"Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that a White House bid by fellow Southerner Fred Thompson would make him less likely to join the race.
"If Fred Thompson runs and he does well, then I think that makes it easier for me to not run," Gingrich said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "On the other hand, just given what you've seen with (John) McCain the last few months, how can you predict?"
In a related development, Rich Galen, a former top aide to Gingrich, will become a top adviser to Thompson, the former Republican Tennessee senator who is likely to officially enter the presidential race in September." (source)
I know this isn't good news for all the "Draft Newt" folks out there, but be honest people...the whole cheating on the wife while she had cancer and having an affair while going after Clinton for his is WAY too much of a liability. One that many Repubs couldn't get over. I like Newt and I think most everything that comes out of his mouth is extremely intelligent and succinct, but he's better of helping FDT than running himself.