Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich expects Sarah Palin to run in 2012
Posted on 07/30/2010 1:49:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Friday that he expects former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be among the crowd of GOP presidential candidates in 2012.
Gingrich, himself a potential candidate for president, sized up the field of would-be competitors, detailing which GOP politicians he expects to jump into the race.
The field Gingrich listed included: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Palin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Sen. John Thune (S.D.), and Rep. Ron Paul (Texas).
"There are going to be lots of Republicans running Gov. Romney clearly, Gov. Palin, Gov. Huckabee, Gov. Mitch Daniels, Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Tim Pawlenty. I think John Thune, the senator from South Dakota, is probably going to get in. Ron Paul's probably going to run again," Gingrich said in an interview with Newsmax, a conservative magazine. "I think it's going to be a lively campaign, there'll be a lot of good candidates."
Some of the candidates Gingrich listed like Romney and Pawlenty have already begun to quietly organize a team to prepare for a bid to challenge President Obama. Others have taken a more unconventional route, like Palin, who's used Facebook and Twitter missives to build support among a field of conservative House and Senate candidates.
Gingrich, asked specifically about Palin, said she'd be a formidable opponent.
"I think she's already a very strong personality and has the potential to be a very strong candidate," he said.
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*sigh* would somebody that is likely more astute than I explain what possible clamor there could be for Newt to run? Unless I'm back in the year 1996, I'm not quite seeing it.
we need that face-palm graphic...
Maybe ol’ Newt thinks Sarah might run as his VP, and he would appreciate her more than McCain’t did...who knows. I don’t think Sarah will sign on to ANOTHER losing team though...it will be, “Newt who?”.
Predicting that Sarah Palin will run for POTUS in 2012 is similar to predicting in 2000 that Tiger Woods was going to win every time he teed it up.
He has a keen sense for the obvious...
I’m all in for either Christie, Sarah, Jindal, or Thune.
Even though i am a male - we need the Mama Grizzlies to roll and attack the marxists on the left.
The pathetic disgraces in the GOP otherwise referred to as “men” are not up to it.
Go away, Newt. Ya bother me.
Go away, Newt. Ya bother me.
Same here. Beat it, Newtie!
I want to win. I’ll take anyone who is reasonably close to me in ideology, if they can win.
Christie-Bachmann or Bachmann-Christie. A winning ticket. Although he needs to start losing weight now. I saw him recently and it seems like he gained even more weight. I don’t care but many people will especially in this TV world.