When we mention that Perry was a Democrat 20 years ago, its supposed to matter, but when we say that Newt made some great accomplishments 15 years ago, it doesn’t?
Newt didn’t accomplish all that much. Those balanced budgets were phony, for starters. The increase in revenues was a Greenspan bubble and a tech boom, not any real hard choices by government. And in the end, Newt got PWNED by Slick Willie and lost the speakership.