Hillary Clinton 2016: Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” if Hillary Clinton runs in 2016, the GOP is “incapable of competing at that level.” Um, interesting and I would love to see a Hillary Clinton run, that’s for sure. This begs the question, if he thinks the GOP can’t compete against Hillary Clinton, why is he mulling a run himself in 2016? He can’t possibly think he can beat her.
Huffington Post: “First of all, she’s very formidable as a person,” he said. “She’s a very competent person. She’s married to the most popular Democrat in the country; they both think [it] would be good for her to be president. It makes it virtually impossible to stop her for the nomination.”
In addition to having Bill Clinton’s support, Hillary Clinton would also have the backing of President Barack Obama, who will still be a “relatively popular president,” Gingrich added. “Trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl.”
Well, it seems that many people would agree with Newt Gingrich’s assessment. A recent poll found 57 percent of Americans would support Hillary Clinton if she were the 2016 presidential candidate. I scarcely believe the venom from John McCain and Lindsey Graham over the Benghazi consulate attack would stymie her chances. The Clinton machine shouldn’t be underestimated in any way.