Originally Posted by Jerry
Clean? Please explain what you meant by that? You mean not corrupt or something else?
~Following My Own Flow~
Huckabee has a certain charisma and likeability and he did well in the Republican debates. In fact, the debates are what helped put him on the map. I think he could do well against Obama, even though I'd never vote for him.
I also think Gingrich would do well. Newt is incredibly intelligent and there is a certain power or authority to his way of speaking. Plus, he's good unscripted and off the cuff, which is not Obama's strongest point. I think Newt would be the strongest in arguing the nuts and bolts of policy of any of the choices. All in all, I think Newt would be the strongest in a debate if he was in a position to go "offensive", and challenge the effectiveness of Obama's policies. That would presume Obama is vulnerable and the possible issues surrounding that vulnerability would probably trump issues folks have with Gingrich's personal baggage and likeability. Huckabee is less situational and able to hold his own and then some no matter what the perception of Obama is.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.
I went with Romney
Stephen O Douglas, which goes to show than debating ability is just one thing in a mans qualifications as a successful politician..
But its a must during the campaign.
And no, it isn't getting old.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
For what it's worth, Newt might do fine in a debate, but he would be a terrible candidate because he's a pretty horrible person. But now that you mention it...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gi...hics_sanctionsBesides politics, Gingrich has authored a book, Rediscovering God in America, attempting to demonstrate that the Founding Fathers actively intended the new republic to not only allow, but encourage, religious expression in the public square. Since Gingrich has, "dedicated much of his time to calling America back to our Christian heritage," Jerry Falwell invited him to be the speaker, for the second time, at Liberty University's graduation, on May 19, 2007.
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