Newt Gingrich, after being asked on Fox News whether it was a mistake for Herman Cain to describe Nancy Pelosi as "Princess Nancy" during the last debate.
"You get tempted to use phrases that may not be totally worthy of the President of the United States, so I'm trying to -- as I shift from Fox analyst to potential president -- I'm trying to sort of not use some of those phrases."
As he acknowledges, Newt has long battled a rhetorical discipline problem.
Back in November 2010, he promised that he'd tone things down if he jumped into the race.
FOX HOST BRET BAEIR: Do you regret the bombastic things you say that perhaps raise a lot of eyebrows?
GINGRICH: Sure. Every once and awhile, I have to say 'Well, that one wasn't all that clever, was it?'
I think as a candidate, you'd have to be more disciplined, more careful, more methodical.