Skip to comments.Bill Clinton: Gingrich Could Be GOP Nominee in 2012 (Barf Alert)
Posted on 09/21/2011 7:13:53 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
Former President Bill Clinton acknowledges that Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are the clear front-runners for the Republican presidential nomination, but he says its too early to count out former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
In an exclusive Newsmax interview, Clinton asserts: If you ask who has the power to get back into the mix, assuming no new people enter I think Mitch Daniels would have been very competitive, I think Haley Barbour would have appeal, I think the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, would have appeal. But if you assume nobody else gets in, then of those that are there, the question is: Can Speaker Gingrich pull what McCain did last time?
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Gingrich, what could have been.
Gingrich is a very smart guy, but he’s at least 15 years over the hill in terms of electability. That’s why Clinton likes him. It’s much the same reasoning that led the MSM to talk up McCain in the 2008 primaries—they knew he’d be a weak candidate once he got the nomination.
If it weren’t for Gingrich’s progressive views and his little sit-down with Bella Pelosi and his belief in the Global Warming religion, he would have been a GREAT candidate! Alas, he doesn’t stand a chance! Oh, what could’ve been.....
Well I guess the Elites(Both right and left) have decided that the GOP nominee will be a RINO. What say you fellow Republicans? I say no McCains! We can’t afford 4 more years of Obama but that doesn’t mean we have to give up our principle’s in the name of suppossed electablility! (Sadly SC still has an open primary. So If Barry doesn’t have a primary challange then we may get crossover and end up with Romney!(PUKE!) At least SC passed a Voter ID act that requires an ID to vote.
Newt Gingrich ‘12 is not remotely analogous to John McCain ‘08. Gingrich is running to the left of a major political player (Rick Perry). McCain benefited from a field with no plausible conservative. Huckabee was a progressive joke, Romney was (and is) a fraud. Fred Thompson never put together a big time campaign operation. McCain started with strong support from one third of the conservative coalition (national security conservatives/veterans). Gingrich starts with strong support from his current wife. McCain was always a threat for the 2008 nomination. Gingrich has never had the faintest hope of winning in 2012.
Clinton, as per usual, is talking out of his butt.
I would love to see Gingrich back as speaker of the house, or as press secretary in the Perry administration.
Newt could be the nominee, if all of the other candidates went down in a plane crash.
I see Mr. Rapist is still playing his little games. Go away.
Gingrich had a lot of promise...once.
And here's why.........
While I don’t see Newt as winning the nomination, he’s been on fire in the debates...and has IDEAS. Any Republican candidate would be well-served by seriously considering those. I’m awaiting his new “contract with America”. I have not seen anything from the other side...meanwhile, we have the Ryan plan and soon to be released Gingrich plan.
Who cares what Clinton thinks? 0bama certainly won’t.
As if. . .
Does anyone see the irony there?
Does anyone see the irony there?
Might want to revisit this thread in light of recent polls...
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