Last night I decided to watch Sean Hannity’s interview of Newt Gingrich. Prior to watching this interview, my opinion of Newt was simply, “Smart guy, AWFUL personality.” I always thought he looked so angry. While I liked some of his responses in the debates, I was turned off by his perpetual frown. Hannity, on the other hand, made me realize something. This guy might actually be the chosen one.
Here’s the thing. While he does always seem to be very serious and unpleasant, the man knows what he’s talking about. He majored in history, after all (wink). And here’s the other thing: this guy could run circles around Obama in a debate. If you put Obama vs. Newt on national television, Obama would be totally exposed. Listening to Newt talk about how he wants to challenge Obama to 7 Lincoln-Douglas style debates, I thought “Wow, it’s genius.” Obama has a catchy personality and he seems like a nice guy, but there’s no way in hell he could beat Newt on substance.
Another interesting fact: When asked about his life post-Speaker, Newt talked about his new-found love of going to Catholic Mass on Sundays and the strength he draws from the Eucharist. What a HUGE contrast that is from Obama and his Jeremiah Wright.
I’m not endorsing Newt just yet. I’m not calling him flawless or perfect. I’m not sure if he is the ultimate best choice for president. But he might be.