Editor’s note: This originally ran in May of 2011, when Newt first struck out as a candidate. He wrote an epic speech then that the media absolutely skewered. Here is that original campaign-ending speech, courtesy of The Colbert Report and performed in grandiose fashion by the great John Lithgow.
In case you missed it last week, here’s John Lithgow on ‘The Colbert Report,’ performing a hysterical reading of Newt’s ‘my first week was a disaster but I’m not quitting yet’ press release. And yes, this is completely verbatim.