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Guess Who Said “Newt Must Run” First?

As the world awaits that legendary tweet from Newt Gingrich announcing his presidential bid in 2012—a tweet that he already superseded on Monday with a tweet about how he was going on Sean Hannity’s show to discuss his presidential bid—I was reminded of an article from back in the day. The day was November 27, 1995, and I remember the article because I commissioned it and published it in The Weekly Standard, where I was then deputy editor. It was called “Why Newt Must Run.” To give you an idea of how times have changed, its author was…Arianna Huffington.



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