New Gingrich May Announce Run On Facebook

Former Speaker of the House Of Representatives Newt Gingrich may announce his presidential candidacy via social media Wednesday.

Former Speaker of the House Of Representatives Newt Gingrich may announce his presidential candidacy via social media Wednesday.

Apparently, you have to click the like icon on Newt’s Facebook page in order to receive the news of his joining the Republican presidential primary.

That fangate strategy surely accounts for at least some of the 124,724 Facebook fans tallied by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives during the Bush administration.

Two other Republican candidates have preceded Gingrich in announcing presidential aspirations via social media. First came the former governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty at the tail end of March.

Then Mitt Romney followed suit April 11, saying he was exploring a possible run — and he has nearly eight times the number of fans that Gingrich does.

And on the other side of the aisle, President Barack Obama also used social media to tell the world to seek re-election, announcing his run via Facebook on April 4 and ultimately visiting the company for a town hall.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Facebook wound up hosting some of the presidential debates, usurping a role previously dominated by television.

Readers, what do you think about the possibility that Gingrich might announce his political plans via Facebook?