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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/27/2011

Gingrich to announce 2012 intentions within two weeks

By Emi Kolawole

Updated 12:24 p.m.:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he will form an exploratory committee for a potential 2012 bid and could make his intentions known in as little as two weeks, according to reports.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday that Randy Evans, the lawyer in charge of Gingrich's business interests, said Gingrich would announce the formation of a presidential exploratory committee within "the next 10 days." Evans was Gingrich's lawyer during his divorce proceedings in 1999.

Gingrich also told an audience in Florida on Friday that he was within two weeks of making a decision as to whether he would run for president, according to The Palm Beach Post.

In a statement to the Post, Gingrich's press secretary Rick Tyler wrote, "We have said for weeks now that Newt will decide whether or not to move to an explore phase by late February/early March. We are sticking to that schedule. In response to what has been said: Newt will make up his mind in his time."

Gingrich has been openly mulling a presidential bid for months, and his fundraising acumen, combined with is relatively favorable standing among early polls could make him a formidable candidate. In October, the Post's Karen Tumulty reported that Gingrich had begun "transitioning" his four businesses so that they would not become political impediments. And the Post's Dan Eggen outlined in January that much of Gingrich's financial status remains unknown - something that could complicate matters for a candidate Gingrich under the presidential klieg lights.

The Post's Chris Cillizza reported in early February that Gingrich could be among the most underrated candidates in the field of potential 2012 candidates.

By Emi Kolawole  | February 27, 2011; 11:40 AM ET
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Newt is finally showing the trait that Republicans recently seem to adore in their candidates: He's a nutjob - otherwise he would know he hasn't got a snowballs chance in h'll...

Posted by: SpeakEasy3 | March 1, 2011 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Newt G. is funded by a mere two dozen billionaire's and a sketchy 'Institute' that allows them to funnel him money without disclosure. He's a front. Never mind his demonstrated failure in Government.

Posted by: thebobbob | March 1, 2011 2:36 PM | Report abuse

How low can politics get? Gingrich now, Palin not long enough ago, slither out of the crevises are Bachmann, Santorum,Pawlenty wannabee Prez. The country has too many problems that these clowns have no clue how to solve. Internationally we would be not just belaughed at, but pittied.

Posted by: sd-mouth1 | March 1, 2011 12:10 PM | Report abuse

So, practically everyone thinks Newt can't win... except for this one dude that says he'd vote for him if he wasn't a RINO - which is hilarious. 2012 is gonna be fringe vs Obama and fish will be shot in barrels.

Posted by: RandomAnon | March 1, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

NOPE TO NEWT!!. Newt is morally decrepit. We will not vote for this guy. 1. He is a political "insider". 2. He "preaches" too much,"on the street corners",about religion/faith/etc,-and does not abide by any of,the Word himself. The American People need a fresh private sector citizen,that has worked ONLY in the private Sector, knows how to run a business,with basic accounting principals,and can manage people, without wearing a "religious sleeve" for all the world to see. Yes our forefathers were religious, but- not at all like this joker.Newt.

Posted by: stormpost | March 1, 2011 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Told wife while she was in hospital he was leaving her, and was cheating on wife when wanting to impeach Clinton for the same thing. Mr. Morally Bankrupt ought to start attending church & listening to message, not pandering for votes. Do as I say, not a s I do!!!

Posted by: crossroadsnow | March 1, 2011 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Too Funny!!! Boy, the grand old party will let anybody run, even those who have proven they are inept. Is their strategy to make the other rightwingnuts like Huckabee, Romney & Palin look semi-normal??

Posted by: rsampson02 | March 1, 2011 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Too Funny!!! Boy, the grand old party will let anybody run, even those who have proven they are inept.

Posted by: rsampson02 | March 1, 2011 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I just can't bring myself to say "President Snoot Sniffcrotch".

Posted by: Capn0ok1 | March 1, 2011 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Hey Newt Forget It! Go Disappear Forever!

Posted by: sandylong2011 | February 28, 2011 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Will Newt campaign with all 3 of his wives or just 1? He could star in his own reality show "Newt and His 3 Wives". A real bulwork of morality.

Posted by: tlehman1117 | February 28, 2011 2:09 PM | Report abuse

You must make a distinction between Gingrich and even the most conservative of potential Republican nominees -- whatever their policy convictions (and I include Palin and Santorum), their essence is not evil. In my opinion after my 25 years in elective politics, Gingrich is an evil and dangerous person with immense political craft! Watch out, America, this is a poisonous package in deceptive wrapping. jebron1

Posted by: jebron1 | February 28, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Really? Are there really Republicans out there who seriously believe Newt Gingrich's arrogant mean face and repulsive personal history can get him the nomonation?

Posted by: lemmetellia | February 28, 2011 9:36 AM | Report abuse

newt as president is laughable, a serial adulterer and his latest mistress as first lady, give me a break.

Posted by: calif-joe | February 28, 2011 9:12 AM | Report abuse

what little 'ggod gNewt' ever existed has been completely subsumed by the demagogue, lie at the drop of a hat, xenophobic nativeist ignorant 'bad gNewt'.

see: Dr Jeykyll and Mr Hyde

lets get serious, this guy gets away with murder cause the press is afraid he'll get in power and they want access in that unlikely case.

Posted by: tedri_50 | February 28, 2011 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Gingritch to Announce his Intentions " He's going to get down on his knees to his first wife, the one whom he left when he found out she had cancer, and ask her forgiveness. Then he's going to perform a feat of " Mass Hypnosis to cloud the minds of the electorate who will then run to the Polls to make him President. As Florence-Jean Castleburry once said : " When Donkeys Fly "

Posted by: puck-101 | February 28, 2011 6:13 AM | Report abuse

So,sure don't even look like Nutcase Newt
The EGO Gingrich even needs to waste time
& money on any exploratory commitee based
on the comments here as Newt you and your
BIG EGO donot stand a chance of even winning the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012 or EVER! Go AWAY!

Posted by: KathyAnn1980 | February 28, 2011 2:19 AM | Report abuse

Hey Nutty Newt Gingrich Just Forget It! No
Way In Hades With This Independent Vote For
A Has Been Loser Like You Nutcase Newt! ...
The GOP Must Think The American Voters Want
A White Barack Hussein Obama If Has Beens &
Whackos Like Gingrich Are All They Can Come
Up With For 2012! Hey Newt Go Away..Very Far Away And Never Be Seen Or Heard From
Again You Phony Baloney Has Been!

