HuffPost's Ryan Grim appeared Tuesday night on MSNBC's 'The Ed Show' to discuss Newt Gingrich's criticism of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) Medicare proposal. Gingrich recently apologized to Ryan for his comments.
Addressing whether Newt can recover from this, Grim explained, "saying that Newt could recover from this implies that he had a chance to become president in the first place, and I don't quite buy into that to begin with. But what's really remarkable about this is that it shows that it is universally considered to be political suicide in a Republican primary to defend Medicare. I mean think about how far we've come just in a few months. You cannot defend Medicare in a Republican primary and survive. And I don't see how they can produce a viable presidential candidate through that kind of a primary process."
Grim also explained how Republican leadership now seems quite united around Ryan's Medicare proposal, which is why Gingrich faced so much push-back about his comments.
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