Amid cratering poll numbers and a policy agenda on the verge of collapse, President Joe Biden now finds himself facing surprising headwinds in the first year of his administration, and, according to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, this term is also likely to be his last, as Newsmax reports.
Discussing the current president’s future prospects on Sunday Morning Futures, Gingrich did not hesitate in saying, “I think Biden is a one-term president. I think they’re all going to collapse,” referencing Democrat hopefuls in the congressional midterm elections next fall as well as the next presidential race in 2024.
Pointing to the hotly contested gubernatorial race taking place this week between Terry McAuliffe (D) and Glenn Youngkin (R), Gingrich observed, “Kamala Harris was right. Virginia’s the signal to the future. The signal’s going to be for Republicans.”
The problem for Democrats, as Gingrich sees it, is that their priorities are simply out of sync with the lion’s share of American voters.
“They’re too far to the left, spending too much money, and they’re too alienated for the American people. They just don’t get it,” Gingrich opined.
Illustrative of the difference between far-left politicians and candidates like Youngkin in Virginia, Gingrich believes, is the fact that the latter has succeeded in speaking directly to the concrete concerns facing everyday citizens.
“What was fascinating was McAuliffe’s commercials are very political; Glenn Youngkin’s talking about real life. He’s talking about jobs, he’s talking about children, he’s talking about safety, he’s talking about schools…And I think it partially explains why McAuliffe is losing,” the former speaker stated.
“[McAuliffe] is lost in a world of fantasy that really matters to the left-wing Democrats but doesn’t matter to the average Virginian,” Gingrich added.
Though there has already been much speculation as to whether Biden – at his advanced age and apparent cognitive decline – will even seek a second term, when asked earlier this year, he declared, “My answer is yes. I plan on running for reelection. That’s my expectation.” However, given the uphill battle Gingrich predicts for the incumbent and the rest of his party, he may be well-advised to fade into the sunset once and for all.