Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has suddenly decided it is time to give a “major national security address” at the conservative American Enterprise Institute on Thursday. In his speech, Gingrich will directly challenge Obama.
Gingrich is also spending an awful lot of time in Iowa and South Carolina.
Personally, I think this is great. While I don’t agree with many of Gingrich’s policies, at least he has policy positions. I would like to see the Republican party reemerge, and Gingrich probably has the best shot at helping that happen. I can say that I have more respect for Gingrich than any other current possible Republican candidate for the presidency. And I like the fact that he is an actual fiscal conservative, not just a pretend one.
Yes, I know there are problems with Gingrich. There are his marriage problems, including his having an affair during the time he was condemning Bill Clinton for the Lewinsky scandal. And even Republicans attacked him for his mishandling of the budget showdown, eventually leading him to resign both as Speaker of the House and his congressional seat. Even more troubling are his ethics violations, making Gingrich the first Speaker ever to be disciplined by Congress for ethical wrongdoing.
But I am serious with the headline. I have no idea who would make a good running mate for Gingrich. What do you think?