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Friday, March 09, 2012

Newt Gingrich - The Truth, Narrated By Michael Reagan

By Susan Duclos

Clips from well known names like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, politicians backing Newt Gingrich, and narrated by Michael Reagan. A historical look at Gingrich the speaker and now a presidential candidate.

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) the federal government recorded its worst monthly deficit in history in February 2012.

Gas prices continue to soar and the Obama administration's Energy Secretary Steven Chu directly answer a question to Congress when asked by Representative Alan Nunnelee "But is the overall goal to get our price” of gasoline down," and Chu's answer was "No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy."

Unemployment is still over 8 percent with the U6, real unemployment, at 14.9 percent. In January Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made it very clear that the Obama administration does not see unemployment going down past 8 percent in 2012.

In 2009 Barack Obama promised "today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay — and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.”

ABC News calls that a broken promise and that "Obama administration inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. The deficit was similarly $1.3 trillion in 2011, is projected to be $1.15 trillion in 2012...."

In fact, despite that 2009 promise, Obama's own budget proposal "would delay action to reduce the national debt in favor of fresh spending on Democratic priorities aimed at rebuilding the American middle class." (Source- Washington Post's Business)

As you can see from the history detailed in the 7 plus minute video above, these are all issues that Newt Gingrich has worked with successfully during his term as Speaker of the House and was able to do so even when he had to work with a Democratic President, Bill Clinton.

None of the other GOP candidates have faced these challenges and overcome them.

Newt Gingrich has.

Two upcoming contests are must win's for Gingrich to prevent the pushed march by the Republican establishment to force Mitt Romney down our throats as the Republican nominee. Alabama and Mississippi and Gingrich is ahead in the polls in Mississippi with a 4 percent margin and only 1 percent ahead of his rivals in Alabama.

[Update] Newt Gingrich has more "bound delegates" that Rick Santorum has, according to the RNC totals.

Newt Gingrich has won more "bound" delegates than Rick Santorum so far in the Republican presidential primary, according to the official count kept by the Republican National Committee.

Former House Speaker Gingrich (R-Ga.), through Super Tuesday this past week, has won 107 delegates compared to Santorum's 95, according to the RNC's count.

The RNC does not count delegates from states like Iowa in its total. The Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses -- eventually declared for Santorum -- were given huge symbolic importance and played a big role in showing who the party's voters preferred, but did not officially allocate any of the state's 28 delegates to the national convention.

Many caucus states are the same way.

The role of delegates is to go to the party's national convention and cast their ballot for a presidential candidate. A candidate needs a certain amount of delegates to win the nomination. This year, the magic number is 1,144.

So even though Gingrich has only won two primary contests, in South Carolina and Georgia, and former Sen. Santorum (R-Pa.) has won seven -- in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Misssouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee -- Gingrich has the lead in delegates that are solidly in his column.

More HERE.

Disclaimer- In case all of the above did not make it clear, I am a Newt Gingrich supporter.