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Monday, 20 February 2012


Mannie Sherberg
Five words in this beautifully crafted tribute -- "Gingrich envisions a promised land" -- explain why I have supported, and still support, Newt for president. America as a "promised land" is perhaps the oldest of all metaphors describing our country, going all the way back to the earliest colonists. Only twice in our country's history has the prospect of America as a promised land been seriously in danger: in the mid-nineteenth century, when the promised land came perilously close to becoming a slave land, and today, when the promised land is perilously close to becoming a socialist land. My mother, who spent the first seventeen years of her life as a Jew in Czarist Russia, fled a land of pogroms for this land of promise. The promise was kept -- and until my mother's dying day at the age of 86, she was passionately in love with America and the American promise. She was emblematic of millions upon millions of immmigrants who found fulfillment in the promised land. Luckily for all of us, when the American promise first came under attack, a man of vision arose to rescue the promise, to make certain that America became a land where the promises of the Declaration of Independence could be fulfilled. Gingrich is a very different man from Lincoln, but he is -- like Lincoln -- a man of vision -- and he understands that unless America remains a land where the promises of the Declaration can be fulfilled, it will no longer be the "promised land." Our plight today requires no less than a man who not only envisions but articulates the promises of the promised land. Newt Gingrich is that man.
yeshiva son
It's amazing to think of how great a candidate he would be if it were not for his adulterous past and tendency to get aggravated/angry/whiny/annoyed, etc. I wonder if people will ever be able to look past it and see how good he would be for the economy, on foreign policy, etc.
Within 3 years he resigned. He is a charlatan who is over impressed with himself.

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