Posted by: KathyAnn1980 | February 28, 2011 2:04 AM | Report abuse

I just can't help thinking what it must be like for the foolish women who married both Newt and Rusty Limpballs for their money. They must keep their eyes tightly shut and think of far away beaches while having to perform their wifely duties with these two fat narcissitic gasbags. No amount of money would be worth it.

Posted by: papafritz571 | February 28, 2011 12:16 AM | Report abuse

I just can't help thinking what it must be like for the foolish women who married both Newt and Rusty Limpballs for their money. They must keep their eyes tightly shut and think of far away beaches while having to perform their wifely duties with these two fat narcissitic gasbags. No amount of money would be worth it.

Posted by: papafritz571 | February 28, 2011 12:16 AM | Report abuse

I just can't help thinking what it must be like for the foolish women who married both Newt and Rusty Limpballs for their money. They must keep their eyes tightly shut and think of far away beaches while having to perform their wifely duties with these two fat narcissitic gasbags. No amount of money would be worth it.

Posted by: papafritz571 | February 28, 2011 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Practically any Republican running would be an improvement over Obama and his big-government socialist agenda. As a conservative, I have two BIG problems with Gingrich:

1) He has shown he is more than willing to cave in to the amnesty for illegals idea.
2) He has fallen for aLGore's global warming nonsense and would support some sort of cap and tax legislation.

Gingrich, like McCain, is just another old RHINO ... and the Republican party doesn't need his baggage in 2012 to oust Obama.

Posted by: kirtfalcon | February 27, 2011 11:41 PM | Report abuse

The election of 2012 might be fun after all. I imagine Colbert and Stewart are salivating at the fodder for jokes they will get from Newt, Palin, etc. They will all make it much easier for Democrats to get out the vote.

Plus we get free entertainment for 18 months. Not bad!

Posted by: Whazzis | February 27, 2011 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Assuming that Newt is really serious, it means one thing: Like an over-the-hill aging sports figure, who in his mind still believe he can play, while everyone else around them knows he is an old washed-up fool, Newt is showing his stupidity, which like his ego is endless. Why does the news media give this rodent free newsprint?

Posted by: xona_anox | February 27, 2011 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Assuming that Newt is really serious, it means one thing: Like an over-the-hill aging sports figure, who in his mind still believe he can play, while everyone else around them knows he is an old washed-up fool, Newt is showing his stupidity, which like his ego is endless. Why does the news media give this rodent free newsprint?

Posted by: xona_anox | February 27, 2011 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Assuming that Newt is really serious, it means one thing: Like an over-the-hill aging sports figure, who in his mind still believe he can play, while everyone else around them knows he is an old washed-up fool, Newt is showing his stupidity, which like his ego is endless. Why does the news media give this rodent free newsprint?

Posted by: xona_anox | February 27, 2011 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Newt's problem is that same as every other Republican who's been around for more than two years. In a party which tolerates no dissent from it's increasingly lunatic positions, anyone who has ever sounded reasonable is the enemy. I mean, even if Newt is willing to say that Obama is a Muslim and and illegal immigrant and the anti-Christ, etc., he wasn't saying it two years ago. Even if he now hates Mexicans and wants to shoot them all, he didn't advocate that when he was in Congress in the 90's. No matter how you look at it, Newt is just now 'pure' enough the the current dumbed-down Republican Party. He should try running as a Libertarian, if there's any of them left.

Posted by: DaveHarris | February 27, 2011 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Bring it on, Newt! You were a loser in the 90's and you're a bigger loser now.

Posted by: huck1 | February 27, 2011 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Baggers defending Newt Gingrich - bring it - I can't wait until my balls are slapping you bagger chins!

Posted by: jeffc6578 | February 27, 2011 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Newt is about as likable as John Edwards, with a similar track record. No, Newt, we haven't forgotten. Don't waste our time.

Posted by: mikebythesun | February 27, 2011 9:23 PM | Report abuse

We all know Newt. Newt's the one who cheated on his sick wife while he was trying to impeach Bill Clinton for the almost the same thing except that Bills wife was not sick.

If Newt thought Bill Clinton was ineligible to serve as president, to me that makes Newt ineligible too.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | February 27, 2011 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Strange how liberals are quick to condemn the failings of a conservative man, when they praise the failings of a liberal man.

But the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1263 states that when one is received into the Catholic Church (he was on 3/29/2009), all your previous sins are forgiven. (By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin. In those who have been reborn nothing remains that would impede their entry into the Kingdom of God, neither Adam's sin, nor personal sin, nor the consequences of sin, the gravest of which is separation from God.)
God has forgiven him. Can't we?
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Please doctrine says God will judge you going to the afterlife, not now. The Vatican also said gov't policies that create poverty, spoil the green earth are sinful which makes what Newt proposes sinful. More than the shutdown, I condemn Newt for letting nursing home operators make more coin harming the helpless. His lack of compassion then has not changed with conversion.

Posted by: jameschirico | February 27, 2011 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Does he understand how unpopular he is? I guess not. A rightwing phony, self-promoter with no real support, screwed up before, was an embarrassment in the election up in NY-23, etc., etc. Not a chance for this bozo.

Posted by: dudh | February 27, 2011 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Newt Gingrich as president? What a scary prospect. Imagine him as president and the Republicans/Tea Party in charge of the House and Senate!

They could destroy the country in no time.

Posted by: John991 | February 27, 2011 8:51 PM | Report abuse

that's HASN'T committed adultery...

Posted by: raqualung | February 27, 2011 8:37 PM | Report abuse

I've got a great slogan for Newt's campaign:

Vote for Newt. He has committed adultery in a while!

Posted by: raqualung | February 27, 2011 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich is the perfect representative for the scumbag wing of the Republican Party.

It's a measure of American decline that anybody even listens to such a squalid opportunist.

Posted by: SGlover910 | February 27, 2011 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Since the Dems have attacked Newt about his adulterous acts, I would have though they would take him into their fold - along with the sexual predator previous president, Edwards, Kennedy, and so many others. Plus take a look at the current one - I don't see any resemblance between them and daddy but then again I could be wrong.

Posted by: LarryinMD | February 27, 2011 8:10 PM | Report abuse

The clown car is idling outside of the RNC headquarte­rs...

Posted by: austininc444 | February 27, 2011 7:33 PM | Report abuse

please, please, please newtie, run! and i think simple sarah would be a boffo running mate for you.

Posted by: jimfilyaw | February 27, 2011 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Whatever you think about Gingrich as a person or a candidate, you have to admit he's pretty hilarious.

I look forward to watching him pratfall his way through his "campaign."

Posted by: karlmarx2 | February 27, 2011 7:28 PM | Report abuse

OK, since the predictable reminders about Gingrich's unfamiliarity with fidelity have all been played out, how about this character flaw, which is much more important: He has NO regard for the Constitution, the same document the GOP made a dog-n-pony show of last month:

"It’s in the quintessential movie about this city, “Chinatown.” Morty the Mortician turns to Jack Nicholson’s character and says, “Middle of the drought, and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.” Tonight, a real-life equivalent. Middle of a dinner honoring the sanctity of the First Amendment, and the former speaker of the House talks about restricting freedom of speech. Only in the Republican Party....Gingrich was the featured speaker at the annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Award Dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire, Monday night, where he not only argued that campaign finance reform and the separation of church and state should be rethought, because they allegedly hurt the First Amendment, but he also suggested that new rules might be necessary to stop terrorists using freedom of speech to get out their message."

Read on at

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15951435 or search on "Gingrich First Amendment" yourself and get hundreds of thousands of hits demonstrating his fascist approach.

I know I hammer on this issue a lot, but it's important. This {Massengill} has no business being in the White House, where the gist of his pledge, and arguably the President's ONLY responsibility, is to uphold the Constitution. Some more pithy quotes from Herr Doktor:

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/12/gingrich-julian-assange-is-an-enemy-combatant-video.php

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/newt-gingrichs-first-amendment-hypocrisy

Posted by: bucinka8 | February 27, 2011 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Tom Coburn: Newt Gingrich 'last person I'd vote for' “His life indicates he does not have a commitment to the character traits necessary to be a great president” i couldn't have said it better

Posted by: ptrppr100 | February 27, 2011 7:21 PM | Report abuse

If the amoral skunk Gingrich runs he's going to suck the oxygen from any potentially decent republican candidate - even more so than Palin would.

The GOP needs to ask itself - does it want a degenerate like Gingrich or a moron like Palin to represent it, does it want to win in 2012, or does it want Obama to win?

Posted by: eezmamata | February 27, 2011 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Really? What is he going to announce? That he has a new mistress. LMAO @ Newt the wannabe.

Posted by: Freethotlib | February 27, 2011 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Today's mindbender:
Who would help Democrats more, Newt or Sarah?

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | February 27, 2011 7:01 PM | Report abuse

If there is any justice Newt will run and raise millions from the Wall Street crowd in exchange for his pledge to continue the gravy train if elected.

Then when he finishes fourth or fifth in a few primaries and has wasted that money down a rat hole on consultants, pollsters and media buys he can slink back to his think tank and ask himself what went wrong. Only problem is Newt is always the smarterst guy in the room and he will rationalize that what went wrong was a deficiency of the voters and not his.

This man defines arrogance, hubris and self interest; that comes through when he speaks almost always in a condescending manner and down to his audience. His personnal is the kiss of death for a Presidential candidate and his demise will be exactly what he deserves. He has spent almost thirty years as a spoiler and bomb thrower in politics with nothing but a bruised but still intact ego to show for it. It is time he is assigned to the dust bin of history but let's hope he takes some of the fat cats' money he is going to use to do it.

Posted by: bobfbell | February 27, 2011 7:00 PM | Report abuse

You mean to tell me this pig has other intentions than to cheat on his wife, and act like a general ignorant scumbag?

Posted by: password1111 | February 27, 2011 6:50 PM | Report abuse

I always shake my damn head at fools who say "we fear" the Newts and Palins of the world. No, we don't. We just think it's laughable that Repubs continue to put forth the type of candidates they do. Don't get me wrong, there are some good potential candidates in the Repub field, but the ones who get the most press, like Newt and Palin are a joke. We would relish either of those clowns getting the nomination. Shaking in my boots.

Posted by: jfoster13 | February 27, 2011 6:34 PM | Report abuse

This is to publicize Newt's website theamericano.com. One thing Newt sees that the lower level cons don't see is that the GOP will not be getting many of the greater and greater number of Hispanic votes.

It is His Panic website.

Posted by: Emmetrope | February 27, 2011 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich is the bravest lad out their among Republican wannabees: he wants to run to be the President of a Government that he wants to destroy; he wants to go back to those golden frontier days before George Washington got fed up with illiterate anarchists and called out the federal forces to put down the Whiskey Rebellion.

That's where all this started, not just trying to revoke FDR and all federal policy in the 20th Century. What Newt is trying to do, like the Tea Party and the current Republican Party, is to provoke Civil War...they still hate having lost the last one! It is not an accident that this minority Counter Revolution comes when we have our first Black president. It is not a question of incivility or rampant polarization, we are beyond that thanks to hypocritical frauds like Newt: this is Civil War they want. Republicans want. No one else. And they will get it if they continue to be so irresponsible. We got guns too.

Posted by: walden1 | February 27, 2011 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Newt's like the 50 year old guy you see with the 20 year old
chick. He's fat, pudgy and balding, but has the one thing most young guys don't have and at least some young chick's really like, $$$. And here the old buzzard thinks she cares about him. Actually, that would be a really good lesson for Newt to learn. Payback is a b$%#%, hey Newt?

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 27, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Why can't this low life, self absorbed piece of s h i t just kill himself and do his country a service he's never provided over the scope of his miserable pitiful life?

Posted by: dcp26851 | February 27, 2011 6:03 PM | Report abuse

I've had it with semi-successful politicians with short histories who thing they can run the show -- and yes, Mr. President my net includes you.

I'm not voting for Newt because he's a warmed-over failure who was drummed out of the last elected office he held.

I'm not voting for anybody who hasn't been a Governor. I want someone in office who has a clue about what it takes to LEAD the legislative branch.

Posted by: DogNabit | February 27, 2011 5:53 PM | Report abuse

The suspense is killing me.

Posted by: xdougwhite | February 27, 2011 5:53 PM | Report abuse

He left the Senate in the 90s for 'numerous ethics investigations' to quote his own press. He is an immoral man in more than one way. And now we're going to give this crook another bite of the apple? Don't Republicans ever learn?

Posted by: amac3 | February 27, 2011 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich, 2010 (actual quote, Esquire, 2010):

"I wake up in the morning and I know that somewhere there’s a cookie. I don’t know where it is but I know it’s mine and I have to go find it. That’s how I live my life."

