Gingrich announcement coming Wednesday afternoon
May 11th, 2011
10:36 AM ET
12 years ago

Gingrich announcement coming Wednesday afternoon

Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is expected to announce his bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday afternoon on Facebook and Twitter.

Earlier Wednesday, when Gingrich himself was asked by reporters on Capitol Hill after a prayer breakfast what time he would announce, he responded: "9 o'clock tonight." That caused some confusion about the timing of the announcement.

Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
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  1. Bill

    A complete and utter buffoon, who is unelectable. But those seem to be the prerequisites for GOP candidates for the 2012 general election.

    May 11, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  2. John

    you will never win. You are a two-faced hypocrite.

    May 11, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I'll be watching one of the Discovery or History channels. This reminds me of Lebron James and his announcement show. As much as people complained about it, at least Lebron's show donated all of the advertising proceeds to The Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Where are your advertising proceeds going, OOPS, I mean where are the coming from?

    May 11, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  4. MagicMike

    * YAWN *

    Any important news today?

    May 11, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  5. Scott in Atlanta

    They're setting this up like he's actually going to say something exciting... Really??? This will be like a gun that as soon as you fire it, you'll hear a loud, explosive "BANG"!, only to watch as the bullet slowly trickles down and drips out of the barrel of the gun and falls harmlessly to the floor with a dull thud... Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Gingrich campaign...

    May 11, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  6. Yanni

    Gingrich thrive by what he can destroy than what he can build, in the process he end up destroying himself. I don't think of him making a mistake, I think Gingrich himself a mistake of nature.

    May 11, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    ol' Newtie must not take the polls too seriously because he is WAAAY down on them as far as being a GOP candidate. After he did his fli/flop on Lybia that just showed me he's another GOPer that can't support Obama on anything while having no solutions of his own. Waste of his time and other people's money.

    May 11, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. Please stop

    Why must the media pretend that Newt running for president is a big news story? The guy is morally bankrupt, out of the mainstream, and unsettling to look at. In short - unelectable. Don't do his bidding, CNN.

    May 11, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  9. PalmReader

    The country's most anticipated and ... dare I say ... well kept secret will be announced on FOX News tonight: Newtie's running for President. What an absolute SCOOP this must be for Hannity.


    May 11, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  10. once upon a horse

    FoxNews is so "fair and balanced" and not an arm of the Republican party that it seems every GOP candidate has to make their announcement on FoxNews. I'm sure this has a lot to do with them slowly changing their slogan form "fair and balanced" to "we report, you decide". Pretty sorry if you ask me that a major news agency has to take sides, but I guess this is the best Newt has to offer.

    May 11, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    The primary reason why Gingrich is "running" is to attract campaign donors, which is his strong suit. When his campaign comes to an end, the money he has raised will be donated to the RNC. The strategy is that the more people who are out campaigning, then the more donations the RNC can collect as a whole.

    May 11, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  12. d

    Every picture of Newt reminds me of Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights. "I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing with my hands right now." He's always caught mid-word, and his arms out like he wants to awkwardly hug somebody.

    May 11, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  13. anagram_kid

    It would be nice if he just went on Fox 'News' and provided a figure of just how much money he feels he is entitled to for being fired from his SOTH gig back in the 90s. That is what this is all about – money and ego. But then again, the more unelectable candidates the right produces, the better Obama looks to moderates and independents.
    Obama/Biden 2012

    May 11, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  14. Gravitas?

    Well he is a step above Trump, Palin and Attila The Hun

    May 11, 2011 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  15. Seggy

    Maybe he'll ask John H. "Ski Trips" Sununu to be his Veep.

    May 11, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  16. urbantexan

    You , will.... never, never, never, never .......GET MY VOTE . You won't even get the republicans nomination.hahahahahahahah
    WHAT A JOKE !!!

    May 11, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  17. Rudy NYC

    "Gingrich confirmed the news, which CNN already reported, while on Capitol Hill to deliver a closed-door speech to an Evangelical group. "
    How is it possible for a non-profit religous organization to make political contributions, and yet retain their status as a non-profit religous organization? Here's how. Despite the name and claim, it cannot registered as a religous group. The only way this can be legal would be for the organization to registered as a non-profit PAC. But, "Citizen's United" may have changed all of that by mere fact of existence.

    May 11, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |