OCCUPATION: Political analyst
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: For the first time since the mid-'90s Republican revolution, he is a major player within the GOP, albeit as an emeritus figure.
CON: The GOP has fond memories of the hard-charging, Dem-bedeviling Gingrich who came to power in 1996. But have they really forgiven the majority-losing, impeachment-obsessed Gingrich they shunned in 1998?