Sunday, November 27, 2011

At Bloomberg;"Voters Warming To Gingrich Because He's Right"

Amity Shlaes has an outstanding analysis about the rise of Newt Gingrich and the respect for intellectualism at Bloomberg. Free from snark, distortion and mentioning the tired old "baggage" clichés'-I can't recommend it highly enough.

Here is just one extract but please do read the whole article AT THIS LINK

"But Gingrich does project a terrifying authority of policy knowledge. Voters have been warming to Gingrich because he’s right -- about the budget, about Social Security reform, about plenty of other substantive themes he’s elaborated on since the debates began.
Gingrich’s responses are filled with fresh ideas and concrete examples. In a recent debate in Texas, Gingrich and Cain each showed some fluency in talking about Medicare. But when Cain was asked whether he preferred a defined-benefit plan or premium supports for Medicare, he smiled and passed the ball. Gingrich clarified what a defined benefit was -- a mandate for government to pay for health care -- and then highlighted the kind of triage that happens when government gets involved in the medical system, focusing on the danger that those with aggressive prostate cancers would be fatally undertreated."

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