According to the Washington Examiner, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich just revealed some good news and some bad news.
The good news, according to Gingrich, is that it is unlikely that President Joe Biden will run again for the U.S. presidency in 2024.
The bad news? Failed 2016 presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might.
Let’s start with Biden
There have been plenty of questions raised about whether Biden will actually run for re-election in 2024. The main concerns are his age and his cognitive health, but given what we have seen from him and his administration during his first year in office, he may not even have the support to run again.
Nonetheless, the White House and Biden have made a recent push to assure American voters that he will run again in 2024. Biden, in fact, just participated in an interview with ABC News during which he said that he will run again “if I’m in good health.”
Gingrich was recently asked about his thoughts on Biden’s claim during the ABC interview.
“I fully expect Biden to not run again,” Gingrich said. “I think the Democratic Party would be in a state of shock if he did.”
Who will run?
The Democrats’ big 2024 problem is who they will field for a candidate if Biden is a one-term president. Many have argued that Vice President Kamala Harris, given her lack of popularity and accomplishments, is not a viable candidate, and would likely lose to former President Donald Trump or any other strong Republican nominee.
Gingrich agrees, saying that Harris appears even “weaker than Biden.”
According to the former speaker, though, the latest rumor he’s hearing is that Clinton could actually give it another go in 2024.
“So the last rumor I heard was that Hillary is going to run, and I think it would say a lot about the chaos of America if Hillary Clinton reemerged one more time,” Gingrich said.
It might not come as a surprise if she takes that route, as Clinton, recently, has appeared to be positioning herself for another run. We could end up seeing a repeat of 2016 with Trump v. Clinton, if Gingrich’s prediction pans out.