President Obama reignited the "red versus blue" partisan divide his campaign had sought to heal in less than a month, former House Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE (R-Ga.) alleged Friday.

"President Obama has not yet reconciled his bipartisan rhetoric with his partisan policies," Gingrich said in an interview with The Daily Beast. "In a sense they are recreating the red vs. blue partisanship that we were all tired of. And they've managed to do it in less than a month."

The former leader of the Republican opposition to President Clinton argued that Obama's first few weeks in office have been characterized by "breathtaking" mismanagement.

Gingrich cited the administration's headaches over the stimulus package, as well as the withdrawal of several cabinet nominations -- including Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) -- as evidence of the new administration's struggles.