WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Despite repeated denials from Hillary Clinton about a possible 2016 presidential run, former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stated his party would be “incapable of competing” against her and the Democrats.
The former Republican Speaker of the House expressed negativity about his own party’s chances in 2016 with NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday. He said that the combined support of Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and a presumably still-popular President Barack Obama would be an unstoppable campaign.
“Trying to win that will truly be the Super Bowl,” said Gingrich. “The Republican Party of today is truly incapable of competing at that level.”
According to recent polls, many Americans agree with Gingrich.
The GOPs last chance may be in 2016. Even if Obama’s second term is an unqualified success, Americans usually like to change parties after a two-term President. If Republicans have to wait till 2020, or even 2024, there may not be enough angry white guys left.