Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told Sean Hannity on his radio program today that he would consider running for President in 2012. Hannity who had frequently asked the same question of Gingrich in the past in regards to the 2008 Presidential election was surprised by the answer. He was fully expecting him to sidestep the question.
Newt Gingrich said he would give a definitive answer early in 2012. It could be a potentially potent field of Conservatives compared to this year with Sarah Palin not ruling out a run and a host of other good potential candidates. It almost has to be a better field than the Republican party put together this year. Fred Thompson was the probably the closest to a Ronald Reagan than anybody, but never was a serious factor after he entered the race.
I think Newt has been considering a run for a long time and I think it is a matter of how he feels his chances are as well as where his various projects he is involved with are at the time. Wouldn’t it be ironic if the man who led the Republican revolution was the one who led a much needed revolution to bring the minority party and America back to the glory days of Ronald Reagan.