I have listened to many of my fellow conservatives as well as left and right pundits talk about how Newt Gingrich can't win and of his failing in the past as well as his personal short comings. Let me begin by saying I too was very sceptical about a Gingrich Presidential run when he first started. I figured like most that his baggage was too excessive to ever gain popularity, the nomination or the Presidency.
I have always liked Newt although there have been times especially in the last ten years where I have thought he went a little weird as far as his conservative stance especially when he made that lame commercial with Nancy Pelosi. A moment by the way that the former Speaker has stated was the, "stupidest," thing he ever did and he had a temporary brain freeze to agree to the ad or the premise of man made global warming.
Yet with all his mistakes and family problems Newt has always been the smartest man as a politician, a political analyst and now as a candidate for President. As far as his short comings in life, who are we to cast a stone against him when he has come out many times admitting his failures and his daughter voluntarily setting the record straight at her mothers insistence about the false claim that Newt was having an affair and served divorce papers to his ex wife while in the hospital with cancer. It was the wife who asked for the divorce and for reasons she chooses to keep private which is her prerogative as an individual.
Now on to Newt and why he can win. I have listened to everyone claim that the only way Obama can be beaten is if we settle for Mitt Romney since he can garner the independent vote and no one else can. First recent polling has Romney trailing Newt in double digits with independents and Newt destroying Obama among independents with a more than 20 point lead in this vital voting group. So much for he myth that Newt can't get the independent vote.
As far as his being a supposed Washington insider and Romney is not, let's take a look at facts concerning Romney's claim that he is NOT a politician and just a business man. He was Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 - 2007 and since then he has been running for President in one manner or another. Additionally he ran for Senate against Ted Kennedy in 1994 and lost so he has been in politics NOT business for nearly 20 years.
Gingrich on the other hand left politics and though remaining in the field as the head of a conservative PAC he has not been part of the mess that we now know as Washington since he left as Speaker in 1999. He has used his knowledge of how DC works as a means of getting the conservative message out and his status as former Speaker to bring that message through many media outlets as a political analyst.
Once again for those who keep harping about needing a Washington outsider to be President, remember we got that with Barack Obama who had only been in DC a few years as a Senator and spent almost all of that time running for President and look at the disaster this, "outsider," has been.
Newt is the most intelligent person on the issues and is the ONLY candidate who offers detailed solutions that will work many of which he proved worked while Speaker an as a ranking member of the House during the Reagan years. No one can hold a candle to him as far as his grasp of the economy, foreign affairs and yes even the Constitution though the Pauliacs claim only Ron Paul believes in the Constitution.
Newt has an amazing detailed knowledge of history and the successes and failings of our current and past leaders which gives him an insight like no other. But even with all of this knowledge and common sense real solutions to Americas problems many still do not believe he can win especially those in the media.
Let's address the media first. Why are they so sold on Romney? I believe there are two reasons. The left wants Romney because in him they see a real chance for Obama to win. But even if Romney were to defeat Obama they see in Romney a man who though not left wing like Obama is acceptable as a Republican because he is left of center and his record as Governor shows he will govern more in line with the liberal left than all of the other GOP candidates.
Now for the Republican pundits who think Romney is the only answer. Like the pundits of 1980 they don't want nor believe a true conservative can win any National election. Reagan proved them wrong in 1980 and I believe Newt can do the same in 2012. Additionally most GOP pundits favor the country club class Republicans and Romney is exactly who they want as a result. He is the ultimate country club Republican who would fit in perfectly with the likes of Nelson Rockefeller, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
So with all of this going against him how can Gingrich win? Simply put, he is the best candidate running bar none. He destroys all comers in a debate setting and as the nominee will show Obama to be the absolute fool that he truly is pulling no punches and calling them like he sees them and not trying to be a man who seeks to get along and make the debate cordial.
Newt also is the anti Romney with the majority of Republicans who do not want Romney as the nominee. He is a real conservative and not just one made up for the cameras like Romney. While Bachman and Santorum are also good strong conservatives they have not garnered support among the rank and file GOP and as a result cannot win the nomination nor beat Obama.
Newt on the other hand is not only resonating with Republicans but with the ending of the Cain candidacy all polling shows that Cain supporters favor Newt over all other candidates and will turn their support to him. Newt is strongest among independents, conservatives and can unite the GOP better than any other candidate. Additionally in recent polling he is the ONLY candidate who polls better than Obama.
Newt have been called the, "Rhett Butler," candidate after the character played by Clark Gable in Gone With The Wind because as Rhett said to Scarlett, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Newt doesn't care what the press thinks he tells is like it is. He doesn't care what the pundits say he tells is like it is. He doesn't care about what other candidates say of him and refuses to attack them but stays on course against Obama and his failings and tells the American people the truth about the direction our country is going and how it can be reversed.
He knows what to do, how to do it and is strong enough in his knowledge and convictions to do what he says and just cocky enough to get the job done while restoring the Nation and the prestige of the Presidency that Obama has destroyed. Newt brings what we need as President. A man who can repair the Obama disaster, make Congress finally show fiscal responsibility, restore American greatness around the world, work with our friends and stand strong against our enemies not apologizing for America but through strength keeping American powerful, secure and the one real leader of the world. That is why Newt can win!