Gingrich says he's "not a no" for vice president

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at a town hall meeting sponsored by the East Side Tea Party of Orlando and the Central Florida Tea Party Council, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. AP Photo/John Raoux

AP Photo/John Raoux
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is rarely mentioned as a top choice for the vice presidential slot, says he hasn't ruled out accepting an offer if it comes from the eventual Republican nominee for president.

In an interview with CNN News anchor Wolf Blitzer, Gingrich was asked whether he would answer yes or no if asked to be the eventual nominee's running mate. "Well, it wouldn't be a no," Gingrich said. But he declined to say a word more - literally, standing and smiling on camera as Blitzer continued to press him.

"That sounds like a yes," Blitzer said. Gingrich smiled.

"Anything?" Blitzer asked. More smiling. "Well, I'll leave it at that," Blitzer said, throwing in the towel.

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