2012: Newt’s in — kind of!

posted at 6:31 pm on March 3, 2011 by Allahpundit

Initially the word was that today would be decision day, but apparently his team is still trying to figure out how to square his many private political ventures with federal election laws. So instead it’s … website day: Here’s the site, which doesn’t feature much beyond the word “2012,” an invitation to “explore,” and a biggg photo of him and his wife. You know who that’s aimed at and you know why. He’s spent months flirting with a presidential run, and I swear, every single time he’s talked about it publicly that I’ve seen, he describes it as a decision he “and Callista” will have to make. Message discipline. I wonder if he’ll do so much as a single event on the trail without her at his side, as a visual reminder to social cons that he does indeed take traditional values very, very seriously.

His strategy? Hope that Huck and Palin don’t run and then count on the south to vanquish Romney.

Senior advisers have already mapped out Gingrich’s road to the nomination. “He will likely have to do well in two out of the three early states — Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina,” says one Gingrich strategist. “From those contests, one person will emerge as the ‘Mitt Romney alternative.’ We are hoping that it is Newt Gingrich. Even if Romney pours resources into New Hampshire and wins it, we still believe that we can be competitive in Iowa and South Carolina, garnering enough support to move into future contests in a strong position. Especially in South Carolina, where there are many self-identified evangelicals, we see a lot of opportunity.”…

“Look, if Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin do not run, there is a lot of room,” the strategist continues. “Gingrich brings a very strong non-rhetorical track record to the table. Everyone else will say that they want to balance the budget. That’s great. But Newt is the only one who can say, ‘I did that.’ He is the only one who has a track record of major legislative achievements, from paying down the debt to welfare reform. Romney may talk about the fiscal issues, but we are strong in that area, too. Newt had a solid, conservative record in the House.”

Here’s a snippet from his non-announcement announcement this afternoon. For legal reasons, the words “exploratory committee” weren’t uttered. Exit question: How soon will it be before the race is on in earnest? Exit answer: Sooner than you think!


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unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Wow..I did not not know I was backing Romney?..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Wow!..More than Cain and Newt?..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM

I see you still can’t read…..the word I used was most….but then you have problems with big words like most instead of say all……

unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Its just a silly idiotic game. The tee hee hee, aren’t I so clever variety.

sharrukin on March 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

He lost my primary vote with that commercial with Nancy Pelosi on the couch.

Chubbs65 on March 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Wow..I did not not know I was backing Romney?..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

I don’t really care who you back. It seems you M.O. as been mostly ABP so far but your milage may vary…

unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

You-Eh-Vee on March 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Does your spouse cheat?

OmahaConservative on March 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

sharrukin on March 3, 2011 at 7:36 PM

If she runs.. I will evaulate her positions..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Whatever..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Does your spouse cheat?

OmahaConservative on March 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Atta boy.

Keep on digging.

You-Eh-Vee on March 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Its just a silly idiotic game. The tee hee hee, aren’t I so clever variety.

sharrukin on March 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

yes and no. yes it’s silly and no the campaigns that use the tactic do not consider it silly. The talking point is push in the belief that it will drive a wedge between the candidate and their supporters. It was used with fred Thompson to great effect in 2007 because Fred allowed it to begrow through his inactions…

Palin has not been that stupid. She has made regular comments and decisions to show her supporters she is seriously thinking about running be it her comments in LIA, on Walters, on Hannity or her pick of a COS, her declination to sign on to a second season of SPAK, her speech in India….

unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Why are the others obsessed with convincing us that she is running?..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Trolling 101: Sling poo, then protest when others call you out for slinging poo.

You started this nonsense!

Much like in the Palin thread, all was well and good until the malcontents showed up.

Learn how to create a cogent argument or stick to being an afterthought.

gary4205 on March 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Proud to wear your label. She is a cheap slut.

OmahaConservative on March 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Interesting version of proud. Sad.

sherry on March 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM

It was used with fred Thompson to great effect in 2007 because Fred allowed it to begrow through his inactions…

unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Yeah. I liked Fred but he acted like someone had ordered him to run despite his not actually wanting to.

sharrukin on March 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM

No to Newt, can’t get past the Scozzafava and being on the couch w/Pelosi. Herman Cain is my choice.

kringeesmom on March 3, 2011 at 7:46 PM

If she runs.. I will evaulate her positions..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

No you won’t.

You do like you always do and snipe from the sidelines.

Have you EVER actually contributed to a thread? I mean really added anything of value or import?

gary4205 on March 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM

yes and no. yes it’s silly and no the campaigns that use the tactic do not consider it silly. The talking point is push in the belief that it will drive a wedge between the candidate and their supporters. It was used with fred Thompson to great effect in 2007 because Fred allowed it to begrow through his inactions…

Palin has not been that stupid. She has made regular comments and decisions to show her supporters she is seriously thinking about running be it her comments in LIA, on Walters, on Hannity or her pick of a COS, her declination to sign on to a second season of SPAK, her speech in India….

unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

She’s going to be on Judge Piro’s show Saturday night talking economy and Libya.

gary4205 on March 3, 2011 at 7:51 PM

gary4205 on March 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM

You do not know what I will do..:)..But again how do you know Sarah Palin is running?..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM

You do not know what I will do..:)..But again how do you know Sarah Palin is running?..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM

i don’t know you have you head up your as* either but I can make a pretty close guess…

unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

I am done with Rubio after what he is trying to pull in Florida…

And I say this as a guy from Illinois…

ninjapirate on March 3, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I have not heard, and I live in FL, what is he trying to pull? Not that stupid bullet train garbage…..

rightwingyahooo on March 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

unseen on March 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Buddy Roemer Exploratory Committee? Really?
Hey Newt, we’ve found someone you could beat…maybe.

jjshaka on March 3, 2011 at 8:07 PM

NO to newt.

tim c on March 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Goimg to bed.

OmahaConservative on March 3, 2011 at 8:13 PM

gary4205 on March 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Trolling 101: Sling poo, then protest when others call you out for slinging poo.

You started this nonsense!

By asking the question ..Are you sure Palin is running?..:)..Wow!..just wow!..:)..That is slinging poo??..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM

I have not heard, and I live in FL, what is he trying to pull? Not that stupid bullet train garbage…..

rightwingyahooo on March 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

He’s trying to make Florida the first primary.

Florida pulled this on the democrats last time, so now the stupid party will try it.

gary4205 on March 3, 2011 at 8:16 PM

By asking the question ..Are you sure Palin is running?..:)..Wow!..just wow!..:)..That is slinging poo??..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM

It’s what you do.

gary4205 on March 3, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Goimg to bed.

OmahaConservative on March 3, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Later Baby Cakes!

Knucklehead on March 3, 2011 at 8:18 PM

gary4205 on March 3, 2011 at 8:17 PM

No it is not!..Prove it?..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Calm down, my fellow Padawans. The Force is with us. Change is going to happen, and happy all of us will be. The Republic is under siege and it’s up to us, Jedi Masters and trainees that will free the Republic from the oppression of the Dark Lord.

The North Star. Hmmm The Force is strong with that one.

ProudPalinFan on March 3, 2011 at 8:19 PM

No it is not!..Prove it?..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:18 PM

I just wanted to add I can present many examples of you throwing poo..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:21 PM

I hope people don’t over play this 3rd wife crap – remember our dear Reagan had a previous wife before he married Nancy.

I still can’t figure what he saw in Nancy.

I digress – I hope people concentrate on Newt’s policies a little more than his personal life.

jake-the-goose on March 3, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Reagan’s 1st wife (Jane Wyman) quite literally walked out on him, greeting him as he came home from work one day with the words “You bore me” and divorce papers.

Reagan was by most accounts heartbroken and was eventually set up with Nancy Davis by some friends.

Newt’s actions more closely resemble those of Jane Wyman than Ronald Reagan. The fact that he walked out on a 2nd wife while she was suffering from cancer is doubly disgusting.

Aside from that Newt’s website

We are excited about exploring whether there is sufficient support for my potential candidacy for President of this exceptional country.

is just too gorram wishy-washy for me.

