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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/ 5/2010

Gingrich: I'm 'more inclined to run' in 2012

By Matt DeLong

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During an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said that he is "much more inclined to run" for president in 2012 than not run. Gingrich has been hinting for months that he may seek the presidency -- though he has a history of making a lot of noise about running before deciding against it, as he did before the 2008 election. On Sunday, Gingrich said that after speaking with friends and colleagues, he is "more inclined to think it is doable." However, he said he would not make a decision until the "end of February, beginning of March."

In recent months, Gingrich has raised his profile as a conservative bomb-thrower, frequently making inflammatory remarks about President Obama and congressional Democrats. He came under fire in September when he said the president holds a "Kenyan, anti-colonial" worldview, citing a controversial Forbes magazine piece that made the same argument.

Asked to analyze the field of likely GOP contenders, Gingrich described former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as a "phenomenon in her own right." He said "structurally" former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is the front-runner, while former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee leads the pack in terms of popularity. He described himself as "competitive."

UPDATED 12/9/10 at 2:14 p.m.: Gingrich's office stresses that the former House speaker said on "Fox News Sunday" that he would make the decision in consultation with his wife, Callista, not on his own, as this post implied.

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By Matt DeLong  | December 5, 2010; 10:15 AM ET
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Comments

I bet Newt has got "new ideas."

Posted by: lithium452 | December 7, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I say run Newt and let him pick Sarah (The Brain) Palin as his running mate. What fun!

Posted by: oldwoman | December 6, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

As a Democrat I hope and pray the Newster runs against Barack Obama. It will be such fun to watch the Christian Right explain how they support a man who left two wives for younger women and fooled around on both. And there is that pesky television image issue to deal with. The Newster looks like an overweight chipmonk. Awwwwwkwardddd.

Posted by: oldwoman | December 6, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

What's he running from and why is it newsworthy? The media shouldn't make a big deal when a pudgy little guy decides to run.

Posted by: racam | December 6, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

yay!! liberals say, 'run newt run!' cannot wait to have this confrontational mental midget on the ballot. he is a poster child example of the blatant disregard for the american people that neocons have. he is a perfect model of how republicants are not at all conservatives. his history will provide weeks, if not months, of salacious data for the media and his enormous mouth will continue to display what a total moron he is.

yippeeee! fantastic news.

Posted by: jakiamik | December 6, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

If it were not for Fox News, would anyone remember this jerk? If I were a Republican, I would remember one word in connection with Newt: failure. He was utterly defeated tactically by Clinton, even after one of the most significant off year elections ever in 1994. He's screwed around on his wives, even when they were cancer-stricken. Why should anyone, especially a Republican, even consider this low-life for the Presidency? I agree with one of the previous commenters who said that someone like Newt would be the answer to Democratic dreams. There is no way Karl Rove or Roger Ailes could realistically habilitate the image of this bottom-feeder, even if Obama is still dithering and peeing in the wind two years from now.

Posted by: rtinindiana | December 6, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

If it were not for Fox News, would anyone remember this jerk? If I were a Republican, I would remember one word in connection with Newt: failure. He was utterly defeated tactically by Clinton, even after one of the most significant off year elections ever in 1994. He's screwed around on his wives, even when they were cancer-stricken. Why should anyone, especially a Republican, even consider this low-life for the Presidency? I agree with one of the previous commenters who said that someone like Newt would be the answer to Democratic dreams. There is no way Karl Rove or Roger Ailes could realistically habilitate the image of this bottom-feeder, even if Obama is still dithering and peeing in the wind two years from now.

Posted by: rtinindiana | December 6, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Newt Gingrich is a dishonest blowhard. The presidency would reach a new low if he were to fill this office.

Posted by: janye1 | December 6, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Yes Condi/Romney in 2012 and perhaps some enterprising journalist will finally blow the top off her incompetence and complicity with Bush/Cheney war crimes. That would be fun to watch!

Posted by: pblotto | December 6, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Condi / Romney 2012!

Posted by: rexreddy | December 6, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Condi / Romney 2012!

