Skip to comments.Gingrich Looking Churchillian In Political Comeback
Posted on 01/21/2012 8:17:06 AM PST by w4women
Leadership: A great debater. Politically polarizing. Prone to great error, but also prone to spectacular success. Steeped in history. Politically brilliant. Unorthodox. Audacious.
All these qualities were once used to describe Winston Churchill. Today, you might use the same words to describe Newt Gingrich. Sound absurd? Not when you think about it.
Churchill, like Gingrich, was a brilliant politician with a powerful sense of the occasion.
Sometimes prickly, often witty, but never dull, his career had lots of ups and downs ranging from being blamed for the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in World War I to being credited as the father of the British welfare state not exactly a compliment among conservatives, then or now.
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I thought clement atlee created the British welfare state?
Churchill did not support social engineering and never thought that government central planning could be smarter than the marketplace. He acknowledged the fact that higher taxes are not the road to prosperity, embraced a pre-Hayekian opposition to central economic planning, and thought that socialism and all its ilk was dangerous and immoral.
Obama will give us Newt