2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks with reporters at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast.
Newt Gingrich is former speaker of the US House of Representatives. Now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Gingrich continues to advocate for smaller government and what he terms "fundamental values." He is also the founder and General Chairman of the American Solutions for Winning the Future group. On May 11, 2011, Gingrich announced he will seek the Republican nomination to run against Barack Obama in the 2012 United States Presidential election.
Gingrich is the author of Rediscovering God in America and To Try Men's Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom.
2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich offers his opinion on what he considers to be fair questions for reporters to ask about his personal life. "By definition, if you run for President, anything is on the table," says Gingrich. "But I don't have to participate in the conversation."
2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich touches on his positions concerning a number of issues, including his takes on Medicare, the Israel/Palestine conflict, and his self-described status as an "outsider" to the Washington political scene. "If you look at my platform, I will clearly be the most change-oriented, the most fundamental reform, candidate in this race."