Gingrich affirms presidential intentions
March 3rd, 2011
12:14 PM ET
12 years ago

Gingrich affirms presidential intentions

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich affirmed in a radio interview Thursday that he plans to take his first official step toward a presidential bid later in the day after a meeting with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

"Callista and I are prepared to see if there are enough folks who want to see if we can get this country back on the right track," Gingrich told Georgia radio host Martha Zoller.

The former House Speaker said he plans to launch a website to accompany the presidential exploratory phase he is expected to announce.

The website:

Gingrich said the site will go live at some point Thursday afternoon.

Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. LovesIrony

    Great! Can't wait to hear you defend your family values. Can wait for you to spin your trying to get your cancer stricken hospitalized wife to sign divorce papers while you are having an affair with a staffer. A newt is a slimy lizzard.

    March 3, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. Dennis

    Newt, the country IS on the right track. Which RIGHT track are YOU talking about. The one where you screw the white/blue collar workers while you make billionaires out of millionares? The one where you use middle-class tax dollars to pay for Wall Street bonuses? The one where you give your buddies BIG tax breaks on the pretense of creating job, but never do, instead it goes to buy bigger yachts? Is that the RIGHT TRACK you believe in?

    March 3, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  3. NJfinest2009

    After you lose? Get ready to join a union and hopefully by then they will still have their barganing rights! Didn't you get fired from faux yesterday

    March 3, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  4. Laverne

    Really? There is no surprise here, he has been running for months now. Good luck, you are going to need it trying to explain away all or your indiscretions and rather colorful past!

    March 3, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  5. markus

    1994 called- they want their Fringe Conservative hypocrite back.

    March 3, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  6. Bob Dog

    This is excellent news for America in general, and certainly for Democrats everwhere!!

    This pompous, cheap, self-serving, ego-maniacal hypocrite is sure to do substantial damage to the republican party's chances in 2012. It is especially important now that Sarah "The Dancing Monkey" Palin is losing ground rapidly.

    This is wonderful news!!!

    March 3, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  7. luffing

    Wonder what Karl has to say about all this?

    March 3, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  8. Pretzel Logic

    And so the massive poisoning of the American minds, otherwise known as the campaign for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination begins. He has no chance of winning. He's simply there to set the bar for criticizing the President to a ridiculously low and vitriolic level. Where's Newt's birth certificate?!

    March 3, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  9. Zip

    And my dog wants to drive. Ain't going to happen.

    March 3, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  10. CEL1

    Newt, first, take a laxative. Then, rethink your statement about getting the country back on the right track. We need a NEW track, the old ones don't work anymore, not on either side of the aisle. NEW, please.

    March 3, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  11. DIANA

    I hope he wins. The Republicans and Tea Partiers are split on who they want. This will make an interesting primary with a guarantee of another four years for our President. He just needs to sit back and watch the show.

    March 3, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  12. Steve in Denver

    Are we morally bankrupt enough, as a nation, to consider for President the man who committed adultry at the same time he was prosecuting a president for committing adultry? Who is utterly lacking in ethics enough that they could back this scum? At what point do people dismiss those with a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude as hypocrits?

    March 3, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  13. Joey

    It seems like Sarah Palin has fallen off the radar recently. Maybe she took the hint to leave well enough alone! I pray too that Newt Gringrich does the same. I like his intelligence....I don't like his delivery and I don't like his unfortunate BAGGAGE! Newt...Don't waste your money or the time!

    March 3, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  14. B

    "Fools rush in"

    Bring them on, it only makes Obama’s job easier in 2012.

    The GOP is an empty vessel!

    March 3, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  15. anthony

    Waste of time. Too many skeletons in that closet. Also doesnt possess the values nor the character to hold that office.

    March 3, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  16. Bill NY

    The way to keep this country on the right track is for Mr. Gingrich to stay as far away from the white house as possible. The man is a pox on our great nation!

    March 3, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  17. BlackPanthers2020

    The reality of this is that people don't forget things especially they don't forget when a man runs out on his wife for another woman , not once but twice and to top it all off ...he left his wife while she had cancer ....I think your credibility just went out the window newt !!!!.....he knows he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell running for Potus................

    March 3, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  18. NVa native

    exposing the newt will be entertaining, but make sure the kids aren't watching.

    March 3, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  19. Russ

    Again, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA..........What a loser! What a waste of time for everyone.

    March 3, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. beowulf2

    I'm with you Newt! Go for It.

    March 3, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  21. Frank

    Now this guy is a real piece of work. He dumped 2 wives right after each one was diagnosed with breast cancer. A real genuine human being if there ever was one. Not to mention he left politics years ago in disgrace.

    March 3, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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