This newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.Continue reading.
America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing.
He did so with the Contract with America. He did it in bringing in the first Republican House in 40 years and by forging balanced budgets and even a surplus despite the political challenge of dealing with a Democratic President. A lot of candidates say they're going to improve Washington. Newt Gingrich has actually done that, and in this race he offers the best shot of doing it again.
We're gonna have a RINO as the GOP nominee. We know all about Newt's accomplishments. And he is the smartest candidate in the race. I'm still going to have a hard time pulling the lever if he's the nominee next November. Yeah, anybody but Obama, I guess. But Gingrich is the quintessential establishment insider. He threw the tea party under the bus. His personal skills are this side of the iceberg that sunk the Titanic. I'd prefer Mitt Romney, and again he's not anywhere near my ideal candidate. Sarah Palin backers are pushing a "reconsider" ad in Iowa next week, so die-hards can still dream, in any case.
Via Memorandum and Doug Powers (at Michelle's).