Posted by: rexreddy | December 6, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

I would love to see a debate between Gingrich and Obama....Newt would make Obama look like an idiot. Hillary bested Obama, and she isn't anywhere near Newt's intellect. The 2012 Presidential debates will be the end of Obama, as now he will have to stand on what he has done.....higher unemployment, massive budgets deficits, deteriorating relationships with all of America's allies abroad, Socialist Health Care Plan, and on and on.....Obama will look the total fool.

Posted by: Realist201 | December 6, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Hell would have to freeze over before I would vote for Newt Gingrich. I'll never forget how he cheated on his critically ill wife while he was trying to impeach Bill Clinton for doing the same thing or less. That is the height of hypopcrisy.

Say what you want about President Obama. He is very square when it comes to being faithful to his marriage, loving his children, and promoting the responsibility of husbands to their wives. The conservative right with its moral righteousness would have to be hypocritical to vote for Newt Gingrich over Barak Obama.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | December 6, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Newt, Check kiting scandal. How do you expect anyone with a memory to elect a guy who can't balance his checkbook? You can't balance your own checkbook how can you balance the nations debt? This is a pipe dream Newty. You will never be an American president.

Posted by: madest | December 6, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

DREAM ACT on you worthless RINO!

Posted by: mdsinc | December 6, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse

DREAM ACT on you worthless RINO!

Posted by: mdsinc | December 6, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Newt Gingritch . Wonderful . 2012 Wonderful. Another opportunity to vote against rather than for someone. Trot out the old tired faces and losers for the poor idiots who still think there is a 2 party system in this country. How they must all sit and laugh at us as they play their corrupt games and swap places every 4 to 8 years.
We have only one party now , and it's the Republicratic Party . Made up of people who would kill rather than work at an honest living or stand by the oath of Office they so conveniently forget, the moment they leave the Podium .
Many years ago they set the stage . Some good men came along and the Democrats and Republicans had no intentions of letting them get a foothold into making America whole once again. The thought of an honest man whom they couldn't corrupt or one whose past they couldn't defame, terrified them . How could they get their dirty fingers into the Public Troth , or take all the dirty money from Lobbyists , or set up Earmarks for their states at the cost to all the others, if an honest and uncorrupt man came onto the scene ?
So , both got together and set up a mountain of fears in the voter's minds . The most outstanding was, " You'll waste your vote if you vote for a man like Ralph Nader , or " You'll help put the other party in if you vote for Ralph Nader . And to this day, we can't get a 3rd party off the ground. We get the old baseball glove , Mitt Romney again, Newt the despicable guy who left his wife suffering from Cancer , Kerry, Clinton, and all the rest of the tired old faces. If they were any good or electable they'd have been President a long time ago. But there they are fighting to cost us another Presidency and another 4 to 8 years of a path to putting this country further into the 3rd world failure into which Soros want's us placed .
Ralph Nader had more smarts than the whole lot of them, and certainly more than what we have now, wasting our fuel in AFl . They succeded in keeping him off the ballots over the years , and off the stage in 2008 . Because they are deathly afraid of him and his intelligence and they knew he'd wipe the stage up with them in any debate and on any subject . Will the last 18 years wise up America leading to 2012 ? Will America demand a 3rd party candidate ? I don't know but if we can't look at the Mess we are in now , and determine that anything would be better than this Administration and the last two, then I hold little hope of ever seeing our country rise to what it once was . Problem is, many are too young to remember what America was like when it was great. What it was like to walk the streets of any city at night without being raped or murdered . What it was like to have a President with guts , who really loved America , and would fight to keep her free and to remain a Republic . We had Presidents who didn't bow to the ACLU and asked God to help us, not drive Him from our shores. God Help us, man surely isn't.

Posted by: puck-101 | December 6, 2010 4:28 AM | Report abuse

Good lord: Newt's ego is ALMOST as big as his fat a**.

Almost.

Posted by: goldengateview | December 5, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Earth to Newt: Spare us.

Of course, it might be interesting how Newt and Sarah interact--if either of them run. Highly doubtful ether will. Running for president and doing the job is hard work. Neither of these folks has really shown that they are serious about working for the betterment of our entire society. It's much easier to bloviate and pander and they are both really good at that.

Posted by: repar | December 5, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Newt has gotten accustomed to living rich on his PAC money. Anyone who gives him more for his run in 2012 is just plain misguided.

Posted by: baldinho | December 5, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

I see the race card being played here by the obamabots. When they're afraid of Newt Gingrich you know things are going badly.

Posted by: rjjrdq | December 5, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

What do we have to do? Drive a stake through his heart, wrap him in a silver chain, and bury him at a crossroads?

Posted by: Capn0ok | December 5, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

If it's Palin vs Obama in 2012, I'll get stinking drunk and vote for Obama. Not a chance I'll live in a country where a moron like Palin has the majority of the electorate.

Gingrich? I'll get kind of drunk, and flip a coin -- Obama vs whoever the libertarian is.

If the republicans pick Romney, I'll vote for him, straight up. Any other republican candidate is going to require a certain amount of drunkenness.

You republicans better remember, your numbers and the democrats numbers are fairly equal. You need the independents, and we're sure as hell not going to vote for a true retard like Palin.

Posted by: eezmamata | December 5, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

More than anything on earth, I hope the Republicans nominate Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich...and then let them talk about family values and morality and see if Gingrich can stand up to the questions about how he treated wives one and two.

If this is the kind of people that we want running America: the dumbest person ever and a man who walked out on two sick wives.

GO AHEAD, pick these maladjusted, ego-centric crazies and Obama can sleep through the campaign.

Posted by: carolineC1 | December 5, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

@DwightCollins...and let's be honest here...isn't this the entire point of "Our single goal is to make Obama a one term president" GOP mantra?

anyone running against the obama record is sure to win...
even mickey mouse could win...
obama the last black democrat president...
Posted by: DwightCollins | December 5, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: solipsism | December 5, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

It's going to be a real circus watching all of the conservatives cut each other's throat for the chance to run against Obama. This is the one year that I really wished that I lived in either Iowa or New Hampshire so I could see first hand the all of the lies and distortions that these right-wingers will be throwing at each other. Yep, this election season is going to be really interesting, for sure.

Posted by: dlpetersdc | December 5, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

If Palin is getting endorsed by Jindal, then OK I'm for Newt

Posted by: newtonianjoe | December 5, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God... This is the best America can come up with... A BLOATED ARROGANT PUSS BAG FULL OF PIG VOMIT...

Why not, lets get all the putrid vile in there...

Has anyone truly realized why these ferrets like Newtie, Boehner the BOOZER, Baked Alaskan Plain, Morris the Shoe Sniffer, Rush the Drug Addict don't want government intervention?

Answer, cause it paves they way for them and their ilk to steal more. No controls, let the bank door swing...

Realizing that folks are frustrated out there, I'm one of them... We failed as a society to to do the correct thing.

WHETHER OR NOT YOU LIKE THE MAN, WE OVERWHELMINGLY VOTED FOR OBAMA AND CHANGE!

Never gave him a fair chance. How in the hell can one administration fix the damage that guy took on? Bush-Wacked with running the country in a 98% IQ. WOW, we really thought that one out...

Now we have to listen to the Load of BILE O'Riley, WET BRAINED BECK to mold your brains... That Crap Bag Miller, like the guy who sits at the end of the bar knows everything (he thinks) and everyone avoids... That's humor, I get more laughs from watching Boehner falling of a bar stool. To think they picked on Teddy, at least he did something, even thought he scared little kids telling the story of the "CREEPY LITTLE SPIDER CLIMBING UP THE WEB", remember that one? :)

Getting back to our deceptive media hosts... They remind me the movie "Night of the Living Dead".

Remember the line of the ZOMBIES stumbling around like John Boehner mumbling in meetings? It goes, "BRAINS WE WANT BRAINS..."

Well folks from the looks of it they succeed. Just hope we as a Country if it is not to late wake up and see these "fecal matters" in human boys suits are really all about...

I figured it out can you???

Just that simple, Happy Holidays...

