NEW YORK CITY - The resemblance is uncanny. Newt Gingrich looks just like the famous host of the popular kids morning show Captain Kangaroo.
And the fact that so many Republican voters grew up watching the morning show certainly has caused Newt Gingrich's popularity numbers to shoot up.
One political pundit who writes for Political Salad Magazine noted that if Gingrich was smart he would have his campaign manager use the name Mr. Green Jeans and have his top aides dress up like characters who appeared on the show including Dancing Bear, Mr. Moose, and Mr. Bunny Rabbit.
Sinclair Petaluma with Political Salad added that to really bring back the memories for the former little GOPers and GOPettes Gingrich could even show up to the campaign events riding a Schwinn bicycle like the one advertised on The Captain Kangaroo Show.
Many political strategists note that some political candidates can find an advantage in the fact that they look like someone famous. They immediately point to President George W. Bush and remark at just how much he resembled Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman.
SIDENOTE: Of course it could also backfire. Back during the 1950s a candidate named Gunther Berlinberger greatly resembled German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler down to the silly ass looking moustache. Needless to say Mr. Berlinberger never made it out of the Iowa primaries and he quickly faded away like the morning dew.