Newt Gingrich will address Georgia GOP as a presidential candidate

Just got off the phone with Rick Tyler, spokesman for Newt Gingrich.

I’d called to see why the former U.S. House speaker was passing on the first GOP debate of presidential candidates on Thursday – in Greenville, S.C., and broadcast on Fox News.

Entry requirements required a declaration of candidacy that Gingrich was not prepared to make, Tyler said. “We decided to stick to our time line.”

And what is that time line? Tyler wouldn’t say much, but Gingrich is scheduled to speak to Georgia Republicans at their state meeting on Friday, May 13. “By the time Newt speaks to the Georgia convention, he’ll be a candidate,” Tyler said.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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WOW

May 4th, 2011
10:38 am

Who cares about Newt Gingrich? I find it hilarious that Jim and Jay spend a lot of time writing, oh I mean copying and pasting, articles about someone who isn’t a serious candidate.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
10:41 am

Just Nasty & Mean

May 4th, 2011
10:59 am

Newt doesn’t have any worse history than our current Chicago-thug-in-Chief, yet is one of the most brilliant and experienced politician from either party. Yet, because he is a Republican he is summarily rejected as a serious candidate. Clinton cheated on his wife multiple times,disrespected the Oval office and office of President–but treated like a god (small G).

The duplicity and hypocrisy reeks to high heaven.

Somebody is going to have to explain that to me..please?

Bob

May 4th, 2011
11:10 am

Newt,
JUST ANOTHER HACK>>>>> He will not keep his contract with America He has a proven track record of that . He represents everything wrong with the republican party and Washington….Newt is all about Newt…a legend in his on mind…

blackbird13

May 4th, 2011
11:28 am

@Just Nasty and Mean
“Somebody is going to have to explain that to me..please?”

Ok. It’s because Gingrich supports things like the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. But the biggest threat to marriage is divorce, and Gingrich has what..three of those on his resume? Talk about hypocrisy. It’s because he, as a poster said on another thread, follows the “For thee, not me” philosophy of leadership. You can disagree with his policies (as I do on many), but Obama has far more personal integrity and character than Gingrich. That is why Gingrich pretty much zero chance of winning, and that is even before the inevitable unearthing of scandals that will come with the campaign process. Indeed, I believe he will be one of the first out of the race if he enters it.

Centrist

May 4th, 2011
11:32 am

Wonder if he will endorse Romney when he drops out after the New Hampshire primary. Romney might promise him a cabinet position in return. Endorsing anybody else will be a wasted effort – only Romney has the gravitas to possibly compete against the incumbent Obama. All the others are in Fantasy-land, angling to be VP or cabinet members, or building name recognition for future political runs.

Centrist

May 4th, 2011
11:35 am

Oh yea – then there is Trump and Huckabee who are “running” to build up TV viewership and bigger future contracts.

John McCain

May 4th, 2011
11:38 am

I’d like to recommend for your consideration, Joe the Plumber. Ol’ Joe is a heckuva guy and his record in clean because he hasn’t ever done anything. But, I just want you guys to know that we’ll be announcing soon. “Go with Ol’ Joe!”

redneckbluedog

May 4th, 2011
11:47 am

Majority Leader Gingrich would make a fantastic president…of Georgia….

Disgusted Conservative

May 4th, 2011
11:52 am

It is a darn shame that the Republican Party has lost its way and given us such a sorry lot to select from in the 2012 Republican primary. As for me…it is “Boot Newt”, “Dump Trump” and “Make Hominy out of Romney”. Most of the rest are lightweights and just more of the same. I might be able to support Gov. Daniels, of Indiana, if he had Sen. John Thune on the ticket as VP. Oh for an independent candidate who had the qualities ande charaqcter of Ronald Reagan, Harry Truman, and Ross Perot! God knows our country needs someone like that to lead us out of the mess the clowns in both parties have gotten us into.

