from Political Wire
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich “is batting down the hype that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin heads into 2012 as the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination,” according to The Hill.
In an interview on Face the Nation, Gingrich “took Palin down a notch, asserting that she would not become the party’s leader, as some have predicted.”
Said Gingrich: “I think that she is going to be a significant player. But she’s going to be one of 20 or 30 significant players. She’s not going to be the de facto leader.”