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Newt Gingrich isn't running for anything this year, but he's everywhere: raising millions of dollars for the GOP, stumping in 30 states, hurling verbal hand grenades. And looking an awful lot like a man who is running for president.

And if he does run, who would you like to see as his running mate? Leave your answers in the comments section below.

By Local Editors  |  October 28, 2010; 9:35 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Take it from me, Newt, a former big supporter of yours. Don't waste your time and money running for public office.

Posted by: politbureau | October 28, 2010 10:07 PM

Christine O'Donnell should be his running mate.

Posted by: Respectthe9thAmendment | October 28, 2010 10:18 PM

If he can tone down the rhetoric and at least try to move to the middle then I don't see why he shouldn't.

Posted by: Stoprunning | October 28, 2010 10:19 PM

Palin Gingrich 2012, I can see it now.

Posted by: JBinVA1 | October 28, 2010 10:20 PM

I'm conflicted. I like Gingrich (don't agree with him all the time, but he's interesting) when he's a public intellectual, and don't like him nearly as much when he's a politician. On the other hand he was the last Republican to actually do something useful when he worked with Clinton to balance the budget.

Posted by: robert17 | October 28, 2010 10:37 PM

Gingrich along with Dinesh D'Souza expectorated quite a mouthful onto the memory of our Founding Fathers a few weeks ago with his passionate defense of British colonialism and attempts to "brand" Obama's father as someone who like Washington, Franklin and Madison opposed British rule of other countries.

I can't imagine what his next round of insults against American values might be. Any bets? Maybe a trashing of Lincoln for ending slavery? That would endear him to the Republican base, no doubt. He's just anti-American enough that he might be able to win the GOP nomination.

Posted by: B2O2 | October 28, 2010 10:59 PM

He should run so that America can see how bankrupt the Republicans have become in terms of sound policy ideas and morals.

Posted by: weiwentg | October 28, 2010 11:01 PM

I would love to see that philandering liar waste however many votes he can scrounge from the Republican party.
Anyone who votes for him is, without exception, an idiot. Pure and simple, no question about it. He would make Obama's job that much easier. Please, please run, Newt!!!!

Posted by: ethansj | October 28, 2010 11:05 PM

Because I'm Dem, I PRAY he runs.

Posted by: sturunner | October 28, 2010 11:08 PM

That serial adulterer and lying hypocrite has the audacity to think he is worthy of replacing a man like Barack Obama?

Is he on crack? Or on oxycodone like Rush?

Posted by: ceefer66 | October 28, 2010 11:18 PM

He would make a goat look like a reasonable alternative.

But- go for it, I say. You're only in it for the $$$s anyway.

Posted by: olbadger | October 28, 2010 11:23 PM

He should not run!! He should stay home and listen to the birds daily.

Posted by: prokofiev85 | October 28, 2010 11:48 PM

Gingrich or Palin what difference does it make? The GOP supports the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government as long as President Obama is in charge. The plutocrats behind the GOP are hopping mad that Democrats have passed laws that will make the phony baloney jobs that plutocrats do more difficult. Hence, what Americans want, the GOP tells us, is a permanent GOP majority, perhaps a police state.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | October 28, 2010 11:49 PM

Newt is only a smug make believe patriot who actually is a silent living shadow member of the Politburo from Brezhnev's era. He believes that he has all the right to use whatever dirty Bolshevik tactics ("the end justifies the means...") to get and hold all the power while espousing a failed ideological philosophy of human perfection as his excuse, like Lenin and Stalin did.

There really isn't much difference, when you come down to it, with his concept of HIS government and party ownng and controlling society to keep it on the true path. And all this Teapublican BS, which complains about government and yet offers no solutions to solve any of the problems they created when in power. If they could just have one more 5 Year Plan to achieve perfection - and a GOP monoply for a generation...

Maybe he could find a 4th young new wife and begin stupping her on his Politburo desk with out anybody knowing...
Just be sure, Newt, to be sure to confuse the plebes who vote with God, Guns, and Gays so as to keep them emotionally confused so they will always vote against their own interests.

