Yesterday Newt Gingrich indicated that he was finally ending his presidential campaign. The announcement caught most knowledgeable observers by surprise, because they thought his campaign had ended months ago.
In this campaign cycle, Gingrich became the candidate who wouldn’t leave. In recognition of his long overdue decision to face reality and get the heck out of Dodge, I offer this bit of doggerel:
Let’s raise a glass to our friend Newt
It took months to give him the boot
A white-haired whiz, great in debate
He somehow lost state after state
A stubborn cuss, he kept attacking
Only to take one more shellacking
His glibness was his main asset
That’s why he ended deep in debt
His campaign just went on and on
Long forgotten, he’s finally gone.