Sometimes there just aren't enough babies to kiss or hands to shake. That's when it's time to bust out the big guns:
Lots and lots of cute, cuddly, maybe-if-you-look-at-them-long-enough-I-can-have-your-vote pets.
That's the basic logic behind Newt Gingrich's campaign launching " Pets With Newt," a fantastic little corner of the Internet for anyone who's ever wondered "Who are Newt Gingrich's supporters? And what do their pets look like?"
(Also a fantastic little corner of the Internet for anyone who just likes quirky timekillers and/or pet pics)
Gingrich fans are invited to submit photos of themselves with their pets to the site, along with "A sentence or two about what you like about Newt." Submissions aren't just automatically posted to the site, either -- so don't waste your time dressing kitty up in a tiny "Romney 2012" shirt.
The animal-centric site also includes a list of the candidate's favorite zoos in America and informs us that "Newt and Callista (Gingrich) visit zoos and museums everywhere they go. Newt has visited nearly 100 zoos around the world."
So far there are photos up of cats, a parrot and various breeds of dogs. But guess what animal nobody has thought to submit a picture of yet?
Yeah -- a newt.