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New Newt Video: 1776 — Victory or Death

By Doug Powers  •  December 27, 2011 01:48 PM

**Written by Doug Powers


Newt Gingrich’s use of history to provide a backdrop for current events is unmatched, and I really enjoy it. Recently there was a lesson about Pearl Harbor, and in a new campaign video Gingrich talks at length about George Washington.

The lesson to be taken from Gingrich’s latest is that George Washington faced daunting odds not unlike those Newt’s up against. Washington was given a small probability of success, but in the end he persevered. What was once considered an impossibility came to reality due to sheer grit, determination and a insatiable thirst for independence: Yes, in spite of everything working against him, Washington did ultimately manage to get his name included on the Virginia ballot.

So without further snarky adieu, here’s the latest Gingrich video:

The “against all odds” subject matter reminded me of the words of Gingrich’s former spokesman Rick Tyler back when Newt was trailing badly:

But surely they had killed him off.
This is the way it always worked.
A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught.
But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich…

Tyler was later sacked for a lack of grandiosity. Just kidding… I think.

In an upcoming Gingrich campaign video that also mentions the first US president, we’ll learn about how the Father of Our Country managed to rebound politically from what Washington referred to as “the single dumbest thing” he ever did:


**Written by Doug Powers

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