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September 29, 2007

No Newt Is Good Newt: He's Not Running

...which is what most of us expected his decision to be, but the threat of his running had a small amount of freezing effect on the race with some holding out hope for a Newt run and thus not examining the announced candidates seriously. I'm glad he finally decided.

He's a good spokesman for the conservative cause, but not, I think, a very strong candidate for president.

Gingrich would not endorse a specific candidate and said he "couldn't imagine" being a vice presidential candidate if offered the opportunity.

Gingrich joked with FOX News more than a year ago that his flirtation with a White House run was in part to sell books and give lectures, and to focus the debate on his issues.

For several months Gingrich said he would run for president if he could raise $30 million dollars. No candidate in this race has ever raised that much in one quarter.

Here's a very dumb MSM "scoop" on his supposed reasons for not running. Basically that he wanted to pursue his nonpartisan advocacy project at the same time as running for president but McCain-Feingold prevented that, so he chose to stick with his website.

Uh, yeah. That's what's keeping me from running for president too, NBC. You can quote me on that.


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