And then, if I get tired of the cookie, and find another cookie that I like, I serve divorce papers on the cookie, even if it has cancer.

And if I don't like the nutrition statistics about the cookie, or other facts, I just make new ones up! After all, if you use the right words, and say them right, they're true!

Newt sees himself as a world historical figure. In fact, he's a large child.

"“There’s a large part of me that’s four years old” ~ Newt Gingrich (actual quote, 2010).

Posted by: ibidibid | February 27, 2011 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Newt can be Pres and shut the gov every month. Just for old times sake! No Soc Security checks for you today, no VA either. Saving money, the Newt way.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 27, 2011 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Go for it Newt!
The left fears you because you stand for spending within our means!
What an outrageous stand!

Posted by: BoGalvin | February 27, 2011 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Newt's the Tea Party Standard Bearer. That tells you everything about them, right there!

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 27, 2011 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Newt could well be one of the very first to enter the Presidential sweepstakes. He certainly has a right to run, even I do. Newt however is the master of reinvention. He is well accomplished at changing his name, his endorsements, remember the New York House race, even his spouses. He is into his third marriage which only means that oaths sacred or constitutional require the problems encountered in marriage one and two should be examined by the voters. Through his third marriage he apparently has changed his faith and and perhaps his outlook on fulfilling vows. He has occasionally broken bread with the President and yet can subtlety use a word like impeachment for a former host. He is certainly capable of shutting down government or deflecting ethics charges. Yet he has a right to run for the office and registered voters maintain their right to vote.

In America's hour of great stress and unlimited potential, imaging and public relations must be relegated to the back seat. Restoration of the American dream will require a holistic candidate this time. I never did agree with the professional basketball player who stated that he was not a role model. In the nation's top executive office, this time his family and vision must be outstanding. Expertise that is the result of flawed and unethical service will not provide the leadership the nation requires. Reinvention of image on the part of Newt and his advisors will be seen as analogous to a chameleon on as crazy quilt attempting to decide which color to turn. Believe it or not even the future first lady will be carefully reviewed on this occasion. The next POTUS AND FLOTUS will have to be authentic and transparent. PR and reinvention will no longer suffice.

Welcome to the race Newt.

Dr. Alan G. Phillips, Sr
Bloomington, IL

Posted by: Philli6161 | February 27, 2011 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Newt! please say it isn't soooooooooooooo! American needs new ways of doing business..new industries and positive thinkers... you are not the one...please gooooooooo away...

Posted by: sabrina2 | February 27, 2011 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Look, leftists, we know you're simpletons thanks to your sub standard union teachers who couldn't be fired, but the numbers just aren't there for you this time around. Independents bought the Obama centrist snakeoil last time, but they've learned their lesson the hard way. Like the corrupt public employee ponzi scheme union, your gig is up. deal with it..

Posted by: wewintheylose1
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Thanks for the laughs kid but isn't it time to do your homework? BTW, tell us who beats Obama in the polls?

Posted by: ajlerner1 | February 27, 2011 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Newt..Please say it isn't sooooooooooo! America needs new ideas and forward thinkers..you had your day... please just go away...

Posted by: sabrina2 | February 27, 2011 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Newt..Please say it isn't sooooooooooo! America needs new ideas and forward thinkers..you had your day... please just go away...

Posted by: sabrina2 | February 27, 2011 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Within two weeks. That's odd. It's more like Newt to dump his wife on Mother's day and run off with his mistress. Maybe it's his wife's birthday?

I'll be ... Callista's birthday is on March 4th! I suppose that's a good thing. If it wasn't mother's day or Callista's birthday I would have had to send her a get well card for her cancer diagnosis.

Go Newt! I can see him under Palin.

Posted by: James10 | February 27, 2011 5:17 PM | Report abuse

If this amoral scum is the best the GOP has they're in a lot worse shape than I ever thought they were.

Suffice to say he has less chance than a snowball in hell.

Posted by: Nymous | February 27, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Newt had his chance-
Newt's ego is bigger than his past accomplishments.
Give it a rest Newt- we have more than enough ego centric blowhearts telling how good they really were.

Posted by: MichaelLittleBig | February 27, 2011 5:13 PM | Report abuse

I am dying with great anticipation as to whether the man who cheated on, and divorced his chronically ill wife, and then married another woman, will announce his intention to be the next Prez-E-Dent. Last time something close to that happened it did not work out too well. Ask John Edwards.

Posted by: Obamarama1 | February 27, 2011 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Look, leftists, we know you're simpletons thanks to your sub standard union teachers who couldn't be fired, but the numbers just aren't there for you this time around. Independents bought the Obama centrist snakeoil last time, but they've learned their lesson the hard way. Like the corrupt public employee ponzi scheme union, your gig is up. deal with it..
*******************************************And who educated you, moron?

Posted by: jfoster13 | February 27, 2011 5:06 PM | Report abuse

LOL! Who cares??

In other news, Carol Burnett seeks to reincarnate her variety show. Guests will be Wayne Newton and Buddy Hackett.

Posted by: ajlerner1 | February 27, 2011 5:04 PM | Report abuse

The Newt/Palin ticket! Hey it works! He knows the difference between North and South Korea and she knows the difference between wearing a red or blue tie. Meets the Tea Party standard for nomination.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 27, 2011 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Strange how liberals are quick to condemn the failings of a conservative man, when they praise the failings of a liberal man.

But the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1263 states that when one is received into the Catholic Church (he was on 3/29/2009), all your previous sins are forgiven. (By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin. In those who have been reborn nothing remains that would impede their entry into the Kingdom of God, neither Adam's sin, nor personal sin, nor the consequences of sin, the gravest of which is separation from God.)

God has fogiven him. Can't we?

Posted by: joecct77
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Strange how you fabricate some fable about liberals "praising" someone's lack of morals. Would you care to provide an example? You can't, but I'd love to see you try.

P.S. We're not all Catholics.
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P.S. We're not all God.

Posted by: jfoster13 | February 27, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Two weeks? Newt is making America wait two whole weeks? Can the nation survive, or will it fly apart for the tension? Newt, just say no, and save us all.

Posted by: lowercaselarry | February 27, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse

WAPO is all about Tea Party News these days. From Union Buster Walker to Gingrich 2.0, what could be next? Probably Sarah Palin criticizing Michelle Obama's teeth or something like that. The Freak Show never ends!

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 27, 2011 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Bring it, amphibian boy!

Posted by: kknutton | February 27, 2011 4:50 PM | Report abuse

He will NEVER BE PRESIDENT. He is mean spirited, selfish, disingenuous, and does not like women. Just ask his exes. Just don't buy his books.

This poor excuse for a human being has never lifted a finger to help mankind. It's always me, me, me. GO AWAY, WE WE ARE TIRED OF SEEING YOUR BULLDOG FACE.

Posted by: muffet | February 27, 2011 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich is no more going to run for President than the man in the moon. He has played this game for fifteen years. He forms the 'exploratory committee' it doesn't cost him much money, he sells books and gets his face on television. He never goes much farther than that because he would have to pony up real money. It is a schtick he has run for more than a decade.

Posted by: treefrog2 | February 27, 2011 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Oh, GOOD ! To watch his failure ... follow his failure ... while following his failure ... will be my PLEASURE ! ! !
Go Newt ... stumble AGAIN ! !

Posted by: loretoguy | February 27, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse

NEWT, PLEASE DON'T RUN!!! Sincerely, Skinfreak.

Posted by: skinfreak | February 27, 2011 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Look, leftists, we know you're simpletons thanks to your sub standard union teachers who couldn't be fired, but the numbers just aren't there for you this time around. Independents bought the Obama centrist snakeoil last time, but they've learned their lesson the hard way. Like the corrupt public employee ponzi scheme union, your gig is up. deal with it..

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | February 27, 2011 4:29 PM | Report abuse

At least Clinton, whose great economy we are starting to really appreciate and wish we had back now, has gone on to do some good works. UN goodwill Ambassador, helping the sad country of Haiti, helping the Tsunami victims, and trying to help Obama, who we all know needs a lot of help. He's also stuck with Hillary. That can't always have been a cake walk either. What has Newt done? Think tanks and advising Tea Party trash. Teaching some fake courses here and there. Just giveme giveme giveme!

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 27, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

What a joke! He's just a paunchy poorly-aging male who waddles along shouting about things no one is listening to--get out of the way, Newt, and make room for Mitch Daniels!

Posted by: stonecarver | February 27, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Boot the Newt.

Posted by: phvr38 | February 27, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Even a couple old hound dogs like Bill Clinton, and Newt wouldn't touch Michelle Obama on their worst night. Is it 2012 yet?

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | February 27, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Newt is a pure opportunist, hoping to cash in. Going after Clinton while screwing around himself, how can he ever get past that? I see he's tried the old "Jesus has forgiven me," routine. Not enough Newt, nobody believes you!

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 27, 2011 4:15 PM | Report abuse

He would be only the second Catholic President, but the first married three times.

He would be the only President who had been forced out of Congress while having an affair, while trying to impeach the President, for having an affair.

He wouldn't need campaign matching funds; he'd simply teach an on-line history class and require all students to buy his book.

He'd be the only President who shut down the government as Speaker of the House.

All in all a fantastic choice for these difficult times both internationally and domestically.

Posted by: WorriedRetiree | February 27, 2011 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Do your thing Newt, the country has seen more than enough of the Kenyan Marxist Muslim coward in the White House..

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | February 27, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Bring on Mr. Peanut!

Posted by: daveque | February 27, 2011 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Palin and Newt should join forces and start a live sex act. Such art of the grotesque has may have funding too!

Posted by: johng1 | February 27, 2011 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Strange how liberals are quick to condemn the failings of a conservative man, when they praise the failings of a liberal man.

But the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1263 states that when one is received into the Catholic Church (he was on 3/29/2009), all your previous sins are forgiven. (By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin. In those who have been reborn nothing remains that would impede their entry into the Kingdom of God, neither Adam's sin, nor personal sin, nor the consequences of sin, the gravest of which is separation from God.)

God has fogiven him. Can't we?

Posted by: joecct77
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Strange how you fabricate some fable about liberals "praising" someone's lack of morals. Would you care to provide an example? You can't, but I'd love to see you try.

P.S. We're not all Catholics.

Posted by: st50taw | February 27, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Good Grief!!! Gingrich needs to sit his FAT a** down and stop bloviating with his dumb, NUTTY ideas!!! I'm sure when his current wife, Callista, turns 50 he'll dump her and be after wife #4. I'm sure he'll have his 3rd marriage annulled like he did his first two. Incidentally, when he marries wife #4, he'll be 73 and she will be under 40. This guy is TOTAL scum.

Posted by: wood371 | February 27, 2011 3:51 PM | Report abuse

To wewintheylose1: Can you say "pathetic little paid troll"?

Posted by: Drewster1
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I'd be surprised if he could read it.

Posted by: st50taw | February 27, 2011 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Strange how liberals are quick to condemn the failings of a conservative man, when they praise the failings of a liberal man.

But the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1263 states that when one is received into the Catholic Church (he was on 3/29/2009), all your previous sins are forgiven. (By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin. In those who have been reborn nothing remains that would impede their entry into the Kingdom of God, neither Adam's sin, nor personal sin, nor the consequences of sin, the gravest of which is separation from God.)

God has fogiven him. Can't we?

Posted by: joecct77 | February 27, 2011 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Run, run, RUN!

I want to see see you humiliated, Newt. That would just make my day.

Posted by: st50taw | February 27, 2011 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Newt Gingrich - a legend in his own mind.

I just love how he told his first wife he wanted a divorce while she was still in the hospital stricken with cancer, cheated on 2nd wife, and now is on 3rd wife and then did video in support of 'traditional marriage'. Newt dumped 2nd wife after cheating on her with the Congressional aide who is now his 3rd wife, and that was occurring while the Republicans spent 40 million on a witch-hunt against Clinton.

Clinton, who provided us with a surplus during his presidency in spite of all the adversity and BS he had to put up with from these dishonest thieves. The Republican congress was demanding tax cuts for the rich and more corporate welfare, and Clinton ignored them. The budget surplus was a result of his REPUDIATING them.

Now we have a president they are treating like their janitor. No wonder Newt's running.

By the way, is it "traditional" for Republican presidential candidates to avoid paying alimony and child support? Because that's what he did. He famously visited his first wife Jackie in the hospital where she was recovering from surgery for uterine cancer to discuss details of the divorce. He later resisted paying alimony and child support for his two daughters, causing a church to take up a collection.

For all of his talk of religious faith and the importance of God, Gingrich left his congregation over the pastor's criticism of his divorce after the collection plate was passed to feed dead-beat Gingrich's children.

That's some "tradition" you Republicans have. A tradition of being not ony hypocrites but dirty liars.

