Washington (CNN) - Addressing thousands of grassroots activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, former House Speaker and potential White House contender Newt Gingrich challenged President Obama to model himself after the last Democratic president and "move to the center" in the next year.
Gingrich joked that Obama should be should be invited to headline next year's CPAC in the unlikely event that he accomplishes seven policy goals favored by conservatives.
Among them: Repealing his health care reform law, balancing the budget, securing the border immediately, and eliminating the estate tax.
"I want us to offer President Obama the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at CPAC in 2012 if he earns it," Gingrich said to laughs.
The joke will be on Newt when he runs for president and see that the majority of Americans do not want anything to do with him. He can spend all day taking cheap shots at President Obama who by the way has more class in his baby toe than this clown, but it still won't get you to the White House!
you must have nightmares on the president, he must be in all your heads,since you can't say anything without mentioning his name. well, get use to it. he will win again.
Just Silly. Obama (despite what ratings-mongering rightwing redneck talkshow hosts and trolls on the internet say) is one of the most centrist Presidents we've seen in 20 years. How about newt move a little to the left?
Not bloody likely.
I believe that President Obama more closely follows the tenets of Jesus Christ than Mr. Gingrich (4th wife and counting, who was cheating on wife #3 with an intern while leading the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for his dalliance with an intern- hypocrite much?). The folks at CPAC don't want to hear President Obama because he isn't likely to tell them anything they want to hear. The speakers invited to CPAC are people who best represent the agenda of CPAC, the audiences at CPAC aren't looking for someone to debate.
Our great prez would never speak at room full of rascist devil worship group that you and the gop love so much. He told you fools that he is a christan and god want let him speak there even if wanted to.
The job of securing our border is in the hand of Governors and there state police as well national guard under his or her control...Now that conservative.
Thanks Newt, now go back to your nap!
This is no place for President Obama to speak. ALL these right-wing CLOWNS want OUR GREAT PRESIDENT to FAIL and being shot dead is THEIR ULTIMATE OUTCOME.
Hypocritsy starts at CNN. Why in the world are they constantly giving these P.O.S. republicans space on any media net. They make me sick. This guy is a serial adulter among other things. Who had to resign from congress because of all his illegal acts and they are still pushing him for president and of all things.....LISTENING AND POSTING what he says.
President Obama does not have to EARN antyhing from ginGRINCH or the wolfPACS he's running..... PERIOD!!
Newt has obviously stopped taking his meds again. I wonder what lucky staff member he's hitting on now with the option to become the 4th Mrs. Newt. I really enjoy his family values lectures now that David Vitter has gotten a little reticent on the subject.
Just like Palin, let's get a condescending comment out for the press to pick up. This guy should just call it a day. He adds nothing to the Republican agenda except bad feeling.
I say President Obama stays home and we send in a tomahawk missle to the conference. These CROOKED GOP CLOWNS almost destroyed America with their DE-REGULATION, TAX BREAKS for the rich and 2 wars, send them packing in 2012.
I hear this guy just doing a lot of talking and whining.. Name one thing this guy is apart of that is helping the Country..He has lots of one liners but no solutions....
Poor Newt, still trying desperately to stay relavant.
That Newt, he's such a kidder. Have your laughs now Mr.Disgraced Former Speaker. How long do you think it will be before the American public finally figures out that the Republican parties plan is to eliminate the middle class and turn this country into a bananna republic with .2% of the people at the top and the rest living in shanties next to garbage dumps.
Newt thinks the Confederacy is the center of the political spectrum.
Maybe Newt should have earned it. You are so out of touch old goat.