Archive for Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gingrich says he’s considering presidential campaign

July 13, 2010


— Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday he’s seriously considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination and will announce his decision early next year.

Gingrich, 67, told The Associated Press that he would focus on helping Republican candidates through the midterm elections in November, then decide in February or March whether to seek the GOP nomination.

“I’ve never been this serious,” Gingrich said.

“It’s fair to say that by February the groundwork will have been laid to consider seriously whether or not to run,” he said.

Gingrich, in Des Moines for a fundraiser and workshop for local Republican candidates, predicted President Barack Obama would be a one-term president. Obama’s poll numbers have dropped below 50 percent, and Gingrich predicted they would continue to fall, making him vulnerable in 2012.

Unlike President Bill Clinton, who rebounded from first-term problems by pushing for welfare reform and budget balancing changes that pleased moderate voters, Gingrich argued that Obama shows no inclination to move toward the center.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 9 months ago

"Gingrich argued that Obama shows no inclination to move toward the center."

That's because he's already there-- and in the US, "the center" is actually center-right.

7texdude 7 years, 9 months ago

If Nute wins the Republican nomination, then Obama gets re-elected. Simple as that. Isn't this the same guy who shut down the gov't? How can you defend that and win? I did not vote Obama the last time, but if it is Nute or Obama, then I would be forced to vote for Obama.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 9 months ago

It's not just Newt. The Republicans don't have any viable candidates.

But if Obama can't do any better than Republican-lite even with big majorities in both houses, what will happen if the Republicans take control of one or both?

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