The battle for position as the more conservative alternative to Mitt Romney is a classic showdown of words vs deeds, and it is the deeds of Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich that have led me to support Perry.
But there’s no arguing Newt’s way with words. Enjoy this one from yesterday in New Hampshire, which is full of win on so many levels. For a measure of how good a public speaker Newt is, consider how many laugh lines he gets in a typical appearance. Humor is such a devastating weapon in politics. Aspiring Republican leaders could learn a lot from watching how he does it. It’s just plain fun to watch.