Gingrich is the candidate who has the vision to fundamentally change the federal government...He is the big idea man, much as Ronald Reagan was...Gingrich against Obama is a great contrast. He has a track record of accomplishments and has worked at the national level...Obama can offer nothing against him.
I'm not a Tea Party Nation person but the interesting part is the endorsement itself, not the endorser. For Tea Party people, this is something for them to notice. All of the Republicans in the presidential primary are scrambling for Tea Party support and trying to out Tea Party the next person on the debate stage.
This would fall into place with the growing evidence that Michele Bachmann is a one hit wonder with her straw poll results tanking everywhere but in Iowa. She has proven to be not up to the task and her support is shrinking. I don't think she is a bad person, she is just not presidential material. Her social issue beliefs also tend to divide instead of unite the party.
Newt knows history and politics. He knows the primary is long and that initial results don't mean so much. Otherwise, instead of hawking reversable mortgages, Fred Thompson would be president.
Somehow, Gingrich is hanging on and continuing on with presenting big ideas that capture the imagination of the voter. He also is able to remain above the fray and not fall into petty bickering with the other candidates. That benefits us all.
It may be temporary but the rise in the polls for Gingrich is worth a look and noting his actions.