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Newt Gingrich: Speculation Increases on Biden Leaving Ticket

By    |   Thursday, 24 May 2012 07:29 PM EDT

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax there is “increasing speculation” that Vice President Joe Biden could be dropped from the ticket — and he cites Hillary Clinton as his possible replacement.

A new Quinnipiac poll shows that Biden is hurting President Obama’s re-election chances in several swing states.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Gingrich — who suspended his bid for the GOP presidential nomination on May 2 — was asked if Biden could be Republicans’ best weapon against Obama.

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“He could be, although I think the economy is our best argument,” Gingrich responds. “But certainly Biden seems to be weakening and failing and there is increasing speculation that he could be replaced on the ticket. How likely that is and whether or not Hillary Clinton would accept it, I can’t tell.

“But you do get a sense that Vice President Biden is hurting the ticket, not helping it.”

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Another poll, this one an ABC News/Washington Post survey, found that nearly 80 percent of Americans say they are worse off or the same as they were when Obama took office in 2009.

Asked if this suggests a growing voter base that will rise up against the incumbent, Gingrich says: “I think it does,” due to “the combination of the economy and energy.

“I have a new book out, ‘$2.50 a Gallon: Why Obama Is Wrong and Cheap Gas Is Possible.’ You look at the energy failure of the Obama administration — the most expensive gasoline in American history during his presidency — you look at the jobs failure of the Obama administration, you look at the deficit spending piling debt on our children and grandchildren, and I think what you have building is a worker-saver-investor-retiree rebellion across the whole spectrum as people realize that they just can’t afford him.

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“I think the No. 1 theme by September is, whether you like him or don’t like him, you can’t afford him.”

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