He says he might run.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gives President Barack Obama only a 20 percent chance of being reelected — and says he might be the one to give Obama the boot.
The former speaker said there is “more of a possibility now” that he’ll run for president than when he was considering the idea ahead of the 2008 election. He said he’ll decide in February or March of next year and will base the decision partly on whether there is “a potential to raise the resources to be a serious, major candidate.”
Gingrich said he and his wife, Callista, will base the decision on two top factors: “Is the case for basic change clear enough, and powerful enough, that articulating it and carrying it is a legitimate part of my role as a citizen?” and “Is there a potential to raise the resources to be a serious, major candidate.”
He’s delusional if he thinks he has a prayer of winning the Republican nomination.
Besides being forever tarred as the “mean guy who shut down the government,” Newt’s got a graveyard’s worth of skeletons in his closet. Just do a quick search online for tidbits about the House Bank Scandal or the way he chose to divorce his first wife.
Go away, Newt. You’re dreaming. You’re Don Quixote in plus-size slacks.