One Republican is predicting a Donald Trump victory this November and then some.
According to Fox News, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican from Georgia, is predicting a “dramatically bigger” victory for Trump than expected.
Gingrich’s comments came on Saturday night during an appearance on Fox News’ “Watters’ World.”
“I’m predicting that it will be a dramatically bigger victory than people currently expect,” Gingrich said, adding that a Trump victory is “beginning to build.”
So, what is it that has caused Gingrich to believe that Trump is now a heavy favorite? The recent Democratic convention appears to have played a large part in Gingerich’s thinking, and not so much what we heard as what we didn’t hear.
Gingerich, for example, called attention to the fact that neither Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden nor his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), commented on – let alone condemned – the violence that is plaguing American cities.
“Rioting every day for 90 days, that begins to be a fact,” Gingerich said. “And it was very interesting to me that neither Biden nor Harris was willing to say a word about Antifa, [not] a word about a level of crime.”
Gingerich continued: “You know, [we] have the mayor of Chicago announcing that she’s going to have police on her own personal street because she wants her family to be safe. But good luck to the rest of the city. Well, I think this stuff sinks in at a level of reality that even NBC News can’t cover up.”
Not a winning ticket
In addition to such basic things as Biden and Harris’ failure to condemn violence, Gingrich also argued that the Biden-Harris ticket is simply not attractive to voters.
Harris, according to Gingrich, besides being “a terrible performer,” turns people off with her support of far-left policies. Gingrich, accordingly, referred to Harris as “the most radical member of the Senate based on voting,” “to the left of [Bernie] Sanders and the left of Elizabeth Warren.”
“I say to myself, when people get to know them [Biden and Harris] better, just as happened with George McGovern in 1972, they’re going to say, ‘You know, … I don’t think so. I just I can’t vote for you,'” Gingrich said.
Gingrich makes a good point here. I myself have spoken to lifelong Democrats who have told me that they just can’t vote for a Biden-Harris ticket for the sort of reasons cited by Gingrich. We really might be heading to a landslide Trump victory.