Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gingrich Like Churchill: The Right Man For The Right Time

Investor's Business Daily
January 20, 2012

Leadership: A great debater. Politically polarizing. Prone to great error, but also prone to spectacular success. Steeped in history. Politically brilliant. Unorthodox. Audacious.

All these qualities were once used to describe Winston Churchill. Today, you might use the same words to describe Newt Gingrich. Sound absurd? Not when you think about it.

Churchill, like Gingrich, was a brilliant politician with a powerful sense of the occasion.
Sometimes prickly, often witty, but never dull, his career had lots of ups and downs — ranging from being blamed for the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in World War I to being credited as the father of the British welfare state — not exactly a compliment among conservatives, then or now.

Indeed, by Churchill's own admission, "The Conservatives have never liked nor trusted me." The same thing can be said of Gingrich, who has had a tortured relationship with the GOP's conservative wing, to say the least.

And yet, when his nation called on him to lead in 1940, Churchill was ready — the right man for the right time. With America's government under President Obama moving rapidly to the extreme left, Gingrich too might be the right man for the right time.


  1. I'm not surprised that a lot of ignorant people and the uneducated on the Christian right are supporting Gingrich. They are the same people who supported bush, even though BOTH parties are as corrupt as the other. All warmongers who want our beloved country to be a theocracy. Don't accuse me of being a liberal democrat either, I'm not! I am a believer in the Constitution and definitely an advocate of separation of church and state. If I ever see a "Christian" actually walking the walk and talking the talk of Jesus their saviour, my head might explode! Our Founding Fathers must be turning over in their graves at the state of our country and what we've become!

  2. Now that's the kettle calling the pot black. Your remarks are largely bullshit, but what else can we expect from someone who is interested in aliens. Maybe one day you'll be able to find peace on another planet.