Gingrich affirms presidential intentions
March 3rd, 2011
12:14 PM ET
11 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. Realistic

    We, the people affirm that Newt *gangrene of americas* will not win because once the populous finds out about his corruption/scandals & multiple affairs, we will voice resounding NO to his bid. And of course, the democrats will mention and prove howe corrupt he is. And Newt and to all republicans, 3 affirs, how is that family value to you all so talk about? Or could it be, family value only comes into play when a democrat does the hanky panky with someone other than his wife? If a republican does it he still has family values, right? NO is the answer and so no double standards.

    March 3, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  2. John

    Anyone can beat Obama in the 2012 election; Gingrich will easily beat Obama in a massive land slide win, after two years of the Obama administration,
    Here what Gingrich can run on:
    Repeal every law passed by the last Democratic-controlled congress!
    Repeal every regulation put into place by the Obama administration!
    Remove every “zar” put into place by the Obama administration!
    Getting the government out of private companies and our lives and pockets!
    Cut taxes!
    Close the border!
    End ear marks!
    investigate, prosecute and put those people in the Obama administration in prison.

    March 3, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. Sorensen

    Couldn't somebody with a heart tell the old fool that nobody really wants him to be elected to anything!!

    March 3, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. TomInRochNY

    Oh goody!!! Obama is sure to be re-elected in 2012 now!

    March 3, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  5. RN

    Newt does not have the moral strength to lead this country. where would he take this country? back to a time when the rich controlled everything and slavery was legal? He does not stand for anything good.

    March 3, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  6. Chumlee

    Who cares – three wives, on dying of cancer in a hospital while having an affair with another woman –
    what a loser this low-life is

    March 3, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  7. REG in AZ

    And what can Newt offer besides taking us back – back to the Bush-Cheney mentality that pursues private agendas favoring the few and that seek political ambitions at all cost and above all else while giving the majority apathy, the costs and an abundance of subterfuge to con and manipulate. Don't like having the problems we have? Well don't expect anything positive by going back to what caused them to begin with!

    March 3, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  8. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    Go ahead and run. In my Adrienne voice from Rocky: YOU CAN'T WIN

    March 3, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  9. Sgt Schultz

    Good Luck with that! The hate merchant and peddler of lies that invents his own facts on Fox is setting the bar to an even lower standard now for the GOP.

    March 3, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  10. Eric the mechanic

    Great, another lie spewing moron wanting to run this country. I loved how some young college girl mopped the floor with this guy at his last political speech. No gay rights or marriage, great then stop cheating on your wife and getting divorced multiple times. One more dumbass I won't be voting for.

    March 3, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  11. Patriot

    Something that we definitely need........someone with experience that can teach us how to cheat on our spouse when they have a terminal illness. Just love those family values!

    March 3, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  12. goplies

    Oh say it aint so!! this cheating, lying, ahole who then evokes God's forgiveness so he can keep lying and cheating and being an ahole, really? Let him take all the money from the other gop canidates and then eat them up and spit them out so that they will be too damaged to win anything. Go for it Newt

    March 3, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  13. MG

    Did he check with his first two wives?

    March 3, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  14. Sniffit suprise here. So let's see a story about the memo Newetered sent Rumsfeld in 2003 that advised Rummy to plant Dept. of Defense people throughout the federal government in order to exert more widespread influence over policy. Newtered is militaristic autocracy waiting to happen.

    March 3, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  15. timz

    Can somebody explain to me why we should care if Callista, the-future-ex-Mrs. Gingrich, is "prepared" or not? Or how the "values" voters can tolerate this serial adulterer?

    March 3, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  16. vp

    "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.

    I don't want the country on HIS track.

    We're on the right track when he's not on the track.

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

    "Back on the right track..." Yeh, like his non-family family values (divorce, marital affairs), shutting down the government, slashing and burning anything to the left of John Birch. Where have the statemen and women gone to? Those who work for everyone's good, not just their myopic party lines.

    March 3, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  18. DemoCommunists for a Better Way - Bankruptcy

    Great news!! Newt will mop the floor with Obama in any debate. This guys knows his stuff. He was the one most responsible for getting the budget back in balance in the 90's though Clinton takes all the credit for it.

    March 3, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  19. SPLAT!~

    "enough folks", what does that mean? One? Sorry, not this one!~.

    March 3, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  20. PulTab

    please run newtie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am really looking forward to another 4 years of obama, and you would assure that happening if you are his opponent.

    March 3, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  21. donkey party

    Best laugh all day!

    March 3, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  22. thomas

    I want to hear what his children say about his commitments ! Newt is a very sad man with an ego that out weighs the ability to tell the truth !

    March 3, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  23. Luke Brown

    Ed Rollins says that Newt maybe be a new Reagan, sort of. I disagree. Reagan told the truth, or at least when he said things he believed in his heart that they were true. Newt has a problem telling the truth... ask his wives. For example, when he was overseeing the impeachment Bill Clinton for his affair with Lewinsky, Newt was having his own affair with an intern who was not his wife.

    There is not enough space here to record all the lies and deceptions of his tenure as Speaker of the House. Remember, it was his own Republican colleagues - not the Democrats - who forced him from office. That tells you something right there.

    March 3, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  24. John

    Gee, what a surprise!

    March 3, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  25. bobden

    Go away newt.

    March 3, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
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