Posted by: FairPlay4All | December 5, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Newt should run just to massage his ego for awhile and determine if he ever had a chance to become President. He would enjoy being introduced many times as the "Next President of the US". The same thing heard by numerous also rans in 2008.
Realistically, he has absolutely no chance of getting the nomination. The real front runner is Sarah Palin and anyone who doesn't think so hasn't been paying much attention.
She is clearly the front runner.

Posted by: jimeglrd8 | December 5, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich, like Palin, is an instant win for Obama in 2012. Or, better yet, let them run on one ticket!

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | December 5, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

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@BBear1

BBear1 wrote: "It's been 17 days since Republicans claimed a mandate in the elections. Where is their jobs plan?"


Where? All over the news. I suggest you turn on your television.

Step 1 in creating new jobs in the U.S. is to neutralize Obama politically. No more socialism from him can be tolerated.

Step 2 is to extend the tax cuts for every American and every business.

Step 3 is to repeal ObamaCare. That multi-trillion-dollar fiasco is perhaps the biggest job killer in the history of the nation.

Step 4 is to put a business-friendly President in the Oval Office in 2012.

Step 5 is to then get out of the way and let the free market do what it does best: create jobs.

("Best", leftists, is a word that means "better than all the rest".)

Next leftist conundrum?


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Posted by: billcantillon | December 5, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

"Overweight, aging, white, adulterous male seeks presidency in 2012." But on what planet, Newt?

Posted by: mirrorgazer | December 5, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

@jennlasstexas

jennlasstexas wrote: "Taxation for the common good..includes army's roads and government services for us all. None of you could live without the things our taxes buy us"

False. The "common good" is a leftist myth, used by leftists worldwide to try to justfiy extortion.

There is no "good" which is enjoyed equally by all people who are forced to pay for it.

As a corollary, it is false to believe that "once we add up all the tax payments you make, and subtract what get out of it, and compare it to all the tax payments that I make, and subtract what I get out of it, we come out even!"

That's also a leftist falsehood.

Truth is, taxes are completely unequal, inequitable, disproportionately paid and received, and altogether unrelated to who gets what from whom, where, for how long and in what way(s).

Fairness is the last thing taxes are, and leftists LOVE taxes, because leftists HATE that people be treated fairly.

The thought of the person who pays $10,000 in taxes getting $10,000 back in "goverment services" disgusts leftists. They want that stolen money for their own leftist purposes (to support freeloaders.)

There's not a single service that the government provides that couldn't be provided more efficiently, more inexpensively, on a more convenient scheudle, to more people in more places for a longer period of time, by the free market.

There are no exceptions.

Next leftist fallacy?

Posted by: billcantillon | December 5, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Ah, the Poster Boy for Hypocrisy is back. It wasn't bad enough that he tried to trash America in the 1990's, or that he ditched his wife for a younger gal while she was laying in the cancer ward, or that lately he's been going around fear-mongering the dimwits in the GOP's base by telling them that they need to worry about... "Sharia law" (what an idiot!), now he thinks that he's presidential material?

This guy has an ego like O.J. Simpson.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | December 5, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

The only advantage to having Newt run for President is that he will make most of the other candidates look better. He is an egotistical, self-righteous has-been.

Posted by: JohnRice | December 5, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

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With youth comes inexperience. With inexperience comes foolishness. With foolishness comes leftism.

With age comes experience. With experience comes wisdom. With wisdom comes conservatism.

He who is not a leftist at age 20 has no heart.

He who is not a conservative at age 40 has no brain.


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Posted by: billcantillon | December 5, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse


"Newton is blowing smoke..." and I wonder what it is he is smoking. Him as the repubican candidate will assure Mr. Obama's reelection.


Posted by: mortified469 | December 5, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

@OldUncleTom

OldUncleTom wrote: "Being "exceptional" is a lot like being smart, or pretty. If others tell you, it might be so; if you tell others, its probably not."

Being exceptional also means being hated. Hated for being smart, hated for being good-looking. It's an awful cross to bear, I can tell you that much.

But ask anyone who is exceptional if all of those who DON'T tell us that we are, including even those who DO tell us that we're NOT, actually know who's exceptional and who's not, and we'll tell you the same answer every time:

"Of course."


