The PJ Tatler

Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign in two videos

Newt is officially in. Here is his video announcement. It’s fine as far as these things go: stark production values, sickly sweet background track, the candidate touting his history and saying all the right things.

Gingrich was once a real force for the right kind of change on the hill. He powered a revolution with his grand ideas and with some brilliant rhetoric and strategy. But that was a long time ago.

Since then, sticking to the policy front, Gingrich fell for one of the left’s most massive schemes — global warming. This video marks a striking contrast to his campaign rollout. Many on the Republican side have been taken in by global warming, but few made a fawning commercial with Nancy Pelosi.

Though he was once a true big idea man, Gingrich’s plausibility as a candidate for the presidency has waned considerably in my opinion. What say you?