Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich announced today that he would formally announce his candidacy for President on Wednesday, using Facebook and Twitter. Only a few minutes later, Gingrich said via Twitter, “Be sure to watch Hannity this Wednesday at 9pm ET/8pm CT. I will be on to talk about my run for President of the United States.” That wasn’t the formal announcement – it was just a little tease to let us know that Wednesday will be the big day, when the really high-voltage Tweets are rolled out. It took a while for him to make his decision, but now that he’s made it, he’s just chomping at the bit!
On his lively Facebook page, Gingrich said, “I have been humbled by all the encouragement you have given me to run. Thank you for your support.”
In the name of full disclosure, and because his posts are always interesting reads, it should be noted that Newt Gingrich is a regular contributor to Human Events. His most recent article, “Job Creation Must Be Job One,” can be read here.