One Small Voice. A Lot of Big Ideas. Let Freedom Ring!
Six months ago, Newt’s presidential bid was shaky at best. With poll numbers in single digits and top campaign staffers walking out, it seemed it would only be a matter of time before his campaign went down the drain. So I didn’t worry too much about his presence in the race.
But politics and voters are fickle, funny things. Pawlenty dropped out. Then Cain. And Newt Gingrich, who was impressive in the long succession of GOP presidential debates, grabbed the power vacuum and is now leading in recent polls.
Wake up, voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. Newt Gingrich is NOT the answer for smaller government and more personal freedom. Just the opposite. Gingrich is about all about power for himself and the executive branch and the federal government. (And haven’t we had enough of THAT with Obama?)
Although recent in recent rhetoric, Newt espouses full, unfettered support for gun owners, his voting record doesn’t quite match his words. From Georgia Gun Owners Blast Newt Gingrich: “Georgia Gun Owners knows Newt’s history of gun control. He represented parts of our state for 20 years. He’s been playing both sides of the gun issue as long as we can remember”…read more
He did. Now he says he doesn’t. The UN, one-world, liberalism “Pet” , named Global Warming or Climate Change threatens to cause economic chaos (and it has NOTHING to do with the weather). Newt once did a TV commercial with Nancy Pelosi to express his concern about climate change. (Maybe Newt’s NOT as smart as everyone thinks).
In a recent GOP presidential debate, Newt said of the freedom-crushing Patriot Act, “I support it and I think we should strengthen it.” Give me shivers! (And don’t look for TSA to go away under a Gingrich administration).
And with regard to guns (again) Newt endorses a THUMBPRINT for instant background checks.
That was the same prez that put prohibition in place.
Newt is smart—Maybe Too Smart for the Oval Office.
He made millions as a lobbyist for Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac before the housing crash. I’ve nothing against folks making money…but I do have a problem with people selling out values to make a buck.
We’ve already got a Harvard Law Prez and we can see where that has landed us. It’s important that our commander in chief have street smarts, but it’s more important that he/she has integrity. A good prez can surround themselves with genius. (If I hear one more time about how Gingrich would tear up Obama during presidential debates I think I’ll scream. Six hours of entertainment is not equivalent to four years to turn the country around).
I did that in 2008 when voting for Big Government McCain. We can, and should do better than that this time.
Will I vote for Gingrich if he’s the only alternative to Obama? Yes. We have to at least put the brakes on the collision course. I just don’t think Newt Gingrich is the best answer for what ails our country. Nor do I think he can garner enough independents or women voters…or garner enough enthusiasm from conservatives to overcome those odds to beat Obama. And we absolutely cannot re-elect Obama if we are to survive as a nation that even remotely resembles our constitutional values.
While I am not necessarily endorsing Ron Paul (although he is the only candidate that stands by constitutional principals 100%), his campaign put out an excellent, must-watch video about Newt Gingrich.
Give me your best shot, readers.