20 November 2006
EYE ON NEWT; GINGRICH WANTS THE PRESIDENCY TO COME TO HIM
Fortune Magazine has an interesting story this week.
While dozens of others are scurrying around the country, laying the ground work for their bid for the presidency, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich - architect of the Republican Revolution of 1994 - plans to let the presidency come to him, according to the story in Fortune.
"I am not 'running' for president. I am seeking to create a movement to win the future by offering a series of solutions so compelling that if the American people say I have to be president, it will happen." -- Newt Gingrich as quoted in Fortune Magazine.
The magazine reports Gingrich is hoping to build a groundswell of support for his health care, national security and energy security plans and let a 'draft-Newt' movement spring forth.
Gingrich told Fortune there's a difference between himself and the other GOP hopefuls that the grass roots will notice and be excited about.
"Nice people," Gingrich says of his GOP competitors. "But we're not in the same business. They're running for president. I'm running to change the country."
All that and modest too!!!