Newt Gingrich did not rule out running for president in 2016 while on a promotional book tour, which is awesome because he was one of the funnest presidential candidates of all time. "I have no idea at this stage," Gingrich told the Naples News, as noted by The Daily Caller. Speculation about a Newt '16 campaign serves little to no purpose (at this point, definitely; and at any point, most likely) other than to sell Gingrich's books and "movies" and to entertain us, but we can't not indulge, because Newt was just so entertaining. And it's worth noting that maybe he wouldn't have been such a bad presidential candidate after all.
Gingrich ran far to Mitt Romney's left on immigration by saying that people should be treated "humanely" and that we shouldn't "deport grandmothers." Romney lost among Latino voters by 50 percentage points. In fact, Gingrich sounded awfully prescient in 2007 about the Republican Party's demographic problems:
"I think Republican consultants are mostly very stupid. I think they have no education. I think they have no sense of history. … If I throw away African Americans, and then I throw away Latinos, and then I throw away suburban women, and then I throw away people under 40, and then I throw away everything north of Philadelphia — there’s a morning where Republicans can’t get to a majority."
Throughout his career, Gingrich has taken steps to fix this problem. He has a 20-year history of reaching out to black voters. As House Speaker, he held press conferences highlighting the exhausting life of working moms (1997 photo op at left). And at his core, Gingrich is a Millennial — oversharing, born to blog, and a resentful cultural revolutionary.