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Gingrich seeks new Contract with America
WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/11/07 | Art Moore

Posted on 02/11/2007 9:05:26 PM PST by B Knotts

The "Republican Revolution" of 1994 has become a faint glint in America's rearview mirror, but in the aftermath of the GOP's midterm thrashing, chief architect Newt Gingrich contends there's no better time than now to "re-launch the movement of Goldwater, Reagan and the Contract with America."

In the run-up to Labor Day, when he'll decide whether to vie for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, the former House speaker plans a kind of anti-campaign, vowing to eschew 30-second sound-bites in favor of a grass-roots, locally focused effort to apply conservative solutions to problems, and, ultimately, "force change" on Washington.

"We ought to spend all of 2007 as Americans talking about solutions," he told WND before speaking at the recent National Review Conservative Summit in Washington.

Conventional wisdom says any serious candidate for president in 2008 needs to enter the race now, but Gingrich considers that nonsense.

"It is way too early," he told WND. "This entire process is a full employment act for consultants. It has no meaning to reality. It drains the candidates, it focuses them on fundraising – how can you possibly have a rational campaign in February of 2007 to explain what you will do in 2009?

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"This idea that you've got to run for an entire year to get permission to run for an entire year, to finally get permission to have the country mad at you just strikes me as nuts," Gingrich told WND. "And people who want to go run should run. But I think it's a very banal way to spend a year of your life, and I think it actually weakens your ability to understand the country and weakens your ability to gather the ideas we need to govern."

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: contract; contractwithamerica; electionpresident; elections; gingrich; gop; newt; newtgingrich
Lots more to read. Click the link for the whole (long) story. Newt points out that Dean raised the most money before the primaries, but did not end up the nominee.
1 posted on 02/11/2007 9:05:29 PM PST by B Knotts
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To: B Knotts; newheart; Prov3456; beckysueb; Tolik; RebekahT; BUSHdude2000; Jet Jaguar; familyop; ...
Newt '08 PING

FReepmail me to get on/off the Newt '08 Ping List

A Voice for Freedom: Newt Gingrich

2 posted on 02/11/2007 9:06:46 PM PST by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: B Knotts

for later read


3 posted on 02/11/2007 9:09:28 PM PST by malia (President Bush: I won't change my principals to be popular.)
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To: B Knotts

How about one upholding our God given, inalienable right to life?


4 posted on 02/11/2007 9:22:39 PM PST by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: B Knotts

OO OO ,, Whirled Nut Dilly OO OO ,,


Oops sorry, never mind,, wrong thread and topic. :-}

If nothing else, NewT can elevate the level of the debates that lay ahead. 13 years latest , the Contract with America seems like ancient history, one we could learn from as a party today


5 posted on 02/11/2007 9:26:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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later = latest


6 posted on 02/11/2007 9:27:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: B Knotts
Dean, who in the previous presidential campaign quickly lost his surprising early lead when the primaries began

Yeah, he was in "the lead" til people actually voted. lol.

7 posted on 02/11/2007 9:30:27 PM PST by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: B Knotts
It may seem crazy, but Newt might be on to something. Reams have been written on this site about Newt's ethical problems and "unelectability", and they give me pause as well, but anyone trying to give the Republican party back the vision it's been sorely lacking for the last 8 years deserves at least a look. And who knows, eschewing traditional fundraising and organization for a grassroots guerrilla campaign might just be crazy enough to work. Perot got 19% of the popular vote that way, and he was a third party candidate with some nut ball ideas who sat out the heart of the campaign season. As for the polls, there's a whole lotta baseball left to be played. For examples, see Dean, Howard, and Gephardt, Richard.

Regardless, even if it doesn't lead to Newt running for president, efforts like this can only help the Republican party and the conservative movement. After the intellectually bankrupt campaign we ran in 2006, we certainly could use it.
8 posted on 02/11/2007 9:43:53 PM PST by The Pack Knight
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To: The Pack Knight

Most of the Newt bashing somes from those who have their own pet candidate. Very childish.

Newt could save the party!


9 posted on 02/11/2007 10:04:04 PM PST by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: Lesforlife
FYI, Newt is pro-life:

Exclusive “American View” Interview: Newt Gingrich On Abortion, Homosexuality, Biblical Government; Rejects “Narrow” View Of Our Founders

L: Sure. You think abortion should be a crime?

G: (Pause) I think that abortion should not be legal, and I think that how you would implement that I’m not sure.

L: OK, I’m not sure what that means —- it should not be legal. Would you make it a law that would consider it a crime to perform an abortion, or for a woman to have one? Should there be any legal protection for the unborn as far as you’re concerned?

G: There should be. And I think the focus has been on doctors performing abortions. And in that sense that we want to move the society as rapidly as we can that people should select adoption rather than abortion and that choosing abortion is not acceptable.


10 posted on 02/11/2007 10:06:38 PM PST by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: B Knotts

Gingrich stopped the 40 years of Dem domination of the House, so we shouldn't underestimate him.

But if he would pull this out -- win the presidency and regain Congress for the Republicans, he would deserve to be called SuperNewt.


11 posted on 02/11/2007 10:11:11 PM PST by FairOpinion (Tell Congress: Work for Victory in Iraq. Stop Hillary. Go to: http://www.TheVanguard.org)
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To: B Knotts

Actually Newt is positioning himself well. The other guys will have just about played themselves out when he comes along. They might even be a little tired of it all by then.

He is one clever guy!


12 posted on 02/11/2007 10:11:23 PM PST by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: TheLion

Exactly. It's way too early for me to have decided who I'm willing to support as the Republican nominee, but Newt is the only one so far who has promoted conservative principals on a national level. As for the pet candidates, all the other candidates have their own problems. Giuliani has too many liberal positions on domestic issues. McCain seems to think the media vote in the Republican primary rather than Republicans.

