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From “Morning Joe”:
HALPERIN: Mr. Speaker, if President Obama is re-elected, and you’re a historian and a student and longtime strategist in the party, is this more of a disaster for and explained more by Mitt Romney being a bad candidate or will it say something about the weakness of the Republican Party?
GINGRICH: Well, since we’re going to keep the House, gain seats in the Senate, and may end up with more governorships than at any time since 1921, I don’t think it says much about the Republican Party. I mean, we have more state legislative seats than at any time since 1925. We have more candidates of diversity. You look at a Susana Martinez. You look at a Nikki Haley. This is a party that’s a much bigger, broader party than it’s Washington consultant base.
SCARBOROUGH: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio. These aren’t people on the margins. These are people in the biggest states in America.
GINGRICH: This is about a specific campaign with a specific set of problems. It’s not about the broader Republican Party. And, frankly, if Obama does win, which I, of course, am totally opposed to, but, if he does, he faces an enormous decision the first three or four weeks after that election. Is he going to govern like Bill Clinton or is he going to keep governing like Barack Obama? Because if he’s going to govern like Barack Obama 2014 would be for the Democrats probably the worst election in modern times.
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