President Newt?

Fournier writes:

Newt Gingrich is taking steps toward a potential presidential bid in 2008 with a book criticizing President Bush’s policies on Iraq and a tour of early campaign states.

The former House speaker who led Republicans to power a decade ago said he soon will visit Iowa and New Hampshire to promote his book, try to influence public policy and keep his political options alive.

"Anything seems possible," including a White House race, Gingrich told The Associated Press.

Believe for a moment that Newt wins the primaries and finds his running mate to be Hillary Clinton. I can’t help but think that Newt has too much baggage to survive the campaign trail. Or maybe Hillary’s baggage would cancel his out? Perhaps.

History tells me that there are few second acts in politics. I don’t think I’ll be blogging about Newt on the stump.

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