Newt can talk the talk. I don’t think anyone can dispute that.
All I will say, though, is that it is vitally important to remember that Newt is and has always been a politician through-and-through. You don’t become Speaker of the House without being that. Politicians ply their trade in fancy words. The really effective ones know all the right things to say to warm the hearts of us common folks. They’re great at hitting all the right emotional notes on the organ of the human soul.
I’d be cautious about singing the praises of a politician just because they know the right words to say. That’s simply what effective politicians do. At the end of the day, I fear that a Gingrich presidency will serve that same Establishment that works so desperately to move us away from the America of yesteryear.
Just because someone “gets” something and knows how to speak to it does not necessarily mean it is something they favor in their heart. If it comes down to it I will give the guy my vote but it will take a lot more than fine words to gain my trust.
An effective politician has to be able to compromise--it's part of the "know when to hold 'em and when to fold em" game, because he never holds all the cards. He just needs to know how to play them to WIN!
And--while Newt may not be our "perfect" candidate--he sure beats the heck out of the others out there who have a chance of winning! So--GO NEWT!
I hear the Newties throwing around the word true Conservative or “Reaganesque” like a cheap tokens to buy off the gullible. A man who isnt faithful to one he has given a sacred vow will not be faithful to one who has given him his trust. Not very conservative if you ask me.