Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Newt probably should run

"If, in mid-October, it's quite clear that one or more of the current candidates is strong enough to be a serious alternative to a Clinton-Obama ticket, you don't need me to run," the former House Speaker said at a breakfast sponsored by the American Spectator. "If it becomes patently obvious, as the morning paper points out, that the Democrats have raised a hundred million more than the Republicans, and at some point people decide we are going to get Hillary unless there's a radical change, then there's space for a candidate," he added. "So you'll know by mid-October one of those two futures is real."

If indeed Newt represents the best qualities from the current slew of idiots to run, I would support that decision. I would also have to seriously consider his platform. Newt's not exactly my sort of guy when it comes to broad ideology, but he has been against the current policies and that's something I can agree with.
Concerning 2008 in general, I've commented before, but at least as far as Iraq goes, I really think we just need someone with a clear and different idea than what's there now. I don't believe Newt would be a stay the course man any more than I think Hillary would pull us out asap.
UPDATE: I had to add this quote: "I have no interest in the current political process. I have no interest in trying to figure out how I can go out and raise money under John McCain's insane censorship rules so I can show up to do seven minutes and twenty seconds at some debate." Still, he said he might enter the race before the deadlines to "start filing petitions."

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