Gingrich On Being Veep: “Would You Pick Me? It is Inconceivable”

It would appear that Newt Gingrich is at least being realistic about his odds of being on the GOP ticket with Mitt Romney:

Days after ending his run for the GOP presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich said Sunday he would not accept the Republican vice presidential slot if offered, and said Romney should focus on picking a young running mate.

“I can’t imagine it,” said Gingrich on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday of the possibility of joining Romney on the GOP ticket.

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Asked again about the possibility of a VP nod during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation, Gingrich joked:  ”Would you pick me?”

“It is inconceivable,” he added.

Much like the entire idea of you ever running for President, Newt.

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Comments

  1. James Joyner says:

    Inconceivable. You keep using that word. It means exactly what you think it means.




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  2. John Peabody says:

    Whoah! Mr. Joyner goes there.




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  3. OzarkHillbilly says:

    “It is inconceivable,” he added.

    Much like the entire idea of you ever running for President, Newt.

    Doug, Doug, Doug….

    in·con·ceiv·a·ble/ˌinkənˈsēvəbəl/
    Adjective:
    Not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable: “inconceivable cruelty”.

    Pretty obvious that Newt did in fact conceive of running for President. What is more, more than a few Republicans actually thought he could win.

    head shakes




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  4. John Peabody says:

    “Doug, Doug, Doug…”
    He’s the one in the middle, you drunken sot!

    (h/t to Emo Philips)




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