Gingrich announces presidential campaign
May 11th, 2011
04:27 PM ET
12 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.

Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    Who let the DOGS OUT – Ruf, ruf, ruf, ruf, ruf


    We are FAMILY – All my RIGHTEOUS – Righties and ME!!!

    So now who is on the record – Pawlenty – Santorum – and now ginGRINCH – Bring if On!!! And all of the other "wannabes' – Let's do it!!

    May 11, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  2. Joel Schneider

    Rep's need more than that To win. I wouldn't vote for him If he was the only One.

    May 11, 2011 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  3. Nance

    He is disgusting! Let us not forget how he delivered the news to Wife 1 that he had found Wife 2 . She was in the hospital with cancer...or was that Wife 2 finding out about Wife 3? All you family values folks cannot explain this away can you?

    May 11, 2011 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  4. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    @ Rob you say he would DESTROY Obama in a fair debate? Well that leaves the debate off of FoxNews doesn't it??

    May 11, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  5. Thinker

    He's a pig.

    May 11, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  6. Juan

    All right, if Newt thinks he can win the Republican nomination. Bring it on Gingrich.
    Obama/Biden 2012!

    May 11, 2011 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  7. mtrought

    ah ah ah ah. The troll i trying to prove he is in with it. I am glad he is running though as I will have lots of fun when the media goes thru his murky closet while he tries deperatelyto keep it closed

    May 11, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  8. Larry L

    This will test conservatives. Newt "found Jesus" and now, following the conservative rule book, everybody forgives him and ignores the fact that he's a slimey weasel. They have a way of forgiving their own when they're caught in a bathroom with "a wide stance" or in this case, banging a staffer while prosecuting Bill Clinton for the same thing. How false are Republican values?

    May 11, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  9. Debra

    HA HA HA Best joke I've heard all day. Surely he is not serious, LOLOL

    May 11, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  10. oh please

    seriously? Why is the Right always looking backwards? This relic needs to stay gone and NO I don't want Trump or Palin. Who else is there? Anyone with a new idea? Nope. Just give him the keys to the White House allready.

    May 11, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  11. Leroy

    BREAKING NEWS: Gingrich announces end of presidential campaign...

    May 11, 2011 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Great! I hope he goes a ways in race. He so arrogant and "intellectual" that he will befuddle and frustrate the other Rep candidiates...go Newt!

    May 11, 2011 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  13. Jam

    WOOHOOOO!!! Now if only Palin can run too – I'll be in heaven.

    Obama 2012

    May 11, 2011 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  14. Boo Hoo Baynor

    God bless President Obama.

    May 11, 2011 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
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