Watch: Newt Gingrich Speaks On Why Biden Cannot Win An Election

By Pamela Glass | Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:45
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Newt Gingrich knows all about political comebacks. After all, he participated in preparing a GOP-leaning agenda that then-President Bill Clinton got to present his title as the "comeback kid" by winning re-election in 1996.

So, who better to ask about a comeback for President Joe Biden than the former House speaker and supporter of the Republicans' "Contract With America" than the informed Gingrich?

Even though it's hard to project ahead, Gingrich said in a recent interview that the Left's view of the Democratic Party and Biden's preparedness to go along with liberals suggests he can't pull off a Clintonesque triangulation of the party.

Biden said Gingrich "is not in the same league as Clinton." What's more, he added, "Clinton was younger, more energetic, and, frankly, smarter."

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In turning to a balanced budget and welfare reform, Clinton pushed liberals out of the way to advocate policies popular with the public, something Biden appears unable to do, said, Gingrich.

Gingrich recalled the staff wars in the 1990s White House and a time when Clinton told his team, "Look, if I do what you want, the liberals will be happy and I'll get defeated. And if I want to get reelected, I have to find a way to work with Gingrich and Republicans, period." However, Biden seems a captive of his staff and the Democratic Party's hardened leftists.

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"The current Democratic Party is much more left-wing, the ecosystem of money and PR and what have you is much more powerful, and their instinct will be to fight to the bitter end, whether or not Biden, as weak as he is and as confused as he is, is capable. Because he'd have to have a new staff, and he'd have to impose his will. Whether he's capable of doing that, I have no idea," added Gingrich in an interview administered before House and Senate Democrats rammed through a watered-down tax and spending bill this month.

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While he was speaker, the politically nimble Gingrich worked in private with Clinton to nail down welfare reform and a balanced budget. The duo even had their aim set on Social Security and Medicare reform.

In a 2008 book about the deal-makers, Clinton chief of staff Erskine Bowles said Clinton "knew to do this he needed to work with Gingrich."

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However, in today's terms, there is no White House outreach to Republicans, which could thwart Biden's comeback plans should the GOP take control of the House in this year's midterm elections. We also asked Indiana Sen. Mike Braun if he thought a Biden comeback was possible.

He was just as blunt. "No, no, I think he's been caught in a whirlwind of his own decline along with a progressive agenda that's going to be a double doom for him politically," Braun told us.

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