--Newt Gingrich on the floor of the House, June 2, 1987
Does Newt Gingrich have a shot at the presidency? It's up for debate. He's one of the few republican candidates who have tossed their hat in the ring. He grew up a military brat with a love for politics. Often associated with the Iran-Contra affair, even if just from the commentary. Similarities to the 1980's drama can be seen throughout his own career.
His position doesn't falter whether it be from a domestic stand point or on foreign policy. Gingrich believes human rights come from God, not government, while backing capital punishment. While Newt Gingrich supports Iraq's freedom without our assistance, he believes our withdrawal from Iraq is an admission of defeat. His position on Iran, is that we should persuade Iraq to dissolve their relationship with Iran. Firearms are a God given right that should not be messed with.
When the founder of a not for profit organization is also running a for profit business that begins receiving contributions from the non-profit one, it leads one to consider the possibilities of a scandal. As the first House Speaker to ever be penalized for ethics violations, it doesn't seem plausible that ethics/tax evasion questions would arise during his presidential run.
Why did so many senior staff members bail early from Newt's campaign trail? Could be the dedication wasn't there. The lack of support from his previous top aides led to a campaign for change. If all goes well, he'll be able to take a luxury vacation with the Missus once he's fully equipped with a new crew on-board. As long as he keeps a sense of humor on being left behind by top staff members, he'll be up for the challenge.
The hopeful GOP made clear he'd continue with the staff setback, via his facebook page. Gingrich announced his quest for the presidency via twitter. Newt avoids socialism, by blasting liberals. He receive contributions from an unlikely source, that he may one day bring freedom to the American people. It's like the Iran-Contra affair all over again, but this time we're on the road to the White House.