Polls encouraging for Gingrich & Romney however, ideas and solutions must be the key factors.

As I predicted back in May of this year, Newt Gingrich’s ideas and solutions based approach to campaigning is starting to show that perhaps, he isn’t so unelectable after all. New Quinnipiac polls of general election voters in three key battleground states released Thursday show the former House speaker increasingly competitive against President Obama next November, if Mr. Gingrich wins the Republican nomination.

The challenge for Gingrich rests in his ability to pull together the ground organisation in the early states to convert his poll numbers into state wins and look to secure the nomination. Be under no illusions, the Obama Campaign and media will attempt to cast former speaker Gingrich as unelectable, in fact, they’ll throw the kitchen sink at Gingrich to prevent him being nominated. Gingrich is a tough, experienced and battle hardened politician who is rising like a Phoenix from the flames, in his second political coming.

I appreciate Gingrich may not be liked by all within the Republican Party however, I wish those representatives would keep their own counsel for the present time and stop assisting the media and Obama campaign machine with attacks on both Romney and Gingrich. There is nothing more that the Democrats want then a long, drawn-out, heated GOP primary campaign. The longer the battle goes on, the more likely the GOP field are to tear themselves apart and make themselves look like damaged goods to likely electors, effectively handing the election to President Obama next November.

The polls actually look encouraging too for the other front runner in Florida, Romney beats President Obama 45 percent to 42 percent, but Gingrich isn’t too far off the mark. He trails President Obama with 44 percent of the Florida vote, compared with 46 percent for President Obama, within the margin of error, according to the Quinnipac University Poll, based in Hamden, Connecticut. In Ohio, Romney and Gingrich have the exact same numbers against President Obama. Each Republican gets 43 percent versus 42 for Obama. Pennsylvania is President Obama’s strongest state of the three, narrowly beating Romney 46 percent to 43 percent, and beating Gingrich handily, 48 percent to 40 percent.

At present, Gingrich beats Romney in all three states for the GOP nomination, although only Florida holds its primary early in the nominating calendar. Florida Republicans vote on Jan. 31, after Iowa (Jan. 3), New Hampshire (Jan. 10), and South Carolina (Jan. 21). In Florida, Gingrich beats Romney 35 percent to 22 percent. In Ohio, Gingrich beats him 36 to 18 percent. And in Pennsylvania, the former speaker is up 31-17. No other candidate scores in double digits.

Quinnipiac’s numbers are a reflection of the national trend with Gingrich cementing his front runner status among GOP voters. The latest Gallup national tracking numbers show Gingrich ahead with 36 percent and Romney second with 23 percent. But more important are the numbers in early-nominating states, where success can change the shape of the race overnight.

New Hampshire remains Romney’s only stronghold of the first four states, at 35 percent, though Gingrich is closing in on him with 26 percent, according to CNN/Time. In South Carolina, CNN/Time has Gingrich way ahead of Romney, 43 percent to 20 percent.

Although the polls look like good news for Gingrich, I don’t think the Romney campaign need to push the panic button just yet.  Gingrich’s campaign cannot match the funds or the infrastructure the Romney campaign already has in place. Gingrich is hoping his meteoric rise in the polls will result in a large injection of badly needed cash, enabling him to build the organisational structure and team to deliver a winning national campaign.

I certainly hope Gingrich can overcome all the attacks which are coming his way from within his own party and from the Democrats. I’m not interested in what mistakes someone made 10, 15 or 20 years ago, I want a person elected president who is willing to put the nation’s interests first and foremost, above all else. Yes, Gingrich has made mistakes then again, he has openly admitted them and discussed a vast majority.

Why I would like Gingrich to stay the course is for many reasons. Gingrich possesses a unique vision of how he will make America great again, his 21st Century Contract with America is better and wider ranging than anything, any other candidate including the president can put on the table at present. It is a live working document but yet, we know where he wants to take America and what he stands for. Honestly, after three years in the White House, can you say with any clarity what President Obama stands for with all respect? Anytime, I pose that question to people, it generates more negative and defensive responses than anything else.

Gingrich possesses brilliant communication skills, a steadfastness on key difficult issues which only Romney can almost equal in the GOP field. He has ten ideas and solutions for everybody else’s one, and is passionate about putting America first and foremost in all he will do as president.

The now campaign departed Herman Cain was right about one thing, the 2012 election should be about “We the people,” not decided by the media or political elite. Look at the performance members from both parties are doing in Congress at present. American’s need a president in the White House who can provide leadership, vision, ideas ad solutions for the wholesale problems the nation faces on both domestic and international levels.

I would like to think that the people will not be swayed by politicians and cheap media attacks. I would encourage everyone to give Gingrich a second chance, and if he doesn’t deliver within four years, use the ballot box. However, can American afford four more years of President Obama? My honest answer based on policy is absolutely not. I will restate my view that winning the GOP nomination will prove a harder challenge for Speaker Gingrich then beating President Obama in November 2012. It is just starting to get interesting!

