It what comes as a complete shock to this contributor, Newt Gingrich has stunned the political world in statements he made in a Washington Post story today:

Newt Gingrich is moving closer to a presidential nomination bid in a severely divided Republican Party.

“I will decide based on whether I have about $30 million in committed campaign contributions and whether I think it is possible to run a campaign based on ideas rather than 30-second sound bites,” the former House speaker told The Washington Times yesterday.

I will now pause for a moment to let the enormity of that quote sink in for you all.

Zzzz…who, what? Oh! Hi! I’m sorry, I dozed off there… what was I talking about?