“The thing I find most disheartening of this campaign is the difficulty of talking about large ideas on a large scale, because the news media can’t cover it and candidly, my opponents can’t comprehend it.”–Newt Gingrich, March 14.


When large ideas just aren’t getting traction

And grand proposals somehow don’t bear fruit

Then you want the right-wing man of action

The guy who wears your party’s biggest suit.


He’s always had the media’s attention

Especially when he pokes them in the snoot.

It helps create some strong dramatic tension.

And casts him as a lovable old coot.


If you think a lunar base is neat-o

And maybe we should have one too on Pluto

Choose the guy who’s munching on a Frito

The one who casts a shadow big as Bluto.


Ever since they locked up Galileo

And Socrates was given hemlock root

Though maybe he should cut down on the mayo

There’s no one else whose mind is so acute.


When no one seems to get the vision thing which

Renders all your little concepts moot

Then you know it’s time to turn to Gingrich.

The biggest thinker out there now is Newt.