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Newt Gingrich has a Gift, the ability to clearly answer questions & describe solutions to problems.
March 11, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell

Posted on 03/11/2012 10:22:18 AM PDT by mitchell001

After watching today's Sunday News shows this morning, I was struck how gifted Newt Gingrich is in answering questions. On both Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and on Face the Nation with Bob Sheiffer, Newt smoothly and clearly answered with substance, questions ranging from Afganistan to how to get to $2.50 per gallonn gasoline. Newt also calmly, clearly, truthfully and respectfully answered how he and Santorum differed. My conclusion is that we conservative Americans should wholeheartedly support Newt for President so we can retrieve our rightful place as citizens who can truly have our wishes listened to and implemented by a President who is engaged with the problems of everyday Americans. Newt has a gift and we Americans have a choice. Do we want our children and grandchildren to continue to be made into subjects of elite leaders or do we want to allow Newt to unleash the power of citizenship for us and for our children and grandchildren?


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: belongsinchat; gingrich

1 posted on 03/11/2012 10:22:25 AM PDT by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

Go Newt! When I saw him last week at the Space and Rocket Center, I was very inspired by his speech. I try to watch his speeches whenever they carry them on CSPAN or other newscasts.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 10:26:22 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: mitchell001

I wish his gift was to get votes. Hopefully Alabama and Mississippi changes that but so far he biggest negative is getting voters to press the button for him.


3 posted on 03/11/2012 10:27:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: mitchell001

No question about it. Newt is far superior in dealing with media questions loaded with collectivist, nanny government premises. And his comprehensive slate of plans on energy, taxes, Social Security, are the best.

I just don’t understand why he is not the landslide winner in the primaries, except that it seems Romney has the benefit of establishment type Republicans while Santorum is getting the Church Lady contingent. These two groups don’t really seem to vote based on specific issues, but rather a personal identification with certain aspects of candidates’ expressed values and ideology.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 10:34:30 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: mitchell001

I’m absolutely convinced that Newt Gingrich is the junkyard dog we need to rip Obama a new one and send him slinking back to his Chicago slime pit with his tail between his legs. Newt has plenty of DC experience as Speaker, executive ability from his many enterprises, and a silver tongue that’s razor sharp! He’s fast on his feet, delivers it straight up with no hemming and hawing, and is often witty. His work with American Solutions was very impressive and as we’ve seen recently, Newt is able to put into words what the vast majority of Americans really believe. His fevered brain also has plenty of ideas for making government work better for taxpayers. Is Newt pure as new-driven snow? No - none of the presidential candidates are in line for sainthood. Whatever Newt’s “baggage”, it pales next to Obama’s habitual lying and outright corruption - and unlike Obama, Newt is 100% American! Newt is like Larry the Cable Guy: send him to DC and he’ll “Get ‘er done” for all of us. Newt has “Been there, done that! Junkyard dogs are not show dogs, but they’ll save your bacon!

I am so damn mad at what Obama and his fawning bootlickers have stolen from us - you should be too - and I want someone to represent me! Newt Gingrich is that man! Sic ‘im, Newt!


5 posted on 03/11/2012 10:38:14 AM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: napscoordinator

Its a pity that the most intelligent and articulate conservative cannot get the nomination. Now if he were a Democrat none of his flaws would be considered much less matter. Just hope Romney has been listening closely and has the guts to go after Obama the way Newt has done.


6 posted on 03/11/2012 10:38:29 AM PDT by allendale
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To: napscoordinator

Santorum is barely ahead of Newt in that category. Less than 2%. Newt’s problem is strategy, not getting votes. He’s skipped states that were foolish to skip. EXAMPLE: Many of Santorum’s voters in Missouri told exit pollsters they were Newt folks who voted Santorum to beat Mitt. In other words, in true voter sentiment, he would probably still be ahead of RS without the stupid strategy of Missouri.

Now if his strategy pays off, in MS and Bama - and I do not predict it will or will not because I never liked this strategy - he would win those two or get a first or second, and give him great chance to win Texas.

At that point, he will be in great shape for over all popular support.

If not, then it will go down as one of the greatest missed opportunities of all time.


7 posted on 03/11/2012 10:40:30 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: mtrott

The American voter more appreciates looks now; looks, noise and camera friendly heroics. More than a record of accomplishment and historic leadership in blowing up Democrats.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 10:45:28 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: mitchell001

It’s puzzling but I don’t, really, understand why some Conservatives favor Santorum over Gingrich. Some will tell you that Santorum has “less baggage” than Gingrich, whatever that means; but Gingrich is the more capable. Both of them are Catholic, which means that they believe in repentance and forgiveness. Shouldn’t Gingrich be forgiven his “baggage?”


9 posted on 03/11/2012 10:47:24 AM PDT by old school
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To: old school

Well there’s Newt’s continued support of ethanol subsidies, there’s his idea that replacing the EPA with another taxpayer funded environmental agency is somehow “conservative”. There’s the idea that planned parenthood should be defunded and the money given to private adoption services instead of eliminating the funding altogether. There are his attacks on conservatives who spoke up against his support of Dede scozzafava.....

Frankly I have to wonder why if he was the great conservative hope he claims to be, why he didn’t rocket to the top and stay there as soon as he entered the race. Its easy to see if you go back and look at the threads from when he announced that he was running.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 10:59:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: old school

And Santorum, because of his progressive income tax, better fits the “Socially-Conservative/Fiscally-Liberal” category.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 11:01:19 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: mtrott

Yep, Romney has McCain’s supporters, the folks who have the ‘sure bet’, and Santorum has the Huckabee evangelicals.


12 posted on 03/11/2012 11:03:34 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: old school

You’ll note that none of Newt’s supposed “baggage” has kept him from doing more for the Conservative cause than any other person alive today.

Certainly, those who still sit in judgement of him are sitting on their own pile of baggage, and forgetting that those whom God chose to lead his people in the Bible were far from perfect.

If we squander the God given gifts, Vision, and wisdom of Newt Gingrich, we will only hasten our own destruction.


13 posted on 03/11/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: bopdowah
And . . . he resurrected a GA Republican party that by 1970 was practically nonexistent. He did the same in the US House in 1994.

Newt has seen every possible rat attack. He was guilty of nothing when he was run out of the House. It hasn't fazed him.

He knows how to exterminate rats, and if nominated, he will immediately grab Obama by his throat and never stop squeezing.

14 posted on 03/11/2012 11:10:31 AM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: cripplecreek

And yet Newt has the best arguments for a Republican to win.

Romney should have done won hands down being he ran 4 years ago and should have done plenty of preparation in them 4 years;

and a young fella like Santorum should be talking circles around all his opponents Republican and Democrat alike, and the media too, yet he struggles to make a sentence in response to a question.


15 posted on 03/11/2012 11:11:39 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: mitchell001; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; ...

Newt Gingrich new Ad: Defending Obamneycare

“Remember Obamneycare?

Republicans ran against Obamacare in 2010 and won. How can we run against Obamacare in 2012, if Republicans have to defend Romneycare?”

http://youtu.be/_m55YMgMR_0


16 posted on 03/11/2012 11:11:55 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: bopdowah

“He’s a fighter. He’s got the right ideas to beat Obama,” said Bruce Kocher, a delivery truck driver from Theodore, AL. “I found my candidate tonight.”


17 posted on 03/11/2012 11:16:43 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: mitchell001
Please explain something to me..we know what Newt's historical accomplishments as Speaker of the House are..we know that there are still congressmen serving today that were swept into office during the gop revolution. Newt wants soc sec reform based on the Galveston plan..Santorum doesnt want any reform. Newt is offering clear solutions ...the others cant get off the social issues.

Am I the dumb one here or have the conservative voter's totally lost their minds? GO NEWT! WOOT! WOOT!

18 posted on 03/11/2012 11:19:27 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mtrott

Church Lady contingent? Gee aren’t you rather prejudiced?


19 posted on 03/11/2012 11:23:16 AM PDT by madison10
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To: mitchell001
Agreed.

...and I agree with all of you and your excellent points except for a couple.

We need a Patton-esque leader to stand up to the Chicago thuggery of our current (p)Resident - I'm just not sure the others have the straight talk or strategery necessary to get the job done as well.

I was for Palin (08), then Cain (12) and each have backed Gingrich. That additionally convinces me I'm on the right track.

Gingrich/West 2012

20 posted on 03/11/2012 11:24:22 AM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: katiedidit1
Just found this on Facebook


21 posted on 03/11/2012 11:25:31 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: old school
It’s puzzling but I don’t, really, understand why some Conservatives favor Santorum over Gingrich.

It's not that hard to figure out. Social conservatives consider him 100% committed to the causes they care about.

22 posted on 03/11/2012 11:28:15 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: old school

‘why some Conservatives favor Santorum over Gingrich.’
Because the media convinces them - by repeating Gingrich’s ‘baggage’ and burying Gingrich’s positives, while going easy on Santorum’s ‘baggage’.
While these consertvative frown on Gingrich’s ‘baggage’, they look for something that appeals to them. Santorum comes in with his saintly talks and together with the media sweep them towards his obama-like image - only this time instead of adoring a ‘messiah’, they are adoring a saint.


23 posted on 03/11/2012 11:35:01 AM PDT by chrisnj
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To: cripplecreek; old school

It is not difficult to understand why Newt didn’t stay at the top of the race, when Mitt Romney spent over 20 million dollars in Florida alone in a carpet bombing campaign against Newt that was filled with outright lies.

Cripplecreek, you cite that Newt has supported ethanol subsidies, so has Rick. How about pointing out instead Newt’s plan for Energy Independence. It is laid out step by step on his website in a 30 minute video. Part of that is getting rid of the EPA that is riddled top to bottom with radical environmentalist. Of course, it has to be replaced with a smaller, streamlined agency of common sense people as a part of our Dept. of Energy. How utterly ridiculous to think that we would have no oversight of our environment or means to implement the Energy Independence so necessary for our economy and national security.

Rick supported funding for Planned Parenthood that had abortion funding in it. His excuse? He “took one for the team”.

At least Newt admitted that his endorsement of Scozzafava was a mistake based on bad information. He even apologized to her opponent for his mistake.

Rick has never apologized for backing Arlen Specter, who turned out to be the deciding vote for Obamacare. He instead continues to defend that decision despite the fact that he lost his Senate seat by 18 points.

Newt was responsible for the landslide victory that brought Rick into the House and gave us the first Republican Congress in 40 years. He doesn’t claim to be the great conservative hope, he just Is.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 11:35:12 AM PDT by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: madison10

CNN interviewed a white haired lady last week, who said that if God wanted Santorum to be the nominee, Santorum would be the nominee, REGARDLESS of delegates. That’s the church lady contingent. They just know Santorum home schools his kids, and stands up against Obama trying to force religious institutions to pay for contraceptives. Which is fine and good. But Newt has made the strongest logical and legal arguments about that issue, but it does not seem to matter.


25 posted on 03/11/2012 11:38:07 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: Kazan

Great, he goes to church, loves his Mommy, and has a nice collection of sweater vests. Woop de Woop. Santorum would be a disaster for the economy and has no clue about foreign policy. We’re gonna get stuck with this clown, and Obama will destroy him in the general.


26 posted on 03/11/2012 11:39:13 AM PDT by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: Marguerite

That vehicle is just waaay cool! Thanks for posting!


27 posted on 03/11/2012 11:39:44 AM PDT by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: mitchell001
Newt Gingrich has a Gift, the ability to clearly answer questions & describe solutions to problems.

Can't have any of that, much better to watch to that stuttering moron sweater vest turn beet red after watching a clip of himself come out against contraception because "It's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to what -- how things are supposed to be".

Good thing Romney supporter Foster Freiss keeps funding good ole sweater vests campaign, at this rate Santorum will take his bizarre sideshow all the way to the convention and then release all of his delegates to the mormon bishop.

28 posted on 03/11/2012 11:50:37 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Kazan
Santorum vs Gringrich....kinda like Mr Rogers vs George Patton

Do we need a General or do we need a neighbor?

29 posted on 03/11/2012 11:56:21 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Maybe he skips states because he does not have the money to hit them all. It is a shame that only the wealthy or people backed by wealth can run or win elections.


30 posted on 03/11/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: mitchell001

But does he split infinitives?


31 posted on 03/11/2012 12:05:05 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Americanexpat

The money is part of it, but that’s where I disagree with the allocation. I think you can run cheap media campaigns in places like Kansas, and then take just a handful of votes and let them be magnified by the media - and that will be a better return on the dollar than buying the media markets in Bama and Mississippi.


32 posted on 03/11/2012 12:31:30 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: conservativejoy
Cripplecreek, you cite that Newt has supported ethanol subsidies.

I said he still does. There's plenty of info out there for anyone with more curiosity than the media all it takes is some minimal searching. Here's just one example.

TPM2012 Gingrich, Backed By Ethanol Lobby, Supports Subsidy
33 posted on 03/11/2012 12:35:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Santorum just gave away the economy.


34 posted on 03/11/2012 12:36:25 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: RitaOK
The American voter more appreciates looks now; looks, noise and camera friendly heroics. More than a record of accomplishment and historic leadership in blowing up Democrats.

