The white haired dark horse...
A word to the wise - those seeking the Republican nomination for President should hope for a non-entry, or at least an early exit, for one Newt Gingrich. Don't expect his name to do your work for you, if you don't knock him out, you will have real trouble.
Because few people are able to share the same stage with him and not come off sounding like lesser entities. Newt has a devastating combination of command of language, historical knowledge, and political savvy. If you let a contest come down to debates, you will likely lose.
Recent focus group polling confirms this. People are put off at first by the awkward name or reputation, but Newt nearly always converts people with a very measured delivery and confident perspicacity.
Do not underestimate his ability to gain support if he can get to the later rounds.Posted by MEC2 at August 16, 2006 10:35 PM