— Newt Gingrich
Mr. Newt may enter the race, but I doubt it. He was demonized and paralyzed by the Clinton administration. His reputation is tarnished; he may be gun-shy; there may be a mound of tarty stuff on him from the Flint files Gingrich doesn't want exposed. But boy oh boy--wouldn't it be nice to see Hillary and Newt debate for the general election? Who would mop the floor with whom?
Gingrich on Republican contenders: "Look, I think there are three or four possible Republican nominees -- [Rudy] Giuliani, Romney, [Fred] Thompson, [Mike] Huckabee, and, based on his recent re-energizing, [John] McCain. All of them are smart people. None of them have yet broken out and begun to define a fundamentally different future."