Gingrich supporters warned of a third Obama term

An email mistakenly sent to Newt's followers said that Obama will win this year, but 2016 is the real problem

By Jillian Rayfield

Published November 2, 2012 9:59PM (EDT)

An email accidentally sent to a Newt Gingrich newsletter's list of subscribers warns that Barack Obama is going to win this election -- but it's 2016 that we all need to worry about now.

ABC News reports:

Conservative news group Human Events manages the Gingrich Marketplace emails, but Gingrich has a say over which advertisers can have their messages go out to the list. And according to Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond, Stansberry & Associates should have been on the blacklist.

Human Events Vice President Joe Guerriero said the email was 'a mistake.'"

The email was supposed to go to another Human Events list, Guerriero said.

"The truth is, the next election has already been decided. Obama is going to win. It's nearly impossible to beat an incumbent president," wrote Porter Stansberry in the email. "What's actually at stake right now is whether or not he will have a third-term."

Though Obama is prohibited from seeking a third term by the 22nd amendment, the email did not address this, and it even suggested he could stay president until 2020.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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