Fiscally prudent my left eye. What did the Republicans do when the got hold of the surplus? Bush tax cuts; an invasion on the premise of "significant quantities from uranium, in Africa" which was obviously not true; corporate welfare, like oil subsidies to the oil industry that was already making money hand-over-fist; no-bid contracts at inflated costs; outmoded weapons while soldiers were sent off to Iraq without protective gear; cronyism and profiteering — remember those missing billions in Iraq?

Of course not, you Republicans don't even remember how we lost over 500,000 jobs in one month alone in December 2008.

So they'll have this white supremesist deadbeat bigoted hack as their presidential candidate. What else is new.

You want to know what else is new? We're all tired of the Gringrich-speak and the crap that's regurgitated from Fox "News". You're done before you even began, Newt.

Posted by: jakrdy | February 27, 2011 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich's spokesman is his divorce lawyer who now handles his business interests!

Man, if that doesn't just sum up the man, I don't know what does...

Posted by: Buddydog | February 27, 2011 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Excuse the multiple posts; apparently the WaPo has some network issues today. Perhaps if they didn't link these forums to 200 Adware sites, things would run a bit more smoothly!

Posted by: Drewster1 | February 27, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

To wewintheylose1: Can you say "pathetic little paid troll"?

Posted by: Drewster1 | February 27, 2011 3:18 PM | Report abuse

To wewintheylose1: Can you say "pathetic little paid troll"?

Posted by: Drewster1 | February 27, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I have a inside list of people who would vote for him, its pretty short. Palin, Pauls, John McCain, John Kyle, George Bush and his war criminal congress. That's it Gingrich I hope you get the nomination. Call the Kock brothers..

Posted by: garynona | February 27, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Here's a question for you Newt.

Is your current wife "pretty enough to be the wife of a president"? You'd better give that some thought before you get too far down this road. Maybe the woman you are currently having an afair with would better fit the bill.

Posted by: capmbillie | February 27, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Dear Newt,

You have disqualified yourself in my eyes as a worthy presidential contender when you pandered to the ethanol interests. There’s nothing good about burning ethanol or ethanol subsidies.

First, burning food crops drives up food costs, especially in the third world where food-price increases are provoking the overthrow of governments by starving people. Second accelerated crop production wrecks the land and consumes precious water resources. Third, there is no net energy output from ethanol production, and when you count the CO2 given off by fermentation, ethanol has double the CO2 output of just directly burning the fossil-fuel production inputs to start with.

Why, even that greedy charlatan Al Gore has finally admitted ethanol subsidies are a bad idea.

Simply put, it’s just one more “green” scam and “green” vote-buying scheme subsidized by deficit spending that further debases our currency. No real conservative will ever endorse ethanol subsidies. If ethanol is an economic energy source, then it would stand on it own; if not, then it’s nothing more than an additional drain on our resources.

Surely you are smart enough and well educated enough to already know and understand the above. That therefore means your pandering is deliberate and mendacious. It means you are not a principled conservative. It means you are not fit to run under the banner of a principled conservative. It means you have no courage because you're willing to pander to get elected, rather than tell the truth and risk not being elected. It means you are not fit to be President.

Posted by: catnipman | February 27, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

How LOW can the GOP sink?
Palin/Bachmann/Gingrich?

Even Huckabee - - - Another President (like GW) who has NO scientific understanding at all? Totally coupled to an obviously mythological account of the origin and totally ignorant of development of the Universe and geological and Biological evolution? Grounded (and preaching) a narrow religious dogma that condemns all Jews, Muslims etc. to eternal H__L (whatever and wherever that is).

Geeze! We at least need some one who doesn't believe in a deity that counts hairs, and decides who makes a touchdown while millions of children starve and are butchered! Madness!

Posted by: lufrank1 | February 27, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Newt has an excellent understanding of how things work in the US and in the world, his knowledge of history is exceptional and he expresses himself better than anyone else. Many people unfortunately think that all that is irrelevant to the presidency ... He should not lower himself to letting the ignorant and the arrogant drag him through the mud.

Posted by: HaveItYourWay | February 27, 2011 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Let me guess, Gingrich has a new book out he's trying to sell to the brain-dead teabagger crowd?

If it's on how to ditch your wife while she's on the cancer ward, he knows what he's talking about. Otherwise, he's just lying and making things up to fool the rubes in the GOP's base.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | February 27, 2011 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm...is this the same serial adulterer who presented his wife divorce papers while she was in a hospital bed recovering from cancer?

Please run Newt, the DNC would probably pay your filing fee.

Posted by: daniel3715 | February 27, 2011 2:17 PM | Report abuse

If Newt Gingrich is talking about running for President that can only mean one thing - he's got a new book out that he's trying to hype.

Posted by: palmtree2001 | February 27, 2011 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Sorry about the multiple comments. Network issues.

Posted by: altruisticone | February 27, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

If Newt Gingrich is talking about running for President that can only mean one thing - he's got a new book out that he's trying to hype.

Posted by: palmtree2001 | February 27, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Laughing so hard I am crying. Gingrich/Bachmann 2012. What a spectacle that would be.

Seriously, please let me know when a competent candidate from either party is available to run this country. It is too bad that Ronald Reagan is gone and Bill Clinton is not available.

Posted by: altruisticone | February 27, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Laughing so hard I am crying. Gingrich/Bachmann 2012. What a spectacle that would be.

Seriously, please let me know when a competent candidate from either party is available to run this country. It is too bad that Ronald Reagan is gone and Bill Clinton is not available.

Posted by: altruisticone | February 27, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Laughing so hard I am crying. Gingrich/Bachmann 2012. What a spectacle that would be.

Seriously, please let me know when a competent candidate from either party is available to run this country. It is too bad that Ronald Reagan is gone and Bill Clinton is not available.

Posted by: altruisticone | February 27, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Laughing so hard I am crying. Gingrich/Bachmann 2012. What a spectacle that would be.

Seriously, please let me know when a competent candidate from either party is available to run this country. It is too bad that Ronald Reagan is gone and Bill Clinton is not available.

Posted by: altruisticone | February 27, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich has almost no chance at the presidency, slightly better than Palin's nil. Once you look at his infidelity (which is relevant because of his persecution of Clinton for infidelity) and his post-Congress finances he's unelectable. That doesn't even get to some of his crackpot policy statements. But I love watching the no-chancers suck up the Republican oxygen and funding.

