Zell Miller to play a role in a Newt Gingrich campaign?

This from CNN’s PoliticalTicker:

In a conference call Wednesday with former staffers and supporters former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said “we are leaning toward a yes” on a presidential run, CNN has learned.

That’s not new. But this is:

Several times Gingrich pointed out that “for legal reasons” he can’t say too much – “we are still in the exploratory phase,” but he has lined up the beginning of a campaign rollout. He expects former Georgia Democratic Senator and Governor Zell Miller to be a co-chair “once we put the campaign together.” He says his campaign would be headquartered in Atlanta.

One senses Gov. Nathan Deal’s hand in the Zell Miller mention.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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54 comments Add your comment

HL

March 9th, 2011
4:10 pm

Gingrich/Vitter 2012

Last Man Standing

March 9th, 2011
4:12 pm

This ought to give the anti-Gingrich, pro-Miller posters something upon which to pnder!

You Have Got to Be Kidding Me

March 9th, 2011
4:15 pm

Now I know that Zell Miller has truly lost his mind.

Jim Pierce

March 9th, 2011
4:16 pm

I’ll support and vote for Newt. I’d LOVE to see him in a debate with Obama. lol

Jim Pierce

March 9th, 2011
4:17 pm

Zell is a sharp dude. “What are we suppose to shoot? Spitballs? ” lol I’ll never forget that speech.

Jim Pierce

March 9th, 2011
4:18 pm

Imagine: Gingrich/Trump lol or Gingrich/Christie lol

The Biggest Sleazeball, Helping the Biggest Slut

March 9th, 2011
4:20 pm

What a pair. Two of Georgia’s best. All they need is Purdue and Barnes to fill out the committee. You would have every piece of trash to politic in Georgia.

Danny G

March 9th, 2011
4:24 pm

Another blunder? The time/place of this announcement may not work according to NBC First Read: http://on.msnbc.com/fquLA1

fergie

March 9th, 2011
4:27 pm

Run Newt run. That will ensure an Obama victory.

deegee

March 9th, 2011
4:28 pm

He’s 79 years old. Doesn’t everyone want great grandpa running their campaign?

BonnieBlue

March 9th, 2011
4:32 pm

Give ‘em hell, Newt!!!

Mark C

March 9th, 2011
4:34 pm

“This ought to give the anti-Gingrich, pro-Miller posters something upon which to pnder!”

Yeah, all three of them.

Mark C

March 9th, 2011
4:36 pm

“lol I’ll never forget that speech.”

LMAO — neither will a lot of Republicans. It almost cost Dumbya his re-election. Notice of Miller was persona-non-grata in Bush’s booth after?

Miller is a perfect fit for the Gingrich campaign. The nuttier the better.

LeeB

March 9th, 2011
4:37 pm

If elected Gnewt would be the first president to have his 3rd lady as the first lady…. if he hasn’t moved on by then.

GaBlue

March 9th, 2011
4:45 pm

DegeeBullMoose

March 9th, 2011
4:50 pm

He’s 67 , lets not outright lie about a man , Ronald Reagan was 73 when he was reelected president. But like Reagan said to then Democratic Nominee Former Vice President Walter Mondale before a 49-1 Wipeout. “I will not use his youth and inexperience against him.”

gatsby

March 9th, 2011
4:55 pm

I hope Gingrich does get elected. We need to know how strong our Republic is and whether or not it can withstand a Newt for a Prez.

I mean look what it did for car insurance. Newt….could…..WORK!!!

GaBlue

March 9th, 2011
4:55 pm

Um, MILLER is 79. Your misunderstanding of the comment is not an outright lie.

nutter butter

March 9th, 2011
4:56 pm

All they are missing is Charlie Sheen – the trio would make a hell of a reality show……

double

March 9th, 2011
5:00 pm

Zig Zag Zaged or did he Zig.Among the good old boys there is no difference.

Kitty Conrad

March 9th, 2011
5:05 pm

Zell Miller is a cranky old man who still has a chip on his shoulder because Bill Clinton wouldn’t give him a cabinet post for delivering Georgia in 1992. Republicans should be as wary of him as Democrats are.

khc

March 9th, 2011
5:24 pm

anyone watching newt on the brody file knows this guy is a total hypocrite to go with draft dodger. anyone with average intelligence and studied history rigorously could rattle off spin like newt. unfortunately, miller while doing some good things has zagged the wrong way. quite natural to grow more conservative as one ages is my guess.

td

March 9th, 2011
5:36 pm

LeeB

March 9th, 2011
4:37 pm
If elected Gnewt would be the first president to have his 3rd lady as the first lady…. if he hasn’t moved on by then.

