[UPDATE] Gingrich Tries to Save His Presidential Campaign

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

[UPDATE] 6-12-11 8:30 PM--

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Newt Gingrich is trying to reboot his
troubled presidential bid.

The former House speaker is giving a foreign policy address
Sunday night in Los Angeles in which he charges the Obama
administration with placing "political correctness above common
sense" when it comes to global affairs.

The speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition is Gingrich's
first since his campaign was rocked by the departure Thursday of 16
top strategists and advisers.

According to remarks provided to The Associated Press before the
speech, Gingrich favors moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to
Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

He makes a fleeting reference to the campaign upheaval and says
he'll carry his message of renewal all around the country "no
matter what it takes."

Atlanta, GA (AP) - Republican Newt Gingrich has formally jumped into
the race for president.

In a post on Twitter Wednesday, the former House speaker says,
"Today I am announcing my candidacy for president of the United

In a YouTube video, Gingrich assures viewers, "There's a much
better American future ahead."

Gingrich has been publicly flirting with the race for months. He
said Monday he would seek the Republican nomination, telling fans
to tune into Fox News on Wednesday night as he talked about his
presidential run.

The 67-year-old joins a Republican field still taking shape.

Gingrich spearheaded the GOP takeover of the House in 1994, the
first time Republicans controlled the chamber in four decades. He
stepped down in 1999 after four tumultuous years at the helm.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by what on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:47 PM
    He's a loser. He should drop out now and quit wasting his time and others. He's got too much baggage anyways in my opinion.
  • by Steve Location: Marietta, Georgia on Jun 13, 2011 at 10:45 AM
    What a punk? The Greek Isles? I'm not one-of-them anyway! But Whom would do such a thing? The Greek Isles, running for president? Got health problems, got emotional problems, get some psychological healthcare! Got problems getting the office? Get Geritol! Word!
  • by Bolillo Location: Wakulla on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:06 AM
    Reagan lead the W\H while Newt lead the House when this country soared through the recovery of Peanut Carter's damage. The energia of this recovery carried Clinton through the 90's, like'a surfer on'a board. We need him, but Newt won't make it; & he could easily be the most intelligent politician in America.
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      by Bubba on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM in reply to Bolillo
      Obviously not - the man wrecked his own campaign.
  • by Human on Jun 12, 2011 at 06:37 PM
    the next election is 1 year and 6 months from now. Do we have to be eye and ear banged by this campaigning already? good grief! this country is turning into 1 big media blitz. The whole thing is a disgrace to humanity.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:35 AM in reply to Human
      The republicans are lining up to be the republican nominee, and until a clear frontrunner emerges, there isn't a lot to watch, unless you're interested in making the right choice in the next election.
  • by Drinky Crow on May 12, 2011 at 06:20 AM
    Come on people, Newt (same name as that slimy mud dwelling reptile) is a man who worked so hard, and loved his country so much that he HAD to cheat on his wife. It was just bad timing that it happened while he was blasting Slick Willie for the same thing. How could you *not* want a man like that as POTUS? LOL!! Like all of the other Republicans who have so far thrown their hats into the ring, nominating Newt would assure an Obama second term. The GOP has become a tired joke, yet the idiotic librul hating sheep keep voting for them.
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      by GV on May 13, 2011 at 07:16 AM in reply to Drinky Crow
      Where were you when the slick willie stuff was going on?He wasn't blasting slick willie for an affair,he was blasting him for perjury.Get your facts straight so you don't look so ignorant.
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        by Elizabeth on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:28 AM in reply to GV
        GV,you said tomata Drinky Crow says tomatoe it's the SAME Thing.Where was I when this was going on, in Ireland(grandparents homesite) and that is all that was talked about.HOW's those tomatoes?
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        by jes on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:39 AM in reply to GV
        Bill Clinton has been married to the same woman all of his adult life, Newt is with his third wife who he had an affair with for six years while married to his second wife, newt and Callista are serial adulters, were is your morals?
  • by Pete Zahut on May 12, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    Hope he chooses Michelle Bachmann for a running mate! Now there's a pair!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ... just think of all the morns that would vote for those two .... ha ha ha ha ha ha
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      by anonymous on Jun 12, 2011 at 07:55 PM in reply to Pete Zahut
      MEN just love bashing women who are smart and have ideas how to fix the financial mess that plagues our beautiful coountry. I bet you work for the Government or belong to an Union that benefits from the morons who work in the private sector.
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on May 12, 2011 at 04:18 AM
    I'll vote for him if he is the Republican candidate against Obama. He is a highly intelligent man and despite his baggage, deserves to be heard for what he can do for America. After all, Bill Clinton sat as president and the Democrats refused to impeach him after the Lewinski affair. And that was the only one that came to light. Any bets on whether there were others?
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      by Anon on May 12, 2011 at 05:20 AM in reply to Georgia Boy
      Mr Gingrich lies to God, i.e. his multiple adulteries. Why do you think he would have any problem lying to the American public. He swore oaths to God that he would "forsake all others" but in more than one marriage, mistress, he did. Oh, he may be smart but it only exists so far as his pleasure is concerned.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on May 12, 2011 at 03:48 AM
    Mere fodder for the 4th. Estate.
  • by Hell no on May 11, 2011 at 07:33 PM
    No more Republicans. An inbred hippy would be better.
    • reply
      by we on May 12, 2011 at 06:18 AM in reply to Hell no
      we have this already lets try some thing else.
  • by Cliff Clavin Location: Cheers on May 11, 2011 at 06:18 PM
    An adulterer with a PhD? Been there done that...
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