I so agree with you, and this is an excellent example of why. He can take an issue and make it simple to understand and logical. I've been trying to figure out why the “Republican Machine” wanted Romney over Gingrich. Could it be 1) looks; 2) able to raise more money; 3) of course, Gingrich's “baggage” will be touted, but that doesn't seem feasible, otherwise they would have gone with Santorum or Bachmann.
Because the Republican Machine is driven by RINOism and Romney is an uber RINO and Newt isn't. Just that simple.
The RNC knows that should Newt become President he will try and restrain government and trim/cut government programs. That would mean (horror of horrors) a reduction in the RNC's power. Can't have that. By promoting Romney they get a guy that will pretty much leave things the way they are or maybe promote a few more poorly thought out government programs.
As you may know I was a big Newt supporter, and the only explanation I can offer is that Gingrich is his own man... Romney will do what the party tells him to do
This election called for someone that can clearly explain/sell conservatism to a politically bewildered populace, just as the Gipper did.
Alas, the RNC chose to help destroy Gingrich instead... what class he has then to offer his unqualifed support and formidable communication skills to the Romney campaign, a REAL team-player.
If you look back, Newt ONLY went negative on Romney when forced to... this is the same FHS Gingrich that led in Iowa and won in NC. I’m not so sure I could have forgiven Mitt for what he did in FLA, but none of us want it to be Obama... so here we are.
GO GET ‘EM Mr Speaker
The RINO Party's political identity centers around its ability to "work with" Democrats. This requires that they maintain the fiction that "working with" Democrats is necessary and desirable. The worst thing that could happen for a RINO would be for the public to realize refusing to work with Democrats would be better than trying to "work with" them to implement their agenda less badly.