Posted by: enough3 | October 28, 2010 11:59 PM

My cat's got a better chance of winning than old Newt. If people thought Bush was irrelevant two years ago, Newt is doubly so.

All noise.

Posted by: thetroubleboys | October 29, 2010 12:14 AM

Run, Newt, run! Any man who admits to cheating on more than 1 wife has my vote.

Posted by: bpai_99 | October 29, 2010 12:41 AM

I would love to see a Gingrich-Palin ticket or a Palin-Gingrich ticket -- or any ticket with Gingrich or Palin. It would ensure four more years of an Obama presidency. "Overreach" is Newt's middle name.

Posted by: sannhet | October 29, 2010 12:49 AM

He is king of scum. He and the Tea Partiers should be run out of town. These are nutsos.

Posted by: mstratas | October 29, 2010 1:00 AM

Voted yes in the poll, because I'd like to see the thrice married, immoral, family values hypocrite get crushed in either the party primary or the general election. It'll be doubly rich to hear that weasel rail against Washington on the campaign trail while we reminisce about the fact that the guy -- like so many politicians -- quit his district after losing election and put up shop in, imagine this, Washington DC! The guy has earned his keep pushing talking points for America's robber barons defending the rich and powerful -- the earthly kings -- while beating down on families who actually play by the rules.

While GOP primary voters aren't that smart these days, they probably aren't dumb enough to nominate Gingrich. Sadly.

Fortunately, in another few decades I probably will get the chance to see that complete waste of a human life roasting in Hell. So even if he doesn't run, there's some consolation knowing that the guy will eventually face his Maker; even if he doesn't get a chance to face the voters another time.

Posted by: JPRS | October 29, 2010 1:00 AM

Newt seems more emotionally detached than the current president.

Don't think people will connect with him.

Posted by: mbus | October 29, 2010 1:36 AM

He could be the second fattest Pres since William Howard Taft!! Then he could lecture us on morality and healthy living with equal hypocrisy!!

Posted by: Coruscator | October 29, 2010 1:53 AM

I want him to run and then beaten without mercy at the polls if thats what it take to rid us of this toad once and for all.

Posted by: heuristic77 | October 29, 2010 2:35 AM

Why do people even listen to this clown? A miscreant of the highest order. Gingrich, Palin and their ilk will hopefully disappear from the spotlight soon. I don't think it will be long before they shoot themselves in the foot.

Posted by: chrismel091 | October 29, 2010 2:40 AM

Gingrich, Palin, & that O'Donnell chick should have a 3-way. Candidacy, I mean.

Posted by: nicekid | October 29, 2010 4:05 AM

Based on his long history of cheating, mistresses, and damaging the country, he should jump off the Empire State Building and disappear for ever..

Posted by: analyst72 | October 29, 2010 4:35 AM

Gingrich is 90% joke . . . always has been, always will be. He's morally sick, a bit wicked and totally self-absorbed. Why do you even bring up a time wasting question like this? He has nothing to offer this country in terms of constructive leadership - except hot, destructive, meaningless air.

Posted by: RWRlink | October 29, 2010 4:40 AM

gingrich, palin or both on the same ticket would be great. Guarantee a scond term for the best president we have seen since Kennedy.

Posted by: John1263 | October 29, 2010 5:30 AM

Another scum bag GOP, but Newt (aptly named for a lizard) takes the cake; he served his cancer stricken wife divorce papers in the hospital, all the while having an affair with an aide.
What should really happen to him, can't be printed here.

Posted by: wdalton1us | October 29, 2010 6:12 AM

You need a stronger "no" option than the simple "no way".

Posted by: mollycoddle2 | October 29, 2010 6:21 AM

Yes, Yes, Yes, Pleeease. It's the best thing that could happen for Obama.

During the debate, Obama turns to Newt with one question:

"Are you sleeping around on you third wife like you did with the first two?!?"

Match. Set. Game. Election.


Posted by: wvining | October 29, 2010 6:22 AM

Newt could be a candidate for party secretary to the communist party of democratic peoples republic of korea, but even then I wouldn't wish him on the north koreans....

