Only days after dropping out of the Presidential race, a number of news outlets are now reporting that Herman Cain is going to make an endorsement today.
Who is he going to endorse?
There’s no great shock with that endorsement. Cain and Gingrich are friends and it has been obvious at the debates and other events they have done together that there is a personal bond between the two men.
What will the effect of this endorsement be on the Newt campaign? In one of the most recent polls before Cain suspended his campaign, Cain was at eight percent. With Newt’s surge, that certainly suggests many of Cain’s supporters had already moved over to Newt.
Cain had a core of very passionate supporters. Candidates not only love, but need those kinds of supporters. The question will be, will those people now not only switch to Newt but bring that same passion to the fight for him?
Newt is not the only candidate scoring a significant endorsement.
Conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly has endorsed Michele Bachmann. In her endorsement, Schlafly said:
“Most important, Michele has the courage to be a leader among her peers. She is a real champion in speaking up for values we care about. Michele is a woman of faith and the mother of a beautiful family. She has a 100 percent pro-life record and is a strong supporter of traditional marriage.”
The question is whether that endorsement or anything else can help Bachmann at this late stage. Nationally, Newt is around 26% while Bachmann is less than 5%. In Iowa, polls show that Newt has around 26% of the vote while Bachmann has just under 8%.
The Iowa Caucuses are less than thirty days away. For Newt, his surge, particularly if Cain not only endorses him but the Cain supporters come with that endorsement, could give him the push he needs to break the back of the establishment candidate Romney.
If Newt can win Iowa, come close to Romney is his almost home state of New Hampshire, win South Carolina and Florida, where polls show him at an astounding 50%, the race could be over by Super Tuesday (March 6).
Tea Party support for Newt is growing and if you would like to endorse Newt please let me know. We are putting together a group of Tea Party leaders and activists for Newt.
If you are interested, here is the new Tea Party Supporters for Newt group on Tea Party Nation.
Newt is not the only candidate with a group on Tea Party Nation. If you support Michele Bachmann, there’s a group for that. You can join that group here.
Also, there is a Ron Paul group on Tea Party Nation as well. You can find them here.
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Thats my thinking....hopefully, if he wins the nomination he continues his conservatism....but still MUST vote Republican 2012...
Newt doesn't have the guns supporters endorsement. In fact I believe that he supported the Brady Bill. History does get faded in the long run.
Edward, I couldn't find a record of his vote on the Brady Bill but I did find this quote: “As long as I am Speaker of this House, no gun control legislation is going to move in committee or on the floor of this House and there will be no further erosion of their rights.” Unfortunately, during his tenure there were some anti-terrorism bills and other gun-limiting (NOT gun-banning!) legislation that came up and he did vote in favor of some of them. I'm going to give him a slide on that, though, because times are different now. Back then the public wasn't as vocal or as involved as it is now. My observation is that Newt has always been very responsive to the will of the people and I'm betting that the only "will" he heard was from the gun groups which left plenty of room to assume that most people would rather feel "protected' from the presence of guns in certain situations (on school grounds, for example).
Now that we are paying attention and have become aware of the importance of our 2nd Amendment rights I firmly believe that Newt will be just as responsive to the newly enlightened will of the people and return to his original position as stated above.
Judson, I do hope you're being sarcastic with your second sentence!!! LOL
L[, look at it this way. A Republican Progressive is only in danger of becoming an old fashioned hard nosed Democrat. A "new Democrat" is already a Socialist! The Leftists have infiltrated the Democratic Party to the point where they have stolen it and shifted it's focus to their viewpoint and agenda. Obama and Pelosi best represent this "neo -Democrat" and are nothing but Socialist's in Democrat's clothing. Reid best represents the old fashioned Democrat who has been duped into blindly following their example! It is the many "Reids" still in the Democratic Party who must wake up and eventually purge the Leftist element from their Party! The neo-Democrats will pound the table and scream. The real Democrats will look for common ground and make deals allowing government to get back to governing instead of being an arena for the struggle between Leftists and Conservatives!
It is time to take back our country from these godless people. They look to Obama for hope because there is no god in their life. Obama is a deceptive liar and there is no hope in him.
the american association for gun rights said newt refuses to turn in his survey on how he feels about gun rights our 2nd amendment. i like a lot of things newt says but i have not heard him on gun rights at all. baxchman has filled out every survey on gun rights, anti-abortion, family values etc. i don't want to beat it to death but the 2nd amendment is our only true last resort protection. does anyone really know where newt stands on this?
It is true that Michele Bachmann filled out some of those surveys and signed a few "pledges" at least one of which came back to bite her early in her campaign. I think it is well to remember that words, whether statements or questions, can be slanted toward any point of view. Surveys and pledges represent the narrow views of the interest group that wrote them. Therefore, a candidate is probably not wise to thus bind themselves to somebody else's view of the issues.
I don't blame Newt for not wasting his time and credibility with such things. I can tell you that in 17 years of close observation I have NEVER heard Newt say anything that conflicted in any way with the Declaration, the Constitution or the Bill of Rights and that includes our 2nd Amendment rights.
I will also add that whoever wins the office will be contending with already existing socialist programs (social security, the many aspects of welfare, etc). Nobody is going to make those go away overnight so we're going to necessarily have Big Govt for awhile. Newt's solutions (of which he has proposed many!) almost always call for injecting the element of free market choice into existing programs, thereby maintaining their compassionate intent but making them affordable as well as actually improving outcomes. That doesn't make him pro-Big Govt, it makes him brilliant! And it indicates he is serious about returning America to a sound footing economically, socially and spiritually. Personally, I think that is preferable to allowing programs to continue that foster laziness and free-loading, are riddled with fraud & waste and cost staggering amounts of money.
Newt is Narcissitic and not a conservative.
Norma, I respectfully and gently submit that confidence in one's views does not constitute Narcissism. I further submit that being innovative in the way he applies conservative principles does not make Newt any less conservative. I hope you will keep an open mind and really examine the solutions Newt proposes because they are designed to take us where we conservatives want to go.
Newt may not fit the conventional Tea Party view of a conservative - he is admittedly a firebrand! - but his speeches and his writings are 100% pro-America!