Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is officially running for President. The Republican figure confirmed his long-awaited announcement on Wednesday in a video posted to YouTube,  in which he said, “I believe we can return America to hope and opportunity … There’s a much better American future ahead.”  

 Gingrich, a former congressman from Georgia, provided a link via Twitter to his official campaign website, which has the slogan ‘Winning the Future Together: Right Policies, Right Results.’

Below, watch the announcement video, then sound off: Can Gingrich defeat Barack Obama in 2012?