It has long been joked that the shortest books in the world are The Great Chefs of Ireland and Italian War Heroes, but The Humility of Newt Gingrich would surely be shorter. The Romney campaign has put out an amusing list of some of Newt’s more grandiose pronouncements about himself.
Newt, you see, is a “transformational figure” and a “revolutionary” in the process of “shift[ing] the entire planet.” He started “talking about saving civilization” in 1958. And he’s compared himself to, among others, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Clay, Charles De Gaulle, Pericles, Thomas Edison and Moses.
The whole thing is really quite funny to read. If he gets elected, they would have to build a new wing at the White House to hold his ego. He’s a poster boy for narcissism.