On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joins Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech to discuss the 2020 election season, President Trump’s political strategy, the media, and the future of America and American politics.
“We are in a period of decadence and we’re in a period where decadence is dominant,” Gingrich said. “And if you don’t want to be decadent, you better keep your mouth shut.”
“Power is never given up,” Gingrich added. “Power is taken.”
According to Gingrich, this demonstrated moral decline signals how the external circumstances of the world are significant and will have an effect on the election and direction of the country.
“You could imagine in February, Trump getting 25 percent of blacks, could imagine him coming close to carrying the Latino vote. Then everything blows apart with COVID. Then the government creates an artificial depression. Then you have George Floyd killed and then you have the massive uprising of the primary polluters,” Gingrich said. “Now, we’re in a very different environment. And it’s not quite clear to me how it’s going to shake out. But what I sense is … there’s a different spirit out there.”
While Gingrich is unsure of all of the results of these swift changes, he is certain that there are bigger implications than just the election.
“This is one of the great transition periods,” Gingrich explained. “I think the most important thing to recognize is that this is a historic rather than a political period.”