Gingrich Cites Love for Whitney Houston in African-American Outreach Efforts
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD — The world is still mourning the loss of singer Whitney Houston today, after the former superstar with a voice of gold passed away in her hotel room this past weekend.
With a string of hit singles, tens of millions of records sold, and fans all over the globe, the 80′s and 90′s will forever echo with Houston’s signature sound. In a bizarre display of political maneuvering, Newt Gingrich has taken to using Houston’s name as part of his outreach to minority communities.
At a campaign stop just outside Washington, the former speaker evoked Houston multiple times. ”I was a foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution, but what the media fails to mention is that there was one moment in time when all I wanted to do was dance with somebody. According to my ex wife, I wanted to dance with many somebodies, but that’s beside the point.”
Gingrich continued poignantly, “When I think of America, Whitney’s “I Will Always Love You” is the background music playing in my head. I would play her music on moon bases if you could hear in space, but you can’t. And so, of all the GOP candidates in this race, I think my deeply personal connection with Houston will allow me to reach out to the African-American community in ways, say, Ron Paul can not.
While reporters failed to see how Gingrich’s newfound affinity for Houston made him the ideal Republican to reach out to the African-American community, they weren’t the only ones. A young man named Leroy, from Prince George’s County, was left confused after speaking with Newt. ”I asked him how he would stimulate the economy and he told me how sorry he was for my loss,” said Leroy. “I didn’t even know Whitney Houston. I asked him why Obamacare was unconstitutional, and he alluded to Bobby Brown’s hit song “My Prerogative.” It was strange. What does that mean?”
Snap polls released after Gingrich’s statement indicate that if the election were held today, Democrats would still garner well over 90% of the African-American vote.