Newt Gingrich open to presidential run. I've tried before to book Newt Gingrich as a guest. Maybe he'll be more willing now? Or maybe not. Ya know ... I always liked Newt ... in a way. Don't like his policies. But I like his manner. He was a no-holds-barred, play with the hand you're dealt kinda guy. I liked that. The fact that he wanted to kill Big Bird and that he was after Clinton for having an affair - meanwhile Newt was divorcing his cancer-stricken wife while she was on her death bed ... yeah ... that part I didn't like.