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Campaign Finance Ruling Could Boost Gingrich White House Run In 2012

He's doing it again.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is hinting once more that he just maybe, just might run for the White House in 2012.

The last time we noted the Georgia Republican's flirtation with a presidential bid was back in October, when he told C-SPAN that he and his wife Calista would think about it in 2011 and that "if there's a requirement as citizens that we run, I suspect we probably will."

Today, All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block asked Gingrich if the Supreme Court's ruling that has ripped apart key campaign finance restrictions might make it more likely that he will mount a presidential campaign in 2012.

Said Gingrich:

"It might. We'll have to wait and see. If there's a movement for real change, and if there's a real sense that we can recruit candidates at every level to change things, then Calista and I would certainly have to look at it very seriously."

Here's part of their conversation:

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