Compiled by Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor at US Daily Review.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich this morning received the coveted endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader. In a state that a few months ago looked like Mitt Romney would take everything, this is a major victory for the former Speaker.
The endorsement, published in Sunday’s edition, offers the following tidbits:
“America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing.”
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“Newt Gingrich is by no means the perfect candidate. But Republican primary voters too often make the mistake of preferring an unattainable ideal to the best candidate who is actually running. In this incredibly important election, that candidate is Newt Gingrich. He has the experience, the leadership qualities and the vision to lead this country in these trying times. He is worthy of your support on January 10.”
We will no doubt hear more about this endorsement in the coming weeks, and I suspect Speaker Gingrich is going to be the further target of attacks in this next week’s Republican debate. This endorsement also does not always guarantee victory, as The Hill states this morning.
Steve Parkhurst is a political consultant, a writer at his blog as well as a Senior Editor here at US Daily Review, where he maintains the Across The Pond feature. Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveParkhurst