“I don’t think we beat Hillary Clinton in a personality fight because the media will prop her up,” Gingrich told his fellow members in a welcome luncheon for the Republican National Committee’s summer meeting slated to run through Saturday in Boston.
“I think we have a chance next year and in ‘16 to offer a vision of a future,” he said. “If she has to be defending the prison guards of the past and we get to offer the pioneers of the future … I don’t think she can win that campaign.”
Gingrich, in an event dubbed “Becoming the Party of Breakout,” addressed more than 100 Republicans as part of the kickoff to the four-day event, emphasizing the need to address technology and new ideas to shake up the Republican Party.
“We are caught up in a culture where as long as we are negative, as long as we are vicious and as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don’t have to learn anything,” Gingrich said, noting many Republicans who oppose the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, can’t offer an alternative. “It’s a very deep problem. Breakout means you have to do the homework.
“We have to get beyond being anti-Obama.”
Gingrich presided over the luncheon with RNC chairman Reince Priebus at the Westin hotel in the Seaport — the same place former Gov. Mitt Romney stayed during his Election Night defeat to President Barack Obama in November.