Still suffering from an injury to his right kneecap after the last attempt to garner the youth vote heading into the 2012 primaries, Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich announced Wednesday his newest ploy to gain confidence among voters ages 18 to 35: a countrywide tour with Baby-Faced Pop Irritation — ahem — Sensation Justin Bieber.
Though his stint on Dancing With The Stars rapidly turned lame when the 68-year-old proved unable to correctly land a lift by Dance Professional Mark Ballas and Bruno Tonioli struggled to rave about the candidate’s inability to shake his hips, Gingrich told the Fox News audience he figured Bieber’s style would be more his speed.
“After witnessing the happiness and peacefulness he exudes while on stage, there is no question in my mind that this is the path toward pulling the young voters of America into my line of thinking,” he said.
Gingrich is still reportedly nursing the salsa dancing injury from “Dancing” and will solely provide backup vocals for the 17-year-old singer.
The silver-haired and silver-tongued candidate said his debut with Bieber on stage will continue his resolution that no negative nor “bloodied” publicity shall pass through his campaign.
When asked about Herman Cain’s exit from the presidential race and the allegations of extramarital affairs that prompted him to end his bid, Gingrich merely coughed, averting his eyes from the camera.
“Maybe sometimes things happen in a man’s personal life that are not appropriate,” he said, mumbling. “But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t driven by passion for his country.”
The premiere date of Gingrich’s tour with Bieber remains up in the air until the star’s paternity case can reach a settlement.