Grandiose Thoughts

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on January 20, 2012

Newt Gingrich claimed in last night’s debate that he has them as often as you and I get hungry. Or something like that. And he seemed to claim that having grandiose thoughts is a good thing. I am sure, therefore, that his campaign won’t mind if voters get an idea of just how grandiose the former speaker’s thoughts can be. To do so, see here.

It’s one thing to have a healthy ego. It’s another thing altogether to have an ego so incredibly large that it makes one a laughingstock. Does Gingrich really think that his grandiosity will not be used to poke vicious fun at him, and to ensure that he will not be taken seriously in the slightest if by some miracle he made it to a general election contest?

Speaking of grandiose thoughts, Gingrich actually told Republicans that if they didn’t pass Medicare Part D when it came up for consideration during the Bush administration, they “[wouldn't] deserve to govern.” Tragically, Republicans took his advice seriously.

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