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Is Gingrich the One?

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | November 9, 2011

No. 752

Listening to commentators on the Republican field, there seems to be a consensus that Romney is the only complete candidate in the group, ready to head a national ticket. But Romney, who is well-financed and well positioned, has troubled the party’s base, who don’t seem to trust him.

The inability of other candidates to challenge Romney is due to clear deficiencies that have become evident in each of the others during the course of the debates.  Even Cain,who has taken the lead in the polls despite the sexual harassment  scandal, has shown a noticeable lack of knowledge in key areas.

But Newt Gingrich, who was counted out when his campaign organization imploded, has hung in there and has been gaining respect steadily for his ability to focus on defeating Obama in his answers, rather than attacking the other candidates.  If a Republican President is going to govern effectively, he is going to have to have the cooperation of Congress, especially the House.  Perhaps the former Speaker is the leader they need.  He won’t be the first who has stumbled on the way.  But, of course, he must figure out a way to raise a lot more campaign money if he is going to make a respectable showing in Iowa and New Hampshire.




CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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