I haven’t given Newt Gingrich much interest in the GOP primary so far. Mostly because I feel (felt?) like I knew him. During the 1994 Republican revolution, Newt led the way. He authored the Contract With America and proved himself to be not just a brilliant problem solver, but also someone who could maneuver through the congressional gauntlet.
Then came the demonization. I can’t point to anything specific, but I do remember Newt being just savaged by the press. He cheated on his wife. Wasn’t there something about a book deal?
In retrospect, I can’t think of anything he did wrong. But man, his name is associated with downright EVIL. Ah, the power of the main stream media. Remember, this is before blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. Heck, most people didn’t have Internet access.
I watched Newt answer some questions at the Faith and Freedom Conference in Iowa.
I have never – never – heard a politician talk this way about the Constitution and how our Republic is supposed to function. Particularly, in response to a question about abortion, Newt give the most compelling answer I could have imagined.
Listen for yourself. The video is long, but if you start it at about 5:10 you’ll hear the part to which I refer.
Maybe Newt is our guy after all?