Skip to comments.Newt's Solution; Fred/Newt '08
Posted on 07/19/2007 7:50:00 AM PDT by MPforeignER
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's hilarious video, titled "FedEx vs. Government Bureaucracy," had attracted 421,575 separate views on YouTube by late afternoon yesterday.
It shows him telling an American Enterprise Institute audience that in the world that works, you can track UPS or FedEx packages in virtual real time. The point is that private-sector companies can employ technology and train people to track millions of packages that are on the move, but the government can't track several million illegal aliens, even not moving.
"In the world that fails, the federal government cannot find somewhere between 10 million and 20 million illegal immigrants, even if they are sitting," says the Georgia Republican. "So to me that leads to a very obvious proposal: that we send a package to every person who is here illegally. UPS and FedEx deliver them. We track them on a computer."
Not sure that Newt would help the ticket. He’s a very bright guy, with way too much baggage IMO. YMMV.
Newt as a budget adviser or cabinet maybe but on a ballot would doom the main candidate.
I agree. I love Newt, and I love to see him as President. But he hurts the ticket.
Ditto. Newt is a poison pill for any ticket. He is the only potential candidate with higher negatives than Hillary.
>Funny video and his point really makes sense.<
Newt nailed it! Fred said it couldn’t be done, but Newt found the way! I say no bennies, no school, no jobs for illegals and they will go home under their own power.
I agree. Newt would HURT the ticket more than help.
Having him on the ticket would guarantee failure.
Yeah, what you and the last two guys said. He should definitely play a role in the Thompson administration, but Thompson’s running-mate should have executive experience rather than a truckful of baggage, including discarded wives and the ignominous 1995 Fade.
Yup, I like the idea of Fred (Not Just Another Pretty Face) Thompson at the top of the ticket.
But as much as I admire Gingrich, (I still have a list of books he suggested all Americans should read back in 1994 after the Republican Revolution)I get too much negative feedback from too many people to believe he could be elected.
Gingrich has too much baggage, will arouse too much hostility, and would actually draw attention away from Thompson. This would also make for a candidate from Georgia and one from Tennessee. Tradition has it that we should “balance” the ticket geographically.
My suggestion? (As if anyone cares) Fred at the top of the ticket with Romney as Vice President..
In politics, temprament is everything. Newt does not have the temprament to defer and move out of the spotlight required for second on the ticket. He would be a terrible choice for vice-president. Strangely enough, I think Giuliani would be a great choice to be Thompson’s vice-president. Of course, it takes a strong candidate to choose someone with whom you have wide ideological disagreements. But the best leaders are a little misleading. Giulani would soften Thompson’s conservative image and maybe confuse some swing voters. But only Bush’s weakness has made this vice-presidency more significant. It may be time to go back in time when VP’s were seen only at State Funerals and rarely heard.
Newt could be a Rove replacement....
Newt’s a poison-pill as VP... he’ll drive away ANY cross-over Dem’s.
Sure, all we need is another washed up politician like Newt on a republican ticket to really push for a 2008 loss. I think Fred’s smart enough to know Newt would be dead weight and seriously impair any bid for the White House.
He’s got some good ideas and the will to fight (or least he did). That said, get him a job at the RNC, and not as VP.
Fortunately for us Republicans, I doubt Fred and Rudy’s egos could fit on the same ticket. I really truly dislike Rudy - basically because he’s got the Constitution wrong. The Republic can survive lots of things, but we are so far away from original intent now, that voting for someone like Rudy is just impossible (for me). Some would say I have a litmus test. That would be correct. I want the whole constitution. Every damn enumerated power and every single right. Rudy has demonstrated he’s unable to read the plain meaning of the 2nd Amendment. That’s the kiss of death for your’s truly.
I want Thompson to win because the alternative is absolutely scary. I am more scared of Hillary or Obama than I was of Gore and Kerry and that is saying something. If Fred chose Rudy, then in a sense he would be running with a Democrat running mate which would go against conventional wisdom, and some might say desperate, but it could pay dividends. It is not so much what Rudy says but what he does or in this case what Fred allows him to do. I was sucker punched by Bush and the Republicans in the last elections. They said all the things I wanted to hear, but absolutely squandered six years of the White House married to majorities in both Houses. Conservatives had to throw an absolute hissy fit or Harriet Miers would be on the Supreme Court today, and one thing I have learned about Texas politicians there is a lot of ideological crossdressing going on behind closed doors as Miers in my mind would have no doubt proven. But you are sometimes better off with the devil you do know like Rudy than the devil you don’t know. And Republicans devils keep appearing that I did not know, Kyl, Lott, and McConnell come to mind.
And just think, using NTS(Newt's Tracking System), we could all follow those return trips. Almost as enjoyable as tracking a soon to arrive ebay item. Maybe even more so.
I also remember Newt making a point a year or so ago. Put your credit or debit card in a gas pump, and within seconds, it can tell if it is good or bad, yet we don't have something that can do the same with a SS card?
Let him be a sage and a book writer, that’s his highest and best use.
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