Gingrich in the Race?
After our discussion last class of Newt Gingrich and the possibility of him running for President in the 2008 Election, I was interested to learn more. Surprisingly, I found a website already in tact dedicated to drafting Gingrich as a political candidate for the 2008 Election. The website DraftNewt.org is a comprehensive website with lots of information on why Gingrich should run for President, how to raise awareness, become involved, etc. The headline at the top of the home page reads: “Draft Newt ’08; The 21st Century Demands a New Contract with America“and latest article on the page is entitled “Newt Gingrich: The only individual worthy of the GOP and America”. They’ve also included the script from Gingrich’s appearance on FOX News Sunday and his discussion of what it would take to get him to run in the 2008 Election. E Even more interesting is that they include a way to contribute to the “campaign”. Their fundraising campaign is Twelve dollars. Two weeks and 2 million people campaign. Where exactly is the money going? They are “Not affiliated or authorized by any candidate, party or party committee,” it states at the bottom of the website. They do not list when it was created either, so I’ve emailed the creators in an attempt to learn more about it and find out if there has been any response from Newt Gingrich, himself, about the website and campaign draft. Hopefully there will be more to come on this topic.