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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / CAMPAIGN 2012

Gingrich Says He’s 'Not a No' For Vice President -- VIDEO

Newt Gingrich: The former House speaker is a familiar face in American politics. During the Clinton administration, he orchestrated the Republican-backed "Contract with America," and is known in Republican circles as an idea man. Gingrich is calling for an extension of current tax rates beyond their 2013 deadline, as well as the elimination of the capital gains tax and the so-called death tax. -PHOTO: AP Images(AP IMAGES)

photo of Rebecca Kaplan
October 5, 2011

Gingrich for VP?
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave an awkward answer to CNN's Wolf Blitzer when asked on Wednesday if he was in interested in becoming vice president.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is rarely mentioned as a top choice for the vice presidential slot, says he hasn’t ruled out accepting an offer if one comes from the eventual Republican nominee for president.

 In an interview with CNN News anchor Wolf Blitzer, Gingrich was asked whether he would answer yes or no if asked to be the eventual nominee’s running mate. “Well, it wouldn’t be a no,” Gingrich said. But he declined to say a word more – literally, standing and smiling on camera as Blitzer continued to press him.
 
“That sounds like a yes,” Blitzer said. Gingrich smiled.

 

“Anything?” Blitzer asked. More smiling.

“Well, I’ll leave it at that,” Blitzer said, throwing in the towel.
 

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