Gingrich's next deadline: May
March 31st, 2011
03:36 PM ET
12 years ago

Gingrich's next deadline: May

Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is setting one more deadline for making a decision about entering the 2012 presidential race.

Gingrich said Thursday he plans to make a final decision about entering the presidential race in May.

"We are trying to finish out the exploratory process, and I think by the first week of May we will have done that," Gingrich told reporters on Capitol Hill.

The first Republican presidential debate is scheduled for May 5 in South Carolina.

The Georgia native filed paperwork with the IRS in March to form a fundraising committee to "explore" the possibility of a presidential bid.

Gingrich spent the last two years telling reporters he would make his decision at some point in February of 2011. But as that deadline approached, Gingrich moved the date back to March. And now the "final" decision will be in May.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Gingrich will make his announcement on May 32nd just like all the other dates he proposed.

    March 31, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  2. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Finally we will have an answer by then. Then we can either ignore him or demand more answers from him.

    March 31, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Let us make this easier for you Newt: DON'T BOTHER.

    March 31, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. Rex Raptor

    This guy flip flops so much, he must be part fish.

    March 31, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    How is that republican money coming in, Newt? I'll bet you now have enough to get a cheeseburger at McDonald's. Newt's government shutdown efforts cost us $800 million in the 90's. Also, Newt was for attacking Libya and going it alone, before I was against getting involved. Quite decisive for the adulterer from Georgia. I can only hope that the right wingnuts will think Newt is electable and send him their social security checks

    March 31, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  6. carrotroot

    Newt is a shmuck, there is nothing redeeming about this man.

    March 31, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Someone shoudl tell him that pretending to not have made a decision about running yet wno't change the fact that the vast majority of this country has already made its decision not to vote for him.

    March 31, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  8. blf83

    Give it up, Newtie! We, the people have already made the decision that you should not run. Your hypocrisy, your misguided ideas, your take-no-prisoners take on politics is the opposite of what we, as Americans, need.

    March 31, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  9. DIANA

    More time to scam the idiots who give him money before saying that he's not going to run. But if you do decide, please select Michele Bachman as your running mate. It would make the McCain/Palin ticket look like Obama/Hilary Clinton ticket.

    March 31, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  10. al in memphis

    Why isn't some Democrat out critcize him for not being able to make a decision about running for president. Does he have to wait for a comittee to come to him and tell him to run. If he can't make a decision about what he wants to do, how is he going to make decision for millions of other and be the leader of the free world.
    If it was Obama, Gignny would say that he taking to long, indecisive. But now its about waitng to get information from the process. Why doesn't that apply to how you run the government?
    Simple answer is because Fox News wants me to be the first to criticize the president before anyboby can see Obama is taking time to make a rational decision.

    March 31, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. Sally Shaw

    I certainly am NOT for you Newty.

    March 31, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    Looks as if the May 5th GOPer debates will have to be cancelled. Fact is, it's starting to look as if the GOPers don't have the cajones for the hard work of debating, and will instead, just keep jumping from one political rally to another.

    March 31, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  13. cunundrum16

    I can hardly breathe from the anticipation. At last a sensible, honest man for President. Oh wait, it's Newt. Never mind!

    March 31, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  14. Hotdog

    If he does not realize that he does not have a snow ball chance in hell in becoming the POTUSA I recommend that he be committed to a mental institution. He should have already been committed to mental institution considering the statments coming from him a few weeks ago.

    March 31, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  15. thomas

    Newt , the suspense is killing me. Would somebody give this guy a fork so he can turn over , HE's DONE !

    March 31, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  16. diridi

    good for you idiot....loser...

    March 31, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |