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Gingrich: I'll run if we raise $30 million
The Associated Press ^ | September 24, 2007 | The Associated Press

Posted on 09/24/2007 1:21:50 PM PDT by Baladas

WASHINGTON (MCT) -- In the latest sign of how unsettled the Republican presidential race is, Newt Gingrich says he'll run if supporters come up with $30 million in three weeks.

"I don't see as a citizen how you could turn that down," Gingrich said on "Fox News Sunday."

The fiery and controversial former speaker of the House has been a polarizing public figure.

Still, he believes he can mount a White House bid just a few months before voting starts because the GOP faithful have yet to solidify behind a candidate. Rudy Giuliani remains the leader, at 30 percent in the latest Gallup Poll, just 8 percentage points ahead of already-stumbling actor Fred Thompson.

Gingrich has tasked longtime adviser Randy Evans with launching the ambitious fundraising bid next Monday, and reporting back in three weeks.

"I want the commitments first," Gingrich said. "If there is, in fact, enough people in the country who think we need this kind of approach and this kind of change-oriented policies, then I think I'd feel a responsibility to run."

Gingrich isn't the only potential candidate whose name is still in play. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg shouldn't be written off, because the terrain remains so unsettled.

"This business is full of uncertainties," Hagel said on CNN's "Late Edition."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; election2008; msm; newtgingrich; tr
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That's within three weeks, apparently.

Well, you can't accuse Gingrich of not being specific enough, but I wonder if Chuck Hagel realizes Bloomberg isn't a even a RINO any more.

1 posted on 09/24/2007 1:21:53 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

Newt, you want my medical records electronically??? You and your pal Billary Clinton??? Take hike.


2 posted on 09/24/2007 1:23:12 PM PDT by Fred ("What is it that makes liberals think the best way to help someone is to punish them" FDT)
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To: Baladas

Newt said this a week ago. He knows it won’t happen.


3 posted on 09/24/2007 1:24:35 PM PDT by RightWhale (25 degrees today. Phase state change accomplished.)
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To: Fred

Newt is so yesterday, still displaying the arrogance that made him loved and admired.


4 posted on 09/24/2007 1:25:19 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Baladas

Ron Paul _promised_ he’d raise $50 million. I’m not sure who is more delusional.


5 posted on 09/24/2007 1:25:22 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Baladas
"Got 30 Million to loan me?


6 posted on 09/24/2007 1:25:31 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Baladas

Forget it Newt. No one thinks you can win.


7 posted on 09/24/2007 1:27:04 PM PDT by MovementConservative (Terminate the Duke 88)
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To: Baladas

Already stumbling Fred Thompson?

The Leftist Media is delusional.

The Fred Thompson steamroll is powering forward, and is unstoppable right up to the White House steps and through the front doors.

The ScuMedia are desperately looking for 2008’s Ross Perot to help split the GOP vote.

Ron Paul. Newt. Pat Buchanan. ANYBODY!


8 posted on 09/24/2007 1:28:59 PM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Lee Bollinger is a HERO to America)
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To: RightWhale
Newt said this a week ago. He knows it won’t happen.

Don't be too sure. I'd bet that Hillary could find some creative ways of funding his campaign. I doubt he'd have a chance at the nomination, but he could dilute the conservative vote enough to let her face Giuliani in the general election.

9 posted on 09/24/2007 1:30:16 PM PDT by Wissa (I despise the liberal media.)
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To: Baladas

Quick! Everyone donate to someone else!


10 posted on 09/24/2007 1:31:21 PM PDT by pnh102
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To: Baladas

Nononononononononono....


11 posted on 09/24/2007 1:31:49 PM PDT by hershey
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To: Baladas

What an ego Gingrich has.

The “Fred stumbling” B.S. is the media trying its best to stop a steam roller.


12 posted on 09/24/2007 1:32:32 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: Baladas

Newt stands as much chance of being POTUS as I do.


13 posted on 09/24/2007 1:33:01 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Wissa

Now what did I do with my popcorn popper??????


14 posted on 09/24/2007 1:33:05 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Vote for Duncan Hunter in the Primaries for America's sake!)
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To: Baladas

Don’t look at me.

My money is going to Duncan Hunter.

http://www.gohunter08.com/


15 posted on 09/24/2007 1:33:54 PM PDT by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Wissa

Facing Giuliani gets her beat.
The others...I’m not so sure about.


16 posted on 09/24/2007 1:34:01 PM PDT by threeleftsmakearight
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To: Baladas

Hey Newt call someone who cares........ maybe Dobson...


17 posted on 09/24/2007 1:34:30 PM PDT by deport (>>>--Keep your powder dry--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: Baladas

Um, hey,Newt, do you recall asking us if we wanted you? I don’t...


18 posted on 09/24/2007 1:36:50 PM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Try to look unimportant, the enemy may be low on ammo...)
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To: Baladas

I hope he gets his money and runs and shakes all these first tier clowns out of their loafers. (I have no trust for any of those dudes.)

We need a good hurricane to get the show on the road and force these whatever to show their real hand. After that, we can then get down to real business.


19 posted on 09/24/2007 1:37:48 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Enduring Freedom

I thought that, too - I don’t see Fred as “stumbling” at all, he’s more “uniting”. The MSM wants a bloody GOP primary, anybody can reason why.


20 posted on 09/24/2007 1:37:49 PM PDT by Baladas
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