Gingrich Gets Popular Quick

Newt Gingrich has been up and down in this race and mostly down.  That has changed recently and I expect it to only go up after a recent comment he made about the Occupy movement.  Former Speaker Gingrich said, “They take over a public park they didn’t pay for, to go nearby to use bathrooms they didn’t pay for…to obstruct those who are going to work to pay the taxes to sustain the bathrooms and to sustain the park, so they can self-righteously explain that they are the paragons of virtue to which we owe everything.  Now, that is a pretty good symptom of how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country, and why you need to reassert something as simple as saying to them, ‘Go get a job right after you take a bath.'”
This is being looked upon as harsh by many and true by many others.  It is refreshing to the person who has spent most of their life focused on the idea that no one can tell them anything to do and no one can do what they do to earn their keep in this world.  For those that believe in hard work and determination, they can only say that the Occupy movement doesn’t represent them no matter how they claim to otherwise.
Newt himself has been doing what needs to be done to be noticed and it is starting to pay off.  Many have seen him in the debates and convinced themselves that he would not win, until he starts to put out feelings that he just might have that power after all.  Newt, for his part, remains consistent.  He consistently speaks the truth, which is something that few politicians can claim.
In the middle of Rick Perry slowly self destructing and other candidates developing foot in mouth disorder, Newt has remained the man that seems like he is the strongest in the race when it comes to debating tactics.  He’s good and he focuses where the focus needs to be.  While many on the left will take offense at his comments, rank and file Republicans will love it and eat it up.
The race is by no means settled and I don’t think you can proclaim Newt Gingrich the winner on the GOP side any more than you could claim that Romney has it wrapped up.  There are still comments that he made about Paul Ryan’s budget that need to be addressed and accounted for.  But, all of that said, Newt Gingrich has surprised a lot of people by staying in the race and standing firm on what he believes.  It is a recipe for getting people to take a second look to see if the Former Speaker is the type of guy that we can trust with the highest office in the land.  I expect to see Newt still in this thing months from now, if he continues on pace.

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