Last Man Standing

May 4th, 2011
11:54 am

With so many candidates seeking the Republican nomination, the Hussein lovers should be a bit worried. If Hussein was unbeatable, there would be far fewer people seeking the nomination, and it would indeed have to be “forced” upon someone. The relatively large number of candidates does speak to the fact that Hussein is highly vulnerable, and will be defeated in 2012.

blackbird13

May 4th, 2011
12:01 pm

@Last Man Standing

What in the hell are you talking about? There are basically two or three legit candidates right now. Romney, Pawlenty, maybe Huckaby or Gingrich. The story has been how FEW candidates have entered the race.

khc

May 4th, 2011
12:12 pm

lms, the prez may be vulnerable, but gingrich can’t beat him unless obl comes back from the grave

TrishaDishaWarEagle

May 4th, 2011
12:18 pm

the 12.9′ers on this board sure hate Newt..Then they tell you its wrong to hate hussein-o..cute huh

killing obl was nice..but it doesn’t change anything about the election, $-$5 gas, highest food inflation in 40 years, and continued high unemployment/underemployment doom the kenyan keynesian.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:18 pm

“There are basically two or three legit candidates right now. ”

Then again, you’d never vote for a GOP candidate, so your asinine opinion doesn’t matter.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:19 pm

“God knows our country needs someone like that to lead us out of the mess the clowns in both parties have gotten us into.”

Guess you’ve never heard of Ron Paul.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:20 pm

“Obama has far more personal integrity and character than Gingrich. ”

Huh, so you call this integrity?

Gitmo is still open AFTER Obozo said he’d close it.

Iraq is ongoing AFTER Obozo said he’d end it.

Bush tax cuts extended AFTER Obozo said he’d end them.

Unemployment is at 9% AFTER he said he stimulus package would create jobs.

Yep, Obama sure does have a lot of integrity. (sarcasm for the less educated)

yuzeyurbrane

May 4th, 2011
12:22 pm

Newt won’t let reality overcome his ego until after he comes in 5th place in several primaries. Newt, it’s not that people don’t love you, which they don’t, but that many don’t even remember who you are.

double

May 4th, 2011
12:23 pm

If you can’t run with big dogs stay on porch and howl.

newt who and for what?

May 4th, 2011
12:25 pm

oh my gosh, absolutely hysterical comments. khc– love it. last man- if you were the last man standing, i would kick you in the knee, you are an idiot. the reason so many repubs are “running” is because they evidently believe that if a Black man can become Prez– then ANYONE can. what they do not realize is this: every inch of Prez Obama’s birth, life and/or possible death was gone over with a fine tooth comb and examined with a high powered magnifying glass and he came up clean. that will not be done with trump. that will not be done with newtwho? we could put them on the moon and all stand in the deepest valley on earth and see that they are not worthy and def not viable candidates for the office of President. you guys are soooo under exposed to the world outside of the ATL. newt gingrich? he is an idiot. he bowed out of another campaign before his infedelity could do him in. but… oops, i’m sorry, my bad: run newt, run! the presidency is a box of …

Aquagirl

May 4th, 2011
12:26 pm

LMS actually believes a chronic philanderer, a pizza guy/talk radio host, and a birther with crazy hair are seriously chasing the nomination. Bless his heart.

blackbird13

May 4th, 2011
12:28 pm

@WOW

Everybody makes campaign promises they don’t keep, not everyone divorces their wife at her deathbed, like Gingrich did.
As for Ron Paul, despite your stupid assumptions, I did vote for him. But he has no shot at winning the Deep South, which the GOP has become far too dependent on.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:31 pm

“If you can’t run with big dogs stay on porch and howl.”

Or in your case, the trailer.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

May 4th, 2011
12:32 pm

Every politician lies, not everyone pushes thru , against the peoples wishes(as evidenced thru all polls) a government takeover of the healthcare system.

P.S Hussein–release osama’s death pics! I need a good laugh today, and seeing a dead islamist always lightens my heart.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:32 pm

“actually believes a chronic philanderer, a pizza guy/talk radio host, and a birther with crazy hair are seriously chasing the nomination. ”

Well, a community agitator is in the Oval Office right now. Hey, even Jimmah Carter was a peanut farmer.

newt who and for what?

May 4th, 2011
12:33 pm

wow, draw another finger so you can get banned from this blog, too.

khc

May 4th, 2011
12:33 pm

the reason for some many repub candidates he they all think the field is weak……everyone has major baggage and none inspire

Centrist

May 4th, 2011
12:33 pm

@ WOW – Policy reversals after finding out the staked out positions were wrong is not a lack of integrity or a character flaw. Policy failures isn’t either. Taken together, they might be reason to question competency.

Other than his statements that his administration would be the most transparent, and lack of giving his college transcripts/ associates – I have NOT seen his integrity or character successfully challenged. IMO, Bush was attacked similarly and also undeservedly.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:34 pm

“Everybody makes campaign promises they don’t keep, not everyone divorces their wife at her deathbed, like Gingrich did.”

No, some just cheat on their wives when they have cancer. See: John Edwards. Others just cheat on their wives with an intern.

“But he has no shot at winning the Deep South, which the GOP has become far too dependent on.”