Either get in or get out.

SgtSVJones on March 3, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Gary90210 #is# Sarah Palin. Hence the insight.

Grow Fins on March 3, 2011 at 8:37 PM

The slut is really cheap looking.

OmahaConservative on March 3, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Holy Mother!

wheelgun on March 3, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Stock photos also used by Teddy Kennedy.

Grow Fins on March 3, 2011 at 7:20 PM

That is SO funny !

stenwin77 on March 3, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Ugh,I like Newt,but,I get the feeling,this will turn into
Bob Dole Reduex Part Deux!!

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Ugh,I like Newt,but,I get the feeling,this will turn into
Bob Dole Reduex Part Deux!!

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM

You may have a good point my friend!..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Official Press Release from the SarahCudian
Revolutionary Voter Guards:
***************************

When the Cuda announces she’s in it,to win it,
we will let you know!

And,Palin****’s,we’re watching you!!(snark).

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Ugh,I like Newt,but,I get the feeling,this will turn into
Bob Dole Reduex Part Deux!!

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Did you see this?

Stock photos also used by Teddy Kennedy.

More proof of tone deafness.

So I guess since Barry stole Newts Winning The Future right off the cover of his book, Newt felt obligated to use the same fake stock footage of massive crowds gathered round that Ted Kennedy used.

How infomerically cheesy is that?

Geochelone on March 3, 2011 at 8:51 PM

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM
============================
You may have a good point my friend!..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Dire Straits:*Sigh*,on a positive note,when America needs a
Leader,to light the way,in dark times of its
history,

somehow,somwhere,a Republican steps forward,
and leads,er,guides the nation out of turmoil!
:)

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:54 PM

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:54 PM

I hope you are right!..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:56 PM

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM
Did you see this?

Stock photos also used by Teddy Kennedy.

More proof of tone deafness.

So I guess since Barry stole Newts Winning The Future right off the cover of his book, Newt felt obligated to use the same fake stock footage of massive crowds gathered round that Ted Kennedy used.

How infomerically cheesy is that?

Geochelone on March 3, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Geochelone:That defies reason me thinks!:)

A Plan on,

W-Way

T-To

F-F**K Up(snark).

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:57 PM

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:54 PM
================
I hope you are right!..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Dire Straits:Yup,I’ll pray,that I’m right!:)

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Nice post!..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Take a bow. That has to be the nastiest and ugliest comment of the day.

sherry on March 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Sorry we’re not being more gracious to a woman who slept with a married man.

MadisonConservative on March 3, 2011 at 9:15 PM

SCOZZZZAFAAAVA!!
Conservatives, do not fall for this fraud.
Remember Dede Scozzafava.
Fruit Stinkrich is a liar.

Western_Civ on March 3, 2011 at 9:21 PM

I hope Newt declares, and the Huckster too. As the media savages them, it may penetrate to the American public’s awareness that the media isn’t going to give a break to ANY Republican. Throw them to the wolves – don’t want them anyway.

drunyan8315 on March 3, 2011 at 9:24 PM

(And no, guys, that hair color is not natural.)

Wethal on March 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

The hair color may not be natural, but it does match her teeth!

AZCoyote on March 3, 2011 at 9:27 PM

She has such nice blonde hair, I wonder why she dyed the roots black?

Wander on March 3, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Ugh, I was a Newt fan back in the day and still think he makes a lot of good points, but he’s made so many horrible decisions the past few years. Some of his personal actions have been a little too creepy to ignore as well.

Dongemaharu on March 3, 2011 at 9:42 PM

he needs to go back to the couch with Bela Peloai.

right4life on March 3, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Peloai—-PELOSI….

right4life on March 3, 2011 at 10:07 PM

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM
————————
Nice post!..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Dire Straits:)

canopfor on March 3, 2011 at 10:13 PM

America needs a leader.

Newt is a parliamentarian. He is a deal maker. Evident by his “green conservative” stage and his support of Scozzafava.

