As I said, all those reasons are valid and true. However, the media is missing (or failing to mention) one key reason why Newt Gingrich is getting a new look from the base of the GOP and independents.
It all started back in the beginning of October, when we heard rumblings that Newt would be releasing a new and improved Contract with America—but now to be called “The 21st Century Contract with America.” I’ll admit, I scoffed bit at first . . . until I was able to get a sneak peak at just one section about curtailing judicial supremacy and returning us to the rule of law. After reading it I knew it was going to be a game-changer.
Then came Newt’s Value voters speech which he gave at the Value Voter’s Summit in D.C. on October 7. Here’s the link to the entire speech—if you watch it I think you can sense the shift in the mood of the room as Gingrich keeps talking. Here’s a paragraph from fairly early on in the speech and where the audience really started getting on board:
“Let me be clear. Judicial supremacy is factually wrong, it is morally wrong, and it is an affront to the American system of self-government. (Cheers, applause.) One of the major reasons that I am running for president of the United States is the 9th Circuit Court decision in 2002 that one nation under God, in the Pledge of Allegiance, was unconstitutional. That decision to me had the same effect that the Dred Scott decision extending slavery to the whole country had on Abraham Lincoln, because I thought, if an American appeals court could be so radically out of touch with America that it could seek to block children from saying one nation under God as part of their description of America, that we had come to a point when we needed a constitutional crisis to reassert the legislative and executive branches’ legitimate prerogatives to teach the judiciary that they cannot be anti-American and expect us to tolerate them radically changing our society by judicial dictate.”Just two weeks later, Newt gave a similar speech at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event. But, more importantly, during the question and answer section he once again gave an overview of what America must do to rein in the runaway judicial system in response to what he would do to protect life and marriage. Folks at the event responded heartily. Newt’s rise has been steady since then.
Coincidence? I think not. Christians and Conservatives around this country understand that no matter what we may want to do to get our country back to exceptionalism, we have to curb judicial supremacy and the lawyer class. Newt Gingrich became the only person to articulate that in his Value Voters Speech on October 7, again on October 23, and he’s been mentioning it in speeches across the country ever since.
His rise in the polls comes now that he’s given us a compelling reason to consider him as our Commander-in-chief: restoring the Rule of Law to our country.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
SteveDeace.com: Newt is aiming to "restor[e] the Rule of Law to our country."
From Jen Green on SteveDeace.com: