamentally, the candidates not having a real grasp on the base and their own messaging."

Wagner also talked about a new DNC ad that addresses Gingrich's criticism of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) Medicare proposal. She explained of the situation that "as Richard [Wolffe] said, this is a gift to the Democrats."


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