CPAC: Gingrich, Bachmann go after Hillary Clinton

March 8, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 8 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann took aim Saturday at Hillary Clinton on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Gingrich, the former House speaker from Georgia and sometime candidate for president, gave conservatives a strategy drawn from his most recent book, "Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle that will Decide America's Fate," the Hill reported. He said Republicans need to show that the party has ideas that will improve the country's future.

Clinton is the current front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

"What I'm trying to do is set up a conversation in America among everybody on our side so that by 2016 Hillary Clinton is the leading prison guard of the past propping every failed bureaucratic institution," Gingrich said.

Bachmann, R-Minn., who announced last year she would not run for another term in 2014, said the Republicans have had the only woman on their presidential ticket in the 21st century, referring to the party's choice of Sarah Palin for vice president in 2008.

"We will have a woman for president, just the right one," she said. "The other party talks a lot about nominating a woman in 2016 and that's fine, but she's going to have a lot of tough question's she's going to have to answer."

Other speakers included Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who became a right-wing hero when he attacked President Obama during the National Prayer Breakfast, and former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.

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