Newts books and columns have been consistently conservative, his
have been consistently conservative, and his debate performances have beenconsistently conservative. As a matter of fact, other than perhaps
,Newt is the purest movement conservative on the stage. If youre a conservative whowants someone who represents your beliefs in the White House, you couldnt do muchbetter than Newt Gingrich.
3) His baggage isnt as heavy as it appears:
Yes, Newt has baggage. Most significantly, hes committed adultery. That is a serious negative. However, all of thecandidates running are flawed. Hopefully, Newt has at least learned something from hismistakes, become a better man as a result and at a minimum, he is now happilymarried.On the upside, Newts baggage occurred a long time ago; so its already baked in thecake and as Bill Clinton has proven, the American people are willing to vote forsomeone whos made similar mistakes. Moreover, this is an electoral climate thats likelyto be forgiving for a candidate with Newts blemishes. After all, whats the Left going todo? Run on Newts baggage? If so, that would be a gift. Let them run on that whileNewt runs on Obamas record. Thats a fight we would win.
4) He has balanced the budget:
The biggest challenge this country faces right nowis spending. We have roughly a 1.5 trillion dollar deficit, a 14 trillion dollar debt, and100 trillion dollars in unfunded Social Security/Medicare obligations. This is a problemthat dwarfs all others, so much so that even Barack Obama says that our level of spending is unsustainable.Well, when Newt was Speaker, he managed to balance the budget. Not on the statelevel, not theoretically Newt actually got the job done on Capitol Hill. Theres a lot tobe said for that because if we wait another decade or two to seriously tackle thisproblem, we may not be able to stop this country from
turning into Greece
. Thatswhy its important not just to vote Obama out of office, but to replace him withsomeone whos serious about dealing with the issue. If we could pick only oneRepublican in the entire country to go to D.C. and tackle this problem, not as a dictator,but as a President who will need the cooperation of Congress to get anything done,Newt would probably be the first choice.
5) Newt is the most qualified person for the job:
Loathing politicians is part of thezeitgeist of modern America and understandably so. This leads people to prefer noviceswith minimal political experience. Of course, the problem with novices is that as oftenas not, they tend to make an enormous number of mistakes and end up like BarackObama, ineffective and in way over-his-head.Thats a real problem because these are not salad days for America. Weve got a myriadof serious issues that have to be tackled. The economy is in terrible shape, a lot of Americans are looking for work, Medicare and Social Security need to be reformed, thedebt is a real danger to Americas future, Iran is close to getting nuclear weapons andNorth Korea still has them, a worldwide economic shock driven by the Europeandefaults could be on the horizon, Obamacare is threatening to destroy Americashealthcare system it goes on and on.