Newt Gingrich Hints at John Bolton for Presidential Cabinet

Nov 11, 2011 5:06pm

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich just opened his Manchester, N.H., campaign office moments ago. Gingrich told the volunteers and visitors he would take questions.

“Can you give us a hint of who might be in your Cabinet,” a man shouted from the back of the crowded room of about 200 people.

“You know, I’ve gone from being dead in June to having someone ask who would be in the cabinet in November. I think that’s real progress,” Gingrich said.

After the crowd’s laughter subsided, the man questioned Gingrich again, “Give us a type!”

“Well I’ll give you an example I’m looking for,” Gingrich said. “I believe we have to overhaul the State Department very dramatically. I think we need a secretary of state who is tough-minded and who would represent American interests. I think that Ambassador Bolton represents that kind of person.”

Gingrich did not elaborate further on the comment, however, his suggestion of John Bolton as a possible secretary of state was well-received with applause.

On Saturday, Gingrich heads to South Carolina to open up his campaign headquarters in Greenville, S.C., and will also participate in the CBS/National Journal debate.

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