Sorry you are wrong, it would only be the 2nd first lady. Just heard today, on none other than MSNBC, that the Catholic church annulled his second marriage so officially Newt has only been married twice and did not have an affair while Clinton was getting his Lewinsky.

bart

March 9th, 2011
5:38 pm

How could anybody with an ounce of intelligence support Newt? The guy is an adulterer, a hypocrite, a racist, a homophobe, and a draft dodger. This just confirms that Zell is suffering from dimentia.

Clinton "Skink" Tyree

March 9th, 2011
5:39 pm

Ol’ Newt has stumbled coming out of the gate and I’ll be danged if Zig Zag Zell wasn’t there to catch him.

Newt is going to be the biggest road kill is recent political history. Everyone is going to run over him!

td

March 9th, 2011
5:50 pm

bart

March 9th, 2011
5:38 pm
“How could anybody with an ounce of intelligence support Newt? The guy is an adulterer”

Sorry you are wrong. The Catholic church annulled Newts second marriage (according to MSMBC), so this means if he was never married then he could not have committed adultery.

Alabama Communist

March 9th, 2011
5:55 pm

I thought Zell retired or died years ago in a fight with the Communists in North Georgia over land and water rights for Republican Rednecks…

khc

March 9th, 2011
5:57 pm

that’s a stretch…pay enough and anyone can get marriage annulled and tell the church you really did not fully intend to be married…wonder what the batting avg for marriage annullments are in the the church

GaBlue

March 9th, 2011
6:04 pm

td,

No offense to anyone on Ash Wednesday, but why should bart or anyone else give a *bleep* whether the Catholic Church annulled his marriage or not? What does that have to do with anything? (Seriously, that’s not rhetorical. You may answer.)

Personally, I don’t give a gosh darn what consenting adults do with each other behind closed doors. If it’s not my marriage, it’s none of my business. However, those who politicize sexual “morality” to gain positions of power while presuming the right to interfere in the personal choices of others DO set themselves up for scrutiny of their own such behavior. The propensity to chase skirts does not necessarily make someone a bad public official. Being a scumbag hypocrite, however, could indicate he can’t be trusted at all. Just sayin’.

Zealot

March 9th, 2011
6:18 pm

Zell’s a good guy. Considering the many years he was in politics as lieutenant governor, governor and senator it’s amazing that his legacy is still intact. For that reason I hope he passes on the opportunity to hitch his wagon to Newt’s doubtful star. It would be one of the last things Zell did and therefore one of the first things people would remember about him.

gm

March 9th, 2011
6:20 pm

You may hate Obama politics but at least the man has no scandals, love his wife and kids, classy, everything what morles are about.
Newt is a joke and this shows how backwards this state is and full of hypocrites it would not surprise me if the hicks in this state line up and voted for this idiot, because they hate Obama, but God said you will know the difference between satan and himself.
Thanks Rep party of satan for makeing this very clear.

The Ghost of Lester Maddox

March 9th, 2011
6:26 pm

That loud thud we all heard was not thunder….it was democrats falling on their knees praying that Newt would run…..in a crazy way, Newt will prove the be the same kind of fund raising gimmick for Dems that Teddy Kennedy was for the Repubs.

Lord…first we Georgians were labeled with Jimmuh Carter as our Presidential offering….now we have “Nuke” as Jim Carville calls him….hell, don’t we have any Georgia who is normal but still crazy enough to run?

khc

March 9th, 2011
6:41 pm

newt said recently something akin to its not what i did, people need to hear what i have to say…..sounds like he’s drinking tiger blood but for sure does not have adonis dna

yuzeyurbrane

March 9th, 2011
6:44 pm

Newt and Zell deserve each other.

cs

March 9th, 2011
6:51 pm

Sick of Republicans

March 9th, 2011
6:51 pm

Newt is nothing more than pond scum.

Serious Robuck

March 9th, 2011
7:10 pm

I think Zell needs to go to New Hampshire and give loud, angry speeches in support of Newt. Those hot-headed New Englanders would be enthralled, I’m sure.

