The momentum of Speaker Gingrich continues! Yesterday he received the coveted endorsement of the New Hampshire Union-Leader. In case you didn’t know, the publication has a history of endorsing candidates who go on to win the New Hampshire primary.
America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing.
He did so with the Contract with America. He did it in bringing in the first Republican House in 40 years and by forging balanced budgets and even a surplus despite the political challenge of dealing with a Democratic President. A lot of candidates say they’re going to improve Washington. Newt Gingrich has actually done that, and in this race he offers the best shot of doing it again.
We sympathize with the many people we have heard from, both here and across the country, who remain unsure of their choice this close to the primary. It is understandable. Our nation is in peril, yet much of the attention has been focused on fluff, silliness and each candidate’s minor miscues.
Truth be known, many in the liberal media are belittling the Republican candidates because they don’t want any of them to be taken as a serious challenger to their man, Obama.
Readers of the Union Leader and Sunday News know that we don’t back candidates based on popularity polls or big-shot backers. We look for conservatives of courage and conviction who are independent-minded, grounded in their core beliefs about this nation and its people, and best equipped for the job.
Yes, Newt has the experience we need and the conservative credentials that are vital to putting this country back on track. That’s why I endorsed Newt and that’s why many across the country are joining Newt too. The New Hampshire Union-Leader notes that while Newt is not a perfect candidate, that “Republican primary voters too often make the mistake of preferring an unattainable ideal to the best candidate who is actually running.” I agree 100 percent. I’ve seen it throughout this entire campaign season, especially with bloggers who picked a horse early on, decided he or she was the only one who measured up, and then called every other candidate a RINO.
We can win with Newt. I’m sure of it. I’m glad to see that with his rise in the polls others are starting to give him another look.