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Newt’s Straight Talk

Posted by Ryan on July 24, 2007

I think Newt has a point in his latest comments, this time smacking up the viable Republican Presidential candidates (hence, it gets MSM press).  Among the things he says, he points out:

  • None of the candidates in Newt’s view have a real chance to beat a She Who Must Not Be Named/ O’Bama ticket
  • The debates are a farce, like looking at trained seals begging for fish
  • McCain is going to bail out when he gets the federal mathcing funds
  • Fred Thompson has generated excitement, but Newt’s still looking for Fred to do something

It well known that I like Newt and his ideas about how to make America work again in a pragmatically conservative way.  I also know that he is most likely unelectable nationally, but his presense in this race could be an earthquake to the current crop.  He’ll try his best to point out everyone’s faults from a conservative point of view and get an incredible amount of press for doing so.  The press would not focus on his ideas, but the fact that he’d nail everyone’s conservative credentials except for Duncan Hunter, who he doesn’t respect as an “electable” candidate.  

However, Newt isn’t the perfect conservative either, but he’ll at least envigorate the debate back to the outside-the-beltway view of limited government, strong defense, and personal liberty.  Lately, he’s been the only one not to pussyfoot around the uselessness of these debates to foment discussion on real ideas and plans on how to keep America great, as his latest statements indicate.

3 Responses to “Newt’s Straight Talk”

  1. musicgirl said

    I agree with much of what you had to say. many people have asked me what I look for in a president. rom a different perspective, what do you look for in a spouse? Is it enough to find someone who can talk smoothly that you have no past history to draw from? (I know that in the hormonal heat of the moment, plenty of people might pop down to Vegas for some rushed nuptials but most people see the lack of wisdom in such a course). It amazes me how many of us would be tempted to marry our country to anyone (proven or not) who can say whatever the electorate wants to hear (in the most ardent of spirits of course) We might as well get engaged to the first stranger we “meet” in a chat room…

    I rather think it should be someone whose past track record is proven (as close as I could get to referencing courting), whose motives are honorable and whose judgment is sound. It should be someone we could actually like.( I didn’t know if I should take it to the extreme of the metaphor with that L-O-V-E word)

    This song HERE might capture part of what I’m trying to say.(if you haven’t heard it, pass it along, if you have heard it, why not listen again…and pass it on too!)

    So…Who do you think we should get hitched to???

    ‘…my vote is on…the man of integrity

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  3. BillT said

    Newt’s right on point 1 at this stage.

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