He was effective in the 90′s and I am grateful for those years, but he has since, on too many occasions, taken the leftist bait in an effort to appear more “centrist”.

America needs a principled leader, if we are going to right this ship, not someone willing to compromise their principles in an futile effort to gain personal popularity.

Sorry Newt, but the you and Pelosi on the love seat moment promoting a hoax designed to cripple our nation, is a bridge too far for me.

Thank you for the 90′s, but it is someone else’s turn now.

DeathB4Tyranny on March 3, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Is there any honor in this man?
Really, does honor, integrity, faithfulness spring to mind when you think of Newt?
I didn’t think so. shakes head

redslippers on March 3, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Dire: I just got home from singing at a Novena.
Do you need your honor defended?

annoyinglittletwerp on March 3, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Wow. His brand new wife sure is pretty…

silverfox on March 3, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Do you need your honor defended?

annoyinglittletwerp on March 3, 2011 at 10:41 PM

No..But thanks for the offer!..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Juuuuust checking.
*grin*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 3, 2011 at 10:58 PM

w00t can we get 48 states for Obama ’12? Do I hear ’49?

Ugh.

Hannibal Smith on March 3, 2011 at 11:04 PM

The slut is really cheap looking.
OmahaConservative on March 3, 2011 at 7:2

1 PM

Take a bow. That has to be the nastiest and ugliest comment of the day.
sherry on March 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I don’t find it nasty or ugly since this same woman was involved in an affair with Newt for a number of years while he was married. What does that say about her morals? It’s one thing to date someone you don’t know is married, quite another to have a long term affair with someone you know is married.
Newt brought impeachment proceedings against Clinton while he was screwing this woman.

lonestar1 on March 3, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I’m kind of surprised that Newt is making Callista so prominent in his campaign. After all, she was behind door #3 and he was banging her on a desk in some federal building while still married to wife #2 (who hates Newt’s guts and will try to derail his Presidential hopes if she can).

I just find it strange that Newt wants to display his luggage on the front porch at a time when virtually every other potential GOP candidate is still with mate #1 (Palin, Romney, Hick, T-Paw,Christie, Santorum, Jeb, Huntsman even Ron Paul).

bw222 on March 3, 2011 at 11:13 PM

why can’t we have someone fresh, young and powerful. If the dems can pull Obama out of a hat for the win, then the conservatives should be able to do the same. We have the same o’l crowd that came out last time, plus Newt and ‘You’re Fired’ dude with the bad hair. Seriously, is this all we have? I want a Scott Walker in uniform that has an economics degree and of course, balls of steel. I’m tired of the same sorry old guys who have nothing to offer but grabbing their ankles when the dem’s say boo.

nwpammy on March 3, 2011 at 11:46 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 3, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Rain check!..:)

Dire Straits on March 3, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Newt’s kind of like Palin. He’d undoubtedly make a great President, but he comes with way too much baggage and strife for a canny primary voter to support in unless the remaining alternatives are unacceptable.

Add to that the difference: Palin’s baggage is mostly invented by detractors and hangers-on, while Newt’s is wholly created by his immoral behavior (which coincidentally he made his bones by denouncing, making him a hypocrite in the bargain).

Newt, your time was four years ago when we were looking for help and would have given you a hearing. Instead, you went to make Global Warming commercials with Nancy Pelosi. Take a hike.

HitNRun on March 4, 2011 at 12:45 AM

I’m kind of surprised that Newt is making Callista so prominent in his campaign. After all, she was behind door #3 and he was banging her on a desk in some federal building while still married to wife #2 (who hates Newt’s guts and will try to derail his Presidential hopes if she can).

Caught the end of Rachel Maddow’s show, a piece on Gingrich and she says wife #2 swears he will not run and this is just a big Gingrich fundraiser. As soon as he “announces” the gravy train comes to an abrupt halt, by law. Wife #2 has said he will not announce, and Maddow pointed out Newtie had said last year repeatedly “by late February or early March”. Well here we are and here today comes a nothing press conference with a plea to visit a new web page – and donate.

