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President Gingrich?

Not that it's any big surprise. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has been for months on the list of likeliest candidates for the Repub nomination for prez, will announce his candidacy Wednesday, several sources are reporting based on statements from an unnamed Gingrich spokester.

The announcement will apparently come via internet, without a conventional podium-and-rally type announcement. And he will appear on the Hannity program that evening to talk about it.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire notes the impressive network of organizations Gingrich has built up over recent years to prepare for this political comeback:

"As Mr. Gingrich prepares to launch a run for president as early as this week, this network of advocacy and for-profit groups is providing a publicity and policy machine without parallel among his likely Republican rivals, few of whom have stirred excitement among donors and activists.

"His network has amassed more than 1.7 million voter and donor contacts and raised $32 million between 2009 and 2010 — more than all his potential 2012 rivals combined."

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Given his serial adultery, handing one of his ex-wives the divorce papers as she comes out of cancer surgery, and his complicity as “policy analyst” in the Bush economic disaster, I look forward to seeing how Mr. Gringrich’s campaign deals with marriage, morality, and fiscal responsibility – issues which, rumor has it, are of some importance to Republican voters. A Gingrich candidacy would truly be a triumph of ego over virtually every other consideration.

"I look forward to seeing how Mr. Gringrich’s campaign deals with marriage, morality, and fiscal responsibility"

Marriage & Morality - Bill Clinton lowered the bar on marital fidelity and sexual behavior while in office. Anything Newt's accused of pales in comparison to the former sexual-predator-in-chief.

Fiscal responsibility - Bill Clinton likes to brag about how he balanced the budget. What he fails to mention is that it was Gingrich's balanced budget that he signed.

I suspect Mr. Gingrich will use the publicity to promote another book. Newt Inc is all Newt all the time....

"Marriage & Morality - Bill Clinton lowered the bar on marital fidelity and sexual behavior while in office. Anything Newt's accused of pales in comparison to the former sexual-predator-in-chief." - Dennis Tester

You must have missed it, Dennis, but it's Gingrich, not Clinton, who is filing for president. That's the story here. And, even if we assume that Clinton lowered the bar (which is nonsense), you seem to think that makes Gingrich's immorality okay. Do you?

Speaking of Clinton, whatever else he did, he did not demand a divorce from his wife while she recuperated in the hospital from cancer surgery. He did not cheat on wife #2 while impeaching the President of the United States for doing the same thing. He's not a family values hypocrite who preaches one thing in public while practicing the morals of an alley cat in private. He's still married to his first wife while Gingrich is on number three (for now). And his party is not riddled with more family values hypocrites who run around on their spouses and abuse boys while condemning such behavior in public.

Clinton is worse? Irrelevant and incorrect. Give me a break.