Yes, he calls himself the ultimate insider, I assume he knows how to play the game, but this really isn’t a game.
We need someone who is a bit more mentally stable than Ross Perot and doesn’t fly off the handle talking about moon bases and putting children on the federal payroll. There are issues that are more down to earth and immediate to the average person. People who need a job do not relate to moonbases and other federal boondoggles.
Now, if he called for replacing the entire welfare bureaucracy with a single streamlined agency, that instead of social engineering and Orwellian control of the people -gobbling up 75% of welfare budgets - we will simply give the poor cash and send them on their way, if they can’t figure out that rent and food comes first, then that is their problem. We could double the benefits with half the budget.
If he did that, he would literally be able to walk into the White House.
He won’t. He still thinks welfare was fixed with “welfare reform”. Romney won’t, he doesn’t think about the poor at all I think.
The GOP could stomp the “party of the poor”. Imagine he spin from the MSM when the GOP promises to “double welfare benefits and all in cash”.
Democrats aren’t and never were interested in helping the poor, they would apoplectic about such a proposal and condemn it as harmful to the poor. lol. “What will they ever do without us leftists to hold their hands and control their lives??”
You seem very misinformed.
[People who need a job do not relate to moonbases and other federal boondoggles.]
A moonbase as a goal is not about having a moonbase. It is about a goal that enthuses people about math and science again. Do you have any idea how many technologies we take for granted today originated in the first moon program ? And Newt did not even propose NASA be funded to do open-ended research, but just dangling carrots out in the form of X-prizes for winners of competitions that meet the requirement for each stage. A $100M prize can spur billions of dollars of research by private companies.
[Now, if he called for replacing the entire welfare bureaucracy with a single streamlined agency ...
If he did that, he would literally be able to walk into the White House.]
Funny, Newt has spoken often of consolidating the 70+ federal welfare programs into a single program, and eliminating the double-dipping. He rightly takes credit for the first welfare reform, but plans a second more radical reform that collapses all the various programs into one.