There is a silver lining in Donald Trump’s not-so-bombshell decision to forgo a run at President Obama in return for collecting a cool $30M from NBC for another season of “Celebrity Apprentice.”

The Donald promised to “continue to voice my opinions loudly and help shape politicians’ thoughts.” After a couple of previous tease presidential campaigns, Trump finally realized that his greatest asset (among thousands) is to “bring important economic and foreign policy issues to the forefront of the national dialogue.”

The nation will be blessed with future gems from Trump like seizing Libya/Iraq/Iran’s oil fields and waging economic war with China. On his April swing through New Hampshire, Trump said China is “raping this country” and stealing America’s jobs because their leaders are smarter than ours.

A Trump presidency was supposed to tip the brainpower in America’s favor.

Now that Trump is repositioning as America’s Advisor-in-Chief, Newt Gingrich steps into the role as the prime entertainment among the ranks of GOP candidates (Mike Huckabee had potential to challenge Gingrich).

The former House speaker is off to a good start with today’s news that he and third wife, Callista, may be on the hook for a half-million dollar bill at Tiffany’s. That won’t play well in the GOP heartland.

His swipe at Private Paul Ryan’s effort to destroy Medicare also generated rave reviews. “Gingrich to House GOP: Drop Dead” screamed the lead editorial of today’s Wall Street Journal, which reminded its tender readers that the former Congressman from Georgia once called President Obama’s “secular socialist machine” something that poses as “great a threat to America as Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union once did.”

Go Newt, go!