Newt Gingrich says he still may run for President – IF supporters pledge to raise $30 million for the effort. Libby Quaid reports for the Associated Press:
“You can’t bring all your good ideas if you don’t have the resources to communicate,” Gingrich told reporters Thursday at a breakfast in Washington.
Gingrich is holding a national Internet-based workshop next week. Afterward, his top political adviser, Randy Evans, will spend October seeing if he can generate pledges of $30 million, which Gingrich said would be needed to compete with the leader in the GOP presidential money chase, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
On Nov. 1, if the pledges pan out, Gingrich will consider running, he said.
Read the whole article at the link above. Sorry, there, Newt, but you’re asking people to raise more money in six weeks than the record-breaking fundraisers do in a quarter (13 weeks). Has anyone been hearing overwhelming enthusiasm for a Gingrich run lately, such as might make him think this is possible?
Ah, but in politicians, the ego usually trumps any sense of reality . . .