Newt Gaining Momentum

By Alden L. Benton

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is gaining momentum in his campaign for the Republican Party nomination for president.

Today (Sunday, November 27) the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News, New Hampshire’s only state-wide newspaper, endorsed Newt Gingrich in a front-page editorial.

The editorial, penned by the paper’s publisher Joseph W. McQuaid, says:

“America is at a crucial crossroads.  It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year.  We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing.”

“He did so with the Contract with America.  He did it in bringing in the first Republican House in 40 years and by forging balanced budgets and even a surplus despite the political challenge of dealing with a Democratic President.  A lot of candidates say they’re going to improve Washington.  Newt Gingrich has actually done that, and in this race he offers the best shot of doing it again.” 

If Gingrich can parlay his current lead in the polls, coupled with the Union Leader’s endorsement, into a victory in the New Hampshire primary, he will be in an excellent position to win in both Nevada and South Carolina.  Wins in these three states will eliminate the remaining Republican Party candidates, except Mitt Romney, from serious contention for the nomination.

Barring any serious faux pas, momentum seems to favor Newt.  However, we all know how fickle fate can be.

©2011 Alden L Benton/Independence Creek Enterprises
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