I don't know ...
... rather than dropping his bid for the presidency today, Newt Gingrich may have been announcing his availability for 2016. It was pure, vintage Newt: he emphasized his "179,000 donors" and his "very solid base" and referenced "the period when we were supposedly dead" and chronologically reviewed, damn near month by month, his life's professional glory.
What's left for Newt? Merely to rescue "American exceptionalism" and "religious liberty" and the Protestant "work ethic" and, in his spare time, establish our "energy independence." He even managed to once again work "grotesquely" into the litany.
That's our boy--who will be but a babe of 73 in 2016.