September 29, 2007
— Ace ...which is what most of us expected his decision to be, but the threat of his running had a small amount of freezing effect on the race with some holding out hope for a Newt run and thus not examining the announced candidates seriously. I'm glad he finally decided.
He's a good spokesman for the conservative cause, but not, I think, a very strong candidate for president.
Gingrich would not endorse a specific candidate and said he "couldn't imagine" being a vice presidential candidate if offered the opportunity.
Gingrich joked with FOX News more than a year ago that his flirtation with a White House run was in part to sell books and give lectures, and to focus the debate on his issues.
For several months Gingrich said he would run for president if he could raise $30 million dollars. No candidate in this race has ever raised that much in one quarter.
Here's a very dumb MSM "scoop" on his supposed reasons for not running. Basically that he wanted to pursue his nonpartisan advocacy project at the same time as running for president but McCain-Feingold prevented that, so he chose to stick with his website.
Uh, yeah. That's what's keeping me from running for president too, NBC. You can quote me on that.
Maybe he was uncertain of our prospects and wanted to save his political capital for a future run at something - probably a cabinet position or vice-presidency.
I keep seeing these stories that show the numbers aren't in Republican's favor this time; too many open R seats like last time. Does anyone know when the hell things are supposed to look bad for the Democrats? When are their open seats coming? 2012? 2020? I want to win again.
Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at September 29, 2007 02:05 PM (Dk3Rg)
I'm really turned off by potential candidates like Gingrich and Thompson who play these games.
Posted by: dave at September 29, 2007 02:10 PM (bGPt5)
Posted by: ricpic at September 29, 2007 02:10 PM (tng3f)
When Newt was in his heyday, like most average Americans, I was only about half tuned in politically speaking. I've not spent much time since trying to figure out his mission. My gut feel is though that America will have to be in some serious, serious shit before Newt will appeal to enough voters to be electable. I'm not saying he's on the same plane as Churchill, but I think only a scenario similar to UK 1940 would make him electable.
Posted by: Sticky B at September 29, 2007 02:50 PM (wkjFE)
Yeah, well ... after reading Senator Tom Coburn's book "Breach of Trust", I wouldn't be inclined to vote for that shlub for dog catcher.
Piss off, Newt.
Posted by: Bruce at September 29, 2007 04:33 PM (2q+Ss)
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Posted by: JihadGene at September 29, 2007 06:52 PM (l8Hl5)
Is that a great space cosater reference?
where Gary Gnus, was the headliner, and when no gnews is good go gnews?
I'm just wonderin.
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 29, 2007 08:04 PM (QTv8u)
Posted by: mark c at September 29, 2007 09:08 PM (DIXci)
Maybe it's time to turn over the "Institute for Hobo Studies" to someone else while you make the run for Prez.
The country needs you.
Plus, the White House has a concierge service like you wouldn't believe: Thai trannies hookers on demand, dude!
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