Newt Gingrich VP buzz intensifies with Donald Trump announcement possibly this week

by Ralph Z. Hallow  |  published on July 5, 2016

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, in a moment of levity, looked into the TV cameras at an Aspen, Colorado, event at which he and possible Donald Trump running mate Newt Gingrich were featured speakers on Saturday. As if addressing the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mr. Biden said of Mr. Gingrich, “Donald, I’m not endorsing him. He’s bright as hell, but I disagree with him.”

A wide assortment of Republican officials and activists not only share Mr. Biden’s esteem for Mr. Gingrich’s IQ but do what Mr. Biden didn’t do: give the former House speaker a nod as a vice presidential candidate, a slot Mr. Trump may fill this week.

Why Mr. Gingrich?

A reliable, knowledgeable and relatively colorless conservative like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — said to be a favorite of Mr. Trump’s family — or an equally reliable conservative like Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, also a former U.S. House member, would seem a safer, more logical choice than Mr. Gingrich.

  • CharlieSeattle

    …Noooooooo!! Newt! He is a e/GOP, anti-American worker, RINO!

    Gingrich: NAFTA Worked Because It Created Jobs In Mexico


    One of NAFTA’s biggest promoters, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, appeared on the Howie Carr radio show yesterday evening and was asked about the watershed trade pact between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada he helped create. Responding to a caller who asserted that NAFTA killed American jobs, Gingrich didn’t disagree, but retorted by touting the fact that NAFTA had created jobs “close to the United States” in Mexico…………….

    Bill Clinton and his NAFTA Baby Co-Conspirators

    by Boudicca December 4, 2007

    The Republicans in the House really came through for Clinton by providing 132 Yeas to counter 156 Democratic nays. Still, 40% of the Democrats in the House voted for NAFTA.

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