Gingrich announces presidential candidacy via Twitter
May 11th, 2011
04:33 PM ET

Gingrich announces presidential candidacy via Twitter

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced via Twitter Wednesday that he is a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

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  1. Eye of Newt

    Im getting tired and bored of my third wife.

    May 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      LOLOLOLOL, VERY GOOD , you get the post of the day award.

      May 11, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. eliza guillott

    This cat is toast!... He's just another republican who cares only for the rich!...

    May 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa


    May 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Elizab

    ...Now, all we need, is to have that other fat cat of Limbaugh announcing his candidacy for president.... of all clowns! right?

    May 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey

    I don't care about Gingrich's marriage and affairs, although they would compromise any campaign efforts.
    It is irrational to elect a president on the basis of his marriage.
    I don't think he could win.
    Republicans have viable candidates, but none of them is running.

    May 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • abby1

      Newt Gingrich is a hypocrite. The only reason why anyone mentions his failed marriages is that he was the main promoter behind the "family values" and having this idealic life. He scoffed at others that did not meet the conservative right's definition of family values. If he was not such a hyprocite, no one would mention his failed marriages and affairs.

      May 11, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jj

    newt gengrich?! really! where has this guy been? all the sudden he just pops up. just a power hungry penga! he had his 15 minutes! im all for getting obomba out but surely is not the way to go. for once i agree with cesar. whoa, did i just say that? lol

    May 11, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Big Game James

    Obama in '12. GOP is going to make it easy!!

    May 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. abby1

    Mr. Family Values.

    May 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Simon

    How can any real American vote for this corrupt, foul, vile, monster of a human being? Does anyone think he has ever done anything in his life that didn't just benefit the rich and harm everyone else? He represents the very worse of the "ugly American". I can't believe he has an ice cubes chance in hell of being elected. But then I said that about Reagan and GWB too. :sigh: Here we go again with the Republican Fascist Party.

    May 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. athan

    The same nut-jobs who put us into this depression, are now spewing "Fiscal Restraint" policies to a blissfully naive American populace. No sir, Newt (What parent would name their son Newt?) you don't get my vote, nor any one from your Republican Party. You are all crooks and liars.

    May 11, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AMERICA 1st

    Pewee Herman would make a better president than nobama. If Gingrich wins the GOP nominationg, he has my vote! Anybody would be better than nobama!

    May 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    @JJ: Hey, stop getting my bolonga sandwich, maggot. Gingrich has a long road. The media will eat him up alive, as any candidate.

    May 12, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. D Grant

    I guess anyone who enjoys golden showers would vote for something like this thing. Newt Gingrich is nothing more than a horrid, loud mouthed, back blower who should reach out a take the hand of his vulgar wife and slither back into the lagoon they've been living in the last few years. America please hit rock bottom already yet!

    May 12, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. Brad noah

    I also would like to announce my presidential candidacy for the 2012 race! Hopefully CNN will allow me to announce during primetime within the next month.

    May 12, 2011 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. popeye

    Let's face it no candidate for the presidential office is worth the time it took to post this.

    May 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
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