Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich praised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
“Hillary Clinton is a serious person,” the Georgia Republican and former presidential candidate, said on Fox News on Tuesday. “Barack Obama is an ambitious person. They’re very different personalities.
“Hillary Clinton actually gets up every day, thinking about public policy; Barack Obama gets up every day, thinking about Barack Obama. They’re very different approaches to life.”
Recent polls give Clinton record-high approval numbers, with 66 percent of Americans having a favorable view. The numbers suggest she would be a “formidable” candidate should she make another run at the White House four years from now.
Gingrich was first elected to the House in 1978 and served as speaker from 1995 to 1999 before announcing his retirement. He dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination in May and endorsed Romney.
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