Jim Galloway at the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that on March 8th former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) will announce an exploratory committee for the presidency. Taegan Goddard says the date coincides with what aides to the former speaker have been hinting for quite some time.
Gingrich’s chances assuming he runs? Slim. Between his controversial personal life, establishment persona thanks to his role in the 1994 Republican Revolution, and videos like this one — let’s just say he’s not going to maintain support from social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, or Tea Partiers. As least as far as I can tell.