Maybe it was the beer talking

Gingrich on the White House: "If the American people say I have to be president, it will happen."


Tim Grieve
November 21, 2006 7:25PM (UTC)

Newt Gingrich, sitting down for a Guinness with Fortune's Nina Easton, slips into the sort of hallucinatory megalomania we usually associate with stronger stuff. Asked whether he's running for the White House in 2008, Gingrich says: "You still don't get it, do you? I'm going to tell you something, and whether or not it's plausible given the world you come out of is your problem. I am not 'running' for president. I am seeking to create a movement to win the future by offering a series of solutions so compelling that if the American people say I have to be president, it will happen."


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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