Tue., March 1, 2011 3:30pm (EST)

Gingrich To Meet With Gov. Deal
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Newt Gingrich is scheduled to meet Thursday with Gov. Nathan Deal about Gingrich's possible presidential run. (photo courtesy wikimedia commons)
Newt Gingrich is scheduled to meet Thursday with Gov. Nathan Deal about Gingrich's possible presidential run. (photo courtesy wikimedia commons)
The biggest obstacle to a Newt Gingrich presidential bid might be Gingrich himself.

The twice-divorced former U.S. House speaker has admitted an affair with a former congressional aide who is now his third wife.

His career in Congress is remembered as much for his dramatic fall -- the federal government shutdown, his censure and the loss of Republican seats in the House -- as his rise.

His polarizing style sometimes leaves would-be voters cold.

Unlike many candidates, Gingrich won't have to struggle to make a name for himself. People already know Newt Gingrich.

What remains to be seen is whether that hurts or helps him.

The 67-year-old Gingrich is widely expected to take another step toward a run this week.

He and his wife, Callista, have scheduled a meeting Thursday with a key supporter -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.