I think when people see that Newt keeps him promises as in say the Contract With America. When they see that he reduced government spending, balanced the Federal Budget and reformed welfare they just might conclude that Newt is the kind of insider they would like to see back in the inside.
Very well said.
The Democrats have a problem with Gingrich. They've used the "Clinton Economy" for years as a weapon to bash Bush and Republicans. But if Gingrich is the nominee, he can creditably (to many voters) claim credit for that as well. He can say the he actually balanced the budget, enacted welfare reform, and did it with a President of the opposite party in the White House, proving that good ideas can get bipartisan support if the right people are in charge. Yada yada....
That's just a tough nut for Obama to crack. For all his flaws, and the sense that he's a "retread", Newt can sell a record that Obama can't come close to matching.