Gingrich: Biden wouldn't take many votes from Sanders
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Vice President Biden wouldn’t cut into Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) strengthening presidential campaign if he decided to jump into the race for the White House, according to former Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE (R-Ga.).

Unlike Sanders, Biden is firmly part of the Democratic establishment, Gingrich said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday, so he isn’t likely to tap into the frustration that many feel with political insiders.  

“I think it's very hard to win the presidency. And the thing that characterizes both the Sanders campaign and the [Donald] Trump campaign and the [Ben] Carson campaign is authenticity,” said Gingrich, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2012.


“The American people know the system isn't working.

“Biden should look at this,” Gingrich added.

“Biden is a very popular person. He's also about as much Mr. Insider as you can be,” he said. “He's not going to take any votes from Sanders.”

Biden is reportedly giving additional thought to the possibility of making a third run for the White House this year, as Hillary Clinton’s front-running campaign has been beset with troubles surrounding her use of a personal email address run through a private server while serving as the secretary of State. Revelations that classified information may have passed across her unsecured server have only heightened the scrutiny on her arrangement.

On Saturday, Biden made an unannounced visit to Democratic political event in his home state of Delaware, which was interpreted as another attempt to dip a toe to test the water for a presidential bid.