Gingrich joins the Clinton Critic's Caucus
Along with Joe Biden and David Geffen, Newt Gingrich has criticized the Clintons for their trademark campaign ruthlessness:
[Gingrich] called Clinton's political team one of the most "talented" in U.S. history, but "endlessly ruthless."Coming from Gingrich, these kind of comments could be interpreted as the "lowering of expectations" in preparation for a 2008 presidential election bid. If the Clinton's are practically guarenteed to try and destroy the reputation of the Republican presidential nominee for 2008, then anything less than total obliteration at the hands of the Clinton "machine" will, according to the expectations game, be considered a victory.
"You can't beat them tactically . . . They're too relentless, they're too well-organized, they have too big a machine and they'll just grind you down," he said.
"If they think [Obama] is a real threat, they'll just grind him up."