Bump for an awesome post! I think you have a great perspective from England to see what a lot here can’t see! What an unbeatable combination that would be.
Let’s all pray that God hears us and sends these great conservative fighters who will LEAD, not just play politics!
I believe if Newt and Rick would team up together, and soon, they could take Romney down very quickly.
I also believe the two together could have an amazing cultural influence on our country, not just politically but bringing back an affection and respect for all around cultural conservatism, dignity and goodness.
If they would or could team up, Gov. Romney would fold like a cheap table.
One thing I have noticed - I watch debates and speeches which kind FReepers (thank you CW, TitansAFC, onyx, hoosiermama and several others!) post links to twice - once with the sound on then again on mute to concentrate solely on body language - is that the Speaker and Senator Santorum have no dislike for each other. They could work together easily.
Should work together.
But of course, there is the big problem. Who leads? In all honesty, I could accept either way around and would work my heart out for that ticket. There are many good people here who work for their candidate hard - not just posting articles of interest, but defending, explaining and fighting hard for who they think is right. That is as it should be.
My preference is the guy with the detailed plans, who has the serious talent at his back, not just endorsing him, but actively working on and writing policy. There are people I respect on here who want the guy who completely lives social conservatism, and they have good points. The Rust Belt isn’t the South. Staying a good conservative in a Rust Belt state is hard. An 88% rating is amazingly good.
Give him a solid Congress and Senate and watch him soar. Because Sen. Santorum is right. A moral life is important. More important for the one person who is selected as the face of the USA to the world. I could get behind the Senator, simply because what he says, he means. The Speaker, I will get behind with pleasure - he says what you have not even thought of yet.
One simple thing I want to see either Speaker Gingrich or Sen. Santorum do is get out from behind the lectern. Neither of them need it for notes and it sends a clear and powerful message - “Here I am. I want to be your president and there is nothing in the way between you and me.”
Been doing some calls for Newt - I can’t contribute to his campaign in any other way (not legally or ethically, at least), though I do send an email every few days or so with suggestions to his campaign team.
My average call time sucks since folk get an English accent on the phone and they want to talk a lot! I get passed from person to person in the house so they can hear my “cute” accent before we can get down to brass tacks. Still great fun though and it beats watching TV!