Saturday, September 29, 2007

Gingrich will not be running for president

I'm not surprised. When I read this post by Patrick Ruffini predicating that Gingrich was in, I was skeptical. I figured he set the $30 million figure high so that he wouldn't make it. He doesn't strike me as someone who actually wants to run for president, he seems like he just wants to be president. I was going to blog about this earlier this morning and got distracted, now I wish I had because I would have looked pretty prescient, don't you think?

Two days after hinting he wanted to try for the White House, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich decided he would not run for president, his spokesman said Saturday.

Rick Tyler said Gingrich realized he couldn't run a political action committee -- his American Solutions group -- and form an exploratory committee to run for president as well.

"He will continue to bring the American people solutions to the challenges America faces through American Solutions, not as a candidate for president," Tyler said in a telephone interview.

Read the rest here.

Update: Apparently, Gingrich was the victim of McCain-Feingold.