Bad Ideas Man


Newt Gingrich has said that if he’s elected president he will teach an online course. According to a piece by Jo Ling Kent at NBC:

If elected to the White House, former speaker of the House and history professor Newt Gingrich wants to teach Americans a lesson — that is, for free on the Internet about his policy views. The self-proclaimed “ideas man” said on Monday his course would be distributed on the Web in a format similar to the University of Phoenix or Kaplan.

“I will probably try to do something that outlines for the whole country what we’re going to try to accomplish,” he said. “It will be free.”

That’s because no one would ever pay money for such a thing.

“Something that outlines for the whole country what we’re going to try to accomplish” is not actually a course. A course is a unit of instruction in one subject.

What Gingrich is talking about just sounds like a bunch of long speeches delivered over the Internet.

You know, sort of like what Muammar Gaddafi used to do.[Image via]

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer