Will Newt Gingrich have a go at Barack Obama‘s job?
That seems to be the question on a many a GOP mind these days—and a fear lurking in the not-so-distant-future for the Dems.
Interviewed on African American Conservatives, the former House Speaker addresses persistent chatter that he’ll toss his hat into the ring in the 2012 presidential race.
“Well, I don’t know quite what we’ll do,” he tells host Marie Stroughter. “We’ll decide that probably next March.
“What I’m focused on is a project we have called 10MillionVoters.com, which is an American solutions project to turn people out this fall, to make sure they go vote,” he continues.
“Because if everybody who agrees with our values goes to vote this fall, we will win a tremendous, stunning election.
“So I’m really not thinking much beyond this immediate campaign.”
Later in the interview, after Newt touts his “Memo for Republican Candidates on the Winning Closing Argument for the Last Four Weeks” leading up the midterm elections, Marie asks:
“Imagine for a second you’ve entered some bizarro universe and suddenly you were writing a strategy memo for the Democratic congressional candidates. What do you think your advice would be?”
To which he replies: “I think that question is so painful, and forces me into such deep psychic shock, that I can’t imagine how I’d go forward.
“I mean, if I were the party that had caused 9.7% unemployment, 10.1% unemployment, according to Gallup; if I were the party that had passed a huge, horrendous, terrible tax-selling health bill that two out of three Americans want to repeal; if I were the party that wanted to dramatically raise the cost of energy and kill even more jobs; if I were the party that favored tax increases of small-business owners to kill even more jobs; and if I were the party that was totally and utterly confused about what to do in the Gulf of Mexico, I don’t know that I could design a strategy for them.”
Click here to hear Newt Gingrich’s full interview.