Skip to comments.Thomas Sowell: Gingrich Is the Only One Who Can Debate Obama
Posted on 03/10/2012 1:25:20 AM PST by Marguerite
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Newt Gingrichs baggage:
PhD, History, Tulane University, 1971
MA, Tulane University, 1968
BA, Modern European History, Emory University, 1965
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1979-1999
Speaker, United States House of Representatives, 1995-1998
Chair, Republican National Convention, 1996
Republican Whip, United States House of Representatives, 1989-1994
Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, present
Founder, Center for Health Transformation, 2003-present
Honorary Chairman, NanoBusiness Alliance, 2000-present
Founder, Gingrich Group, 1999-present
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1999-present
News and Political Analyst, FOX News Channel, 1999-2011
Guest Professor, Kennesaw State College, September 1993
Professor, History and Environmental Studies, West Georgia College, 1970-1978
Distinguished Visiting Scholar/Professor, National Defense University
Chair, American Solutions Political Action Committee, present
General Chair, American Solutions for Winning the Future, present
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, Committee on the Present Danger
Advisory Board Member, Common Good
Co-Founder, Conservative Opportunity Society
Member, Terrorism Task Force, Council on Foreign Relations
Honorary Member, East Cobb Rotary
Advisory Board Member, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Editorial Board Member, Johns Hopkins University Journal, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Founding Member, Project Vote Smart
Founder, Young Republicans Club, Emory University
Former Chairman, GOPAC
All the FOX hosts and RINO radio gang are constantly asking every single caller or guest they talk to who is critical of Romney whether they will vote for him over Obama if he wins the primary. I’m getting sick and tired of hearing that every single time anyone says a bad thing about Romney. I never realized how many of these guys rely on RNC talking points. They’re trying to drill the meme into people’s heads that they must vote Romney and also doing a nice misdirection off of the criticism, forcing the critic to say something positive about Romney. I don’t think I’ve heard one yet say they won’t vote for Romney against Obama.
Dr. Milton R. Wolf: ‘Mitt beat Rick, but Newt beat Barack.
Only one Republican has made Obama squirm’
“While the mainstream media stayed focused on the game of checkers between Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum, Mr. Gingrich forced President Obama into an astonishing game of chess.
In a 30-minute video titled $2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs, Mr. Gingrich unveiled his vision for renewed American prosperity centered around oil and natural-gas production. He demonstrated his unparalleled insight into the intersection of energy, security and prosperity. Mr. Gingrich rightly declared that never again should an American president bow before a Saudi king. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama, stung by his recent half-billion-dollar failed Solyndra boondoggle, began floating his latest green fantasy of harvesting algae to cure the pain at the pump.
Panicked by Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Obama was forced off his game and repeatedly tried to respond, only making matters worse for himself. He stayed true to the Democrats anti-energy agenda and mocked Republicans for wanting to drill for new oil. This made the president the butt of a joke for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show: Democrats claim that new drilling for oil wont help us for at least 10 years, but havent they been saying that now for more than 10 years?
Mr. Obama boasts that oil production is up under his administration. True, but only because the president hasnt yet stopped production on privately owned land. Mr. Gingrich cut right through his profound dishonesty: Under President Obama, because he is so anti-American-energy, we have actually had a 40 percent reduction in development of oil offshore, and we have had a 40 percent reduction in the development of oil on federal lands, Mr. Gingrich pounced. So in the area he controls, production is down and the area that is hard at the free enterprise stuff where people get rich, production is up. So he is now claiming credit for the area he cant control in order to have us think he is actually for what he opposes.
Readers’ comments to Dr.Wolf’s article:
Steve_Flesher: “Newt is the only FIGHTER! I am tired of hearing Romney and Santorum supporters say he’s bombastic and narcissistic. OBAMA IS THE ULTIMATE NARCISSIST! We don’t need Pat Sajak to win an election.
Sending Santorum or Romney in to face Obama would be like sending an ill prepared soldier into war.
The country is mad at Obama. Gingrich is the only one who brilliantly transcends that into words.”
OsamaObama: “WHY isn’t Newt the leading candidate?! I know that he misstepped by returning fire on the nastiness of the Mittens campaign, but he is by FAR the best of the four candidates! I do like Santorum, but I just don’t know if he can win against 0BowMao. I think we need an absolutely brilliant fighter against the hyperbole of the Hussein machine. Mittens will NEVER repeal 0bamacare, and he is NOT a Conservative! I mean, this cat just made a statement that he “will do everything in his power to preserve the progressive tax code!” I mean, if you’re a Tea Party voter, then Mittens will NOT work to create a flat or fair tax. EVERYTHING about Romney is establishment/RINO Republican. That is precisely the type of Republican that has compromised and “played nicely” with the ‘RATs and gotten us into $16TRILLION in debt! Newt is an outside-the-box thinker. That is what we need!”
taxpayer_2: “Absolutely correct and this is why I support Newt Gingrich, after having gone into seizures about his personal life. I had to decide what’s worse, Newt’s personal baggage or Romneycare and the latter won hands down. I have come to the conclusion the only candidate that can beat Odumbo is Gingrich. Period. This election is about getting O out and we will lose if Romney is crowned by GOP. Like a fool, Romney is playing right into the left media..”oh..I like honey nut cheerios and honey chex”...really?... I want to watch Gingrich vs Obumba and his media. Who cares about cereal or if one can pronounce ‘ya’ll’.
Great article Dr Wolf!”
We all know this. But, he has to get the nomination first. What can we do to stop him and Rick from splitting the Conservative vote and giving Romney all these friggin’ victories. Sometimes it just seems so stinkin’ hopeless.
You forgot cheerful. :)
Thomas is right. The problem is how many who vote actually WATCH debates.
Thomas Sowell and Newt Gingrich are national treasures. I would love Thomas Sowell no matter who he supported, incredible man.
Breitbart was one, too...
“You forgot cheerful.”
I also forgot Newt’s 23 books, 15 of them on Top Ten list...
I’ve got sick and tired of people talking about Newt’s “baggage”, so I’m posting his REAL baggage.
“Thomas is right. The problem is how many who vote actually WATCH debates.”
In a national election?
Over 50 million.
You know what I like most in Newt, beside his sharp mind, knowledge, experience and debating skills?
THE FACT that he is NOT a lawyer. Sick and tired of lawyer-presidents!
“What can we do to stop him and Rick from splitting the Conservative vote”
A decisive Gingrich win in the South.
What is Romney in regards to being a lawyer, doesn’t he at least have a law degree?
Most of Newt’s damaging baggage has been out in the open for many years and is grudgingly tolerated whereas Obama’s baggage has never seen the light of day and has been happily and knowingly suppressed by the MSM. Hopefully whoever is the GOP nominee will dig into and fully expose all of Obama’s baggage and skeletons.
Romney is a lawyer as well. I hate lawyers in politics; they are similar with lawyers in court - the truth doesn’t matter, only to win their case does. Clinton, Obama ...
Law is like some other jobs, mostly based on “easy’ money related to personality and charisma, they attract a big portion of sleaze bags.
This is why the GOP-e, with help from the MSM, are working so hard to push Newt out of the primary.