Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is sending up more signs that he could be running for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2012, and is also making dire predictions for Democrats and President Barack Obama:

Giving predictions for November’s midterms, Gingrich said House Republicans will pick up “somewhere between 40 and 65 or 70 seats” — enough to gain control of the House. “I believe John Boehner will be speaker in January,” he said.

Gingrich said he even sees a chance of Republican control of the Senate. “If they can beat Barbara Boxer [in California], I think that [Mitch] McConnell is going to be the Senate majority leader.”

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Gingrich continued by indicating that there is “‘more of a possibility now’ that he’ll run for president than when he was considering the idea ahead of the 2008 election.”

He also gave Barack Obama a “20% chance” of being reelected in 2012, leveling comments such as “the closest thing to Jimmy Carter I’ve seen.” and saying that the 2012 election will be historic “because he’s so radical, you’re now going to have, I think, the most consequential campaign since 1932.”

Curiouser and Curiouser.