By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
September 7, 2007
Everyone who believed all the American presidential hopefuls were accounted for had to think again Wednesday night when Fred Thompson announced his candidacy as a Republican hopeful for the White House. Now there is one remaining very talented dark horse to contend with: Newt Gingrich.
We believe Newt Gingrich is the only American looking at the future with a “big picture” vision of hope and destiny. Yet we know Newt has his share of baggage and might not be elected even if he decides to enter the fray. Like Hillary Clinton, Newt’s hard core beliefs appeal to some and turn off others. Both are strong willed politicians and that means, in today’s vernacular, “polarizing.”
Thompson is running to the right of all the other announced candidates. He is embracing the legacy of Ronald Reagan. But a careful reading of New Gingrich’s works tells one that Newt is as far to the right as Fred: and that has a certain appeal to a certain group of voters.
This campaign is like no other ever. The internet, bloggers, text messages, YouTube and Oprah are all now part of the “mainstream.” Cute young women swooning over candidates in rock videos have become the norm and not an aberation. Those too old or not in tune enough to keep up will be overwhealmed.
A few of the links below shed more light on Newt Gingrich and we hope readers will take a look and decide for themselves….
From Newt Gingrich: Don’t Legislate Defeat; Work Toward Victory
Newt Gingrich For President
Excellent Gingrich Speech, National Press Club, Aug. 7, 2007