Skip to comments.Let's get back to basics... 10 minutes with former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich
Posted on 03/28/2005 5:14:40 AM PST by SJackson
Newt Gingrich's latest prescription for what ails the body politic is contained in his new book, "Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America."
On Wednesday, I called the former house speaker and leader of the Republican Revolution of 1994 in Rome, Italy:
Q: What's your quickest, TV-show description of your new book?
A: I think we need a grass-roots focus on very large-scale change in Washington, and I thought that describing "a 21st-century contract with America" was the best way to begin to galvanize and arouse that kind of grass-roots support.
Q: You say there are five threats that could undermine or eliminate the United States in the 21st century. The most serious threat would be terrorism and rogue dictators. What do you propose to do that President Bush is not already doing?
A: Well, we need to do a whole series of steps. We need to actually get control of both of our borders so that we know who's coming into the United States in a serious kind of way. We need to have a much stronger homeland defense system so that we could survive either a biological or nuclear attack. We need to understand that we're engaged in a long war that may last 30 to 50 or 70 years with the irreconcilable wing of Islam, and that is going to require developing much better instruments of public diplomacy and much better instruments of trying to change Middle Eastern society. We also have to understand that our intelligence system is much too small to take on all the different challenges we have around the world.
Q: Do you have any concern with what our friend Pat Buchanan would call the Wilsonian policy of interventionism that the Bush administration is accused of pursuing?
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Newt Gingrich is easily the most brilliant thinker we have in Washington, DC. It is a shame there is only one Newt Gingrich!
Gingrich wants to run for prez in '08. Don't seeing him being viable. However, it would be possible for him to serve in a Cabinet position in the next administration if he shows himself to be a team player. Fair or not, he is considered a maverick by the GOP establishment.
Absolutely the best candidate for President in 2008...
However I believe America does not want the best..
America seems to want a RINO.. instead..
And we will have a RINO..
And he/she may not win against the Beast..
The Beast will run.. probably with McLaim as VeeP..
The fix is in.
I would count Rudy G and George P out.
I like Rice/ Coulter.. myself.. or Ingraham
Gingrich/Rice would put two of the best on the ticket.
Did you notice how he left out Saford and Pawtlenty?
Governors, not senators become President, and he knows that.
There's probably going to be at least a dozen canidates in 2008, and the cream will rise to the top.
Its only 2005, in 3 years, alot can and will change.
Bill Frist, Rudy Giuliani, George Pataki, George Allen, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum as a potential candidates.
Given that, I would not be surprised to see George W. and Rove "convince" Cheney, for the good of the party, to partner-up with Rice. UNBEATABLE!!
Bush's fundraising machine, Rove & Mehlman's abilities, Cheney's 'gravitas', and Rice NEXT in line (should Cheney's health impact his ability to do 4 years).
Oh yeah...our best, if not ONLY alternative to the Hildabeast/MSM juggernaught.
True... Oh! but for a bit of Newt in the ointment..
Newt is no, "I'm a Uniter not a divider", oxy-moron..
Newtie would dose the State Department with Ex-Lax..
And let the democrats wipe it all up..
He'd go through the Clinton appointees(still serving) like a housewife hitting a spider on the kitchen counter with a broom..