Eliot Spitzer on 2016: Give Up, GOP! It's President Hillary Time

On the radio show “Both Sides Now with Huffington and Matalin” on Saturday, disgraced former New York Gov. (and Current TV host) Eliot Spitzer sat in for Arianna Huffington. Host Mark Green brought up the 2016 presidential contest and  played a clip of Newt Gingrich saying today’s Republican “incapable of competing at that level” with the Clintons.

Spitzer – who might want to sound extra hopeful to wronged spouses in politics – lectured: "Can I give the Republican party some advice? Think 2020. Give up on 2016 -- it's Hillary's. Think about what the nation will look like after eight years of Obama, [and] four years of Hillary. That's when you get your comeback." Despite her complete ineffectiveness in controlling her husband's behavior, Hillary was touted as a powerhouse:  

"Let me be clear: Hillary is formidable, smart, prepared, has numbers right now that are stratospheric. They have nowhere to go but down...I hope she runs. She’ll be one powerhouse candidate." Spitzer insisted there would be no primary: "If she wants to run, to me there’s no primary. No one in the Democratic Party can stand up to her, nor would, nor should. I agree with Newt Gingrich!"

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis