Yes, Newt, When Hell Freezes Over

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    Wouldn't it be great if politics in 2007 was about positive, bipartisan solutions for the country?

    Is This Really How You Want to Spend 2007?
    By Newt Gingrich, Human Events
    January 22, 2007

    ...I've long argued that almost two years is too long for a presidential campaign. But if all these bright, talented politicians can't be persuaded to put off their presidential ambitions for a year, then they should be persuaded to spend this extra year of campaigning in a way that would do some good: by focusing on positive, bipartisan solutions for the country rather then negative, one-sided, attack politics.

    Let's make 2007 a year of solutions and dialogue and leave the ambition and debate for 2008. But what does this mean in practice? It means candidates of different parties should appear together -- on the same stage -- to discuss solutions for America's challenges. Just being in the same room with members of the other party would take 75 percent of the poison out of the process and force the candidates to focus on serving all Americans rather then pandering to a narrow slice of the country.

    http://www.humanevents.com/winningthefuture.php?id=19066
     
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    Well this explains why Newt isn't campaigning yet. He is right too. 2 years is too much. i could understand them announcing in the summer but right after the 2006 elections? come on guys.

    Newt is a very articulate and intelligent man. I think he is someone to watch despite any skeletons in his closet.
     
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    Yep, I heard him last week saying he'd announce after Labor Day, IF he felt that there wasn't any discussion going on about the issues that face the nation. IF he's able to add to the discussion without running, he won't. He recognizes his negatives and holds no illusions about being elected.
     
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    That is exactly one of the reasons I would seriously consider him.
     
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    More on Gingrich, from a 'thinker':

    http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/003120.html

     
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    Actually Im quite happy with the President's foreign policy. My only problem is he doesnt do enough yet.
     

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