One of the Greek philosophers basically repeated Solomon saying, “The learning of many things does not teach understanding” - (Heraclitus) I think there was a time that Newt Gingrich fit this definition. First time I met him (30+ years ago) I was blown away at the depth of his knowledge. But my brother and I greatly differed on just how wise he was. My brother was a total fan and to put it mildly, I wasn't.
Not discounting Dr Gingrich's major accomplishments in his previous tenure in office, which admittedly were remarkable; truth be told, I think it took humiliation, suffering, and the grief of seeing the state of our Nation in the last seven years before the depth of Wisdom was added to that vast knowledge Newt possesses.
At this point in time, Newt Gingrich is not just the most knowledgeable man in the race, but deeply wise. - Nothing but tough hits, hard knocks, suffering and learning from our errors creates that.
My opinion of Mitt Romney:
By comparison, emotionally, Mitt Romney is still a teenaged boy, still uncomfortable in his own skin,trying to manipulate everything he sees to get his way, without regard to TRUTH or collateral DAMAGE. To put it mildly he is Newt Gingrich's inferior in every way except greedy accumulation of wealth. Mitt has Newt beat there a few hundred times over. Romney has run a Saul Alinsky like campaign using massive wealth to tell the Big Lies to try to destroy Dr Gingrich. He lied bold faced in the debates saying that none of his companies had done business with the government, when in fact not only had they done business with the government, one of his companies, while he owned it, DEFRAUDED the American Taxpayer to the tune of ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS ($124,000,000.00). For all the ways Romney is Gingrich's intellectual inferior, when it comes wisdom, multiply that inferiority exponentially.
Much of what he says concerning the desecration of the Constitution is correct, and much of it is not. He is a Libertarian Secularist and one cannot discern the true meaning of the constitution from that perspective. That philosophically incompatible with the motives and intentions of The Founders. Also Ron Paul's foreign policy, even some of his domestic policy is straight out of the Muslim Mafia's Playbook, word for word.
(Ron Paul's Foreign Affairs Policy -Straight From The Muslim Supremacists' Handbook.)
When Newt quotes Solomon, "Where there is no vision, the people perish" He knows that is absolutely true. We ALL have been very vocal about all the things that are wrong, but he has been busy creating solutions to right the wrongs. You can't function just being against stuff, you have to have a vision of where to go and how to get there. But I suggest that Newt also knows the last part of that sentence of Solomon, and NOW possess the WISDOM and grit of it. That sentence speaks to his maturity, "but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." He knows that "keeping the law" works for himself and for this nation. When he speaks of the "out of line" federal judiciary, he knows they have stopped caring about the basic "law of God" which is summed up in the Ten Commandments and the Two Great Commandments of Jesus and The Declaration of Independence. He knows these things are essential to human nature, to human happiness and prosperity. The Judges are "out of line" and must be returned to the foundation of the LAW, that is, the GOD given right of very citizen to LIFE, LIBERTY and the Pursuit of Happiness. Newt is the only Candidate that had dared to mention this subject.
Gas $2.50 VOTE NEWT 2012