Posted by: 44fx2901 | October 29, 2010 6:34 AM

I do not think that Gingrich or Palin will be on the Ballot, or Romney. They only have a few months to pick two viable candidates that will bring an end to the empty suits regime. Let see how Tuesday ends and that will make our choices a whole lot easier.

Posted by: madmonk73 | October 29, 2010 7:18 AM

LOL. Yes he should along with a certain high school geometry teacher and all of his lovers. Just so he can show his christian values.

Posted by: letemhaveit | October 29, 2010 7:42 AM

Assuming that everyone who cast a vote in this poll is both sane and sincere, what it shows is that 71% of us are Republicans, 24% are Democrats, and the remaining 5% just want to see if every other citizen over age 35 was going to get killed in a nuclear accident sometime before 2012.

Posted by: andym108 | October 29, 2010 7:47 AM

First of all, Newt Ginrich would not win a Presidential race. However, he could serve as "something to talk about" for the Republican side. Sure, run Newt, run.

Posted by: bestowens | October 29, 2010 7:58 AM

The most disgraced House Speaker in US History should not even consider a run.

Posted by: sumo1 | October 29, 2010 8:01 AM

I most certainly would not vote for Gingrich - I would rather vote even for Obama! :)

As for Palin, I do not think she is even remotely as vicious as he is.

But the irony of ironies is that he has better support in the Republican party than she does. And somehow the Democrats dislike her much more than they dislike him.

Let us hope we will get some decent choices in 2012.

Posted by: rjpal | October 29, 2010 8:02 AM

voted yes because he's a teabagger gift to the Dems that just keeps on giving...

Posted by: areyousaying | October 29, 2010 8:09 AM

Yes definitely, he'll suck up all the dumbo votes and make it easier for the Dems to win.

Posted by: jkarlinsky | October 29, 2010 8:16 AM

OH Please Newtie-RUN! Then the Democrats will win in an epic landslide!

Which of your 3 wives and 2 religions will you be posing with?

Posted by: prcmd | October 29, 2010 8:18 AM

Heck yes, old Newt needs to jump into the great race. I say the more the merrier.

Posted by: clintt5 | October 29, 2010 8:23 AM

Totally! The more dead white guys and moronic grizzly mommas running the better!

Think of all the comedy relief they'll provide.

Posted by: topwriter | October 29, 2010 8:37 AM

This poll is misleading...

I clicked "Yes, absolutely" he should run: not because I would ever vote for him, but because if he ran, I think there would be very little chance Republicans could win...

Posted by: adcpsteacher | October 29, 2010 8:38 AM

This is a joke, right?

Posted by: jckdoors | October 29, 2010 8:42 AM

If he runs, Obama and the DNC will just have to sit back and wait for election day to roll around. The electorate will see the error in their ways in another 18 months with these opportunistic, self serving, do-nothing republicans in charge of the house. Thus continuing the channel surfing era of our voting public, too busy to let things ride and allow time for programs to pan out.

Posted by: booerns14 | October 29, 2010 8:46 AM

Mr. Family Values himself, go for it and see what other dirt they can dredge up about you!

Posted by: daburge | October 29, 2010 9:00 AM


suggest palin or odonell as veep nominees. dream team!

(of course you didn't ask if i wanted them to win.)

Posted by: jimfilyaw | October 29, 2010 9:02 AM

Run, hypocrite, run! The content of your character is as empty as your ideas. A true Republican if there ever was one.

Posted by: RCFriedman | October 29, 2010 9:31 AM

Given Newt's quasi-intellectual egg headishness, and suspect religiosity, he would need a plain talkin' visceral running mate to keep the tea party with him. Palin and O'Donnell have been mentioned, but I can't see Palin wanting to be 2nd on the ticket again and O'Donnell is likely to be a 3 time losing Senate wannabe. So, I would look to Michelle Bachman or Sharon Angle. I think choosing a woman would be good for Newt, as long as they were careful to pump up his "manliness" as he could use a little help there.

Posted by: dinopello | October 29, 2010 9:36 AM

Sarah Palin should be his running mate.

