But it is a website announcing his intention to explore the option of exploring the exploration of the formation of an exploratory committee for the office of president of the United States. In a time when all that is out there officially are Herman Cain and Buddy Roemer candidacies, Newt Gingrich exploring anything remotely related to the presidency or a White House run is noteworthy (...especially for someone who has been lumped in with the first tier of candidates -- from a polling perspective). It may not be what the former Speaker wanted today to be about, but it'll be something to take to Iowa next week.
Let's update the list to include exploratory committee timing:
Michelle BachmannHaley BarbourJohn BoltonJeb BushChris ChristieMitch DanielsJim DeMintRudy GiulianiMike HuckabeeJon HuntsmanBobby JindalGary JohnsonSarah PalinGeorge PatakiRon PaulTim Pawlenty
Mike Pence(1/27/11)Rick PerryBuddy Roemer (exploratory: 3/3/11)Mitt RomneyRick Santorum John Thune(2/22/11)
A message from Newt and Callista (from NewtExplore2012.com):
America's greatness lies in 'We the People.'
We are a nation like no other. To remain so will require the dedicated participation of every citizen, of every neighborhood, of every background. This is the responsibility of a free people.
We are excited about exploring whether there is sufficient support for my potential candidacy for President of this exceptional country.