Gingrich not ruling out 2012. Eyes Cantor for his former Job
Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich held court today with a half dozen members of the Richmond area media taking on a wide range of topics, including the future of the Republican party, his thoughts on Barack Obama and the speculation that he might run for president.
While the majority of his discussion with the media was centered around his ambitious ideas for the future of the country (such as creating a space based air traffic control system), he still found time to get in a few sound bites that were sure to make headlines.
Gingrich was in town to deliver a lecture at Randolph-Macon College. The lecture was sold out.
After the jump are some of the former Speakers’ most quotable comments from today’s media event:
On the leaders of the Republican party:
“You’ve got the Congressman right here in Virginia, who is the number two Republican in the House Eric Cantor who I think is going to become Speaker of the House and I think is a great great leader.”
On Rush Limbaugh (and other radio talk show hosts):
“They are not in the election business. They are in the advice business.”
On the stimulus:
‘When the stimulus package fails, and I think it probably will, we need a new strategy for the economy.”
How Virginia’s race for Governor will impact the national political picture:
“I think there will be a philosophical difference in which way you want Virginia to go. And that will be important as a signal to the country.”
On running for President:
See the video below..