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.