Man, if that ends up being Trump’s pick for Vice President I would definitely say he’s set up for success!…..Dr. Ben Carson, whom the eventual GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has charged with a lead role in the VP vetting process, confirmed today that the list of potential vice presidential picks have been submitted to Trump and who’s in the #1 spot is absolutely amazing!
The one that is rising to the top in Washington and conservative circles is none other than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich!
This is one of the best possible choices, in my humble opinion for several reasons.
“He does all the things that Trump needs,” one Trump adviser says.
While in the past it was key for candidates to consider a geographical teaming, with Trump the issue is energizing the Republican voting blocks with a running mate that could also provide savvy counsel once elected, The Washington Examiner reports.
Insiders said that Gingrich’s assets are his close ties to conservatives and the pro-life movement and his years as a lawmaker who as speaker was able to cut deals with then President Bill Clinton on Republican issues like welfare reform and balancing the budget. They also note his strong relationship with marriage activists, though critics will likely pounce on his two divorces.
He has also run for president, in 2012. He won Georgia, his home state, and South Carolina in the primaries and was twice the front runner in the polls. He proved an able debater, also.
“Newt solves a lot of problems for Trump. He’s an outsider who nonetheless talks to the insiders. He will help unify the party and the convention, he’s a great debater, he’s a complete rebuke of the Romney remnants and the busted Bush brigades and is the GOP number one idea man,” said Reagan biographer Craig Shirley, whose new book, “Citizen Newt,” is to be released soon.
“He’s been vetted and will keep the Clintons up pacing the floor all night. Gingrich beat the Clintons time and again. He’s also an original Reaganite and that means everything to a party created by Ronald Reagan,” added Shirley, who interviewed Gingrich some 30 times for his new 800-page bio.
Michelle Jesse at Allen West adds that Gingrich certainly was one of the earlier “establishment” types to unabashedly show support for Donald Trump. He has also proven himself to be very articulate and savvy in the ways of Washington — which could prove very valuable in helping newcomer Trump navigate and get things done.