Sunday, September 30, 2007

Gingrich to sit out 2008 presidential race

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and conservative leader, said Saturday that he had decided not to seek the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
Gingrich exists in a parallel universe to Al Gore. These two may be the most influential (behind the scenes or in front of the screens) actors today in American politics. I expect Gingrich will play an important role in an eventual Republican Party make-over. We are still waiting for the news that Gore is in fact, also, definitely, for sure, absolutely not running. But, there may be a small window which has yet to completely close. It is widely assumed that if Gore does announce his intentions it will be mid October (when he is expected to win the Nobel Peace Prize). Both Edwards and Obama are seemingly stagnating (which is were his supporters are) so there is a little window he could jump through. I just don't think so.