Yes, that Newt Gingrich.
Now, before we go any further, everyone get it out of your system:
Three wives, baggage, Dede Scozzafava, RINO, Tiffany’s, I thought you said you were dropping out of the race, commercial with Nancy Pelosi, I don’t like the suits he wears…
Ok, are we good? Let’s continue.
I’ve been thinking about this for while, since before I suggested taking a second look at Newt. I see the 2012 race unfolding one of two ways:
1. President Obama at full incumbent strength, where it’s going to be next to impossible for any of our candidates to beat him.
2. President Obama looking weaker then he does today, to where any of our candidates can beat him with, at the very least, the typical red-state/blue-state win.
The question in either case is, what kind of candidate do you want running against the President next year?
It’s the candidate who will debate circles around the President on any topic, in every debate, any time he has the opportunity to debate him.
It’s the candidate who, if we’re going to lose, is going to make sure we go down fighting.
Yes, I look at the same polls you do. They’re the same polls we all looked at four years ago that showed neither Barack Obama nor John McCain were going to be the candidates. There’s also a good chance that, post Iowa, I’m either looking for another candidate or just focusing on local races like I originally said I was going to do.
Until then though, Newt Gingrich is my guy.