Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has generated news lately by saying he's "never been this serious" about running for president. While some assume Gingrich is merely attempting to generate buzz in order to sell books, Time magazine's Mark Halperin said on Tuesday's "Morning Joe" that he takes Gingrich very seriously.
According to Halperin:
"He's serious. Look, he's at an age where, if he doesn't run this time, he may never get to run. He does want to be president. Obama looks weak. It's not a strong field right now. And he is looking. He's talking to people. He's got Joe Gaylord, his longtime political operative . . . talking to people. . . . He may not do it in the end, but I'm telling you, this is not just for selling books -- he may do it."
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Having recently hosted Gingrich on my podcast, I also got the sense he was serious in considering a run for president.
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