Duncan Hunter, and man, am I going to take some flak here, looks like nothing more than your typical career congressman to me. As chairman of the Armed Services Committee, he's committed a cardinal sin in my book, that of using Defense appropriations maintain our military as another public works boondoggle rather than allowing it to be reformed for the future. He justifies it by saying he's protecting the "Arsenal of Democracy". Give me a break.


13 posted on 02/12/2007 12:14:03 AM PST by The Pack Knight
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To: TheLion
Newt could save the party!

From the ones I see out there hustling for nomination, methinks only Newt could save the party.

14 posted on 02/12/2007 2:06:55 AM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: TheLion; FairOpinion

If you didn't hear or see this speech, check it out here. If every American watched any 10 minutes of this great speech, Newt would win in a landslide.

http://www.newt.org/multimedia/default.asp?mi=394

Also be sure to visit http://www.DraftNewt.org


15 posted on 02/12/2007 2:07:17 AM PST by BUSHdude2000 (Gingrich 2008)
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To: B Knotts

Cool. Thanks for posting this- BTTT!


16 posted on 02/12/2007 2:36:41 AM PST by ovrtaxt (I not only want my child left behind, but left alone for me to direct, not some bureaucrat.)
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To: B Knotts
Newt Gingrich contends there's no better time than now to "re-launch the movement of Goldwater, Reagan and the Contract with America."

Good idea. The alternative is bat-winged Hillary's Sovietized America.

17 posted on 02/12/2007 2:58:16 AM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: B Knotts

If the Republican Party seriously did do another Contract with America months prior to November '06, then the Republicans may have had a much better result instead of a complete takeover of the Democrat Party. Also, the Republicans badly failed to practice what they preached over and over about smaller government, fiscal discipline, deregulation reforms, privatization reforms, fully enforcing all of the present laws throughout the entire U.S. that deal with illegal immigration, doing everything that they could do to create a balanced budget every year, the list goes on and on-all of these things combined cost the Republicans their majority status. I'm still waiting for the Republican Party in general and at every political level to wake up from their last defeat, and I don't know if they definitely will. Having "establishment" Republicans in leadership positions at the federal level and choosing "pro-amnesty for illegal immigrants" Senator Mel Martinez to co-chair the Republican National Committee isn't a good start IMHO!


18 posted on 02/12/2007 4:31:56 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: B Knotts
Gingrich seeks new Contract with America

American citizens already have a contract. It's called the Constitution. Try following it and watch us prosper!

19 posted on 02/12/2007 5:43:25 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: B Knotts
Gingrich contends technology has changed the rules. We live in an instant media environment, he said, yet "we're told it takes a year of hiring expensive consultants, expensive pollsters, expensive fund-raisers to gather an expensive network in order to spend the money to become Howard Dean."

He's right about that. Before Iowa everyone in the MSM had practically crowned Howard Dean the dem nominee. He seemed a shoe in. Remember?

Newt's not going to go sit in the shadows until next fall. He's going to be out there, working with the base forming and fighting for conservative solutuions to the problems the country faces today. Newt's got a whole lot to offer and I'm glad he's on our side. I hope he decides to run.

20 posted on 02/12/2007 6:26:31 AM PST by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: B Knotts

I assume he'll have a book to sell this summer.


21 posted on 02/12/2007 7:55:29 AM PST by George W. Bush
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To: B Knotts

That's nice but I don't recall any mention of protecting
pre-born infants from the butcher's knife in the last
Contract for America and I don't expect to see one
in this sham either.


22 posted on 02/12/2007 12:11:47 PM PST by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: BUSHdude2000

Thanks for the links!


23 posted on 02/12/2007 5:09:58 PM PST by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: Lesforlife

Are you having problems believing Newt is pro-life or are you upset it's not a part of this Contract?


24 posted on 02/12/2007 5:13:23 PM PST by BUSHdude2000 (Gingrich 2008)
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To: The Pack Knight

Newt IS electable.

Some will never vote for him.

Many.. MANY will listen to what he has to say, and the majority of them WILL vote for him if he decides to run.


25 posted on 02/12/2007 5:23:10 PM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: B Knotts
I have said, and beleive, that he has been successfully demonized in the popular (maggot) press.

Still, with Hannity pushing Guiliani and with "Mad Jack" McCain waiting in the wings, I'm willing to give Newt a chance.

I would like to vote for a conservative.

26 posted on 02/12/2007 5:26:14 PM PST by LibKill (ENOUGH! Take the warning labels off everything and let Saint Darwin do his job.)
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To: BUSHdude2000

I'm upset at 40 years of killing 50 million innocents.

Time to do more than posture like the repubs do every 4 years.

Enough is enough!


27 posted on 02/12/2007 7:17:54 PM PST by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: Lesforlife

So what is your solution? Who is your pro-life favorite for 2008?


28 posted on 02/12/2007 7:19:47 PM PST by BUSHdude2000 (Gingrich 2008)
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To: BUSHdude2000

Tancredo


29 posted on 02/12/2007 7:49:05 PM PST by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13!!!!!)
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To: Lesforlife

So when Tancredo finishes toward the bottom of the pack, are you done or will you support another candidate? Is he the only pro-life candidate?


30 posted on 02/12/2007 7:56:11 PM PST by BUSHdude2000 (Gingrich 2008)
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To: Lesforlife

I'd love to see a guy like Tancredo win, but it ain't gonna happen.


31 posted on 02/12/2007 7:58:59 PM PST by RockinRight (When Chuck Norris goes to bed at night, he checks under the bed for Jack Bauer.)
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