Posted by: martymartel3 | October 29, 2010 9:42 AM

Newt needs to keep his ass @Fox, where they appreciate and reward his BS !!!!!

Posted by: letsgetreal | October 29, 2010 9:44 AM

Well, sure he should run -- as much as any other Republican rightwinger mudslinger. No matter that he's a serial philanderer, a misogynist, a pseudo-intellectual, an opportunist, and a condescending twit.

Posted by: washpost16 | October 29, 2010 9:49 AM

Yes. He is so personally repulsive that he is guaranteed to lose.

Posted by: bigbrother1 | October 29, 2010 9:59 AM

Democrats can only dream that this condescending, consummate jerk will run. Go for it, Newt!

Posted by: crm1951 | October 29, 2010 10:02 AM

Run fatboy, run.

Posted by: toc59 | October 29, 2010 10:09 AM

What a cruel joke on America!! I thought the likes of Sarah Palin was enough, but now this hypocrite from Georgia. Neither would ever get my vote for any office.

Posted by: prokofiev85 | October 29, 2010 10:12 AM

I'm a strong supporter of a run by Newt for POTUS. I want to hear more from Dick Armey about Gingrich and Clinton smoking cigars and sharing stories about their affairs.

I can certainly imagine Sarah Palin asking the question: "Why won't Newt tell the American people where those cigars had been before he smoked them?"

Posted by: James10 | October 29, 2010 10:13 AM

I'd like nothing more than the thrice married, twice divorced Newt to run for office against Palin and Tancredo. It'd be fun to watch the implosion of the GOP.

"Currently married to Callista Bisek, Newt Gingrich has been married three times. His two previous marriages ended in divorce after he had affairs with younger women and when his wives were seriously ill."

Posted by: delantero | October 29, 2010 10:18 AM

As much as I disagree with Gingrich's views and tactics, I think it's a mistake to underestimate him if he does decide to run. Sure, he has baggage, but he also has the Machiavellian intelligence and potential appeal to the right wing of the right wing to make a legitimate run through the primaries before moving back to the center right. Modern Republicans have never been afraid to hold their nose and vote for someone if it meant they would get power back -- Gingrich understands this and looks to be positioning himself nicely right now. Of all the potential GOP candidates for 2012, I think Gingrich or Pawlenty stand the best chance to get the nomination.

Posted by: smellslikedetroit | October 29, 2010 10:20 AM

Two months too early for 2012. We need to get by the mud of 2010 yet.
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Posted by: JohnGalt9 | October 29, 2010 10:28 AM


As Dubya The Boy King once said: "Bring it on!"

A whacked out loser who left his wife on her death bed, dying of cancer, to marry a younger woman, runs for president with Palin as his VP, the world's biggest mouth with the world's lowest IQ.

Why it's perfectly fitting that we, the world's stupidest country, should have such leadership!

Bring it on goobers!


Posted by: Frank57 | October 29, 2010 10:30 AM

Oh, yes, please run, Eft. We want Angle, O'Donnell, and Miller to seem normal if they are elected, and only you on the ticket could achieve THAT.

However, before you run for the Presidency, you must be nominated. That means you must out-right Mitt, Sarah, Ron, Huck, and a host of others who have not yet emerged from the woodwork. Maybe one of the Koch boys will step out from behind the green tea curtain, or, perhaps, Mayor Bloomberg will try to bring some sanity back to the 'Publicans.

But for sure Colonel-Blimpism, dirigible quantities of hot air, and pomposity not seen since that other "historian," Henry Ford, give us the pleasure of your company, please.

Posted by: mini2 | October 29, 2010 10:31 AM

Gingrich would be a never ending gift. Especially now that we have his utter hypocrisy exposed. During Clinton's impeachment and while he was railing against the President for the affair, he himself was having an affair and literally said "It doesn't matter what I do, it only matters what I say."

As for Gingrich helping to balance the budget? hah, he was trounced into submission with the shutting down the gov't stunt. He was, to use a phrase, 'newtered' after that.

Posted by: rpixley220 | October 29, 2010 10:52 AM

Oh my God, I will totally apply to Canada for political asylum if this hypocritical horses a$$ gets elected to public office again. Lord help us. And whoever called him a "public intellectual" - give me a break. Hardly.

Posted by: rhalter3633 | October 29, 2010 10:57 AM

I am absolutely no fan of Gingrich. But I indicated,"Yes. Absolutely." Gingrich is nothing but an arrogant buffoon. Only by running and falling flat on his face, he may gain some introspection, and the American public will be rid of him forever.

Posted by: Invirgina | October 29, 2010 11:00 AM

I am absolutely no fan of Gingrich. But I indicated,"Yes. Absolutely." Gingrich is nothing but an arrogant buffoon. Only by running and falling flat on his face, he may gain some introspection, and the American public will be rid of him forever.

Posted by: Invirgina | October 29, 2010 11:00 AM

Maybe that little chippie he married while trying to impeach Clinton, is getting bored with Newt, so he's looking at running again to either hold on to her, or find himself another little chippie. He really is delusional
if he thinks the American citizenry would ever want him for our President.
Newt really comes across as a militant-type individual, willing to do anything or smear anyone to gain power and wealth. He is being used very effectively in this election as a money launderer for divvying up the millions from corporations and billionaire wingers to help the Punkligants win.
Our country is in serious shape morally and that has nothing to do with the usual crimes. Morally it is the erosion of any sense of truth coming from the political establishment. The republicans have always been corrupt, but we've seen nothing like what they've done since Nixon and his gang of criminals were caught trying to steal Democrat documents from one of their offices. They've never gotten over that and have tried diligently to overthrow any Democrat President.
They have no intentions of ever accepting anyone but a Repuglikkkan in the Oval Office. I pray that Newt sticks his fat head into the next race and I can invision the posters that will be made up for all the world to see just how immoral the rightwingers in America are.
I think what really gags Newt is all the attention the Talibaggers have given to the airhead from Wasilla, and that black family living in the White House. Can you imagine what Newt's ego must be going through? An airhead more popular than he and a BLACKMAN holding the office that Newt so badly wanted. fritz

Posted by: papafritz571 | October 29, 2010 11:02 AM

Yes, by all means, he should run. and wear his confederate general outfit while he does.

Posted by: kcbrady | October 29, 2010 11:08 AM

As a dem, I totally support NG's candidacy. I hope they throw in C. O'D as his running mate and all other teabaggers as his team. It will be a dream come true for the dems to just walk through the election with ANYONE as a dem candidate laughing to Whitehouse all the way.

Posted by: Lawrencer1 | October 29, 2010 11:13 AM

I think absolutely that he should run. Since he would surely be crushed in the race due to all the controversies he has been involved in and all the statements he has made that show him to be a con man, hypocrite and pseudo-intellectua. He will get votes from the ignorant, lock-step Republican Revolution and Tea Party followers, but lose. This should put the Democratic candidate in the winner's column. Please run, Newt! We Democrats really need you to.

Posted by: TheMan66 | October 29, 2010 11:13 AM

There needs to be a "Who Cares" choice on the poll.

Posted by: deanowade | October 29, 2010 11:26 AM

I learned a great deal from Newt as an instructor on the nuts and bolts of political campaigning while he headed GOPAC. His rise to Speaker correlated with my time in that titanic party. But once the contract on America was broken and he and his cronies went about their business as usual arrogance verses independent candidates and the fleecing of our American treasury, his true colors and the true intentions of his party was made clear.
They drove me off and if more people paid closer attention to recent history, they would realize that neither of the two titanic parties are capable of doing anything other than answering to their monetary masters. And those voters who will claim to be independent yet chose either of these parties should stop referring to themselves as indie. They are merely swing voters.

Posted by: jodo201 | October 29, 2010 11:27 AM

I'm an independent who is still turned off by how much the Republicans screw things up and divide.

I remember Newt from the 90's shutting down the government, trying to impeach Clinton, while cheating on his 1st (or was it 2nd?) wife.

I ABSOLUTELY want him to run for the Republicans--hopefully on a nut-bag ticket with Sarah Palin.

