As candidates make their last minute push to gain the votes of Iowa Caucus goers, Newt Gingrich receives some key endorsements that could help him leave Iowa with one of the three tickets needed to move on in the GOP primary race.
Steve Deace, Iowa Radio Host
Newt Gingrich, who has campaigned on what I believe is the most important issue facing us as a people—the loss of the rule of law.
After offering every candidate in the race the chance to show they understand the gravity of this issue, Gingrich is the only one who has demonstrated he does, and can also use the bully pulpit of the presidency to educate Americans on the need to return to the rule of law.Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, Author, Political Consultant
endorsed Gingrich by describing Gingrich as a “man who fought in Congress for my father’s programs.” Reagan, to Newsmax, said that though “millions of dollars have been spent in negative ads against him,” voters should remember that “Newt became a leading ally of my father” by helping “Congress push through massive tax cuts” and working to “secure a military buildup that helped defeat the Soviet Union.”
Reagan also said under Gingrich’s leadership, “Congress also limited the welfare state” and, as a “leader in the Reagan Revolution, Gingrich helped keep my father’s legacy alive.”Art Laffer, Former Reagan Economist
Laffer, said he volunteered to endorse Gingrich because Gingrich has “done it before.” "Gingrich was the best surgeon to operate on the country’s ailing economy." “Newt Gingrich is far and away the best person to bring this country back to prosperity.”Scott Raecker, Iowa State Representative
"I, like many Americans, am frustrated with the polarization of our country and our government in Washington," said Raecker. "His campaign of ideas and this voice that he is bringing shows that the longer he is in the campaign, the better off we will be."
Raecker said he likes that Gingrich is talking about solutions to big problems and doing it in a positive, proactive way.Thomas Sowell, Author and Conservative Political Philosopher
cites Gingrich’s solid record of “concrete accomplishments,” which he argues makes him a stronger candidateKraig Paulsen, Iowa House Speaker
Voters should recognize Gingrich’s “concrete accomplishments” when he was House speaker — the first Republican takeover of the House in 40 years, welfare reform, and the first balanced budget in 40 years.
declared that Gingrich is “a consistent conservative who has led this effort before and, I believe, can lead it again.' "Colonel Michael Steele, Black Hawk Down Commander
“We need a president who is ready to lead and, more importantly, ready to release the energy of the American people and American spirit,”
“I believe we have one shot left, the way we vote is the way our nation goes and I think if we screw this up we’re not getting another shot at it, we have to pick the right man,” he said, adding that he endorses Gingrich’s campaign for a change in Washington.
“I for one am tired of people talking, and would offer it is time to replace a professional talker in the White House with a professional doer. Newt Gingrich is a professional doer, he gets things done. And we are in a point in our nation’s history where we need to get things done.”Jim Garlow, Iowa Pastor
I have endorsed him because of his:Donald Wildmon, AFA:
* Superior intellect (needed due to the complexities we face today)
* Historical grasp (needed badly so as to avoid repeating errors)
* Knowledge of how Washington functions (thus, he is not intimidated by the process)
* Walk through the needed forgiveness and restoration steps needed to deal with past marital failures and sins.
* Articulation skills (needed in order to serve the presidency)
* Commitment to social, fiscal and constitutional conservatism
* Elder statesman demeanor in this campaign
* Churchillian perseverance (desperately needed, given the radical secularists)
* Grasp of the correct definition of American Exceptionalism (rights given “by their Creator” to “We The People” with power temporarily loaned
to elected officials) based on the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution (something that I believe he articulates better than any elected or previously elected official)
* Understanding of the severity of the loss of religious liberty in present-day America (we are on the verge of losing this)
"Newt Gingrich recognizes the threat to our country posed by judges and lawyers imposing values upon the country inconsistent with our religious heritage, and has proposed constitutional steps to bring the courts back in balance under the Constitution.”
“We need someone in the White House who can balance the budget and get the economy moving again. Newt has done it before and I believe he can do it again. I am proud to endorse Newt Gingrich for president.”J.C. Watts, Former Oklahoma House of Representative
"I'm looking for someone that is prepared to do the heavy lifting to get us where we all want to be and I think where we need to be. You consider in Washington, around the country today we are talking about balanced budgets, paying down our national debt, getting the economy going, defending ourselves, activist judges.
Newt Gingrich did all those things when he was speaker. We got tax relief. We got balanced budgets. We got, you know, job creation. We paid down our national debt. We haven't done that since he left. So I think he's been there, done that"