If President Barack Obama gets reelected, don't expect Republicans to waste any time in figuring out how they can reclaim a victory in 2016.
On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday, The Huffington Post's Sam Stein asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich whether GOP leaders will, on the night of a possible second Obama inauguration, come together to plot how to defeat Democrats for the White House in 2016.
"Of course," replied Gingrich. "We'll figure out how to win in '16."
It's not surprising that political operatives and party leaders intend to quickly meet after an election -- win or lose -- to hash out what happened. But Gingrich's comments were a blunt admission that if Obama wins in November, Republicans will immediately have their eye on the ball of how to win the next presidential election.