Gingrich Considers Presidential Bid

According to Fox News Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is preparing a run for the Presidency. "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.

"If I can influence the reporters and political activists in Iowa and New Hampshire, they will influence the candidates," Gingrich said.  He said that he hopes that newspapers in both early state will take notice of the issues he raises in the book. "If that means that every candidate will be hit by those questions, at a minimum I have helped shape policy," he said.