Chris Matthews To Gingrich On Bill Clinton: ‘Is He Really Out For Obama?’

Newt Gingrich paid another visit to Chris Matthews on Thursday for a discussion that touched upon topics from Mitt Romney‘s tax returns to the latest polls showing President Barack Obama‘s lead. Toward the end, they also took a second to talk about where Bill Clinton‘s heart really lies.

Before ending the segment, Matthews asked Gingrich about Clinton, whom Gingrich used to “tussle” with. “Is he really out for Obama?” Matthews asked. “Has he decided in his calculation that if Obama gets re-elected, it creates a better environment for his wife to be elected president in ’16?” Because, he said, the next four years, economically, will be better regardless of who the president is. There’s going to be an upswing, Matthews argued, adding that his theory is that if Romney’s elected, he won’t get out of the White House in just four years.

Gingrich replied, “I don’t think most politicians are quite that calculating.” Clinton knows, he added, that you can’t guess 2016. Clinton’s “trapped into going for the win,” Gingrich said — especially given that “his wife works for the guy.”

Nonetheless, Matthews argued that Bill Clinton’s decided that Obama needs to be re-elected for Hillary Clinton to have a chance next time around. She hasn’t decided, Matthews said, but he has.

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