Posted by: cassandra9 | February 27, 2011 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich is a right wing verbal bomb thrower with a demonstrated propensity to behave abominably (can you say ADULTERY?). He considers himself to be an intellectual as he puts on professorial airs. Wealthy right wingers need to put a voice and face to their desire for voters to embrace the notion that wealthy people should be exempt from participating in all American projects except those that make them wealthier. Oh, and while the rest of us are making them wealthier, we get to prop up too-big-to-fail, Republican-led financal institutions to prevent a complete collapse of the American economy. We are reviled for doing that even though the bankers that our government saved are back at work on the next bubble, raking in big money in the meantime. One could posit that wealthy right wingers want to create Germany during the 1920s right here in America. It was a really fine time for fascists to weasel their way into government leadership positions, create a dictatorship, and align government policy with the desires of industrialists. Well, at least it isn't a Communist future we face.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | February 27, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Why is the Post website running a three day old Gingrich column and this piece on the website?

The guy is finished as a viable national political figure. Aside from the fact that he has some rich patrons, how is he news anymore?

Are these kind of stories a new revenue generation scheme for the paper akin to those pay-to-play meet the editorial board "salons" that were suggested a couple years ago?

Posted by: JPRS | February 27, 2011 2:07 PM | Report abuse

SwellLevel5...I beg to differ. There is a bigger clown on the Republican scene than Newt and her name is Sarah "the biggest clown of all" Palin. Honestly, I think Newt is the smartest and probably the most qualified potential candidate that the Repubs have but the problem as one poster stated, the country would have to get bigger to hold all the baggage he lugs around. He'll do that "exploratory" thing, then decide not to run when he sees how much negative feeling is out there for him.

Posted by: jfoster13 | February 27, 2011 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Lord help us if Newt is the best the Republicans can put forth. I can't think of a commandment this jerk hasn't broken. I suspect his real reason for running is the $$ he can rake off campaign contributions. Hard to believe there are people in this country stupid enough to give him a buck or a vote.

Posted by: jerpat | February 27, 2011 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Lord help us if Newt is the best the Republicans can put forth. I can't think of a commandment this jerk hasn't broken. I suspect his real reason for running is the $$ he can rake off campaign contributions. Hard to believe there are people in this country stupid enough to give him a buck or a vote.

Posted by: jerpat | February 27, 2011 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Well, I guess if Gingrich can be recycled for a presidential run, so can John Edwards. After all, adultery is adultery.

Posted by: maggots | February 27, 2011 1:53 PM | Report abuse

newt's intentions are always the same -

he intends to lie and lie and lie some more until enough people belive his nonsense and become afraid of their own shadow.

Posted by: boblesch | February 27, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

All 100 Gingrich supporters eagerly await his announcement....

ZZzzzzzz

Posted by: angie12106 | February 27, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

As much as I dislike Sarah Palin running for President; I would encourage her to cut down on her competition; like field-dress Newt Gingrich; who apparently forgets when the suduction goes up the production goes down.

Posted by: NoelnBetty | February 27, 2011 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Government will have to get bigger to carry all of Newt's baggage.

Posted by: pjohn3 | February 27, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Fidel Obama will get drummed like Walter Mondale in '84. 2012 will be the gateway to striking down Roe v. Wade, Obamacare, public employee ponzi scheme unions, and every other hairbrained leftist catastrophe we can blow up..

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | February 27, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Hey wewintheylose --

Putting the terms *marxist*, *socialist*, and *communist* in the same descriptive sentence belies your ignorance. Do yourself and the rest of us a favor and look these terms up. Then run to a page of the current administration's accomplishments, at which point I DEFY you to attribute ANY of these terms to Obama's work.

INFORM THYSELF, then EVOLVE.

Posted by: hsubyma | February 27, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama has been completely exposed as a Marxist-Socialist, and a wimp. You leftists better figure out which Communist you're going to run, because Fidel Obama has no shot..

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | February 27, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

*******
You already lost. It must be nice to have the mentality of a twelve year old girl. It was your President Bushie who borrowed billions from Communist and Islamic countries to finance his war in Iraq an enrich Halliburton. If you want to see a communist mentality, look in the mirror.
Your political party is the death of America and the middle class and people of your intellect level should be shining shoes for a living. fritz

Posted by: papafritz571 | February 27, 2011 1:26 PM | Report abuse

We don't want a little guy with a pot belly, white hair, who was a terrible husband to many women.

Posted by: truth1 | February 27, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh ... the perennial candidate. I wonder how much money he needs right now that he gives us his 2-week notice? Anyone want to wager what he makes in the next 14 days? Is he aiming for a new car? What a maroon.

Would not vote for this creep even if my life depended on it (actually, my life very much depends on SOMEONE with half a brain and a little empathy ... can you say Obama 2012???????)

Posted by: hsubyma | February 27, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Laughable.

Posted by: jackbarstoke | February 27, 2011 1:16 PM | Report abuse

President Obama is a shoe in second termer President. He has lowered taxes not raised them, allowed science to finally pursue stem cell research,got rid of DADT,passed health care, ending the Iraq debacle etc etc etc..Eighty neo-cons have zippo candidates that can even touch his hem. Sarah Queen of the dumb Bachmann their princess,magic underwear Mitt who did Obamacare first,Newt the immoral buffoon,aw shucks Huckabee, theses are their best the rest just more clowns and America knows it..Obamanos!

Posted by: jbento | February 27, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Why are we even listening to anything this wretch has to say? This guy was running around on his faithful and devoted wife, who was lying in a hospital bed fighting for her life, WHILE he was leading the charge to impeach President Clinton. Screaming from the rooftops that our president was unfit to serve, he was showing us all just what a low-life hypocrite really looks like.

Newt for President? Please, spare me.

Posted by: sailorashore | February 27, 2011 1:04 PM | Report abuse

I don't care what this corrupt piece of crap has to say. Let me announce to anyone from the Republican party reading this article- if somehow Gingrich gets the presidential nomination I'll be sitting at home on election day. No Republican vote for any Republican candidate at any level if you are stupid enough to allow Gingrich to run.

Hey Newt- "bésame el culo"

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | February 27, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

wewintheylose1, you have no idea what marxism, socialism, and communism are.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | February 27, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Newt, don't you have enough money yet? Too many women I suppose.

Posted by: rusty3 | February 27, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

President Obama is unbeatable, it's gonna be grand watching you imperial wizards piss and moan for 6 more years.....Deal with it losers.

