13 December 2011

Cheney: Don't Underestimate Newt Gingrich

Former VP Cheney spoke with CNN yesterday, re. his own
personal experiences in dealing with him:

"The thing I remember about Newt, we came to Congress together at the same time, '78, and when Newt showed up, he said, 'We can become the majority. We can take back the House of Representatives,'" Cheney said on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront."

He continued, "We hadn't had the House since the 1940s. And initially, none of us believed it- but he was persistent. And he was tenacious. He kept it up and kept it up and kept it up. And finally by '94, he's the newly elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a Republican majority."

Cheney said the success Gingrich enjoyed as a political player should serve as a warning to his fellow candidates.

"I wouldn't underestimate him" Cheney said.

More Noot in the Nooz:

As regards foreign policy -the hot button for this peace-through-strength (Reaganite) Republican- Caroline Glick has an excellent column in which she refers to Gingrich as "a fresh hope" for the Muddled East in general... and besieged Israel in particular:

Under Obama, the last three years of US abandonment of the truth about Israel for Palestinian lies has made the region less stable, Israel more vulnerable, the US less respected and US interests more threatened.

Gingrich's statement of truth was not an act of irresponsible flame throwing. It was the beginning of an antidote to Obama's abandonment of truth and reason in favor of lies and appeasement. And as such, it was not a cause for anger. It was a cause for hope.

More -here-

Then Jay Clarke in the American Thinker today on what to make of Newt's much-hyped 'baggage':

Newt Gingrich has had his share of pain and loss.
And failure. 

In a way that most Americans will never experience. His errors cost him two marriages. He's paid the price in his personal life. 

Many times over. 

His personal failings have been widely publicized, editorialized, and embellished. Most of us cannot imagine the level of pain and humiliation involved when one's personal and private failures are made public and laid bare for all to see. 

Newt has lived it. And, by all appearances, he's a better man today because of it. Smarter. More insightful. And wiser. Pretty good traits for a president to have.

More -here-