Newt Gingrich and American Solutions

Newt Gingrich writes to Paul Eidelberg

Dear Paul,

I want to share with you some thoughts about my speech at the National Press Club this week.

I used the speech to talk about how our current political system is broken. Stymied by negative attack ads, blind partisanship and 30-second sound-bites, our presidential debates do not allow for serious dialogue. At American Solutions, we believe that real change requires real change. If we are to have real change, and if Americans are to have the types of leaders that we need and deserve, then the presidential candidates must begin talking about solutions to our nation’s problems. Americans must insist upon adult conversations and substantive debates.

In February, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and I had such a dialogue at the historic Cooper Union. We demonstrated that two adults on opposite sides of the political spectrum can have an informative debate. At the National Press Club this past Tuesday, I challenged the presidential candidates of both parties to commit to similar debates, what we call the “Nine Nineties in Nine” debates. You can read more about the “Nine Nineties in Nine” debates by clicking here.

The video of my speech at the National Press Club is now available at American Solutions and you can skip to it directly by clicking here. In my speech, I describe the type of change that American Solutions wishes to implement. It is the type of change that Americans deserve if we are to adequately address the challenges of the 21st century.

I hope you’ll take the time to watch the speech.

August 12, 2007 | 2 Comments »

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  1. I have been impressed with Newt Gingrich ever since he addressed a small group of us attending a gathering of Towards Tradition in Washington back in the Reagan years.
    His clear thinking, intelligence and knowledge are such potent antidotes to the stifling pap that surrounds us and fills us with dispair.
    At the time I thought that had his private life been a little less messy, what a presidential candidate he would make! With Guiliani in the race – and his less than admirable private life – and some others, even less impressive individuals, perhaps Gingrich could overcome his “reputation” and become a worthy Republican standart bearer, indeed.
    He has the makings of an American giant.

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