Marcus on March 4, 2011 at 1:11 AM

I am laughing so hard, I’m crying. You guys cracked me up.
Hilarious comments. *thumbs up*

fastestslug on March 4, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Newt’s “path” includes South Carolina? Ever heard of Mark Sanford? A guy who ran for Congress on a “no PAC money, 3 terms max” platform, spent most of his first term sleeping in his office and commuted home almost every weekend his full service, honored his self-imposed term limit even though he would have won reelection forever if he reneged, was drafted by SC conservatives to run in the gubernatorial primary even though a former Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and former State GOP Chairman were already in it, and won, won two terms with broad support for his reform agenda despite the opposition of every vested interest in the state, but was repudiated and abandoned summarily for cheating on his wife?

Newt might be hot shi-ite in Georgia, but he’s just cold shi-ite in SC.

Palin is the only one who could draw statewide support as of now, Huck has strong support upstate among the evangelicals and fundamentalists, other conservatives could make their case. If Romney could finish a competitive third, he’d consider it a win.

Newt might get some Democrats crossing over to mess with us, since no one dare challenge The One, but it would take a cold day in hell for him to make the top three.

Anyone can pack a rally in SC, though, if they give away free food. The better the food offered, the better the turnout. Just words to the wise . . .

Adjoran on March 4, 2011 at 5:49 AM

Newt is like a smart lawyer with just enough ethics, to not seek out Satan as a client. If a real conservative wants to hire him, I’m all for it. But I do not wish to vote for Newt, or any other old guard Republican.

I do wish that Newt would produce the sequel to the book 1945, that he and Forstchen promised to write.

Slowburn on March 4, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Newt Gingrinch, unable to keep to his word on his schedule… or his schdule on his word.

Same Newt, Different Day.

The next election is about fundamentals, first.

Oil and gas prices as well as the economy will determine what happens, and things are looking down for Obama as the first two head up and the second continues shedding jobs. Everything he has done has made that combination worse, not better, and as the re-election campaign is a referendum on the President, he will have to see just how much the American people enjoy sky high oil and gas prices without jobs to feed themselves with. ‘Generic Republican’ is beating Obama now…

For those of you in the GOP make sure you get to your district nominating meetings to start putting the Old Guard to pasture. Their time is done, and only you can do that.

ajacksonian on March 4, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Don’t go away mad Newt, just go away.

Done That on March 4, 2011 at 7:50 AM

For those of you in the GOP make sure you get to your district nominating meetings to start putting the Old Guard to pasture. Their time is done, and only you can do that.

ajacksonian on March 4, 2011 at 7:17 AM

well said

cmsinaz on March 4, 2011 at 7:58 AM

Newt’s unscrupulous problem is his strength in battle.

maverick muse on March 4, 2011 at 8:42 AM

Newt would make a ferocious Secretary of State. No telling all the deals for his own interests he’d make from office. But he’d certainly keep the US Ship afloat.

His joining the Al Gore Global Warming hoax for his own profit sealed his fate as a public liar. But then in politics, who isn’t? That compromise is exactly what Newt is counting on. And given a choice between an effective Newt presidency and an ineffective idealist presidency that would be corrupted by its own administration, the “smart” gamble that Newt’s promoting is himself.

maverick muse on March 4, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Regarding potus candidates, I’ve always promoted the platform to be built first, before personalities complicate matters, providing the agenda that ALL candidates agree to promote. And I would take the same advantage of campaign strength that a candidate could do very well amassing a coalition of voter interests based from but expanding far beyond the “Tea Party Movement” — announcing allies to work within one’s Cabinet in specific fields covering the platform agenda’s expertise. So far as winning elections, there’s little point remaining nebulous, issuing hollow promises trying to out obama Obama, attempting to hold out for votes that will NEVER materialize on your behalf, votes already dedicated to your absolute opposition’s party/platform of MORE DEBT AS IF WEALTH. (That debt only creates wealth for the very top obscene elitists already grotesquely powerful, furthering economic problems with greater unemployment: “great work if you can get it”.) Given America’s dire circumstances, political “neutrality” on any issue won’t win support or votes, either. Unlike GOP ’08, this election won’t permit even Obama’s lies to go unchallenged today through ’12.

maverick muse on March 4, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Don’t waste our time, Newt …

ya2daup on March 4, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Newt has a shot. He’s palatable to the globalists and the bankers. He would have no problem sowing discord among Americans in order to keep Avg. Joe off the trail of his fellow criminals.

