Gingrich to Decide on White House Run After Election

Sunday, 25 Jul 2010 04:57 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Sunday he will decide after November's congressional elections whether he will make a run for the White House in 2012.

Gingrich has openly explored entering the wide-open battle for the 2012 Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama, making recent visits to early battleground states Iowa and New Hampshire. Gingrich said he had been to 10 states in the last two weeks.

"I think that's a decision we'll make in February or March," Gingrich said on "Fox News Sunday" of a presidential run. "This is a very hard family decision because it's such a deep commitment and it is so absorbing."

A White House campaign by Gingrich, who led the Republican takeover of Congress in the 1994 election, got a qualified endorsement from former Democratic Party chairman and presidential candidate Howard Dean.

Dean said Gingrich would provide intellectual depth to a Republican Party that he said lacked ideas.

"They desperately need some intellectual leadership, and whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership," Dean said on Fox. "So I hope he does run."

Gingrich laughed and called Dean's comment "the kiss of death" in a Republican primary.

Gingrich would join a field of possible Republican contenders in 2012 that also includes former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved