Saturday, March 7, 2009

Newt for President? Um....

I think it's safe to say that this is not a good plan to win moderates, libertarians and the White House.

Newt for president?

Newt Gingrich, the Republican former Speaker of the House, didn't rule it out last night in Ashland, before he was to address a packed house of 650-plus at Randolph-Macon College.

Gingrich and his wife, Callista, "will look seriously and we'll probably get our family totally engaged, including our two grandchildren, probably in January, 2011, and we'll look seriously at whether or not we think it's necessary to do it," he told reporters during a sit-down interview before last night's speech.

"And if we think it's necessary we'll probably do it. And if it isn't necessary we probably won't do it."


Critical Thinker said...

God forbid, this would be like James Carville running. Newt needs to stick to the shadows and keep developing policy plans.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

LOL! Great analogy.

Nell said...

I wonder if the "family" he wants to totally engage includes the two ex-wives he dumped while he took every opportunity to put his rod in his staff? (um, that would be you, Callista, honey!)

If the guy who led the charge in the Clinton impeachment wants to, ahem, expose himself and his family to the scorn his shameful hypocrisy will heap on them, I say "Bring it on!"

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Well, it would make for an easy race, Nell!

Cranky Girl said...

Do you think he'll ask Candace for advice? :)

I never did like him (and that is a very polite way to say it), but I have to admit being a tiny bit impressed with some of his political analysis over the last few years. I was shocked back when I saw he and Hillary working TOGETHER on health care reform. He's come a long way...but not far enough.

His comments seem a bit arrogant though. It's like he might feel the country needs a messiah -- and he could be the man for the job. We've already got one of those (who followed the last one of those we had).

No thanks.

Brad said...

Newt jumped the shark with the whole Monica Lewinsky/Impeachment thing but I must admit I’m a fan of some of the things he was able to help accomplish prior to that. I’d take Bill Clinton in the oval office and that mid 90s republican led congress any day over what we have now. It’s hard to believe Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are in the same party. Then again, it’s amusing to watch the sudden concern the republicans have over spending after they’ve completely lost power and after their complete lack of spending restraint over the last 8 years. Weren’t the Democrats constantly whining about the deficit until about 6 weeks ago?

I think there is plenty of hypocrisy to go around in Washington.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Brad - if you want to talk about hypocrisy in Washington in a nonpartisan fashion, you've come to the right place!

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