Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heading into the Iowa Caucus Gingrich receives Key Endorsements

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 candidate

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.
Kraig Paulsen, Iowa House Speaker
declared that Gingrich is “a consistent conservative who has led this effort before and, I believe, can lead it again.' "

“We need a president who is ready to lead and, more importantly, ready to release the energy of the American people and American spirit,”
Colonel Michael Steele, Black Hawk Down Commander
“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:
* 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)
Donald Wildmon, AFA:
"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"


Ashley Jones said...

Are you still seriously hanging onto the Michael Reagan "endorsement?" The very next day Reagan came out and specifically said he had NOT endorsed Newt and commenced to trash Newt for outlandish statements such as not supporting Paul over Obama if he became the nominee.

As for the Deace endorsement... absolutely beautiful news for Mitt. For a moment it looked like the socons and bigots would join forces behind Santorum. This helps further split the bigot vote between multiple candidates.

The other endorsements are old news.

Ohio JOE said...

If anybody is a bigot, it is you Mrs. Jones.

Massachusetts Conservative said...

Lol, "the bigot vote."

Just LOL

Lee Coates said...

Well, we can see that the liberals do not know us or actually care to know us conservatives. They just listen the the garbage their news pundants spew, and take it as gospel. I was a lib a long time ago until a I actually did my own research with my mind open.

But, Fan Boys and Girls cannot be reasoned with.

Newt 2012!!!

Pablo said...


You are exactly right. When I first saw the Deucebag endorsement, I wondered if for some reason he was trying to help Romney.

Graham said...

This is the same Michael Reagan who told us Sarah Palin reminded him exactly of his father.

Not buying it. Go Mitt!

marK said...

I cannot help but to think of a quote from the New Testament:

(Matt 15:14) "Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."

Is there any better metaphor for the ABR crowd this cycle? It has been a never-ending comedy of errors from start to finish. They are a bunch of stumble-bums, the lot of them.

Here we have a bunch of Iowan Evangelicals trying to coalesce behind the up and coming Santorum and at the last minute Dease throws a monkey wrench into the works by endorsing the spent and dying Gingrich campaign.

Laurel and Hardy couldn't do it any better.

Anonymous said...

The bigot brigade going down with the ship?

Icing on the cake, I tell you.


Anonymous said...

Mark, yes it is rather hilarious.


Teemu said...

Great. Newt Gingrich collapsing to Bachmann like numbers, he was in some new polls and internal polls 5th and going down, would have been bad, that would could have given too much votes and momentum to Perry or more likely Santorum.

Thank you, Deacebag.

American Heart said...

The mean spirited comments here reflect the mean and negative campaign ads and mailings I have received for weeks now.

To those who decide to believe untruths and buy in to information given out by groups who have gobs of money to spend to trash a candidate... go ahead and continue down this unkind path but I won't listen and my caucus vote on Jan. 3 will be for Newt.

Ashley Jones said...

Ohio Joe: "If anybody is a bigot, it is you Mrs. Jones."

Really? Please explain why I'm a bigot. I think your claim is unfounded, but if I have unknowingly been bigoted I'd like to change my ways. Please be specific about where you believe I've erred.

Ohio JOE said...

"They are a bunch of stumble-bums, the lot of them." Your holier than thou Schick is getting old.

Ohio JOE said...

"Really? Please explain why I'm a bigot." Well, it appears that you are bigoted against Iowa SoCons.

Ashley Jones said...

Ohio Joe: "Well, it appears that you are bigoted against Iowa SoCons."

Nope. Not a bit. There are people who vote based on social conservative principles. Some of them are against Mitt because they don't trust him in that area. I think they're wrong about him, but I have no problem with them. I also have no problem with people who are against Mitt for any other political reason: Romneycare, moderate, flip flops, etc. I think they are wrong, but their choice is morally acceptable.

