Sarah Palin For President In 2012? Newt Gingrich Says Yes

09/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Newt Gingrich said Thursday that he expects Sarah Palin to run for president in 2012.

In an interview for Newsmax, the former Speaker of the House was asked who he expects to oppose President Obama in 2012. Gingrich responded by rattling off a list of Republicans expected to run: former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour, Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty, South Dakota Sen. John Thune, Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) and yes, Sarah Palin.

"I think it's going to be a lively campaign," he said. "There'll be a lot of good candidates."

Gingrich did not say whether or not he'd run for President.

"Calista and I, along with our family, will make that decision in February or March," he said. "For the moment, I'm totally focused on trying to help Republicans win the biggest possible election this fall."

Gingrich also talked about Islam, the economy, and foreign policy.

WATCH: Newt Gingrich talks about Republicans in 2012:

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