Good luck Newt! Newt 2012!

David2.0 on March 4, 2011 at 9:04 AM

I like Sarah Palin but she’ll never make it. Her enemies are not just in the media and Democrat Party. She scares the hell out of the REAL owners of this country.

What does it matter anyway? If we get a Chris Cristie who puts our fiscal house back in order, it’s only till the next Democratic congress or president before all is blown to hell again. Wash, rinse, repeat.

David2.0 on March 4, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Any presidential candidate who does not push for a balanced federal budget amendment, term limits, abolition of the federal reserve, and a flat tax is not a serious candidate.

Ergo, we will have no serious candidates in 2012.

David2.0 on March 4, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Gingrich’s ad with Pelosi says everything you need to know about this RINO. He has served his purpose, now go away.

volsense on March 4, 2011 at 9:24 AM

I’m sick of Newt’s wishy washy remarks that he and Callista will decide by whatever date. We currently have a president that is indecisive and can’t decide squat, except whether to play golf, basketball or throw a huge par-tay. Nor can I get past Newt’s and Callista’s affair while his wife was undergoing cancer treatment. Look at John Edwards and how his popularity tanked over his affair while Elizabeth was dying. Newt is no better.

GrannySunni on March 4, 2011 at 9:39 AM

Newt is like a smart lawyer with just enough ethics, to not seek out Satan as a client. If a real conservative wants to hire him, I’m all for it. But I do not wish to vote for Newt, or any other old guard Republican.

I do wish that Newt would produce the sequel to the book 1945, that he and Forstchen promised to write.

Slowburn on March 4, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Newt’s not a lawyer-he’s a historian.
He has a Ph.D in history.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM

I put my left foot in, I take my left foot out, I put my left foot in, and I shake it all about….

percysunshine on March 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Any presidential candidate who does not push for a balanced federal budget amendment, term limits, abolition of the federal reserve, and a flat tax is not a serious candidate.

Ergo, we will have no serious candidates in 2012.

David2.0 on March 4, 2011 at 9:17 AM

You almost had me. Right up to the term limits thingy. I should be able to vote for who I want to. Doing it your way puts unelected bureaucrats in effective charge of the country, and I already know I don’t want them running things.

Simplify the laws (who here doesn’t think we have WAY too many laws?) so that the average joe can actually understand them, and let me vote for who I want to.

runawayyyy on March 4, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Gingrich is a side show salesman. He’s in it for Newt.

When it comes to Newt: follow the money.

rickyricardo on March 4, 2011 at 11:36 AM

He lost my primary vote with that commercial with Nancy Pelosi on the couch.

Chubbs65 on March 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Mine too. How is Newt gonna ‘splain fighting “global Gore-ing” while we Drill Baby Drill ? EPA “rules” on greenhouse gases not even voted by Congress are crippling the electric power industry–how do we know whether a President Gingrich would rescind those rules?

With oil prices north of $100/barrel we need American oil and gas–shale oil, ANWR, the Gulf, offshore, Marcellus gas, anywhere we can find it. If Gingrich runs, every other Republican candidate will be running the Newt&Nancy ad against him.

Gingrich deserves credit for balancing the budget in 1996, but what has he done since then? Why isn’t he still in Congress? Don’t we need a President with more RECENT achievements?

Steve Z on March 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM

He has a Ph.D in history.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Which his first wife paid for.

steebo77 on March 4, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Newt is past his “sell by” date and so is Callista. Go Home, Newt!

CatoRenasci on March 4, 2011 at 12:14 PM

“and Callista”

Which consort is that…2..3.. I’ve lost count.

Texas Gal on March 4, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Usually when a guy cheats on his wife dying of cancer, his career is over.

Dave Rywall on March 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

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