Newt Gingrich Announces Campaign for Presidency on Newsfeed. Republican Newt Gingrich recently launched his 2012 presidential campaign. Missing from the video was his initial campaign slogan: “I know I’m not going to win, I just like lying to myself.” And in a failed attempt to court the youth vote, Gingrich said he’d be perfect for the job because he has worked with President Reagan and witnessed the fall of the Soviet Union. Youth voters said he would have a better chance with them if he spoke about how hilarious his name is. Newwwt. Gingrich is not seen as a front-runner for the Republican party but he has worked on several important issues, such as welfare and budget reduction, and thinks he has a shot at getting the nomination if he can get out on the campaign trail and get voters to care about him, much like I tried to get you to care about this Newt Gingrich story. I’m very sorry.Newt Gingrich is announcing a presidential campaign. Newt Gingrich tried to reach out to young voters by announcing his candidacy on Twitter.