Newt Gingrich for President

Written by Jeff Johnson on February 3, 2012. Posted in General

Today I announced my support for Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential race and am signing on to help out with his campaign in Minnesota in any way they need me.

My reason for supporting Gingrich is simple: He has the ability to articulate a conservative vision for America far better than any other candidate in the race. I introduced former Congressman J.C. Watts at a Gingrich rally this morning, and he reminded us that Margaret Thatcher used to say, “Win the argument and you win the votes.” Newt can win the argument.

I don’t believe the strongest candidate in November 2012 is necessarily the one who polls the best in January 2012, but rather the one who can make the case most aggressively, passionately and convincingly in favor of the conservative principles of personal responsibility, free markets and American exceptionalism. Of the Republicans in the current field, Newt Gingrich creates the strongest and most compelling contrast with Obama, and when a vast majority of Americans feel the country is on the wrong track a compelling contrast is exactly what we need in our candidate.

I’m not in the Anyone But Romney camp, by the way. Should Mitt Romney be our nominee, I’ll be very happy to support him and work hard for his election. But today, for whatever it’s worth, I’m proud to throw my support to Newt Gingrich.

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