Leftist jealousy doesn't DISprove the exceptionalism of American ideals.

It proves it.

Posted by: billcantillon | December 5, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

DwightCollins wrote: "anyone running against the obama record is sure to win...
even mickey mouse could win...
obama the last black democrat president..."

DC Sage wrote: DwightCollins, like yourself, Newt Gingrich is a dog whistle blowing bigot. When Newt blows the racist dog whistle like the ones he heard when he was being raised in Klan country, the bigots can be expected to come running like a pack of mangey hyenas. However much to America's credit, there aren't enough hate filled racist dogs to heed Newt's racist call and to ever grant him any kind of power again.

Posted by: DCSage | December 5, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Good God, No! Enough is enough. Gingrich should put out to pasture, sooner the better!

Posted by: pelohoki | December 5, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Newt should keep out of the race. He has so many negatives from his horrendous treatment of his 2 previous wives (adultery) to his House Reprimand in 1996 - see http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1997/gen/resources/infocus/gingrich/ and his divisive attitude in the 90s that resulted in a miserable political situation in the U.S. for the future. If the GOP can only find candidates like Newt, Palin, etc. they are in a sorry state!

Posted by: knittingnutvi | December 5, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Why is there a blackout in the American news media on Cheney's indictment for bribery in Nigeria?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/03/dick-cheney-indictment-wikileaks_n_791502.html

Posted by: B2O2 | December 5, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

We must gird our loins now against the coming onslaught of pompous, egocentric, self-promoting Gingrich baloney.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | December 5, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

anyone running against the obama record is sure to win...
even mickey mouse could win...
obama the last black democrat president...

Posted by: DwightCollins | December 5, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

How can you tell Newt Gingrich is lying ?


His lips are moving.


Posted by: StevenK3 | December 5, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

For some reason asking his wife for a divorce while she was being treated for cancer in a hospital bed may not help him much. Especially since he wanted the divorce to be able to marry his latest girlfriend at the time. What a piece of garbage this man is.

Posted by: metroman76 | December 5, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

For some reason asking his wife for a divorce while she was being treated for cancer in a hospital bed may not help him much. Especially since he wanted the divorce to be able to marry his latest girlfriend at the time. What a piece of garbage this man is.

Posted by: metroman76 | December 5, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

So, the two-time conservative christian king of family values and self-righteousness is planning on running for president. Isn't that just special.

Posted by: insider9909 | December 5, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich and Palin. Anymore pathetic jokes? Gingrich is a has been, largely discredited by his messy personal affairs and extremist views. Palin is simply riding a wave of publicity, but she too hardly constitutes Presidential material.

Posted by: kerryberger | December 5, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich and Palin. Anymore pathetic jokes. Gingrich is a has been, largely discredited by his messy personal affairs and extremist views. Palin is simply riding a wave of publicity, but she too hardly constitute Presidential material.

Posted by: kerryberger | December 5, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Nothing would please the democrats more than to see Gingrich/Palin run in 2012... ROTFL LMAO!!!

Posted by: demtse | December 5, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Anyone want to figure the odds on whether Newt will divorce and remarry at least once before becoming our next GW Jr. type embarrassment? And, perhaps once or twice again after winning? Will any of his "wives" be dying of cancer when he serves them divorce papers?

Oh yes Gingrich/Palin "Super Flag-waving Americans" onward and upward!

Posted by: lufrank1 | December 5, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Newt will be a great president.You can be sure he will bring back love and respect for America again.He wont go on apology tours and wont give the UN our sovrenti like the Regressives do.He will deal with adversaries like Russia,China,N korea,'IRAN'Hugo Chavez from a position of strength not weakness, like this administration.He will be the closest thing to Ronald Reagan.Go Newt!!!!!!!

