Newt Gingrich, has been rising in the polls this last month and looks like the comeback kid of 2011.
And I think Gingrich is sly enough to hang around and win the Grand Old Party Presidential nominations in 2012. Gingrich, for those of you who don’t know, was the former Speaker of the House in the 1990’s during a period when the economy seemed to thrive. Some mention the economy did well thanks to Gingrich’s leadership forcing the White House to scale back in several areas.
Newton Leroy Gingrich, who goes by Newt, was one of the authors for the famous campaign slogan, “Contract with America” back in 1994. As a result of that successful campaign, for the first time in many years, the GOP took control of Congress making Newt the Speaker of the House. Many Democrats frown on Gingrich and consider him the evil Republican as he poses a threat to big government.
Will Gingrich rise to the occasion and defeat Mitt Romney? Too early to tell at this point as we have seen a few candidates challenge or overtake Romney in the GOP Primary polls only to fall based on Dirty Laundry reports or just plain political flubs.
The line for Herman Cain accusers is lining up one by one and even if they appear to be people looking to score a few cheap bucks, Cain’s reputation keeps taking hit after hit. Rick Perry, spinning his wheels, seems to be going backwards and poses little threat to winning the nomination at this time, although we’ve also seen Gingrich at the top of the polls, fall, then pop back up as he did this month.
The big question is of course: Can he beat President Obama in November 2011? That’s the question Republican voters will want to have answered before they cast their Primary vote for the GOP nomination.
Gingrich for the last 10 years or so, pops up on TV and appears relaxed and in control of any conversation, one on one or in front of an audience giving a speech. He seems like a very confident man and the type of character that can sell you water out of the sink and make you feel good about the purchase you walked away with. Naturally being President is no walk in the park and the time to relax is not there, making anyone who wants to run for that job seem a little insane or just plain nuts.
One thing is certain and it’s that this GOP primary is far from over. Keep your popcorn popping, kick back and enjoy the show because it’s bound to get interesting ladies and gentlemen!