Skip to comments.Gingrich scores endorsement from Tea Party Nation founder
Posted on 09/26/2011 9:34:09 PM PDT by freespirited
The founder of the Tea Party Nation one of the largest coordinated groups in the conservative Tea Party movement announced Monday that he would endorse former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
"Gingrich is the candidate who has the vision to fundamentally change the Federal Government. Gingrich has the unique capabilities to be the field general. He is the big idea man, much as Ronald Reagan was," Judson Philips, founder of the group, wrote in a blog post Monday.
Philips is the second prominent Tea Party leader to endorse Gingrich this month, after Allen Olson, chairman of the Columbia Tea Party, announced two weeks ago he was joining the campaign.
There is only one candidate for president who is leading on what I believe are the underlying issues this country faces, Olson said in a statement. Not only is this candidate talking about serious issues, he is providing real solutions.
The Gingrich campaign hopes to gain some traction from the high-profile endorsements, as well a from a policy address later this week in Iowa in which Gingrich plans to lay out an updated "Contract with America." Gingrich has been struggling to move out of the single digits in polls of the Republican primary.
Gingrich has been among the most active candidates in cultivating Tea Party support, meeting with leaders across the country and launching an online social networking tool to solicit ideas from Tea Party activists.
Gingrich’s campaign is down in the noise. Maybe he would do better to try to get Herman Cain’s ear.
The man’s a fraud.
He and his freind Nancy pelosi can pass all their global warming laws that way.
I have a feeling that Tea Party Nation is going to lose a whole lot of members over this.
Seriously, i thought Newt dropped out of the race weeks ago.
Gingrich is an excellent strategist, and articulates a great agenda. He lost the SoCons with his personal shortcomings. That’s half the battle.
Better than endorsing that alien love Perry.
It’s mighty presumptious to assume TP folks engage in some form of ‘groupthink’ and/or follow a ‘leader’.
Truly conservative individuals do their own thinking based on the facts and their own understanding of what it means to taking back this country.
Mr. Gingrich may be a fine man with honorable intentions, but I doubt he will win the hearts and minds of the Tea Party at large by an endorsement by an alleged ‘leader’. It’ll have to be done the old fashoned way: he’ll have to earn it.
His lack of infrastructure for his campaign makes me wonder if he’s really running, or setting up book promotions and enhanced speaking fees.
Has anyone found a Gingrich field office?
Call me not impressed.
Newt has spent too many night’s on Nancy’s AGW couch. He has far too much baggage and a lot of social conservatives don’t trust him. Neither should fiscal conservatives after his couch sitting.
More Judson Phillips bullshit. He represents no one. And his alliance with GOProud and the Ron Paul doofuses agains the E-Verify bill the other day showed how slippery he is.
I did not know that within the Tea Party movement there were specific groups with registered, enumerated, named members using the Tea Party cognomen. It sounds like someone wants to form a third party called the Tea Party.
Never heard of either Judson or Olson. That’s the appeal of the Tea Party, their leaders stay quiet as much as possible and let the people do the talking. Now, did these guys get Newt to renege on his idiotic GoreBullWarming position?
I have lost count of the “prominent” people I have never heard of. Same goes for Republican “activists.”
I’ve always liked Newt, and as long as he doesn’t preach a false Christ, I have no problems with a shabby walk, because mine isn’t one I can shine a light on.
Would Newt stand up for the unborn? Would Newt stand up for Israel? Would Newt try and find a way to take this debt burdon off my grandson’s back? I think so. So I have no problem with a Newt on any ticket or as part of any adminsitration. It’d be easy for me to pull the lever for Newt over Obama.
His messin with Hitlery on her single payer socialized medicine and his flirtation with Nancy Pelosi with the destructive "gang-green" concept of cap-n-trade in line with Gore's Global warping are too huge of sins for a consistent conservative American leader!!!
Shouldn’t be goofing around with the gay crowd.
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