This is from an Australian source reporting on Newt Gingrich announcing his bid for the Presidency in 2012. What I find interesting is that it claims that Gingrich is the first major candidate to throw his hat into the ring. Obviously, they are either not taking any notice of the other players who have declared or they are more or less saying that none of the other candidates who have declared so far have a snowball’s chance of winning. Or it could be that they want Gingrich to win because he would not beat Østupid in the actual race.
There are good reasons to reject Gingrich. My number reason is that he is squishy on Green issues. This could be a reason that the Age is claiming him to be a major candidate. However, I do not know where they get the idea that Gingrich is a major player. Needless to say they obviously discount RP as a major player.