The Return of the Newt – America must decide its course

The former speaker Newt Gingrich is a man with a brilliant mind, gone are the professor like lectures and long winded answers which characterised the “Old Newt” and instead, the voting public have witnessed the emergence of a razor like, disciplined politician who is very much in tune with the very real problems and challenges facing a great nation, that appears to be struggling for answers and very real leadership.

Gingrich has stuck to the 11th Commandment of Ronald Reagan from the outset, challenged the media bias and run his campaign with his sights set firmly on President Obama, his policies and his record.

Gingrich has showed in his debate performances that he can answer any question with a substance, authority and brilliance that no other candidate in the field has been able to manage thus far.

There are many who cite Gingrich’s personal indiscretions and past political dealings as the primary reasons why his challenge won’t last, but don’t under estimate the former Speaker, he is an experienced political bruiser who has seen all the criticism before. America has a choice, do they want a president who will lead from the front, get Washington and all branches of government working again for the people, a president who not only has belief in his own abilities, but more importantly, has the faith, confidence and trust in American ingenuity and know how.

The former Speaker has been open and honest about his indiscretions and to use the saying, “let him without sin cast the first stone”. Gingrich possesses the intellectual credentials, the solution driven Contract with America plan and above all, is not afraid to champion American exceptionalism.

President Obama yet again criticised American’s at the APEC summit in Hawaii at the weekend saying American’s are lazy. Never in my living memory can I recall, the President of the United States putting down his nation and his own people. It is shocking and a stark contrast to the ideologies and many achievements that made America great. America needs a president who will be a champion and leader to restore America to greatness and frankly, President Obama has shown he is incapable of being that badly needed leader.

The America that has emerged under the current incumbent’s stewardship is divided, lacking inspiration, confidence and above all, facing fiscal and structural breakdown under the rudderless and unaccountable administration. They believe using divisive language and finger pointing at everyone else is acceptable. America should expect more from their president’s and indeed shouldn’t attack each other. America’s strength has always been in its ability to unite and pull together in hard times, something this current president seems intent changing and putting beyond the point of no return.

Newt may not be everyone’s favourite person or politician but in a time of crises, American’s need to decide if they throw their support and weight behind a man who possesses five solutions or ideas on every issue compared to everybody else’s single idea? Washington is broken and the former Speaker has the talent and ability to bring all sides together in the American interest.

The election of 2012 in my view has one over riding issue, more important than party politics; it will truly be the election about the course and future of America as a nation and its place in the world.

Yes Speaker Gingrich has been a polarizing figure at times however, American’s can choose the leadership of President Obama who quite frankly, in my opinion, has failed to live up to his many promises and simply doesn’t command the respect personally or as the leader of the world’s greatest nation that any of his predecessor’s did. Alternatively, they can elect someone who at this turning point in history, can stir America back onto the course of greatness and revive the American spirit and confidence long admired the world over.

Newt may not be everyone’s first or ideal choice but we are in different times. America is very much viewed as a nation in decline here and around the globe. Many observers are dumbfounded at the rhetoric coming from the White House and perhaps most disappointingly of all, the much respected and historic Houses of Congress grinding to a working halt and appearing on the brink of imploding.

America needs a real change, it needs an experienced grandfather hand to calm the political and economic waters and get everyone working together again, to restore the true power and economic engine of a great nation.

American’s need someone with experience, international respect and knowledge of all the major issues and personnel around the globe to tackle the serious challenges coming its way. I admire great oration as much as the next person however, more important then even the most powerful rhetoric is substance.

Mitt Romney is also a wonderful candidate and I’m sure he’d do a great job if elected. In regards to the other candidates, their inexperience, lack of grasp of world affairs or in some cases like Rick Santorum, a lack of campaign money means they are unlikely to be able to breakthrough.

The 2012 election is about accountability and responsibility. American’s can go for the “Rock-star” like Obama machine which will have campaign funds like no other in history. Personally the president is a very likable man however, he is clearly out of his depth and anyone who chooses or claims otherwise, is simply in denial.

The alternative is to ignore personality and for American’s to seize possibly, the last chance they have to turn around is long term fortunes and its standing in the world. American’s need leadership and solution driven actions from their president.

Former Speaker Gingrich has the breath and depth of knowledge to meet the vast amount of challenges facing the ailing nation, he has the solutions and above all, he has the skills and leadership ability to get government back working for the American people to unleash the true potential of the great American nation.

If you want a non-flawed, inexperienced rhetoric master, Newt is not the candidate of first choice however, if American’s truly appreciate the full extent of the crossroads the nation, its economy and its people are about to reach, former speaker Gingrich can be last and only choice on the ballot.

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