I generally like Gingrich and trust him to keep his word on the issues he is discussing now. That said, I think there would be a number of occasions when he agrees with the left on issues we’re not discussing now.
The last few days have shown us that Newt will act like a liberal if he feels threatened. Santorum won’t.
Using past elections as example, we win BIG when the candidate adopts conservative ideals and lose BIG when the candidate adopts “moderate” or LIEberals positions.
And that's a key difference my friend. Newt Gingrich has never lost an election or even come close. Still, he feels the constant need to reach out to the left.
Santorum has never had an easy election and probably knew he would lose in 2006. He still stuck to his principles.
Other than the 2004 endorsement of Specter (at the behest of the Bush Administration), Rick Santorum has never let us down on anything major.