Posted by: JoelInFallsChurch | October 29, 2010 11:30 AM

Newt running for president is about as good an idea as holding a Boyscout jamboree at the Vatican.

Posted by: PNWMainah | October 29, 2010 11:40 AM

What the US needs most is serious candidates that really know the issues.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 29, 2010 11:41 AM

How about a Newt and Michelle Bachman ticket! There is a dream-team for everyone - including the democrats!

Posted by: raknahs | October 29, 2010 11:51 AM

Of course he should run. There are a lot of good Republican candidates, but none more inspirational, smarter, or experienced than Gingrich. In 94 he proved he could lead the party to victory.

Gingrich doesn't pull punches in his speeches. He's refreshingly forthright. I'd vote for him. He'd make Obama look like a piker in a campaign, especially now the the bloom is off the rose and people understand what Obama is all about.

Posted by: theduke89 | October 29, 2010 11:52 AM

Let's get our feet on the ground again, and here what the people have to say. Does this question mean run for president or run for the Republican nomination? Having an active slate of candidates run for the nomination is always useful and helps bring perspective to the nation's needs. Frankly, I'd like to see the Dems do the same. Let's hear from them all and let the primaries decide who will represent the people in the run for the presidency.

Posted by: malafry | October 29, 2010 11:57 AM

Let's get our feet on the ground again, and hear what the people have to say. Does this question mean run for president or run for the Republican nomination? Having an active slate of candidates run for the nomination is always useful and helps bring perspective to the nation's needs. Frankly, I'd like to see the Dems do the same. Let's hear from them all and let the primaries decide who will represent the people in the run for the presidency.

Posted by: malafry | October 29, 2010 11:58 AM

Yes, by all means, he should run. and wear his confederate general outfit while he does.
Gee, I dunno. I was envisioning him in a brown shirt instead.

Personally, as a libertarian I don't care whether he runs or not, but Gingrich running on a GOP ticket would be a gift from the political gods to everyone else. It's the best way to illustrate just how fascist that party has truly become. He's a menace to the Constitution. And the very type of "elite" their ilk decry! What a sorry crew!

Posted by: bucinka8 | October 29, 2010 12:11 PM

Gingrich or Palin what difference does it make? The GOP supports the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government as long as President Obama is in charge. The plutocrats behind the GOP are hopping mad that Democrats have passed laws that will make the phony baloney jobs that plutocrats do more difficult. Hence, what Americans want, the GOP tells us, is a permanent GOP majority, perhaps a police state.
Best post I've seen in weeks. Spot on.

Posted by: bucinka8 | October 29, 2010 12:13 PM

Absolutely he should run, and Glenn Beck should be his running mate! That will ensure a sweep for President Obama, who deserves 4 more years!

Posted by: Tony83703 | October 29, 2010 12:16 PM

In a party full of arrogant, self-righteous jerks, Newt might be king.

The entertainment factor along is reason enough for me to want to see him run.

Posted by: jbentley4 | October 29, 2010 12:27 PM

Newt Gingrich is the worst example of a huckster politician. Shouldn't he be in prison? I'm sure he has done SOMETHING illegal.

Posted by: knowone1 | October 29, 2010 12:33 PM

I'd like Gingrich to run, because I enjoy Democratic electoral victories.

Posted by: irae | October 29, 2010 12:54 PM

Gingerich / Palin 2012.

11/3/2012 Headline:

Obama wins with biggest landslide in history!!!!!!

Posted by: fingersfly | October 29, 2010 1:01 PM

I think he'd be easy to beat.

Posted by: dwyerj1 | October 29, 2010 1:22 PM

I think Newt Gingrich with his rich history of unethical behavior is reflective of the current GOP attitudes. Mr. Gingrich and Mrs. Palin are the heart and soul of the GOP. Newt and Sarah are devicive and quite conservastive and break people into little groups so thney can defeat each one. Newt and Sarah only believe in GOD and not people, and prefer to be rich and famous instead of right. Both quit their jobs earlier over uneythical behavior, a great reflection of the GOP standard of unethical bad behavior rewarded with money and congressional chairmenships. I think Newt Gingrich best refelcts the character and qualitiies that the GOP embraces today. calling Blacks deragatory names during the Tea paryt meetings, anger towrds all others, and of course the country belongs to them and not the rest of us, i.e. take their country back from the rest if us, so they can continue to get rich. The Tea P{arty is nte next group to desire the richness of the GOP mantel.

Posted by: patmatthews | October 29, 2010 1:26 PM

The WaPo isn't about to inform it's readers, but Gingrich has a long history of political and domestic corruption.

Under no circumstances should anyone vote for this guy.

Posted by: dougd1 | October 29, 2010 1:30 PM

Please Newt, run. It will be ever so entertaining. My goodness, you, Palin, Romney, Huckabee, and a whole host of tea Baggers will make Comedy Central look like the National Geographic Channel.

Posted by: pblotto | October 29, 2010 1:33 PM

How big will his head be by then? Literally, it is really big. Of course you need a big head in politics.

Posted by: rking8 | October 29, 2010 1:34 PM

I voted no way for the poll, but actually, I hope he runs and wins the GOP nomination. Newt is so verifiably amoral, he would be easy to "frame" as a self centered cad. Certainly he could never hope to claim the moral high ground vs Obama. Run Newt, run. Slither perhaps the more appropriate verb.

Posted by: fromtherestofthestaff | October 29, 2010 1:36 PM

Absolutely. A Gingrich-Palin slugfest would be fun to watch.

Posted by: raschumacher | October 29, 2010 1:40 PM

Gingrich-O'Reilly ... that's the way to go

Posted by: NatWho | October 29, 2010 1:45 PM

Gingrich~Palin!!! Dream Ticket...from Hell!

Posted by: wiltonsjs | October 29, 2010 1:48 PM

Sure, it's a free country. But someone with more mainstream beliefs will win.

Posted by: JBinVA1 | October 29, 2010 2:16 PM

While I would never vote for Gingrich he is probably more intelligent than any other candidate that the Republicans are likely to nominate.

Posted by: Desertstraw | October 29, 2010 2:19 PM

Given the structure of the presidential nominating process and the newfound muscle of the mindless right, the Republicans will, in all probability, nominate an unelectable right-winger like Gingrich . . . and that's a good thing, a very good thing.

Posted by: russellglee | October 29, 2010 2:45 PM

If idiots who want Gingrich for President moved to North Korea, it would raise the I.Q. of both Nations. Especially, if they took Palin/Beck/Limbaugh/Coulter/Hannity along with Gingrich.

Posted by: lufrank1 | October 29, 2010 2:58 PM

I want him to run because he'll hand Obama an easy victory.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | October 29, 2010 4:28 PM

Cream and scum both float to the top. Guess which Gingrich is.

Posted by: Geezer4 | October 29, 2010 5:45 PM

He had his chance 15 years ago and failed. It's time for him to forget about running for office and keep his job as another Fox hack.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | October 29, 2010 5:48 PM

And also, Newt will have competition. We have another Republican President wannabee right here in Texas -- ole' Slick Rick Perry also has his sights set on moving to D.C. -- the town he loves to hate.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | October 29, 2010 5:55 PM

He is king of scum. He and the Tea Partiers should be run out of town. These are nutsos.

Posted by: mstratas | October 29, 2010 7:36 PM

No way would the WAPO readership would want this guy; someone with rational and sound financial ideas...are you kidding me? Anyone that thinks the current president would debate this man is CRAZY; it would be funny to see Newt eviservate Obama in front of a national audience.vs

Posted by: civilrightist | November 2, 2010 12:19 PM

Newt Gingrich, serial adulterer. Cheated on #1 with #2. Cheated on #2 with # 3--and dumped the second wife as she recovered from cancer surgery in the hospital. A fine one to be lecturing America on "God in the States." He's the quintessential Republican hypocrite.

Posted by: commonsense101 | November 3, 2010 11:37 AM

You can not impeach one philanderer and then nominate another.

Posted by: nck6 | November 4, 2010 8:56 AM

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