Gingrich Predicts A Very Long Life For The Trump Administration - A Little Early

It’s pretty hard to figure out what the political landscape will look like next week, let alone for future presidential elections. However, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has looked into his crystal ball, and he sees continued success for the Republican Party. As The Hill shares, Gingrich is basing his optimism on the Democrats' bad run of luck in recent elections.

While it may be easy to dismiss Gingrich’s thoughts as mere partisan speculation, he has proven to be a pretty prescient political mind. That’s part of the reason that he remains such a respected voice in Republican circles, as he always seems to be able to get to the real heart of the matter. That being said, he has been a very vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, so we can understand the urge to take what he says with a grain of salt.

"After the Democrats went zero-for-four in special elections, the delusions and fantasies continue," Gingrich said during an interview with New York Magazine. "Trump will be re-elected in 2020, and Pence will probably follow him in 2024. The analogue for Trump is Andrew Jackson, not Richard Nixon."

For the most recent special election, the Democratic Party poured a ton of resources into a House race in Georgia. Those efforts proved to be in vain, as Republican nominee Karen Handel was able to fend off Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff in the traditionally red district. Democratic party leadership viewed the race as winnable, and they have been wiping egg off their faces ever since.

Gingrich made similar assertions during another recent interview. As he sees it, future races are Democrats' to lose.

"The news media had it right. This was a referendum on Trump. He won. The problem for the news media is they can't come to grips with the fact that in five different specials the Republicans have won,” Gingrich said. "And that sort of says, maybe Trump's doing a lot better in America than he is in the news media."

That may be the case, but Gingrich needs to tap the brakes on the enthusiasm for Trump - at least a little. There remains a ton to be done before we can determine if Trump’s presidency is a success or not, and his habit of derailing the conversation due to his social media habits is a gigantic wild card.

The narrative finally seemed to be turning in the favor of the White House. There’s a growing amount of anti-Trump fatigue, and even some members of the Democratic Party are starting to realize they’re pushing that narrative too far. The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory by temporarily placing Trump’s executive order on travel from terror-prone countries into effect, and the House has passed a key piece of legislation to ramp up the fight against illegal immigration.

There’s plenty of positives to see here, but Trump has overshadowed all of that by getting into a social media war with cable news talking heads. If he can glean the key takeaway - that he needs to stay away from social media - then we’ll lean towards Gingrich being on the right track. If the commander-in-chief chooses not to do that, all bets are off, as there’s no telling what he’ll say in 140 characters or less on a daily basis.

Source: The Hill
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