Newt Gingrich’s personal and political fortunes have been up and down for decades, like a nuclear-powered pogo stick, like a kangaroo on steroids, or like a yo-yo…
UP! From humble beginnings in south central Pennsylvania, Gingrich earned a Ph.D. and taught college history before being elected to the U. S. Congress in 1978, later serving as Speaker of the House and being named Time’s “Man of the Year” in 1995.
DOWN! However, after being disciplined by the House of Representatives for an ethics violation and fined $300,000 in 1997, followed by poor Republican electoral results in 1998, Gingrich resigned from Congress after having just been re-elected to his 11th term.
UP! Twelve years later, having enjoyed many career and financial successes since leaving Congress, Gingrich was thought to be the top Republican presidential candidate, and he began his official quest for the office in May, 2011 as the GOP’s front-runner.
DOWN! However, by the end of June, 2011, most of Gingrich’s key campaign staff members had resigned, and it appeared that his presidential aspirations were at an end, even though he vowed to fight on…
UP! By December, 2011, with other candidates dropping out of the race, Gingrich once again emerged as the GOP’s top presidential prospect in many national polls.
DOWN! In January, 2012, Gingrich finished a distant fourth in the Iowa presidential caucuses and earned a dismal fifth place finish in New Hampshire.
UP! However, as other candidates stepped aside, Gingrich won the South Carolina Republican presidential primary handily over second-place finisher Mitt Romney.
DOWN! But then, Gingrich lost by a significant margin to Mitt Romney in the Florida Republican presidential primary on January 31!
What’s next for Newt Gingrich? It’s anybody’s guess, but whether he’s up or down, you can bet that Newt will be around for the long haul, vowing to stay in the Republican presidential race until their convention in Miami in August.
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