Gingrich announces presidential campaign
May 11th, 2011
04:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich announces presidential campaign

(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced via Twitter Wednesday that he is a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.


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  1. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Welcome Newt!! And the END of the Obama era begins... November 2012 can't come soon enough!

    May 11, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. Quinton

    Finally, let the games begin!!

    May 11, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. Soren

    Please could somebody with a heart tell the old fool, that nobody wants to elect him to anything ever!!

    May 11, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  4. No_Thanks

    Newt, thanks but no thanks. Republicians need a winner. You will send conservatives running and spilt the votes. Get behind one of the stronger candidates.

    May 11, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  5. vic , nashville ,tn

    Game on
    Obama 2012

    May 11, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. V in Chicago

    Oh Hell No!!

    May 11, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  7. Republicans - "The Not Intended To Be Factually Accurate Party"

    Gingrich doesn't even meet the minimum basic standards to be seriously considered as President. America can do better.

    President 43 was a former alchoholic, not the brightest student, appears to have avoided military combat under suspicious circumstances but at least he was a loving and devoted father and husband

    President 42 was a Rhodes Scholar, who gave into the fellatio skills and desires of a young woman enthralled with a powerful man. He smoked but didn't inhale.

    President 41 was an honorable, older public servant, congressman, former CIA director and former vice president. He appears to have been a faithful husband and father. A straight talker, he called supply side economics by the more discriptive name of Voodoo Economics. He displayed more of a command of the details than 43.

    Newt Gingrich is beneath our current president No. 44 and all of his predecessors.

    May 11, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  8. Sam

    The little clown car festooned with anti-Obama stickers has pulled into the center ring and stopped. The door open and Newt Gingrich is the first clown to climb out of the car. Cue the circus music!

    May 11, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    so this is what it's come to...you have to TWEET or post on FB that you're running for president? Why not just come out and face the public so you can get booed in person??

    May 11, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  10. Sam

    The little clown car festooned with anti-Obama stickers has pulled into the center ring and stopped. The door opens and Newt Gingrich is the first clown to climb out of the car. Cue the circus music

    May 11, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  11. lynn

    This should be fun. Just how much dirty laundry can he apologize for? He better have a thick skin, the dirt will stick and be painful. What he did to the women in his life, is proof enough he's a first class jerk. Let the American women decide what to do with this fat pompous loser.

    May 11, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. David

    Can you imagine the partner-swapping sex parties Calista and the porker would have at the White House? Obviously, neither of them has a problem with taking a taste of someone else's spouse.

    May 11, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  13. they call me "tater salad"

    Newt stands a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the White House!

    May 11, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  14. G in Bethlehem

    Welcome Newt!! And the END of the Obama era begins... you have gotta be kidding, LOL! His best chance of ending anything is his third marriage.

    May 11, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    she turned me into a NEWT...but I got better

    May 11, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  16. GNoP

    First Repub in, first out.

    May 11, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  17. d

    she turned me into a NEWT...I got better

    May 11, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  18. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Because that money he gets from serviceing Kochs is just so sweet!!

    May 11, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  19. mb2010a

    Wow...talk about a lost cause. The 2012 election is a shoe-in for Obama and the Dems. It will also bankrupt the Republicans into the stone age. This is getting better every day...Obama 2012.

    May 11, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  20. 'merica ruined by rethugs

    Newtie and the Blowfish. No chance. We'll enjoy a good laugh at his expense though. Letterman, Leno, Colbert, Stewart, Conan, et al thank him for playing.

    May 11, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  21. Rob Jones

    Whatever anyone thinks of Newt, he would absolutely destroy Obama in a fair debate. By fair I mean that Obama is asked some tough questions and not allowed to give 10 minute non-answers. In other words, not something we are likely to see on CNN.

    May 11, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  22. Name

    Thank you Newt.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    May 11, 2011 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  23. N W - Great Americans

    Newt, Congratulations.
    You would be the best president in decades, if only the American public had the guts to vote you in.
    You understand the history of this country better than anyone living and you could bring the power back to the people.
    Wake up America, Newt is your last chance to have a great country again!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  24. peace

    I cant belive this nut is runin for potus. u will lose big time to old.

    May 11, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  25. S.positive

    Who cares, You are going to lose in the primaries anyway... NEXT TOPIC please...

    May 11, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
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