Posted by: votingrevolution1 | December 5, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Thats all we need.
It wont be difficult to show Gingrich for what he is. He led the republican congress against Clinton when Clinton tried to go after Bin Laden after the attack on the Cole,leading to the deaths of thousands of Americans and all because he hated Clinton. The transparency of Gingrich's ambitions are too much even for republicans. If he runs, I'll run against him. We'll go through Gingrich like Sherman went through Georgia and get rid of this stinker once and for all

Posted by: rudy6 | December 5, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I think all Democrats are LOVING that he would run

He has a sketchy past, he has no success with his government shut down, and he is an extremist

He would get KILLED running

Please run!

Posted by: Bious | December 5, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Only an idiot will trust the Newt. We should ask the Alaska Hillbilly if he will be her running mate.

Posted by: FEDUP441 | December 5, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Newt will be a great president.You can be sure he will bring back love and respect for America again.He wont go on apology tours and wont give the UN our sovrenti like the Regressives do.He will deal with adversaries like Russia,China,N korea,'IRAN'Hugo Chavez from a position of strength not weakness, like this administration.He will be the closest thing to Ronald Reagan.Go Newt!!!!!!!

Posted by: votingrevolution1 | December 5, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Newt but your time has come and gone. Republicans and Tea Partiers are not interested in you as president, please let the next generation step up and step out of the way !!!!!

Posted by: killerm1 | December 5, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

If we want a couple of more wars paid for by the Chinese, by all means vote for Newt.

Posted by: kwoodgr | December 5, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

This is only a ploy to pull more money into the fundraising machine that supports him.

Posted by: Itzajob | December 5, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Proposed Republic Party slogan for 2012:

"More tax cuts, more war, more greed -and all for the rich!"

Posted by: mongolovesheriff | December 5, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Proposed Republic Party slogan for 2012:

"More tax cuts, more war, more greed -and all for the rich!"

Posted by: mongolovesheriff | December 5, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Don't bother Newt. You're part of the problem not the solution this country needs and that's coming from a Republican. The nasty good ole boy league needs to disappear. It's time this country had a business person to lead it and less a politician. Maybe one of our billionaires could step forward. Bill Gates need not apply.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | December 5, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse


Po' Sista Sarah! If she thinks those "old mean, nasty Dems" are ruff - just she wait 'til "them old boys" Newt and Rove get their turn with her.

Lordy, I think I could feel scared for her.

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Posted by: Evenfoolsarerightsometimes | December 5, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Newt!

"Old School" Republican leadership that helped destroy the "Party the Reagan Built" during the Bush I / Clinton / Bush II years are NOT welcome in the leadership of the party anymore, let alone to run for President!

Just retire, make your speech's, and continue sucking up to the media; and, let real Conservatives rebuild the party!!

rdog

Posted by: RDog1 | December 5, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

@wewintheylose - Put the blame where it belongs. Obama didn't create this mess and you know it. You're a racist to the highest degree toad. Grow up.

Posted by: cholly85241 | December 5, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich and Bolton are both buffoons. They're also legends in their own minds, apparently. I'd welcome a GOP decision to run either one of them. It would be very satisfying and highly entertaining to watch their egos get crushed.

Posted by: st50taw | December 5, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

@wewintheylose - Put the blame where it belongs. Obama didn't create this mess and you know it. You're a racist to the highest degree toad. Grow up.

Posted by: cholly85241 | December 5, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

@wewintheylose - Put the blame where it belongs. Obama didn't create this mess and you know it. You're a racist to the highest degree toad. Grow up.

Posted by: cholly85241 | December 5, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

@wewintheylose - Put the blame where it belongs. Obama didn't create this mess and you know it. You're a racist to the highest degree toad. Grow up.

Posted by: cholly85241 | December 5, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Palin/Gingrich: a ticket that would make the trailer parks of America proud.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | December 5, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

so if he runs it will be the first case of a grifter and his mistress running for the white house, classy.

Posted by: calif-joe | December 5, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

His main inclination is to talk about how inclined he is to run. The guy cannot stop talking. It's one of the things that destroyed him as speaker. It's just like smoking. The more he talks, the shorter his prospects become.

Posted by: dcurules | December 5, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Run Newt run! Hey, you could be Sarah's VP nominee! A Democratic dream ticket if there ever was one.

