Who else would have posed, arms extended, in front of a giant rocket or campaigned at nail salons and candy stores? And we haven’t even talked about his tour of the nation’s zoos—though his campaign blew a good opportunity there by not taking his traveling press along. All this to say: I’ll really miss those hilarious Newt photos.
(Photos: top and left by Evan Vucci/AP and, right, Charles Dharapak/AP)
Sooner or later, Newt Gingrich will end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination—at least, Mitt Romney hopes he will. And I have to say, it will be a sad day for political photography since he’s the only candidate still willing to do hilarious photo ops, like this one at the NASCAR Museum in Charlotte over the weekend. Newt Gingrich in a suit pretending to fuel up a fake NASCAR? Hilarious. (Photo credit: NBC’s Alex Moe)
“I love life. I love getting up in the morning. I love seeing what the weather is going to be. I love animals. I love the process of interacting with people. I like learning. So I really am basically cheerful everyday because in my mind everyday is cool; I am still here.”