Newt Gingrich was all the rage in 1995. He led a Republican Revolution in the House of Representatives, ending the Democrat’s 40-year reign, and served as the Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected Gingrich as their ‘Person of the Year’ for the GOP takeover of the House. However, in the September 1995 issue of
Vanity Fair, his wife, Marianne Ginther Gingrich, shot down the Person of the Year’s presidential aspirations. “I don't want him to be president," the Speaker's wife told the magazine. And, she added, stopping him was well within her power: "It's easy ... I just go on the air the next day and I undermine everything."