ABC’s Jon Karl compiled the best of Newt 2012. Enjoy!
Newt Gingrich didn’t make it to Tampa, but his improbable, unpredictable and — yes — grandiose presidential bid produced some of the most memorable campaign moments I’ve ever witnessed. So with Gingrich finishing his long farewell, we took a look back at the high — and low — points of his campaign and compiled this video: the greatest hits of the Gingrich campaign. Watch Newt Gingrich’s Greatest Hits here: If I had to pick one moment above all, it would be the speech Gingrich made on Florida’s Space Coast just days after his stunning double-digit victory in the South Carolina primary. The context is important: Gingrich’s campaign had just come back from the dead for the second time and was threatening to knock Mitt Romney out of the race. Gingrich took the stage before a packed, standing-room only crowd at the largest indoor arena on the Space Coast, but instead of delivering a rah-rah stump speech, Gingrich calmly announced he was going to talk about space. And that’s when Gingrich, a man often attacked for his grandiosity, made perhaps the most grandiose promise ever made by a front-running presidential candidate.