Perhaps Newt Gingrich ought to toss his hat into the 2008 presidential ring after all.
“I am the futurist who gave a speech at the governors conference in Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor, and cited Newt as ‘upand-coming.’ (This was during the period he was delivering speeches to an empty House chamber on CSPAN at 2 a.m.),” Roger Selbert, who as principal of the Growth Strategies Group is one of the most widely known and respected economic, social and demographic trend specialists in the United States, writes to Inside the Beltway after reading our item about the former Republican House speaker from Georgia.
“The chair of the conference was appalled I would mention ‘Gingrich’ and ‘leadership’ in the same sentence,” he recalls. “He later led the Republicans to majority and became speaker, of course. Will he become president? I wouldn’t bet against it, and I’d be glad to vote for him. (He’s a bit of a futurist himself, you know.)”