Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich visits the Hoover Institution
Posted on 02/15/2012 4:51:52 PM PST by red flanker
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential primary candidate, visited the Hoover Institution on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, for a series of meetings with Hoover fellows to discuss a broad range of issues, from health care to current economic conditions in the United States and abroad to national security.
Gingrich asked for and received fellows assessments of the problems associated with these issues and the fellows suggestions for solutions. Among those participating in the meetings were Hoover Institution director John Raisian; former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz; former members of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers Michael Boskin, Edward Lazear, and John Taylor; and retired chief of naval operations Admiral Gary Roughead. They were joined by fellows expert on the US budget, politics, education policy, legal constitutional issues, taxation, and international relations.
"Assuming you accept the characterization of Newt as formidable and brilliant, but uneven and possessing an erratic temperament, then whose conclusionDr. Sowell's or Dr. Rahe'syou're likely to favor comes down to your own risk attitude. The higher your propensity for risk in, say, your investment portfolio, the more likely you are to choose Gingrich as your candidate. But the more risk averse among us will err toward Romney, who's perceived to be the safer choice.
As for medespite continuous findings that women are significantly more risk averse than men (which, come to think of it, could very well play a role in Gingrich's low favorability ratings among women)I'm risk favorable, and I would tend to side with Thomas Sowell's conclusion."
Note how the mass media report the visit and neglect to mention all the named (and unnamed) fellows of Hoover Institution who met with Newt. If Dr. Sowell (who the major media most always makes sure to ignore) was at the meeting, he most likely enjoyed the time to exchange ideas.
Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was already appointed a Hoover Institution Distinguished Visiting Fellow in 1999.
“Newt Gingrich is a superb generator of ideas and vision relating to the well-being of our society,” said Hoover Institution Director John Raisian. “Hoover’s theme of ‘Ideas Defining a Free Society’ coincides with Newt’s talents and interests. His specific interest of looking at technology in our locale is also a terrific fit as we engage one another. Newt is a leading figure in the United States and we are delighted to have him join us as a colleague.”
Anyone who thinks Romney is the “safe choice” in this election is not a conservative. Newt is risky because he can flip flop on things like individual mandates, global warming, amnesty and propose massive government programs while calling for deficit reduction.
Thanks for the ping jaz. Would have liked to know if Newt met with Dr. Sowell, but I s’pose that will pop up in later news.
I fully suspect he did and believe we’ll be seeing an article from Dr. Sowell regarding it, I hope soon. :-)
Yes, me too.
Correct. They are Republican Party functionaries whose livelihood depends on the Republican Party. Or, as Sarah Palin calls them, career politicians.
Newt is risky because he can flip flop on things like individual mandates, global warming, amnesty and propose massive government programs while calling for deficit reduction.
Many times what are considered flip-flops are simply brainstorming out loud. His picture with Nancy Pelosi was dumb but he only said he thought they could work together to come up with a solution. That does not mean he agreed with her on the issue. His solution may have been to wait and see what the results would be of doing nothing.
As President he would not be shooting from the hip. He would have many advisors to discuss things with and there is little he could accomplish without working with others. Remember how effective he was as Speaker when Bill Clinton was President. That is the kind of President he would be.
Regardless, I don't think there will be an election this year.
Among those participating in the meetings were Hoover Institution director John Raisian; former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz; former members of the President's Council of Economic Advisers Michael Boskin, Edward Lazear, and John Taylor; and retired chief of naval operations Admiral Gary Roughead.
Most, if not all of these descriptions, fit Dr. Sowell.
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