A newspaper endorsement and 270 electoral votes will get him the Presidency, but all the important pundits on the interwebs seem to think this is a big deal, so here it is.
This newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.
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.
I’m still not sold on any individual candidate myself, and all candidates this cycle are far from ideal, but since I’m terrified of what Obama would do to Perry in a general election debate, Newt seems to be the Next Best Thing until someone figures out how the Zombie Reagan candidacy might work.