By the way, does anyone know if they ever installed that weather vane on the grounds of the capitol? I’m talking about the one with Zell’s statue on top with his finger lifted to catch the wind? I remember when that was proposed as an appropriate memorial for his great service to this great state.

Concerned Citizen

March 9th, 2011
7:21 pm

I think the citizens of Georgia need to not support Miller and/or Gingrich. I think we should wait until there is a reasonable candidate to support. Gingrich? Good grief. No. On so many levels, just no. Zell? Switching parties damaged hisi political integrity as far as I am concerned.

td

March 9th, 2011
7:33 pm

GaBlue

March 9th, 2011
6:04 pm
td,

No offense to anyone on Ash Wednesday, but why should bart or anyone else give a *bleep* whether the Catholic Church annulled his marriage or not? What does that have to do with anything? (Seriously, that’s not rhetorical. You may answer.)

I posted this just to make the lib mad because they can not now say Newt was an adulterer. You can not commit adultery if you were never married. You would just be guilty of fornication with two different women and that is not a deadly sin and can be written off with enough good works.

I have already said that I am not going to vote for Newt or Sarah in the primary because I think they have both been demonized to much by the media to have a realistic chance to beat Obama. For me beating Obama is the most important thing this country can do next year.

sboucher

March 9th, 2011
9:21 pm

@td:

You really got us there. No one can call Newt an adulterer, because his church said his first marriage of eighteen years — and his two daughters — didn’t count.

But wait — Newt was married to his second wife, Marianne Ginther when his affair with Callista Bisek began. Oh nooz!

td

March 9th, 2011
10:42 pm

sboucher

March 9th, 2011
9:21 pm
@td:

You really got us there. No one can call Newt an adulterer, because his church said his first marriage of eighteen years — and his two daughters — didn’t count.

But wait — Newt was married to his second wife, Marianne Ginther when his affair with Callista Bisek began. Oh nooz!

Sorry it was his second wife the church annulled him from (the first one died) so that make him in perfect faith with the church and he is not an adulterer. I don’t care if you are impressed or not. The reply just proves that you are this little revelation is driving you crazy. LMAO!!!!!!

khc

March 10th, 2011
7:33 am

after newt’s interview on christian broadcasting he is totally toast….what a total da he is….

Question Man

March 10th, 2011
8:08 am

Is Newt in that so trouble that he needs to turn to Zell? Is that a match made in heaven, or what?

Dirty Dawg

March 10th, 2011
10:39 am

Seems to me that this is a natural ‘fit’…you see Zell had a mistress for decades while in office…someone he kept on his staff – not aware if his wife ever knew about it and accepted it, or was oblivious to it – so he’ll, at least, have sympathy for Newt’s transgressions when it comes to ’sanctity’ and all that stuff. Of course, since he probably ‘no longer cuts the mustard’, those transgressions are all in the past, so they probably don’t count anyway, do they?

Question Man

March 10th, 2011
9:41 pm

Dirty: Are you suggesting that Newt is a “Deadpecker?”

Dirty Dawg

March 11th, 2011
3:27 am

I was actually referring to Zell, but I mean just looking at ‘fat-boy’ Newt, one would have to ask, ‘who in hell would be attracted to the tu*d?’

the mehlman rings twice

March 11th, 2011
9:49 am

I figured out what Newt means when he accuses Obama of being anti-colonial (British). Obama didn’t follow the example of former British king Henry VIII and shop around for a church in search of an anullment.
Newt is also like many hypocrates. Family values and the free market system should apply the the poor unwashed yet the exhalted elite should be allowed to dump wives and engage in socialistic bailouts when the desire arises.

Bowline

March 11th, 2011
9:53 am

Does Newt Gingrich plan on cutting retired veteran’s pay checks?

Bill Orvis White

March 11th, 2011
11:47 am

Why didn’t I think of this idea? The Honorable Senator Miller would pack a real punch in this already-strong campaign. GIVE ‘EM HELL, ZELL! Whoo-hoo! Yes! If you think Zell’s opposition to John F-ing Kerry was rightful and dead-on, then I cannot wait to see how Zell will help out someone who will defeat Hussein Obama.

I love seeing the secular idiot whacko commies go crazy on these pages. This is hilarious because they know that their appointed hero Hussein Obama failed on every level just about from the minute “he” was sworn into office. My fantasy would be the sight of Speaker Gingrich or Mr. Cain just tearing Lil Hussein apart in a debate.

Amen,
Bill