Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich considers himself among the top Republican prospects for the 2012 presidential election.
Gingrich said he thinks there will be plenty of GOP options for the White House race, listing several current and former governors who might enter the contest. He said he considers himself among the group of potential candidates and will discuss the matter with his wife next year.
The former lawmaker from Georgia talked with reporters before speaking to hundreds of conservatives in Cary, North Carolina. The state went to the Democrats in 2008 for the first time in three decades.
Gingrich said the political environment is favoring Republicans and that the party could have a good year in this year's mid-term election.