Newt Gingrich Looking at People Condescendingly

5/20/1985 President Reagan and Newt Gingrich in the Oval Office during a Meeting with the "Core" Members of the Conservative Opportunity Society (COS)

Recent polls have confirmed Newt Gingrich’s emergence as a top-tier candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination — and it’s about time. Gingrich is the most intellectually gifted human being since, probably, Einstein, and possibly Aristotle. His ideas are earth-shattering, his arguments unassailable. Every single person he has ever interacted with is, undoubtedly, mentally inferior. Which is why condescension, sometimes mixed with pity, has become Gingrich’s signature look. Here are some of his greatest hits.