Friday, March 9, 2007

Gingrich Admits to an Affair

Newt Gingrich has admitted he had an affair while he was supporting the impeachment against President Clinton.

This from AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich admits he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair.

In an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Gingrich says, "There's certainly times when I've fallen short of God's standards."

But Gingrich - a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate - says President Clinton was impeached by the House for lying under oath. Clinton was later acquitted by the Senate.Gingrich divorced his second wife in 2000 to marry his current wife, a former congressional aide more than 20 years younger than he is.

In the interview, Gingrich says, "There were times when I was praying and when I felt I was doing things that were wrong, but I was still doing them." The former House speaker says, "I look back on those as periods of weakness and periods that I'm ... not proud of."

Thursday, February 15, 2007

USA Today Poll has Newt Gingrich on 9%

In the latest poll by USA Today, Newt Gingrich is the preferred Republican nominee by a respectable 9% of those surveyed. He is behind Rudy Giuliani on 40% and John McCain on 24%.

However, he is ahead of Mitt Romney who made his formal announcement on Tuesday. Romney is on 5%.

Newt Gingrich has not yet decided if he will run for the nomination.

The poll was conducted between 9 and 11 February and has a margin of error of approximately 3%.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Murdoch Wants Gingrich to Run

Chairman of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch has said that Newt Gingrich should run for President and has said that his style of clean and efficient government would be good for America. He also said that Gingrich would make the primary race a lot more serious.

Rupert Murdoch made the comments in an interview recently with Business Week Editor, Steve Adler. In the same interview, Murdoch said that although Hillary Clinton was very intelligent, she was also calculating and divisive.

Murdoch also said that New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg should consider running for President.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Gingrich to Decide in September

Newt Gingrich has said that he will decide in September if he will run for the Republican nomination for President.

Speaking at the National Review Institute's Conservative Summit on Saturday, Gingrich took a swipe at those who have already declared, calling the whole process "stupid".

Gingrich said that running for President 2 years out from the election is because of the control of consultants, and they are no friends of the Conservative movement.

Citing popular Presidents, Ronald Reagan and John F Kennedy as not making their announcements until less than 12 months before the election, Gingrich said candidates should spend the next year talking about solutions, not raising money.

He said that he would be making an announcement near Labor Day.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

POST/ABC Poll - Gingrich on 9%

The latest Washington Post and ABC poll has Newt Gingrich sitting on 9% as preferred GOP Presidential nominee - not a bad result for an undeclared candidate.

Rudy Giuliani is in the lead with 34% of those surveyed, followed by John McCain on 27%. Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney was also on 9%.

The poll has a margin of error of 4% and was conducted last week.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Gingrich Undecided on Presidential Run

Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House and Representative from Georgia, will not decide until the fall whether he will seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States.