In a bad flashback to ten years ago when the Republicans took over the Congress, Newt Gingrich is contemplating a bid for the White House in 2008.
Gingrich, who had an affair and served his first wife with divorce papers on her hospital bed just after she had Cancer surgery, is trying to hock his book, which is supposed to include his plans for winning the war on terror (what, more Haliburton contracts?) and re-establishing God in American public life (read: If you’re not white, you’re not American).
He’d have the only all-male Cabinet in a while, that’s for sure — don’t you remember when he said that women weren’t good under pressure, because they get “infections”….
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Gingrich considers 2008 presidential bid
January 11, 2005
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Newt Gingrich, the man who engineered the 1994 Republican domination of the US House of Representatives, may run for president in 2008 to fight what he calls “an Islamist insurgency against the modern world”.
Mr Gingrich has also warned about a need to centre US society on religious values formulated by “our Creator”.
When asked on the Fox News Sunday television show if a presidential run was in his plans, Mr Gingrich answered: “I’m not ruling that out.”
The darling of US conservatives did not elaborate, but he already has something resembling an electoral platform: his book Winning the Future goes on sale today.
It promotes what is being described as Mr Gingrich’s vision for the US in the 21st century, including his plans for winning the war on terror and re-establishing God in American public life.
He argues that the US faces two immediate opponents: “the irreconcilable wing of Islam” and dictatorships that, in his words, empower radical Islamists.