Newt Gingrich is not a Romney alternative

  Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi – We Can Solve It – YouTube   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaZFfQKWX54      

Newt Gingrich is no conservative | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner   http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/newt-gingrich-no-conservative?utm_source=Political%20Digest%20-%2011/15/2011&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Washington%20Examiner:%20Political%20Digest   

….”Gingrich’s campaign nearly imploded this summer when he dismissed Rep. Paul Ryan’s, R-Wis., Medicare reform plan as “right-wing social engineering. But that gaffe was a window into Gingrich’s irresponsible approach toward entitlements. In 2003, Gingrich stumped hard for President George W. Bush’s prescription drug bill, which has added about $17 trillion to Medicare’s unfunded liabilities. “Every conservative member of Congress should vote for this Medicare bill,” Newt urged. And in his 2008 book “Real Change,” he endorsed an individual mandate for health insurance. In a 2006 piece for Human Events, Gingrich offered House Republicans “11 Ways to Say: ‘We’re Not Nancy Pelosi.’ ” Point seven proposed a Solyndra-on-steroids industrial policy devoted to “developing more clean coal solutions, investing in a conversion to a hydrogen economy” and more. It’s not clear why the former madame speaker would complain. It’s also unclear why anybody looking to distance himself from Pelosi would plop down on a love seat with her to call for government action on climate change –as Gingrich did in a 2008 television commercial. It was a season of bipartisan chumminess for Newt. “Kerry and Gingrich Hugging Trees –and (Almost) Each Other,” the Washington Post described a 2007 global warming event Gingrich headlined with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. “…

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