Gingrich Considers Himself Among Top 2012 Prospects

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.


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  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 15, 2010 at 06:27 AM
    Just Saying, when that happens, my name will be Heavenly citizen forever & you can use my old name if you'd like. Might as well because you'll probably be left behind.
  • by Just Saying Location: RMNC on Jan 15, 2010 at 01:03 AM
    US citizen for now: As I've said in one other post, when will you change your name to 'US citizen no longer'
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jan 14, 2010 at 10:24 AM
    Now this is one I have always wanted to see run for president. I expect he would help clean up some of the corruption going on and get this nation back on our feet.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 14, 2010 at 06:27 AM
    Purebread, Mike & OSOC see the light. Newt was one of the best grassroots conservatives we've seen in DC who turned around powers in house & senate. Condemned corruption & weeded out the garden so America could grow again. He's a highly educated patriot that would make a great president with packing Palin as his backup. Tyrone, everyone has old baggage. To see where Newt stands on issues that effect our nation go to: http://www.ontheissues.org/GA/Newt_Gingrich.htm
  • by Steve Location: ENC on Jan 14, 2010 at 06:21 AM
    Tyrone: Yeah sure, that's just what we Republicans need- Huckabee!? The fact that he gave clemency to a guy that killed four police officers less than 2 months ago has electoral disaster written all over it. This will be Willie Horton in reverse x 20. Huckabee and Palin are both worst case scenarios. I'm not ready to back a candidate yet, but I recognize a losing fiasco when I see it. And these two will be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 14, 2010 at 05:34 AM
    Purebread, its OK to do those things if you are liberal. They still see Edwards as fine upstanding member of society! It won't matter who runs for 2012, really, it will be a vote against Obamas spending problems, weak war on terror and poor support for America. We, the people, elect these people to work for us, instead, they work for a party...The one that bashed Bush over Katrina and gave Obama the pass on the underware bomber 3 day wait? People are paying attention Barlow, with media like Fox, they will be reminded at vote time.....see ya!
  • by Tyrone Location: Greenville on Jan 14, 2010 at 04:12 AM
    Newt Dog I like you, but there is too much old baggage still laying around. The Conservative movement needs a new face like Huckabee.
  • by Purebread on Jan 14, 2010 at 03:46 AM
    Barlow what about your buddy Clinton?What about your buddy Edwards?If this is all the junk you can pull up on him then Democrats have seen a bad day in 2012.Iknow I will probably never vote democrat again.What an aweful mistake I made.I want to say I shot my self in the foot on that one,but I cant.It was more like a HEAD WOUND!
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jan 14, 2010 at 03:35 AM
    GO NEWT! He's one politician who actually did what he promised when he led the House with his "contract with America" passing sweeping legislation in the first 100 days! Compare that with the present Congress. Take a look at who holds the clear majority.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Jan 14, 2010 at 03:18 AM
    Yea, this is the kinda guy you want for president. Somebody who left first wife when she had cancer, cheated on his second wife, and now is on his third wife. You can believe anything this guys says, just ask one of his wives LOL.
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