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The Gingrich Announcement


Newt Gingrich formally announced his candidacy for President today, with a Tweet and a feisty introductory video:

“I believe we can return America to hope and opportunity,” says Gingrich in the video, clearly implying that the guy who promised us those things in 2008 did not deliver. 

He also speaks of full employment, “real security,” a balanced budget, and an “American energy program.”  I don’t think he’s content with the Brazilian energy program we’re currently supporting.

“We Americans are going to have to talk together, work together, find solutions together, and insist on imposing those solutions on those forces that don’t want to change,” Gingrich urges.  I thought the current President was all about imposing solutions on those forces that don’t want to change.  Unless he means we’re going to impose solutions on the government…?  That sounds pretty radical!

Gingrich goes out of his way to mention the Tenth Amendment, causing a swarm of Democrat opposition researchers to Google the term, then spend the next hour scratching their heads in bewilderment.  “Powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution… reserved to the people?  What the hell…?”

His website for the 2012 campaign is up and running, and Gingrich will be on Sean Hannity’s program tonight to discuss his campaign. 


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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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