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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:56 PM

Gingrich: If Hillary Clinton Runs In 2016, Current GOP ‘Incapable Of Competing’

Newt Gingrich told David Gregory on Sunday’s Meet The Press “the Republican party of today is incapable of competing” with a 2016 presidential run by Hillary Clinton.

Gingrich thinks “every Republican” should be focused on 2016 because of the severity of their defeat in 2012. Gingrich said that if Clinton were to run in four years, “supported by Bill Clinton and presumably a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be, truly, the Super Bowl.”

Referring to the comments about the 47% made by Mitt Romney, Gingrich called it “an absurdity.” He didn’t, however, fault Romney entirely for the GOP loss this year. Gingrich told Gregory,

“I think this is much more than Mitt Romney. We didn’t blow it because of Mitt Romney, we blew it because of a party which has refused to engage the reality of American life and refused to think through what the average American needs for a better future.”


Watch the full clip, via NBC:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/gingrich-if-hillary-clinton-runs-in-2016-current-gop-incapable-of-competing/

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Reply Gingrich: If Hillary Clinton Runs In 2016, Current GOP ‘Incapable Of Competing’ (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
Wounded Bear Dec 2012 #1
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #10
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #11
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #13
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #18
Submariner Dec 2012 #2
Gman Dec 2012 #3
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #4
Paladin Dec 2012 #12
TroyD Dec 2012 #19
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2012 #5
Cayenne Dec 2012 #6
DCBob Dec 2012 #7
antigop Dec 2012 #8
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #9
Cayenne Dec 2012 #14
John2 Dec 2012 #15
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 #16
politicaljunkie41910 Dec 2012 #17
Iwillnevergiveup Dec 2012 #20

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:57 PM

1. Not sure it matters...

I don't think the Repubs have any viable candidates.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:03 PM

10. Ditto.

Isn't it sad?

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:06 PM

11. No. It is not sad.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:30 PM

13. Clearly I should have used

the thingie

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:01 PM

18. Chris Christie, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush

are all going to be viable candidates on the national stage. The media like Rubio and Christie, and W will be a long forgotten memory by 2016. If W could be "elected" in 2000 despite his father's record, I don't see why Jeb isn't almost a shoe-in for the nomination by the end of 2013. He's already got the reputation as the "smart" Bush (low bar to clear, I know)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:07 PM

2. "The Permanent Republican Majority"

That statement from Rove back in 2002 gave me a great moment of pause back then. I'm glad to see that will never happen now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:09 PM

3. Newt has his moments of lucidity

Gotta realize there are a lot of them that think their candidate just needs to be more conservative and they can win anything despite the most concrete evidence to the contrary.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:09 PM

4. If Newt says it's a sure thing

she's doomed.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:26 PM

12. That's My Reaction.


Newt hasn't been correct about much of anything for a long, long time. Beware, Hillary partisans......

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:20 AM

19. Oh, please

Newt Gingrich isn't Dick Morris. This isn't a case where what the person says always turns out to be the opposite.

Unlike with Dick Morris who never had the real polls or math on his side, the polling and evidence so far backs up the argument that Hillary Clinton would be formidable in 2016.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:12 PM

5. Even a stopped crock is right twice a day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:14 PM

6. 2016 will be decided in the primaries

And the primaries are for Hilary to take.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:28 PM

7. If Hillary wants it, shes got it.

She has earned her creds many times over. I hope she goes for it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:46 PM

8. ah, yes.. the "inevitability" meme... it's hers..there is no one else. It's "inevitable." nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:02 PM

9. Well, I'm glad that's settled...

Last edited Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:34 PM - Edit history (1)

I'm sure we can put 2 billion dollars to better use next time (for those who may misread that, for the first clause, serious about the second).

As for his comments about rMoney and the party, he's the proverbial broken clock...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:39 PM

14. Gingrich gets it

But the rest don't get that their tent is shrinking and their only strategy is throwing out moderates (aka RINOs).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:11 PM

15. A lot

 

depends on what President Obama does with his pledges. If he helps the Republicans destroy Social Programs, people want for get it. It will put more people in poverty. It also depends on his Foreign Policy decisions also, as well as this marijuana issue. People are not sheep. They put him in office for a purpose. Those people that depend on those programs will abandon the Democrat Party, including Hillary Clinton, because they will be no different than the Republicans. They certainly want get my vote, ever again. It doesn't mean I would vote for a Republican either. I'll just declare Independent. We vote for Policies and not popularity contests.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:32 PM

16. Hillary runs for POTUS in 2016.

Michelle runs for US Senate of IL in 2016 then runs for POTUS in 2024.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:46 PM

17. Gingrich is just talking. The right knows that they are ready to pull that

right wing smear job about Hillary that they called a movie, off the shelf, dust it off, and run it again to try and discredit Hillary in 2016. We can't get complacent or let our guard down. We still have a least 30 states out there with GOP governors, who will stop at nothing to steal back the White House. Governor Snyder of Michigan who just snuck through that anti union legislature through both houses of a Republican State congress during a lame duck session while no one was looking, comes to mind.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:39 AM

20. 2014 is much more imminent

The House needs lots more cleaning.

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