Corn on Hardball: Why Is Newt Gingrich Sucking Up to Donald Trump?

Mon Dec. 5, 2011 7:17 PM EST

David Corn and Howard Fineman joined Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss why Newt Gingrich has committed to participate in a December 27 GOP debate to be moderated by birther conspiracy theorist Donald Trump. And Gingrich isn't the only one: With the exceptions of Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul, the rest of the GOP presidential candidates have have agreed to join in the debate as well.