WHAT WAS NEWT LIKE? FROM SOMEONE WHO WORKED WITH HIM UP CLOSE.
Tony Blankley hightlights Newt Gingrich’s leadership strength and what he actually accomplished.
INSIGHTFUL LOOK AT NEWT
Romney is widely recognized for his business experience in job creations. Especially in a highly partisan congress, it takes knowledge, insight, experience, skill, for a president to be able to work with congress to create legislation, budget, to foster a business friendly and job producing environment for businessmen like Romney to be successful.
There’s the main difference between the two front runners.
NEWT GINGRICH’S POSITION ON IMMIGRATION
As for Newt Gingrich, his position on immigration is just one of the items in the “baggage” he has to overcome. But what the voters have to overcome is an insistence on a perfect candidate. Ronald Reagan, after all, supported an immigrant amnesty bill, but that did not prevent him from being a great president otherwise.
A Republican Congress would be unlikely to make that mistake again, even if a Republican president wanted to. The big question for 2012 is whether Republicans will win Congress and/or the White House. If Democrats win Congress and the White House in 2012, amnesty is virtually certain, along with other disasters.
THE LATEST NBC/WSJ POLL
“Polls showing Newt Gingrich strongly ahead of Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential race continue to pour in. The latest: A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey finds former House Speaker Gingrich leading former Massachusetts Gov. Romney 40 percent to 23 percent among likely GOP voters. That’s the biggest lead any candidate has held in the poll this year.
The other candidates trail far behind: Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 9 percent support, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann with 8 percent support, Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 6 percent, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman with 5 percent, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum with 3 percent.”
WOULD YOU CAST YOUR VOTE ON THE IDEAL CANDIDATE GETTING SINGLE DIGIT POLL CONSISTENTLY, OR USE YOUR VOTE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE TOP 2, ONE OF WHOM WILL GET TO BE THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE TO FACE OBAMA?
Santorum and Bachmann are the two candidates that I feel are conservatives and trustworthy. But their polls are so low among republicans that the chance of any higher support from the independents are not likely. I need to decide who will be best to defeat Obama, who has the means and strength politically to reverse the course of our economic woes, the core belief to protect our religious (CHRISTIAN) freedom, and the vision and mission to defend our country and our friends from acts of foreign hostility.
We Cannot Afford 4 More Years of Obama Administration.
“I’ve made no secret of the fact that I believe Mitt Romney, notwithstanding some obvious flaws, is the superior candidate. In the end, however, what unites Republicans is greater than any division . . . and that is the absolute imperative of preventing another four years of ruinous Obama policies.”
By Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host
CANDIDATES ON ISSUES