Saturday, September 29, 2007

Gingrich finalls says "No Prez"

Newt Gingrich has been flirting with the idea of running for the nomination and the presidency for some time. He has been thirsting for it at least since he was elected Speaker of the House, and likely much, much longer. He has been claiming that he would run "if no other candidate truly represented the American people", and claimed to hold out hope that Fred Thompson was the guy. Recently, he told his supporters he would run if he could raise $30 million in pledges by Oct 21. But now, his spokesman is claiming he has decided NOT to run, citing his conflicting responsibilities as head of a non-profit think-tank.

My own thoughts? He is reading the tea leaves and has finally realized a run at this point would be merely an exercise of his own vanity. He is valuable as a source of ideas for the Right, but is only a liability as an actual candidate.

1 comment:

CRCHAIR said...

I'm glad he is not running. We already have a Republican who has some really good political or leadership traits, but bad personal character. His name is Rudy Guliani.