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Why Washington is shocked, shocked by Newt Gingrich’s rise over Mitt Romney

Why Washington is shocked, shocked by Newt Gingrich’s rise over Mitt Romney.

Look, Gingrich is by far not a perfect candidate. He has clearly taken positions in the last few years that made my socks roll up and down in horror. And when he was Speaker there were times I thought he was too willing to agree to bad deals.

Yet, he did mastermind the first Republican takeover of Congress in forty years. Yet, when he was Speaker the federal budget was brought under control, producing surpluses for four years in a row.

Finally, unlike every other Republican candidate for President since Reagan, Gingrich can debate. He not only knows how to articulate conservative ideals, he has shown himself capable of effectively pointing out liberal foolishness. In the Presidential debates to come, the country needs that as it will give strength to the conservative candidates running for the House and Senate. And that is where we really need victories. If we get a Congress that is willing to seriously cut the federal budget, it won’t matter that much who is President.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Ron

    Remember the 1980 “dream team” — Reagan and Bush? Well, my “dream team” has been since mid-summer Romney on top and Gingrich as VP. Romney for the independents and liberal Republicans and Gingrich to hold the conservatives, make Biden look the fool in a debate, and keep Romney “honest” when governing. “Voodoo economics” was Bush’s criticism of Reagan. Still, they got on together. So, can Romney and Gingrich. Plus, Gingrich may not have or cannot qualify for later primary ballots. Now, if I could just get these guys to stop yelling at each other.

  • LINO

    Lest we forget Newt’s observation that: Women should not serve in combat roles as they are prone to infection.
    Yes–focus on the House and Senate. You’ll get a real shot at the Presidency in 2016.

  • Sooo, LINO, we are a financially bankrupt country, with an imminently unsustainable social welfare system, where a majority of citizens believe that impoverishing people somehow leads to wealth for all, and the same number of people are swayed by neo-pagan beliefs, and that’s the best you’ve got? Does your acronym stand for Lucid In Name Only?

  • i just dont think newt can win or is good for the party … but who knows im no expert . i do enjoy listening to him in the debates but in other venues some of the things he has said really piss me off

  • LINO

    If Newt is your answer, and that’s your list of problems? You’ll be in for a longer list of problems. If the will of the majority is faulty, as you suggest, you’ll find that you are living in a country that is, by design, doomed to accede to that will.
    On the other hand, I do agree that we’re going to be in for a very entertaining series of debates.

  • LINO

    Want to hear a roguish opinion? I think that the Republicans only really want the Presidency to control the Supreme Court.

  • JGL

    Newt will be appealing to the center right, thats not the problem, the problem is the center left.

    If the center left is left with no paletable candidate they may well vote again for Mr Sartoro fearing a run of the mill, old school white man.

    That in the form of John MCain and deep hatred and feelings of mistrust for Bush by the center left is why Mr. Sartoro won in the first


    Mr. Romney may be a better choice for this reason alone, in this our country’s scitzo frame of mind.

    The challange is to win the presidency, my concern is more with the selection of the vice president, the vice president can be a more

    conservative choice, like Marko Rubio, Allen West or Chris Cristy, this is key.

    They choices will serve two purposes.

    1. Serve to keep the presidents feet to the conservative fire and

    2. The vice president would be in the presidential incubator, training to take the reins after eight years.

    These three men are young, conservative minded and will grow nicely into the position.

    There needs to be fourty years of conservative common sense in leadership of our country to turn this massive ship in the “proper”


    The liberal power that drains our focus and strength must be stopped out through success in competition not through “bi partisan

    cooperation” .

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