He’s from Texas, ma’am. He could EASILY win the south.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:34 pm

“wow, draw another finger so you can get banned from this blog, too.”

What’s up, Kookman tard?

The Rev. Dudley Doright, Sr. Pastor, First Apostolic Church of the Good God Almighty in Christ Jesus with adjoining Rib Shack

May 4th, 2011
12:35 pm

When it comes to my Republican friends, let me give you a little verse from the Book of Hezekiah in the good book : “Blessed is he who expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.”

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:36 pm

“Policy reversals after finding out the staked out positions were wrong is not a lack of integrity or a character flaw. ”

So you think lying is a good thing. What a lovely left winger you are.

“I have NOT seen his integrity or character successfully challenged.”

His policies, or lack of, have been challenged.

wow for president

May 4th, 2011
12:37 pm

you havent a clue who you are messing with. where is the finger? miss you, babe.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:40 pm

“you havent a clue who you are messing with.”

Ok, this should be fun. You’re either Kamchack, Jay Bookman, AmVet, Granny Godzilla, Sooth, Keep up the good Crap or Paul.

“where is the finger?”

Check you butthole.

Booger Fling

May 4th, 2011
12:41 pm

Newt is a loser. I’d rather vote for Bob Barker.

blackbird13

May 4th, 2011
12:42 pm

@WOW
He [Paul] could EASILY win the south.

He got less than 3% of the vote in Georgia last time. Paul wants to close military bases, a lot of them. It’s a position I share but most Southerners (and especially Republicans) don’t.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

May 4th, 2011
12:42 pm

Here is a major predictor of electoral success / failure. The election is 18 months away, and there are far more conservatives counting down the days, chomping at the bit to vote against hussein-o than there are hussein-o supporters itching to go stand in line and vote for him. We don’t need any of your votes, in fact simply depressing your turnout , combines with our zeal to vote against his horrible economic and social policies, was enough to put Frankenstein’s Pelosi on the back bench.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:43 pm

wow for president = getalife

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:44 pm

“He got less than 3% of the vote in Georgia last time.”

Well duh, it was the primaries. If this were the actual election, GA would vote for Paul.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

May 4th, 2011
12:45 pm

@wow I always thought Granny Godzilla was Cythia Tucker in disguise..Tucker did kid of leave a wake of destruction as she passed thru the AJC editorial board..haha..oh man their 10 year chart of subscriber #’s looks like the super slide at the carnival.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:46 pm

TrishaDishaWarEagle

Tucker is an Auburn grad but Auburn won’t admit it. Kind of funny. Anyway, Granny Godzilla is an effing moron. I used to have fun mocking her but Kookman and Tucker didn’t like their little minion crying.

wow for president

May 4th, 2011
12:49 pm

poor wow, isnt it time for you to come out– you are really newt aren’t you?

wow for president

May 4th, 2011
12:55 pm

i cannot read cynt tucker, but i think granny is adorable.

blackbird13

May 4th, 2011
12:55 pm

@WOW
“Well duh, it was the primaries. If this were the actual election, GA would vote for Paul”
Last I checked you have to win the primaries to win the election, unless Paul were running as a Libertarian or Independent (which would probably ensure an Obama win).

gsueagle

May 4th, 2011
12:56 pm

too late for Newt and Saxby .

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:57 pm

“Last I checked you have to win the primaries to win the election”

Did your IQ drop? I already sated that IF he won the GOP nomination, he’d win the south.

WOW

May 4th, 2011
12:57 pm

“i cannot read”

Well no kidding, getalife. I already knew that.

wow for president

May 4th, 2011
1:00 pm

wow, ummm, that remains to be seen, but i can read pictures– draw wow, draw!

Centrist

May 4th, 2011
1:03 pm

@ WOW – calling me a left winger and lumping me in with the likes of Aquagirl riles me as much as those who have called me a right winger.

I simply don’t believe Obama was lying – he merely reversed himself when he became educated that his Gitmo, tax, and Iraq withdrawal policy stances were wrong. I actually find those hard lessons as character builders. Although he has never apologized to Bush, On the Job Training (OJT) is a good thing.

Those and his other policy stances are debatable issues, but personally attacking him should be held out of bounds until/unless gross character flaws are exposed. The politics of personal destruction is certainly a mainstay – but not everyone plays.

newt who and for what?

May 4th, 2011
1:04 pm

honestly though, the ATL cannot be backing newt for Prez. he is such a poor representation of the population as a whole. and actually, he is rather intelligent, he is just such a degenerate (sp?).