Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Eye of Newt On The Prize

The gentleman from Georgia outlines his 2008 gameplan. Noted here with the usual disclaimers.

While other potential competitors like Arizona Senator John McCain, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney build staff and hire consultants, Gingrich revealed to Fortune that he plans to create a draft-Newt "wave" by building grassroots support for his health care, national security and energy independence ideas - all of which he has been peddling to corporate audiences over the past six years. "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."

In December, Gingrich will launch a 527 group, called "American Solutions for Winning the Future," that will enable him to raise and spend unlimited money on behalf of this effort. In January, he will conduct a strategy meeting with advisers. By next fall, he'll decide whether to make a bid official - a late start by any recent historical standard.
Not a bad snapshot of what the man is thinking right now. Read the whole thing. I like the idea of forming a 527 -- and "American Solutions..." has a nice ring to it. However, will a candidate who's already up and running sue Newt for plagiarism?

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