Newt Gingrich: “If Hillary Clinton Runs in 2016, GOP Incapable of Competing at That Level”

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Newt Gingrich: “If Hillary Clinton Runs in 2016, GOP Incapable of Competing at That Level”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

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  • Janet:

    Do you notice that you are more interested in PERSONALITY, party and POPULARITY than you seem to start from the CONDITION of the political boundary in question……………………IF doing so would cause you to make an indictment against those you favor?

    Just think – George Bush destroyed the economy was your cover for the last 3.5 years.

    Is there any chance than in 2016 – IF the numbers after 8 years of Obama merit your criticism that YOU could bring yourself to focus on the interests of the nation and not on POPULARITY POLLS?

    • Constructive Feedback — Unless I am mistaken, you were right here in the U.S. when the bottom fell out of the bucket under George Bush’s watch. Yes, he destroyed the economy and most Americans tend to share a similar view.

  • pelmo

    The Clinton’s hitched their wagon to the Obama train and if the President continues to dig in his heels and doesn’t learn how to compromise, he will drag down Hillary with him. A lot of people are starting to realize that even if you tax the rich, this uncontroled spending has got to stop. Taxing the rich may sound good, but until we start to control our spending, our economy will continue to nose dive. Bush might have put us in a hole, but Obama keeps digging it deeper and deeper.