Thursday, March 10, 2011
The Grinch aka Newt checks out the political water
Gingrich virtually a candidate with new 2012 website
The just-launched website for Newt Gingrich’s presidential water testing is as thin as his minutes-long announcement at the Georgia state Capitol.
Paid for by Newt Exploratory 2012, the site offers little of the substance that Gingrich is known for - missing are the videos, statements, policy positions, and other information that usually fill a potential candidate’s web space.
Unveiled minutes after he finished speaking on Thursday, NewtExplore2012.com pictures a large photo of the former House Speaker and his wife, Callista, on the homepage.
Think Progress, a website from the Center for American Progress, reported that the stock photos of supporters Gingrich uses include a photo that was also used on the website of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
Gingrich's wife receives prominent display on the site just days after the former House speaker, who has been married three times, was confronted by a Democratic student activist at the University of Pennsylvania about his admitted extramarital affair.
"We are a nation like no other. To remain so will require the dedicated participation of every citizen, of every neighborhood, of every background. This is the responsibility of a free people," reads a message from Gingrich and his wife, who serves as president of Gingrich Productions, posted on the site.