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Newt Gingrich: If Hillary Clinton Runs In 2016, Republicans 'Incapable Of Competing'

9:30 am - 12/10/2012
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.

By Jennifer Bendery. Posted: 12/09/2012 11:38 am EST | Updated: 12/09/2012 10:54 pm EST

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spicytoys 10th-Dec-2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
I hope she runs.
darth_eldritch 10th-Dec-2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
mysid 10th-Dec-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
If Hillary Clinton runs again, I think my dad's head would explode.
kitanabychoice 10th-Dec-2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Clinton/Warren 2016, plz! XD
pennylane101 10th-Dec-2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
there are a number of people on the dem side that would be great. the GOP on the other hand...
callmetothejedi 10th-Dec-2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see her run. :)
ahzheejhei 10th-Dec-2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
I thought she was planning on not running after trying in 2008...?
seasontoseason 11th-Dec-2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
she's had like a 30 year plan for white house takeover-- methinks she will run
365reasonswhy 10th-Dec-2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
...who will still be a "relatively popular president," Gingrich added.

So now they're finally going to stop pretending that somehow it's a fact he'll go down in history as the worst President ever?
squeeful 10th-Dec-2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Ten to one bet they're going to spin it as "he was horrible and destroyed Amurica, but conned the populace into ~loving him via sekret Kenyan Muslim superpowers."
cindyanne1 10th-Dec-2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
I would love it if she ran!
missjersey 10th-Dec-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
She just seems so stressed. She's done so much as the Secretary of State but she's said it every time the issue gets brought up that she's not going to run.
scolaro 10th-Dec-2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
"relatively popular president" my ass.
She should totally run. I'd love to see a landslide win and more republican butthurt.
pennylane101 10th-Dec-2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
i can see it.
squeeful 10th-Dec-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
I fail to see a problem with Republicans being shown as the impotent fucks they are.
defacetheessays 10th-Dec-2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
haha exactly
zinnia_rose 10th-Dec-2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Welp, clearly the Republicans were incapable of competing with Obama (TWICE, no less), so it's no big surprise that they couldn't compete with Hillary Clinton either...
executivehpfan 11th-Dec-2012 04:09 am (UTC)
I have this image in my head of Boehner and McConnell running around Capitol Hill pulling their hair out and screaming, "HOW THE FUCK DID THE NEGRO MANAGE TO BEAT US TWICE?"
urplesquirrel 10th-Dec-2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
I think she means it when she says she doesn't plan to run, but I would love her as a president. Competent, intelligent, and takes no shit... She'd get stuff well sorted out.
veidt 10th-Dec-2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Other than Hillary, who else seems to be in the running for a Dem nominee in 2016? I'm assuming that right now the two that seem to be likely to run are Biden and Cuomo. Anyone know who else might run?

Edited at 2012-12-10 09:52 pm (UTC)
pennylane101 10th-Dec-2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
they should just hand it to her. fuck the primaries tbh
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a_phoenixdragon 10th-Dec-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Gods. So...am I waiting for Hilary now?! CAN WE HAZ HILARY NOW?!
sio 10th-Dec-2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
i would LOVE to see Hillary as the first Madam President of the US. i would just be in such glee if she ran and especially if she won.
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