Newt Gingrich's 2012 Presidential Campaign Rolls Along—Now It's Card-Check

Another sign of a 2012 presidential bid.

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Another sign that Newt Gingrich is prepping for a 2012 presidential run: He's cut a radio ad on the so-called card-check bill.

Newt is methodically hitting the various notes needed to stay in good graces with his party's right wing.

Let's see...appeal to the religious conservative base of the party by decrying judicial activism on gay marriages and saying there's a "war on churches" in this country? Check.

More broadly stroke the conservative base by making noises about starting a new, ideologically pure party? Check.

Acknowledge that you're pondering a presidential run (but insist that you'd only do it if dragged kicking and screaming by either adoring supporters or the dictates of circumstance)? Check.

Has he started visiting Iowa yet?

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