Response to Gingrich's column: A lot's changed since '72

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

various Democratic candidatesThough a conservative activist and political pundit appreciates the optimism, he doesn't expect the 2020 election to be an easy win for Trump.

In a recent column published on Fox News, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich compares the 2020 presidential campaign to 1972's, which was a disaster for the Democrats.

In the years leading up to that election, America, with its vast lack of respect for law and order, was very much like America today. There was the breakdown of sexual inhibition, the rise of both "black power" as an ideology, and the "gay rights" movement. As a result, Richard Nixon defeated far-left Democrat George McGovern in a landslide. And Gingrich predicts a similar result for Trump in 2020.

Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families appreciates Gingrich's optimism.

"I agree with him that some of the forces that were in play in 1972 are in play in this upcoming presidential election, but what's changed is the American electorate of 1972 is long gone," Bauer points out. "The electorate today is going to be much more open to some of these radical ideas."

Bauer, Gary (American Values)And Bauer does not think who the Democrat nominee is will even matter.

"I think that any of the Democrat nominees are still going to be able to carry all the states that Hillary Clinton carried," he submits. "So the election will again get down probably to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, [and] maybe Minnesota, and that's only if the president is able to carry North Carolina and Florida."

So Bauer does not think anyone should assume this will be an easy election for the president.

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