BLITZER’S BLOG: Gingrich vs. Obama in 2012?
December 1st, 2011
04:14 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Gingrich vs. Obama in 2012?

(CNN) – For the first time, some top Democratic Party insiders here in Washington are telling me they now are starting to gear up for a possible general election between President Obama and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

For months, these same insiders had assumed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would be the Republican nominee.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
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  1. Rudy NYC

    Gearing up for a possible run against him would be wise. Watch out for Ron Paul. He's not done, and we are still far from the home stretch. If and when Gingrich falls out of favor, Paul would be the next one in line.

    December 1, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Yes, I think that will be the end result.

    December 1, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    You would think since Obama is doing such a bad job ANYONE could go against him.

    What a joke republicans are. How terribly frightened they REALLY must be.

    December 1, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Newt Gingrich is surging in all the polls because of some bold ideas

    Our voters will recall everything what happen in the past on Election Day that is the reason political parties always look for freshman with bold ideas

    Like 2008 hope and change

    December 1, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Man, I SO want to see that debate!

    December 1, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. Namejkane

    Obama has my vote. I don't want to go back to the stoneage with any teapublican.

    December 1, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  7. Hangar13

    If the administration had a record to run on, it wouldn't be necessary to "gear up" (translation: dig up/make up smear material) for any particular opponent.

    December 1, 2011 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. AlaskaPalin

    High policy; low morals! Henry viii. Has a way with words and women. Satisfying debater. His sarcastic intellectual cynicism of everything obama will rattle the 'no drama' timbers! He is right on the economy and the social issues. All things being equal liberals can find in him some of the issues they advocate for. to have him debating obama is mouth watering whereas a myth romney obama debate calls up some yawns except for the flip flopping. His political maturity gives him the edge come 2012. President Newt anyone?

    December 1, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "What a joke republicans are. How terribly frightened they REALLY must be."

    Fear is the canvas on which conservatives paint the rest of their thoughts and emotions.

    December 1, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  10. mad1nola

    @woman in california. It is evident that they are afraid of the Prez. So much so they are scraping the bottom of the barrel to find the meanest, most racist, apolitically correct bully they could find. They're not trying to peddle conservative values to the american people. They want someone who not afraid to putty that uppity black man in his place...u know all back o' the bus and such.
    Mitt is too soft, bachmann is nuts, huntsman admires the pres just disagrees with, paul well he's too feeble.
    I bet their dream candidate would be bull connor were he alive!

    December 1, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "All things being equal liberals can find in him some of the issues they advocate for"

    Really? Name them and explain why that position jives with liberal philosophy. Newtered has pandered his way to the extreme right with the rest of the GOP/Teatrolls. There's no going back. And no, nobody with a brain in their head is going to accept that "they can stay here and be counted for purposes of determining population and representation, but they can never ever ever ever ever vote on how our laws treat them and their rights" is the "humane" and "compassionate" position that Newtered and the MSM are trying so very hard to sell it as.

    December 1, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If Bush could have accomplished one third of what President Obama has accomplished, you right wingnuts would be demanding that "W" be carved on Mt. Rushmore.

    December 1, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "What a joke republicans are. How terribly frightened they REALLY must be."

    Fear is the canvas on which conservatives paint the rest of their thoughts and emotions.

    Allow me to elaborate: "OMG NOES!!!! THE WORLD IS CHANGING AROUND ME!!!! MAKE IT STOP...MAKE IT STOOOOOOPPPP!!!!!"

    December 1, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  14. MTATL67

    That is strange..Wolf saying it is going to be Newt. Mr. Gingrich has not got a chance. Insulted the young telling them to take a bath and get a job. His attachment to Freddy Mac. His extremely stupid comment about educating America's youth....the thought of him in the White House triggers my fight, flight response.

    December 1, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  15. Pete/Ark

    As I type this I'm watching Blitzer interview Kermit the Frog...NOW we have a viable 3rd party candidate !

    December 1, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  16. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Teabaggers now endorse the lobbyist, adulterer, and ethics violator. What began as a campaign for Newt to make money and meet women has now developed into an Anybody But Mittens movement.

    December 1, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  17. XY

    No one should be suprise,the tea party and their racist animosity against every one forgeting that their selfish and parochial interest brought this country to this economic stagnation. They ll do every thing to impose him on us. OBAMA 2012 HERE WE COME God bless USA N OBAMA/BIDEN

    December 1, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    "As I type this I'm watching Blitzer interview Kermit the Frog...NOW we have a viable 3rd party candidate !"

    I bet Kermit is talking circles around him. Is Blitzer sweating and looking confused yet?

    December 1, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  19. Emperor Norton

    Didn't we get enough of Newt in the '90s? Why are we seriously seeing him as a presidential candidate now?

    He used to be synonymous with hypocrisy and double-dealing. If a series of extramarital affairs can take Cain off the ballot, Newt's personal life alone should be enough to disqualify him.

    December 1, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  20. vet in texas

    "They're what we thought they were" – Coach Denny Green

    December 1, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  21. T'sah from Virginia

    ►BLITZER’S BLOG: Gingrich vs. Obama in 2012?
    Please BLITZ put all of that CRAP back on the shelves
    NEWtron will not even make it to the podium next to Obama
    So stop creating "static" with a whole lot of drama!!

    ginGRINCH thinks he's SLICK by "enticing" the President on the "format" of the debate
    He thinks this approach will get the RIGHT excited to the point it will stick throughout the race
    But little does the ginGRINCH know when you're a LIAR and constantly FLIP your beliefs around
    You could easily be brought down – knocked to the ground – and kicked out of bounds!!

    The GRINCH is "predictable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Obama 2012

    December 1, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  22. J

    Newt is the "flavor" of the moment, but I still think that Romney is going to be the Republicans standard bearer for 2012. Who ever they pick, hopefully President Obama will pull through a second term. OBAMA/BIDEN..2012!!!

    December 1, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |