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Cheney: Don't Underestimate Newt Gingrich
Reaganite Republican ^ | December 13, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 12/13/2011 9:34:18 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

Former VP Cheney spoke with CNN yesterday, re. his own personal experiences in dealing with him:
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"The thing I remember about Newt, we came to Congress together at the same time, '78, and when Newt showed up, he said, 'We can become the majority. We can take back the House of Representatives,'" Cheney said on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront."

He continued, "We hadn't had the House since the 1940s. And initially, none of us believed it- but he was persistent. And he was tenacious. He kept it up and kept it up and kept it up. And finally by '94, he's the newly elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a Republican majority."

Cheney said the success Gingrich enjoyed as a political player should serve as a warning to his fellow candidates.

"I wouldn't underestimate him" Cheney said.
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More Noot in the Nooz:

As regards foreign policy -the hot button for this peace-through-strength (Reaganite) Republican- Caroline Glick has an excellent column in which she refers to Gingrich as "a fresh hope" for the Muddled East in general... and besieged Israel in particular:

Under Obama, the last three years of US abandonment of the truth about Israel for Palestinian lies has made the region less stable, Israel more vulnerable, the US less respected and US interests more threatened.

Gingrich's statement of truth was not an act of irresponsible flame throwing. It was the beginning of an antidote to Obama's abandonment of truth and reason in favor of lies and appeasement. And as such, it was not a cause for anger. It was a cause for hope.

More -here-
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Then Jay Clarke in the American Thinker today on what to make of Newt's much-hyped 'baggage':

Newt Gingrich has had his share of pain and loss. And failure. 

In a way that most Americans will never experience. His errors cost him two marriages. He's paid the price in his personal life. 

Many times over. 

His personal failings have been widely publicized, editorialized, and embellished. Most of us cannot imagine the level of pain and humiliation involved when one's personal and private failures are made public and laid bare for all to see. 

Newt has lived it. And, by all appearances, he's a better man today because of it. Smarter. More insightful. And wiser. Pretty good traits for a president to have.

More -here-
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American Thinker   CNN 


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: cheney; gingrich; interview; newt

1 posted on 12/13/2011 9:34:29 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

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2 posted on 12/13/2011 9:36:02 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Newt is not a “safe” choice. He has moments of extreme brilliance - and moments of extreme stupidity.

But ... these are not safe times. Six months ago Newt was polling in the low single digits. Who thought he’d get this far?


3 posted on 12/13/2011 9:43:44 AM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: Reaganite Republican
Many conservatives remember Newt, the way he was. Dick Cheney is remembering Newt as he was 15-30 years ago, not as he is today.

Newt was a bulldog in the 80’s and a revolutionary in the 90’s. Today Newt is no longer a Reaganite and with his numerous progressive tendencies Newt's conservative credentials are suspect. Scrutinize Newt's record in recent years and folk's will see his ethical and moral downside failings and lapses in good judgment can't be ignored.

4 posted on 12/13/2011 9:55:24 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reaganite Republican
Cheney: Don't Underestimate Newt Gingrich

That could be difficult depending on the criteria. Bigger danger would be overestimating him (as regards conservatism) which many on FR seem to have done.


5 posted on 12/13/2011 9:56:56 AM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: I Shall Endure

“Six months ago Newt was polling in the low single digits. Who thought he’d get this far?”

As Huckabee, Barbour, Daniels, Cain et al dropped out a lot of people figured he would.

Basically, now Romney and Gingrich split the moderate establishment vote and the others split the more conservative vote.


6 posted on 12/13/2011 10:19:59 AM PST by ngat
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