Newt is the better vote for your stated purposes.
Your preference duly noted. I consider NG an option, but at this time he is not my preference.
My message to him and all candidates... they need to campaign to the general public to show that they have suitable support with independents, moderates, and even some Dems; so we know that a nominee can run a viable campaign in the fall.
AND - I want to say more of why I think we should all “Rally 4 Rick!” (pending) - Even if this deal were made, even Rick would have to use the next 5 months to prove that he was ready for the general election, and the WH! If he were not viable with the US public, then conservative delegates would have to decide who is.