Newt Gingrich, fresh off endorsing Big Tent Republican Dede Scozzafava in New York's District 23 special election, told C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" yesterday morning that he's seriously considering a run for the White House in 2012. Referring to himself and his third wife, "We'll decide, if there's a requirement as citizens that we run, I suspect we probably will."
Newt's endorsement of Scozzafava is all we need to know that a Newt candidacy would be a disaster for conservatism in America. Scozzafava is pro-abortion, voted twice for same-sex marriage, supports card check legislation (which robs employees of the privacy of the ballot in union votes), and is so bad on fiscal policy that the Democrat in the race is accusing her of being a tax and spend liberal.
Worse, there is a perfectly good conservative candidate in that race, Doug Hoffman, who's been endorsed by notable conservatives such as Sarah Palin, D*** Armey and the Family Research Council.
Newt clearly would be a total disaster as a Republican candidate for president. Newt should stick to writing books and serving as a TV pundit and leave the governing to genuine conservatives. We need to keep him as far away from the Oval Office as possible.
by Bryan Fischer