The bigots are people who are not voting for Romney because he's Mormon, which is anti-Constitutional and immoral. Deace is a long-time bigot. My point was that Santorum looked like the candidate that would get the "bigot" vote (in addition to the legitimate socon vote, which is not the same thing). But with Deace's support of Newt, I believe the bigot vote may never unite behind a single candidate. Deace has some sway w/SoCons in Iowa too, so he may fracture that vote as well.

newark hawk said...

Newt Gingrich showed his true colors by recently saying that he would not support Ron Paul over Barack Obama if Paul became the GOP's nominee.

Gingrich is a war-mongering, chicken hawk, Washington insider, serial adulterer who has been feeding at the public trough far too long.

If Gingrich's wives can't trust him, how can any voter in his or her right mind trust him.

newark hawk said...

As for Rick Santorum, why in the world would the GOP want to nominate for president a guy who was overwhelmingly rejected by Pennsylvania voters in his 2006 Senate re-election bid.

If voters in a swing state such as Pennsylvania rejected Santorum, voters in other swing states would reject him as well.

marK said...


Have they or have they not acted like a bunch of stumble-bums? Have they or have they not acted like the blind leading the blind and both falling into the ditch.

If not, then how else would you describe the steady comedy-of-errors we've seen from the ABR candidates since this thing began?

newark hawk said...

The funny thing is, the entire "NOT ROMNEY-ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY-ROMNEY IS A LIBERAL" theme was created & promoted by Obama and his pals in the mainstream media in order to prevent the GOP'S strongest candidate from winning the nomination, and a large chunk of GOP voters have taken the bait hook, line & sinker.

But Romney will have the last laugh when he takes the presidential oath of office a little over a year from now.

Ohio JOE said...

To a degree MarK, you are assuming that every non-Romneyite is a anti-Romneyite. Yes, there is a Somebody Besides Romney movement, but by the same token, most bon-Romneyites find the whole feild weak to a certain degree. Thus, why on earth would they all rally around one single anti-Romney candidate? Mr. Romney is not the only candidate that people have problems with.

marK said...


Hardly. There are Romneyites, non-Romneyites, and anti-Romneyites.

You've always been one of the reasonable Palinites so I've always placed you in the non-Romneyite group.

You've got your problems with Romney, but I have almost always found they were understandable. I certainly do not agree with most of them, but can I nearly always see a clear intellectual and logical path to your conclusions.

So except when you allow certain people (who shall remain nameless) to get under your skin, I've always respected your comments.

But that has nothing to do with observing the stumbles, fumbles, and pratfalls that have been all too common with the non-Romney candidates this season. One after another they've risen to the top only to plummet off the cliff like Wile E. Coyote chasing the Roadrunner. What makes it so bad is that their falls have all been self-inflicted. Yes, negative ads have played a part in it, but anyone who blames those and nothing but those for their demise is only fooling themselves.

It wasn't negative ads that kept everyone but Paul and Romney off the Virginia ballot.

It wasn't negative ads that caused Perry to think that a cursory prep was all that was needed before going into a debate.

It wasn't negative ads that caused the Cain campaign to badly fumble the response to those allegations, allegations that he had ten days of advanced warning to prepare for.

So I find that Biblical quote about the blind leading the blind quite descriptive of what we are seeing.

Ohio JOE said...

"It wasn't negative ads that kept everyone but Paul and Romney off the Virginia ballot." First off, I thought that you were referring to Iowa, so that was my misunderstanding, I guess. I do think VA is a unique case which I will briefly touch on tomorrow.

I cannot disagree to a large extent that many candidates have made mistakes. However, I understood you to infer this in regards to their specific efforts to take out Mr. Romney. I am sorry if I misunderstood your point. There is too much talk in general about ABR.

I freely admit that I am anti-Romney, but I am also anti-Gingrich. According to many, I should just make a decision as to which is least bad. However, I do not like to play that way. Yes, some people do, but I like other will not support Mr. Gingrich just to defeat Mr. Romney and vice versa. I am a bit to old for such games.