Posted by: Observer001 | December 5, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

If you can get over Newtie's extramarital affairs (and jcdooley, my number is exactly zero in 35 years) you still have to deal with the reality that he lost the speakership and his House seat because he was corrupt.

Posted by: amstphd | December 5, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

What's surprising about Mr. Gingrich's announcement is it doesn't elicit the same reaction from the people of that of a circus clown riding a unicycle with a monkey on his back. Has Palin made us inured to such vaudevillian farce?

Posted by: slim21 | December 5, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Some people cannot get over themselves-Newt is one of them.

Posted by: MichaelLittleBig | December 5, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Some people cannot get over themselves-Newt is one of them.

Posted by: MichaelLittleBig | December 5, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Gingrich lost his remaining credibility when he sided with British colonialism against our Founding Fathers who fought the yoke of British rule. He pretty much indicated that if he were alive during the American revolution, he'd be one of those Tories loyal to the crown and disdainful of the "upstart rabble" of George Washington, Patrick Henry, Nathan Hale and the rest.

But Gingrich has always been disdainful of those who were oppressed by the powerful, so there was no surprise there. He is however a traitor the American cause nonetheless. As are his fellow "royalist" Republicans who are even now fighting tooth and nail to protect tax cuts for the wealthy despite the fact that they are already paying the lowest taxes they've paid in nearly a century.

Posted by: B2O2 | December 5, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

"In a new Esquire profile, Gingrich’s second wife Marianne — whom he cheated on with his current wife, Callista — breaks her twelve year silence on her relationship with Gingrich to reveal a portrait of man who understood the deep hypocrisy of his actions, but simply didn’t care: He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused.
He’d just returned from Erie, Pennsylvania, where he’d given a speech full of high sentiments about compassion and family values. The next night, they sat talking out on their back patio in Georgia. She said, “How do you give that speech and do what you’re doing?” “It doesn’t matter what I do,” he answered. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.“

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/08/10/gingrich-adultery-irrelevant/

Posted by: twm1 | December 5, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

How many of you chickenschit, anti American, socialist wellyrat posters cheated on your significant other? And why should we care about his love life anyway? How many women has the kennedy family killed? It's easy for the shallow minds who posted comments here to show their hate but its' difficult for them to find anything of substance to show it.

Palin/Gingrich 2012.

Posted by: jcdooley | December 5, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Apparently the Republican strategy is a group hug, after which they will push America down the incline. Maybe I'm reading too much into this. Maybe I'm just reading.

Posted by: gannon_dick | December 5, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Run, Newtie, run. For the good of the . . . well, do it to make your wives proud.

Posted by: russellglee | December 5, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Run, Newtie, run . . .

Posted by: russellglee | December 5, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Newt had his chance. He and a number of other republicans proved to be empty suits. Bill Clinton kicked his butt time and again. Newt loves to talk but he has no judgement. His morality is lower than a snake. Not going to happen. I am looking forward to Morning Joe saying that Republicans need to man up and tell Newt he cannot be president. But Joe wont do it.

Posted by: HelloNewman53 | December 5, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I must, with apology, draw upon and paraphrase a famous Kennedy remark in characterizing Newt's plans: The dream (of this phony opportunist) will never die.

Posted by: deehoover | December 5, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Doubtful that Gingrich can pull the ticket on his own. His best shot is to follow the GOP 2000 election strategy -- get a telegenic goof ball at the top of the ticket, and get yourself in as the VEEP, where, as has been shown, you can still employ your evil genious to rule the country, with half the hassle. Sorry to say, but a Palin/Gingrich ticket looks unbeatable.

Posted by: tzem | December 5, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: tmodelford | December 5, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Newt is a big, fat poisonous Georgia toad sitting on a king size pond lilly flicking his tongue whenever a fly gets too close.

He would be a disaster for Republicans and a disaster for America. We have too many toads like him in Washington already.

Posted by: alance | December 5, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse


Newt has never allowed his brain to engage , before his mouth.

The man says and does nothing that he feels, will not advance Newt.

He is an evil, 1854 plantation owner whose time is over.

Newt, do us a favor, we will start a pact and pay you not to run.

Posted by: COWENS99 | December 5, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

He's already President in his own mind.

Posted by: tmodelford | December 5, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same Newt who spent $44 million taxpayer dollars trying to impeach Bill Clinton for fooling with Monica Lewinsky while he, Newt, was carrying on a clandestine affair as his wife lay seriously ill in a hospital bed? Can you spell HYPOCRITE? Republicans have no shame.

Posted by: sailorashore | December 5, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Whooppeee!!! The Republic is saved.

Big question now is how many divorces and marriages can Newtie squeeze in between now and the GOP convention??

Posted by: OldRedneck | December 5, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Money for nothing... chicks for free.

Posted by: WmLaney | December 5, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Great. The guy who started the beginning of the end of American Democracy by showing such total disdain for everybody else.

Posted by: larry9 | December 5, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

I want Newt and all the other blowhard republicans to run and then get their butts kicked by Sarah Palin and then have Obama kick her butt in 2012.

Posted by: blarsen1 | December 5, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

How many times is Mr. Gingrich going to make statements about running for office?

I can't vote for someone who can't seem to make up his own mind for himself, let alone making a Presidential decision that would effect lives and the country.

Posted by: tomswift96 | December 5, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

please run newt.. we need you to show voters the true nature of the republican party so that they'll vote for Democrats.. please run..we're counting on you!

Posted by: cmsatown | December 5, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, but this ham is past its expiration date.

Posted by: Bridge3263 | December 5, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Gingrich has no credibility whatsoever to be the president of the United States:
- Adultery
- Draft dodger
- Dead-Beat Dad
- Family Values? Pressing Wife for Divorce in the Hospital
- House Banking Scandal: Newt Bounced 22 Checks
- Book Deals: Murdoch's $4.5 Million wasn't the first
- GOPAC sleaze: Taxpayer subsidies for his partisan campaign course.

Posted by: stheday | December 5, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

What a cretin.

Posted by: 44fx2901 | December 5, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

All of those mentioned would be Pres O's dream opponents. Either white and fat or ditzy. The truth is, the GOP doesn't have a clue as to who they want. To get the support of Rupert Murdoch, the candidate of the GOP would have to be radically right like Palin and Murdoch has invested bazillions in her to no avail. The Mormons just spent hundreds of millions trying to elect a Mormon governor of Calif and where will more of those hundreds of millions come from if they invest in Romney again?

Posted by: pkbishop1 | December 5, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

He'll never make it to nomination... but if he plays his cards right he might get to be President by accepting the bottom of a Palin-Gingrich ticket... When she resigns after a few months to emulate Jerry Springer and interview trailer trash, he could move up to be top dog. His big competition for bottom of the ticket is still Glen Beck, obviously Palin's best choice...

Posted by: tbrucia | December 5, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Just what we need in the White House: another blonde-hair blue-eyed old fart who believes that we should regulate our lives in accordance to an old book of laws written thoudands of years ago by a supernatural being to whom he can communicate via telepathy.

Posted by: localgoober | December 5, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Let's face it folks, at this point ABO (anyone but obama) looks damn good..

Posted by: wewintheylose | December 5, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

As the late, great James Brown once sang, please please please, Newt run. It will be the salvation of the Democratic Party to put idiots like Gingrich, Palin, and Limbaugh at the tip of the GOP's presidential spear. The American people range from very intelligent to very stupid, and I'm sure the Newt will capture the latter, However, none of these boobs can go through an entire campaign without alienating over half of the electorate with their hubris, arrogance and idiocy.

Posted by: ElectricBill | December 5, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

What a comment about Palin: "phenomenal in her own right". Take it any way you like but coming from Newt it likely means "Boy would I like to roll in the hay with her".

Posted by: chucko2 | December 5, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

ROFLMAO2 Newton is blowing smoke as usual. He's loud, he got booted as speaker, indies would never vote fore him, and, like Sarah, he has really become an entertainer. He may be old but he still likes to throw a tantrum to get a little attention. He's one step away from Happy Dale for god sakes.

Posted by: tarryh | December 5, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

ROFLMAO

Posted by: Maddogg | December 5, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

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