Newt Gingrich: If Hillary Clinton Runs In 2016, Republicans 'Incapable Of Competing' (VIDEO)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regularly brushes off the idea of a 2016 presidential bid. But if she were to run, at least one prominent Republican thinks his party would be completely outmatched.
"The Republican party is incapable of competing at that level," Gingrich said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press."
"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."
Most people agree with Gingrich's assessment. A recent Washington Post poll found that 57 percent of people would support Clinton as a 2016 presidential candidate.
translation: We have no chance unless you nominate me.
First the 2008 nomination was hers if you remember.
I just listened to what Newt had to say on the rerun of the show. I may be mistaken but I think he qualified his comment with "the current Repugnican party". Who knows what they will morph into in 4 years.
Paul Eddie Munster Ryan is already saying everything he disavowed during the campaign.
The bottom line is you can never ever ever trust a repug again.
Well, between Newt and John McCain's appearance in the Hillary video discussed here a week or so ago -she already has some pretty powerful Republican endorsement sound bites...
Neither can be trusted. In Arizona senate candidate Richard Carmona and former surgeon general under Bush, was running for Jon Kyle's seat and ran ads showing the glowing endorsement of Kyle and McCrazy made on his behalf when the senate confirmed his appointment as SG.
Carmona was leading in the polls a few weeks before the election. the GOP invested massive amounts of money in advertising using the two senators complete disavowal of everything they had said.
Isn't this the same man who announced that he would be the Republican party's nominee after the South Carolina primary? Yeah, I think he has a lot of credibility.
Good God, when will this man dry up and blow away?
Let the Dems run her unopposed and devote the exorbitant amount of money that would be spent on a primary to something really useful, including but not limited to the general election.
R9, there needs to be at least one other token candidate to make her look good, and to provide for debates and such that help Americans see and hear her while the Republicans are having their debates.
We need the contrast against their insanity.
Wow, this is probably the first time I've ever agreed with Newt!
R6, note I said "sound bites" - recorded information already on record. The use of recorded information to be played back at a later date happens quite frequently. It is expected that Gingrich or McCane would say something different later on - but their words are already captured and virtually no one is denying the truth at the moment.
[quote]translation: We have no chance unless you nominate me.
I don't think even Newt is going to be arrogant enough to run again. He's nearly 70 years old, fat and washed up.
70 is the new 30. He's got at least three marriages left in him, I'm sure.
R13, Newt can't get married again unless he wants to destroy what little credibility he has left as a 'family values' advocate
what r12 said
I was in the Obama camp, and Hillary did piss me off in that campaign... but I totally want Hillary to run in 2016 and seriously kick some GOP ass, and become the first woman President.
I would love to have the Democrats have that feather in their cap: First black President followed immediately by the first female President. And then after that? The first Hispanic President.
There's a more important reason that Hillary should run, R16. While it's nice to make history, the most important reason is to keep the White House in Democratic hands for more than just Obama's 2 terms.
That's the only way of ensuring longstanding change, particularly at the Supreme Court. We won't get rid of Scalia and the other Conservative Justices in the next 4 years. They are going to hang on and hope a Republican gets in during 2016.
R17 speaks the truth. A Democrat followed by a Democrat in The White House to name Supreme Court justices is the most enduring legacy for the country.
I hope Hillary runs, and I hope she wipes the floor with the republicans, and I hope her coat-tails (dress-train?) are long and she brings in a Democratic sweep across the nation.
Hillary, then the first Latino followed by the first Asian president in U.S. History.
You idiots are gonna put up Hillary because Newt Gingrich tells you to? How stupid can you get?
Rupert Murdoch threw a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's senatorial run.
Conservatives owe the Clintons. Repeal of Glass Stiegel, DOMA, NAFTA, workfare, cutting NASA's budget are just a few if his legacies that conservatives loved.
The fact that Republicans are always praising Hillary means something's up. They've either got something on her and want her to get elected so they can destroy her presidency, or she's made deals with them.
She was on the board of directors of Walmart. She never uttered a word against Walmart's campaign against unions. She claims she didn't know that clothing sold under signs in Walmart saying, "Made in the USA," was actually made by children in overseas sweatshops. Shame on her for "not knowing."
R21, how stupid are you that you think any of us want Hillary because Newt suggested it?
R23 said it.
What type of a moron is R21? Gingrich was simply commenting on the possibility of a Hillary Clinton candidacy. It's not because of him that she is #1 in the polls and is supported by millions of people.