From the AP and hosted by the Indianapolis Star comes this story on how Newt Gingrich is rejuvenating otherwise lethargic conservatives . These are those that have stood with the President, but have felt that not enough has been done to advance a true conservative agenda. They have had some differences with Mr. Bush on some things, but have stayed clear of too much criticism on him, because the Democrats have been slaughtering him relentlessly. They have stood with him in his efforts to fight terrorists, but some believe he has not done enough, or has not done it as smartly as he could have.
Newt had the world by the tail, when he and many other Republicans rode the "Contract With America" to victory in 1994. However, his style at that time was considered brash, arrogant, and harsh. The battles drawn up against President Clinton were perceived by many as mean-spirited. In fact, after the loss of the White House in 1992, many GOP were unexpectedly bitter and took every opportunity to demonize the President. There is nothing wrong with battling over policy, but the battles grew very personal with many.
But those mistakes aside, there is not a more intelligent person that can articulate his ideas as well as he can, in the GOP. And, there is no one else that is the embodiment of that conservative agenda that was laid out, in those 94 mid-terms. Communication and the ability to communicate well, are the two of the main essentials that determine whether or not, someone is electable. Despite his polarizing style in the 90s, he may be able to win over some that first thought him to be nothing more than a partisan hack. If you can ever listen to some of his observations and his ideas, you will soon come to realize that he has some good ideas and is more than capable as a thinker, analyst, and communicator.
This is not an endorsement of any kind, this is just an observation. It is a long time until November 08, and I have a lot of time to make up my mind.