Yep - the chickification of our electorate --> looks and emotion over depth and substance.

35 posted on 03/11/2012 12:50:32 PM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: cripplecreek

Gingrich has an “all of the above” approach to energy that has had its major focus on drilling since he framed the issue in 2008.

The fact that ethanol is not highlighted in his 30 minute Energy Video is pretty self explanatory.


36 posted on 03/11/2012 12:54:32 PM PDT by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: conservativejoy

Its OK I fully expect the true believers to have methods of rescuing their faith through justification.

Incentives for flex fuel vehicles is nothing like incentives for the Volt. /s


37 posted on 03/11/2012 1:02:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: napscoordinator

“I wish his gift was to get votes.”

However, he does have a solution for this - For the opponents that have more delegates than him to quit the race.


38 posted on 03/11/2012 1:05:04 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: mitchell001

If he can’t end up being president, he should heavily lobby to be vice-president. He could easily counter Romney’s weakness in the south, he could be a clear conservative voice and and an attach dog where necessary. He could wipe the floor with Biden in a debate (which would be watched more than Romney debating Obama), and best of all, he would again be the head of a legislative body. As president of the senate, he would take command of the legislative process in a body that needs fixing. And neither Reid nor McConnell, whichever is the majority leader, could do nothing about it.

If Gingrich can’t be president, Gingrich for Vice-President. Counter Romney’s weaknesses with strength, his moderation with conservatism, his executive experience with legislative experience, his politeness with pinpoint honesty, and his northeast and western support with his southern and midwestern support.


39 posted on 03/11/2012 1:08:39 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: mitchell001

ROFLOL


40 posted on 03/11/2012 2:02:56 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: chrisnj; Kazan

Both of you nailed the question as to why some conservatives favor Santorum over Newt.


41 posted on 03/11/2012 2:30:09 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: mtrott

Pretty good analysis.


42 posted on 03/11/2012 2:36:43 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: cotton1706
Newt, unfortunately, is no Dick Cheney. Dick has a razor sharp mind. See how he cut up his opponents in debate in 2000 and 2004. But his ambitions are kept out of sight. If he had been President in 2001, things would have gone very differently, but he had thought that having influence would be enough. He now sees what Churchill meant when he looked back at Gallipoli and regretted that being is an inferior position was unacceptable.
43 posted on 03/11/2012 2:45:55 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: katiedidit1
“Newt wants soc sec reform based on the Galveston plan..Santorum doesnt want any reform”

Santorum wants to cut social security even though it will be “painful”

44 posted on 03/11/2012 3:01:17 PM PDT by Amntn
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To: petercooper
Great, he goes to church, loves his Mommy, and has a nice collection of sweater vests. Woop de Woop.

And, those that are pro-life know with 100% certainty that Santorum will appoint judges to SCOTUS that will overturn Roe and protect DOMA and marriage. They knew only he can be trusted with 100% certainty rid the military of open homosexuals. If you can't understand why that matters, you're not trying very hard.

Santorum would be a disaster for the economy

Based on what do you make that comment? Santorum will cut taxes, scale back regulations and allow for more exploitation of our natural resources.

We’re gonna get stuck with this clown, and Obama will destroy him in the general.

Really? The latest Rasmussen poll shows Santorum ahead of Obama.

45 posted on 03/11/2012 3:52:48 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: mitchell001

Newt is also the only candidate capable, courageous, and crazy enough to rebalance the judiciary, a task absolutely essential to getting this nation back on its feet.


46 posted on 03/11/2012 4:11:01 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (I've never killed a man, but I've enjoyed reading some obituaries.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

If not, then it will go down as one of the greatest missed opportunities of all time.

One of for sure, but I also thought Fred Thompson was kinda a shame too. He had promise but just couldn’t get the campaigning down.


47 posted on 03/11/2012 4:11:08 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: mitchell001
Newt has had this gift since high school. He knows how to frame an issue or subject and explain it to the average person. He was well known for his abilities when he went to Baker High School in Columbus, Georgia.

He is a teacher by profession, and can explain complex issues in simple terms. He is a problem solver, and thinks things through. He is a gift to this country as few others are, and he would be a brilliant, insightful, and eloquent president.

But, alas, there are not enough intelligent people in this country who understand or appreciate his genius. What a gift he would be at this time in history when we need a firm and measured leader who truly understands our problems, our government, and our history inside and out.

48 posted on 03/11/2012 5:25:19 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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