This is a wonderful article by Chuck Norris relating his reasons for supporting Newt Gingrich for President.
“Rome is burning, and we need to appoint the best firemen possible to rush in and put out her fury. What’s critical at this point is to appoint a commander in chief who can clearly lead America to a more solvent and secure future.”
He quotes Governor Perry who said of Newt that he “has the heart of a conservative reformer.”
Norris also states that “he is the best man left on the battlefield who is able to outwit, outplay and outlast Obama and his campaign machine.”
He offers a challenge to Newt to fulfill a strategy he outlined in November. At that time Newt said:
“I do approach this whole campaign, I think, differently from everybody else. We have a number of friends who are also running. We have no opponents except Barack Obama. I think that’s very important. I think [Abraham] Lincoln was very wise, as was captured in a book called “Team of Rivals,” in actually developing literally everybody who [was] his opponent ended up in the [presidential] Cabinet, because he needed all of them in order to be able to put together the political power during the crisis that we faced. I would say the same thing. I don’t know a single person currently running who wouldn’t be a very effective member of an administrative team who doesn’t have real talent and in some way would bring a unique strength. I don’t have any opponents on the Republican side.”
Gingrich is apparently already acting to bring at least one of his former opponents on board with an active roll on his team. As we heard from Erick Erickson, “I’m told reliably that Governor Perry will head up a 10th Amendment project for Speaker Gingrich to rally Governors and state legislators toward a plan of devolving power from Washington. This project will include helping shape the Republican platform for the general election, something small government conservatives have been concerned about.”
Norris nails down a couple very important things that Newt has going for him. He does have the smarts and the fighting spirit to get the better of Obama in the general election. He also has shown a different attitude than the other candidates in that he never forgets that we are all on the same team with the same goal of beating Obama. He shows great wisdom in his plans to use all the talent available in this greatest of all quests, the reclaiming of our nation.
Like Governor Perry he realizes that “This mission is greater than any one man.”
Please read the whole article as it is well written and it is an encouragement especially to those of us that have followed the leadership of Governor Perry by becoming Newt Gingrich supporters.
Update: He landed another big one. Michael Reagan. Things seem to be falling into place rather nicely for Newt today