Newt Gingrich will not be speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and the former House Speaker says he's quite okay with that.
Instead he says he'll be hosting daily workshops for delegates attending the convention, as he told MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday morning.
"I very often have done special sessions for delegates. Usually in the mornings, taking the teacher side of me. Last time for example we startled everybody because we had Reverend Al Sharpton there along with Governor (Tim) Pawlenty and Lisa Keegan, the (former) Superintendent for Education in Arizona. We did an entire session on school choice, and we got great attendance and great involvement. This time we're working with the Republican National Committee to develop a morning program that I hope will be announced in the next day or two from Tampa, and I'm very excited about it. It kind of fits my personality, the kind of idea-oriented approach I like to take."