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Gingrich Makes Political Visit to Iowa
Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2005 | MIKE GLOVER

Posted on 05/12/2005 10:14:55 AM PDT by kingattax

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich conceded Wednesday that he might run for president in 2008, but said he will spend the coming years focusing on changes needed in the nation and less time talking about his own political ambitions.

"The message I'm trying to send is we need to have a discussion over the next three years about really big changes," he said in an interview with The Associated Press.

"We need some time spent by would-be political leaders talking about their vision for the future and answering big questions -- before they run out and hire the consultants and the 30-second attack commercials," the former Republican lawmaker said.

He said leaders must look at transforming the nation's health care system, improving its educational system and returning the nation to the days of a balanced budget.

Gingrich made his remarks during a three-day visit to Iowa, where caucuses launch presidential campaigns every four years. His trip included signing copies of his book "Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America," his vision for national change.

By mixing in a series of political appearances during the trip, Gingrich raised questions about his own future. Asked if he would be a candidate in 2008, he said, "I might be, I don't know."

He repeatedly returned to his policy proposals and said he wants the debate surrounding the next election to focus on those issues. But Gingrich said he wasn't optimistic that a debate over ideas is possible in the current media-driven environment.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2008election; gingrich2008; nonewt
No thanks, Newt.
1 posted on 05/12/2005 10:14:55 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: PhiKapMom

PONG


2 posted on 05/12/2005 10:15:23 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

You mean he's done making love to Hillary?


3 posted on 05/12/2005 10:15:35 AM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: cyborg

lol..i think he had to get Her Thighness' permission to make this trip


4 posted on 05/12/2005 10:16:37 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Ah geez, not this sh*t again!?


5 posted on 05/12/2005 10:16:54 AM PDT by RexBeach ("I can see it now. You and the moon. You wear a necktie so I'll know you." -Groucho Marx)
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To: cyborg

Maybe he will run as Hillery's VP...


6 posted on 05/12/2005 10:17:22 AM PDT by Russ
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To: cyborg

The 2008 fusion ticket Hillary!/Newt


7 posted on 05/12/2005 10:17:38 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (you can be whoever you want to be on the Internet)
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To: Russ

You beat me by 16 seconds


8 posted on 05/12/2005 10:18:07 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (you can be whoever you want to be on the Internet)
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To: kingattax

If Newt stops through Iowa City, maybe I'll come out and say, "Say it ain't so Newt! Say it ain't so!!"

I've been an admirer of his for a long time and a defender of his on occasion, but unfortunately, he has demonstrated behavior beyond the pale by sidling up with Hillary.


9 posted on 05/12/2005 10:18:53 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: kingattax
Are we really going to have to put up with a Newt Gingrich dog and pony show this coming election season?

I was trying to pretend that it was just silly speculation, but now I'm getting the feeling that he might really subject us to it.

Who, oh who, will save us from the coming Guiliani, Hillary, Pataki, Newt, Kerry, smorgasbord of non-choices?

10 posted on 05/12/2005 10:19:41 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kingattax

'Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake In the cauldron boil and bake;

Eye of newt and toe of frog,

Wool of bat and tongue of dog,

Adder's fork and blindworm's sting,

Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,

For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.'


11 posted on 05/12/2005 10:21:59 AM PDT by JesseJane (Close the Borders.)
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To: kingattax

Newt, give it up already.


12 posted on 05/12/2005 10:22:46 AM PDT by connectthedots
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To: kingattax

Was his ally Hillary there with him?


13 posted on 05/12/2005 10:23:58 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
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"What can i say ? I'm Hillary and he's just a newt"

14 posted on 05/12/2005 10:34:26 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Gingrich is smart, and articulate. But he will never be president.

I like the guy where he is, as a talking head, a writer, a thinker, and gadfly. I would not vote for him. I watched as after a tremendous start he eventually bowed and sought to make common cause with Clinton, and was a weak sister when we most needed him. I always assumed the Clinton's had found out what the rest of us later found out about his personal life, and this affected his job.

His personal history will be thrown endlessly in his face, and in ours, unless he sells out to the Democrats. He is unelectable as president.


15 posted on 05/12/2005 10:40:45 AM PDT by marron
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To: kingattax

It's tough to figure out which one of them is more craven in using the other in an attempt to look like they can work with the "other side".


16 posted on 05/12/2005 10:41:06 AM PDT by Luddite Patent Counsel ("Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx)
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To: kingattax
Newt, you egomaniacal fool, give it up. Stick to being a gasbag talking head on the cable news shows and writing books nobody reads.
17 posted on 05/12/2005 10:43:40 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: kingattax

slow boat to China, Newtie. That's the closest you'll ever get to the Presidency. You'll never get my vote.


18 posted on 05/12/2005 10:49:50 AM PDT by Endeavor
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To: dead

Mike Pence will

http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=2896


19 posted on 05/12/2005 11:34:21 AM PDT by Gipper08 (MIKE PENCE IN 2008)
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To: cyborg

That is such an awful visual. Shame on you. ;)


20 posted on 05/13/2005 12:40:08 PM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in. Never, never, never, never!)
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To: wolf24

Hey I'm in Iowa City too. Greetings.


21 posted on 05/13/2005 12:40:36 PM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in. Never, never, never, never!)
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To: kingattax
Lets see:

1) Bash Bush
2) Bash GOP
3) Write book
4) Praise Hillary
5) Visit Iowa twice

Its so transparent.

22 posted on 05/13/2005 12:41:46 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: RushCrush

Howdy---that's a great picture on your homepage (Frank giving someone their Christmas goose early this year).


23 posted on 05/13/2005 1:06:32 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: wolf24

Classy huh.


24 posted on 05/13/2005 1:21:54 PM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in. Never, never, never, never!)
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