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Gingrich To Announce Presidential Bid

May 11, 2011 by  

Gingrich To Announce Presidential Bid

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will confirm the rumors that he is running in the 2012 Presidential race tonight.

According to, Gingrich told reporters that he will make the announcement at 9 p.m., via Facebook and Twitter and during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News.

In March, Gingrich expressed interest in a presidential bid to Fox News, saying, “I expect the American people in the end will be remarkably fair. They’ll render judgment, and they’ll decide whether or not Newt Gingrich is somebody that they think can solve the country’s problems and be the kind of leader they want for this country.”

Gingrich left Congress in November 1998 amid an ethics controversy and huge losses in Republican seats, but he has remained in the public eye through his writing and Fox News commentary. Gingrich has suggested he was solely responsible for the balanced budget in the 1990s, and claims he can get similar results as President — despite widespread belief that Gingrich will simply put a new face on politics as usual.

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  • Dan az

    The fact that nobody is commenting on this, is the proof that he is just wasting his money.Just what they would luv to have another rhino and puppet for them to continue their dirty deeds.

    • Raggs

      Nailed it!

    • Harold Olsen

      He tops my list of Republicans that I absolutely will not vote for. I do not consider him to be a true conservative. One of my reason is this:

      In the 2010 election, he supported the LIBERAL Republican in NY’s 17 district just because she had an “R” after her name and he even admitted this was his reason for supporting her instead of the only conservative in the race. When she dropped out, she turned her support to her Democrat opponent and I heard nothing about Gingrich dropping his support for her and giving it to the conservative, implying that he was now support the Democrat. True conservatives support conservatives and not just the person who has the right letter after their name.

      No. Gingrich absolutely will not get my vote and I sent him a tweet on Twitter yesterday telling him so.

  • s c

    Newt, you have too much in common with McCain. You blew it. McCain blew it. Your ties to knuckle-dragging Republicans makes you a liability.
    You are a classic example of what happens when politicians try to mix talent with selling out. We get it. Do the math, and bow out. Your services are no longer required – or needed. Go away, Newt.

  • Raggs

    Boy if this isn’t a SAD state of affairs… So Newt is putting his face in the bobbing for apples galvanized wash board tub… Watch out Newt you may bite an apple with a worm in it….

  • http://deleted Claire

    Egads, I read that Newt is going to include his wife with the campaigning. I never saw such stiff hair on a woman in my life. It must be plastered with hair spray-it doesn’t move. Wonder if she goes to the same hairdresser that Trump goes to?
    Newt (toad, a frog species?) will never get my vote, neither will Trump.

    • Dan az


    • Raggs

      Yikes… I thought a newt was a salamander or a form of a slug. Prehaps a lizard….

  • Raggs

    Hey isn’t a newt one of them little blue lizards that break off their tail and run the other way if you scare it?

    • http://deleted Claire

      Raggs— Dang! You are correct-a newt is a salamander and here I thought I knew all about frogs, toads, etc. especially since I was raised on a farm. I used to pick up salamanders, frogs, snakes, and throw them at my sisters when I was a kid.

      • Raggs

        Yeah… too funny Claire… :)
        That brings back the day’s of dirt clod fights, beebe gun war’s, and all of the other fun stuff kids used to know… Now… kids listen to rap. eat junk and don’t work.

        • http://deleted Claire

          Raggs– Every Saturday night we would go to town to get groceries. If my Mother had the money,she would buy us girls a box of CrackerJacks. The little toy that used to be in those boxes were the only toys we had to play with. And the chores–gather eggs, feed the hogs, horses, and cows. My Mother always did the milking. Get water from the old pump. The garden was huge, we picked wild strawberries, gooseberries, etc. Those were the good old days. I still say it would do some of today’s kids a world of good to do “without.”

  • sylent1

    If this CFR puppet of globalist bankers even gets a vote it is a sure sign that America has died. What is he going to offer us? Does he think we’ll let him in the barn after shovelling his “Contract with America” last time?

  • Dennis Patrick

    Wow! The dislike for the former Speaker here is unbelieveable! His past public comments seem to fit in with the comments of the community – let’s look at a few:

    * I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican party is that we don’t encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, and loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words. Richard Nixon… Gerald Ford… They have done a terrible job, a pathetic job. In my lifetime [said in 1978], in my lifetime—I was born in 1943—we have not had a competent national Republican leader. Not ever.

    * The reality is that this country is in greater danger than at any time since 1939.

    * We need a military four times the size of our present defense system.

    * If in fact we are to follow the Chamberlain liberal Democratic line of withdrawal from the planet, we would truly have tyranny everywhere, and we in America could experience the joys of Soviet-style brutality and murdering of women and children.

    * [Tip O'Neil] may not know any better. He may not understand freedom versus slavery…in the tradition of [former British Prime Ministers] Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain, whose only weakness was they left their nation with war with Nazi Germany.

    * [A conservative report] will argue that it is time to stop challenging or seeming to challenge the patriotism of Democrats and liberals. Enough historical evidence exists.

    * It used to be called socialism. It is now just sort of liberal Democratic platform pledges.

    * Adolph Hitler must somewhere be burning in hell, wishing he had lived two generations later, so he could manipulate Americans instead of Englishmen.

    * After the first five months of this [Democratic-led] Congress, I must report to my fellow citizens that this 100th Congress may be the most irresponsible, destructive, corrupt, and unrepresentative Congress of the modern era… In future weeks, I will make a series of speeches outlining the threats of corruption, of communism, and of the left-wing machine which runs the House.

    * The left-wing Democrats will represent the party of total hedonism, total exhibitionism, total bizarreness, total weirdness, and the total right to cripple innocent people in the name of letting hooligans loose.

    * These people [Democrats in congress] are sick. They are so consumed by their own power, by a Mussolini-like ego, that their willingness to run over normal human beings and to destroy honest institutions is unending.” He also warns that unless the Democrats are stopped, “we may literally see our freedom decay and decline.

    * Woody Allen had non-incest with his non-daughter because they were a non-family. It fits the Democratic Party platform perfectly.

    * I think that the mother killing the two children in South Carolina vividly reminds every American how sick the society is getting and how much we need to change things. The only way you get change is to vote Republican.

    * People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz. I see evil all around me every day.

    * The UN acts totally impotently and undermines the morale of every law-abiding democracy on the planet.

    * [George Soros] wants to spend $75 million defeating George W. Bush because Soros wants to legalize heroin.

    * [I]t’s almost as though they [the ACLU] were into destruction for its own sake and weakening and undermining America for its own sake. [They are] a consistently destructive organization that is opposed to and undermines the values of most Americans, and takes positions that are consistently weakening the security of the United States.

    * We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.

    * there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us. [The gay and secular fascist movement is] prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it.

    * I just have this interesting idea of asking [then White House communications director] Anita Dunn if this is her idea of a cultural revolution and if she really wishes that she could get Sean Hannity and the other Fox commentators to go to a farm and work the way Mao sent the intellectuals out.

    * [The Obama agenda] would mean the end of America as it has been for the last 400 years.

    * What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.

    * We should have a federal law that says Sharia law cannot be recognized by any court in the United States.

    * I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time [his grandchildren are] my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.


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