Posted by: dem4life1 | February 27, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Run Newt Run. You could actually become the King of the stupid Americans just like Sarah Pailin who is Queen of the stupid. Your becoming the candidate insures another landslide victory for President Obama who has real integrity and intellect two characteristics that no one in the Repugnican party has today. Run I need some great laughs listening to you getting all moral in us. As emperor you nit only have no clothes but your body is full of oozing scabs. Run Newt Run.

Posted by: jbento | February 27, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Run Newt Run. You could actually become the King of the stupid Americans just like Sarah Pailin who is Queen of the stupid. Your becoming the candidate insures another landslide victory for President Obama who has real integrity and intellect two characteristics that no one in the Repugnican party has today. Run I need some great laughs listening to you getting all moral in us. As emperor you nit only have no clothes but your body is full of oozing scabs. Run Newt Run.

Posted by: jbento | February 27, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Are these same recycled failures the best a nation of 300 plus millions can come up with?

Posted by: slim21 | February 27, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Who cares?

Posted by: quavaduff | February 27, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I've concluded that neither Gingrinch nor the other Republican can't-wins seriously want to be president. But they've found that running or flirting with running is great for the book sales, speaker fees, talk-TV gigs, and PAC contributions.

Posted by: patposton | February 27, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

The most eagerly anticipated announcement since LeBron James, no doubt. Any truth to the rumor that Newt is going to walk up to the podium, and if he sees his shadow...

Posted by: js_edit | February 27, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

This article is a trial balloon. Newt is a specialist in trial balloons. He's been sending them up for years. He's good at it.

Any other tricks up your sleeves, Mr. Gingrich? Love to see something more substantial...

Posted by: tomswift96 | February 27, 2011 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to not vote for this pile of human excrement.

Posted by: chuckcoley | February 27, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama has been completely exposed as a Marxist-Socialist, and a wimp. You leftists better figure out which Communist you're going to run, because Fidel Obama has no shot..

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | February 27, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

So it's true: the ONLY cure for Presidential Fever is embalming fluid. Anyone remember Harold Stassen?

Posted by: frodot | February 27, 2011 12:36 PM | Report abuse

All we can do is ride out this insane wave of weird old GOP'ers who want to destroy the country. They really wanted and got their opportunity, and after they're finished raping the land, maybe we can finally move on to sanity.

Posted by: fmamstyle | February 27, 2011 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh My God, this has all the anticipation and excitement of awaiting the opening of a new Dollar General Store.

Please, Newt, run. A bigger clown on the political scence simply does not exist. Your whole life is a testament to the incredible importance you put in whatever mirror you happen to be gazing at.

Do it for your ego. Do it for the fleeting "Fred Thompson" credibility effect. Do it for John Stewart. Do it for whatever religion you are claiming. Do it for your 5 wives and 7 deferments.

Do it for America.

Posted by: SwellLevel5 | February 27, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Re: Gingrich to announce 2012 intentions within two weeks

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Another mistress and divorce in the wind?

Posted by: James10 | February 27, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich in 2012 is about as relevant as Dole was in '96. I can't wait to see the other kids in the GOP sandbox start throwing the morality mud at him come the debates later this year.

Posted by: Marcus3 | February 27, 2011 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Let me spare you the aggravation, Newtie. No. No. No.

Posted by: gfoster56 | February 27, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Gingrich is the guy who brought us Tom Delay and Jack Abramoff, supported Iran/Contra death squads and wanted more trickle-down tax cuts for the rich.

Reagan helped arm the Iran Revolutionary Guard and Saddam. Reagan had The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 was, at the time, the largest peacetime tax increase on the middle-class in U.S. history.

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, once considered among the nation's most powerful and feared lawmakers sentenced to three years in prison for money-laundering.

Jack Abramoff, the once-powerful Republican lobbyist, was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison

This is what Gingrich will return to America... corruption and greed.

Posted by: kkrimmer | February 27, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Newt was riding high in the 1980s by hanging onto the coattails of a very popular President. He has no real chances of winning a National elective office many years later. He has some minor historical name recognition, but will only succeed in diverting Republican energies from finding a viable candidate, which they still don't have. Obama has certainly been controversial, but many elections are won or lost for both parties simply because they failed to spend time searching for a serious candidate. Right now, it appears the Republicans could take Congress but not the presidency. The last time this happened (during Clinton), there was a huge battle and the President won, hands down.

Posted by: drrealitycheck | February 27, 2011 12:14 PM | Report abuse

If I could take all the worst attributes for leadership and put them in one man it would describe Newt Gingrich. Immorality, hypocrisy, mendaciousness, arrogance, self righteousness, fearfulness, and cowardice, are the attributes that make up Mr. Gingrich. I would feel bad for him if he were not so happy and willing to vent his psychosis and spill his bile onto all around him for the sake of personal power and no other reason.

Posted by: USblues2 | February 27, 2011 12:12 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't really matter who runs, now does it leftists? Obama has no shot regardless..

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | February 27, 2011 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if hell get in bed with Sarah.

Posted by: whocares666 | February 27, 2011 12:12 PM | Report abuse

When he speaks of ethics, morality, marriage and values in government he should be sure to mention the three wives, the girl friends/mistresses he had while married, how he divorced his dying wife on her death bed and his then current girl friend was in the room and lastly how he used his position in the congress and now to reap huge money deals. On the other at least we know we are getting a clone of Clinton!

Posted by: KBlit | February 27, 2011 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I recommend hari kiri.

But this buffoon has never been a man of honor. Or morals. Or law-abiding.

However, he is pretty darned good at the hate and fear theme republicans are infamous for. What's a lifetime of lies among friends, anyway.

Newt, your best intentions should be to get off the planet and leave the rest of us to wallow in the cesspool you made out of this country with your Contract On America.

Posted by: PoliticalPrisoner2012 | February 27, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Time for new blood in DC. Newt is out of touch with the rest of the nation. He has made many conservative voters turn to the Democratic party. His ilk and the Tea Party are not relevant to the needs of the country.
We need manufacturing jobs and collaboration between schools and manufacturers like never before.Change is constant but Newt has never changed. No vote for Newt here.

Posted by: frichards72 | February 27, 2011 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Time for new blood in DC. Newt is out of touch with the rest of the nation. He has made many conservative voters turn to the Democratic party. His ilk and the Tea Party are not relevant to the needs of the country.
We need manufacturing jobs and colaboration between schools and manufacturers like never before.Change is constant but Newt has never changed. No vote for Newt here.

Posted by: frichards72 | February 27, 2011 12:05 PM | Report abuse

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