Gingrich Mulls Presidential Run

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2009 12:39 PM CST
Gingrich Mulls Presidential Run
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich scratches his face during a news conference in Washington.   (Getty Images)

Newt Gingrich has his eye on the Oval Office, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, telling a Virginia crowd he “will look seriously” at running for president. “If we think it’s necessary, we’ll probably do it,” he said yesterday. “And if it isn’t necessary, we probably won’t.” But Gingrich sees the GOP “moving towards a whole new generation,” citing Virginia’s own Eric Cantor, who he predicted would be House Speaker.

Gingrich also said Republicans ought to play nice with President Obama. “Cooperate when you can, offer a better solution when possible, stop something only if you have no alternative,” he advised—before hammering Obama’s agenda, saying the president “is setting out a path of very high taxes, very big bureaucracy, moving power to Washington, redistributing the wealth, punishing people who are successful, rewarding people who are not.” (More Newt Gingrich stories.)

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