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Newt Gingrich on why the Republicans would lose to Hillary Clinton.

If the competitor in '16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl. And the Republican Party is incapable of competing at that level.

Newt Gingrich calls the 2016 US presidential election for Hillary Clinton.


Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich attends Time's Person of the Year panel on 13 November, 2012 in New York City. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.

Listen to this episode of The Deep Dive now:


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