Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on FOX and Friends this week and had some choice words for Joe Biden, who he called a doofus.
He also suggested that if Biden is the Dem nominee, he will drift to the far left by 2020 and lose to Trump.
From FOX News:
Newt Gingrich: Biden is a ‘doofus,’ will become ‘very radical Democrat’ before face-off with Trump
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says former Vice President Joe Biden is a “doofus” who will become a “very radical Democrat” by the time of the general election against President Trump.
Gingrich weighed in on the 2020 presidential race and Biden’s chances during a Thursday appearance on “Fox & Friends,” assuring that Trump is set to win re-election.
“Unless something dramatic happens the president is going to win, period,” Gingrich said, particularly pointing to the strength of the economy, which has defied experts’ expectations.
“If you remember, he is the most underestimated campaigner in modern America. He is practicing every day. And the country will have a choice between very radical Democrats whose positions are all unpopular,” he added…
“Joe Biden will be a very radical Democrat by the time he gets there,” Gingrich said, reiterating his claim that Biden is a “doofus.”
“Of course he is a doofus. This is a guy who had to drop out of his first presidential campaign because he adopted the entire speech from Neil Kinnock about growing up in Wales,” he continued, referring to the plagiarism scandal in which Biden lifted portions of the speech by Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock who then ran against Conservative Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.
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Some people on the left seem to agree with Gingrich.
From Jacobin Magazine:
Joe Biden Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen
Joe Biden is running for president. After a contrived, months-long will-he-won’t-he, the former vice president finally announced today, officially entering the 2020 Democratic contest as its front-runner after a rocky lead-up.
Despite the goodwill and name recognition among Democrats won through eight loyal years at Obama’s side, Biden — whose last two presidential campaigns spectacularly crashed and burned and unspectacularly petered out, respectively — will find this time around much harder going. The reasons for that are also the reasons why Biden is uniquely ill-suited as a leader in the current moment.
Of course, Biden has to get the nomination first, and a lot can happen over the next year and a half.