July 04, 2016

Why Donald Trump will choose Newt Gingrich as running mate

Mitch WolfeRebel Blogger
 

Anything is possible with the unpredictable Donald Trump. But underneath the bombast and blarney, Trump is a clear-eyed, calculating realist. 

With his acute political instincts, Trump has an innate ability to perceive “the big picture” -- but “a big picture” that is usually very different from one broadcast by the mainstream media.

For example, while Obama and Hillary wanted, and fully expected, Britain to remain in the EU, Trump understood that there was a much more powerful populist, nationalistic, anti-elitist story at play. He correctly predicted the Leave forces would triumph.

Examples like that are the reasons why, despite Hillary's support from the mainstream press, Trump has driven the political agenda for the last six months. Hillary knows it. Her lackeys know it and the American people know it.

According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, most Americans believe that Trump could better manage the economy and fight terrorism than Hillary. Many Americans may not like Trump, but clearly they don't trust Hillary, either.

But there's a catch:

Even Hillary’s supporters agree that while she is unlikeable, she at least has tons of political experience. Whereas Trump's lack of experience in the realm of Washington lawmaking makes many Americans nervous.

Hence, Newt Gingrich is Trump’s obvious choice for vice president.

Prior to running for Congress, Newt, who has a Ph.D. in history, was a university professor. Since then he has authored and co-authored 27 books. His knowledge of Europe and Asia is encyclopedic.

Of course, he's best known as the Georgia congressman who, in 1995, led the GOP to majority control of the House of Representatives for the first time in four decades. He then took over as Speaker of the House.

All that to say that Newt Gingrich knows how to get things done as a federal legislator. He helped bring about welfare reform and the capital gains tax reduction, while blocking the First Lady's Hillarycare health care reforms.

Newt also led the push for Bill Clinton's impeachment after the President lied under oath about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

All this is music to Trump’s ears.

Newt is no choirboy. He has his personal flaws and defects, like having a wife or three and some scandalous extra marital affairs under his belt. But then, who doesn’t have a few skeletons in the closet?

That said, Newt, like Trump, has great political instincts. To his credit, he had the cojones to come out for Trump publicly, articulately and persuasively, well before Trump secured the Republican nomination.

And most importantly, Trump and Newt seem to get along. That's a nice-to-have element with any presidential ticket.

Newt will get the nod from Trump within days, well before the GOP convention. With Newt in his corner, Trump can argue that he's addressed concerns about his lack of Washington experience.

There will be a smart, competent and experienced political hand on the rudder with Captain Trump.

The Donald and The Newt will be a formidable dynamic duo.


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commented 2016-07-15 14:06:43 -0400
So you were wrong about Newt. No surprise there.

Hillary is going to be President. The sooner you accept that Mitch, the better.
commented 2016-07-07 00:15:13 -0400
Newt and The Donald…..rock on!
commented 2016-07-05 18:20:18 -0400
At this point it may not be a bad idea for Trump to partner with someone the ‘good ole boys’ would find half arsed acceptable.
commented 2016-07-05 12:26:39 -0400
LOL, so the anti-establishment vote is suddenly endorsing Gingrich, who is among the most establishment veep candidates the GOP could possibly field?
commented 2016-07-05 02:17:52 -0400
Michael Mann what will the wimp Obama or the wimp Justin do when Putin takes care of some business in Syria? You do realize he will be doing it right before the election, that may play a huge part.
commented 2016-07-04 20:07:42 -0400
Not going to happen – it’s more likely to be Chris Christie. Besides, Trump is going to lose – so the running mate is pretty irrelevant.
commented 2016-07-04 15:14:10 -0400
Great article. I agree, Newt is the way!
commented 2016-07-04 13:58:22 -0400
Personally, I’d sure like to see Sarah Palin in there somewhere – she would bring back some real class feminism back to the skank feminists that have infected even the PM of Canada! Both Palin and the Newt are Christians and both are big promoters of Liberty! Between Mrs. Trump and Sarah Palin – women of America may take real pride in being Ladies. Skanks like Clintoon, Lynch, and Jane Fonda Turner will just wither away!!
commented 2016-07-04 13:52:18 -0400
Trump needs a VP the left fear worse than him as POTUS – think of it as life insurance.
commented 2016-07-04 13:36:49 -0400
Newt is a good choice. He would have made a good president.
commented 2016-07-04 13:12:30 -0400
Can’t see it. Gingrich is too old, too fat and too stupid. Trump will NEVER choose this loser as Vice-President. Mark my words.
commented 2016-07-04 13:02:51 -0400
Even Hillary’s supporters agree that while she is unlikeable, she at least has tons of political experience. Whereas Trump’s lack of experience in the realm of Washington lawmaking makes many Americans nervous.

Obama was a neophyte before being elected and Biden is a walking dunce – just saying.

But this is the best part of all:

Newt also led the push for Bill Clinton’s impeachment after the President lied under oath about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Nailing Hillary to the cross after Trump is elected would be a wondrous process to observe!!!