The problem is Newt isn’t believable. It’s not about being bashing him for the sake of it, as a supporter of Cain I will still vote for other conservative candidates if that’s who’s agreed upon nationally. But Newt, no way. Look at his record. He’s telling people what they want to hear to get votes.
Cain is a good man and for a while I thought he would be the best candidate. What turned me around was the Cain/Gingrich “debate”. These two seemed to disagree on very little, but Newt clearly had a better grasp on the issues and can better articulate conservative solutions for government.
Newt has a long and conservative record in the congress. He has done more to push conservative principles into actual government reforms than any other person in the last 30 years. He was forced out of power by RINOs teaming up with Democrats. They hated him. The press portrayed him as evil. With enemies like that he can’t be all bad.
Yes, his baggage concerns me. Some of his positions concern me. But I think overall he is the best equipped to beat Obama and actually start to turn back out-of-control goverment as he did so well in the 90s.
I would pay money to watch Newt debate Zero. The people would be able to see a REAL intellectual espouse conservative principles and propose free market solutions to our problems. The press can portray him as evil (and they will) but they can never portray him as stupid.
Is he a little new agey? Yes, but I think a lot of young voters who got skunked by Obama will find this appealing. And they won’t care much about his dalliances.