Newt Gingrich Assesses His Potential 2012 Presidential Primary Competition

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich provided a candid assessment of some of the potential GOP presidential candidates that he could face in the 2012 primary cycle if he, as he is increasingly expected to, announces a run for the White …

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich provided a candid assessment of some of the potential GOP presidential candidates that he could face in the 2012 primary cycle if he, as he is increasingly expected to, announces a run for the White House.

During an interview with the Columbus Dispatch, he appeared to give the upper hand to a trio of former governors: Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, Alaska’s Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.

“Romney’s the front-runner in fundraising, Palin is the front-runner in celebrity status and Huckabee is the front-runner in polling data,” he told the Dispatch. “All three of them should feel pretty good about where they’re positioned right now.”

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