Gingrich: "I don’t actually build oppositions"

He's gone ... and now Newt Gingrich is back in the the game, riding high in the saddle in the post-Bush era for the GOP. A story by Matt Bai of the New York Times looks at how Gingrich's step away from the power of being Speaker of the House allowed himself to find a new role as an intellectual leader of a party which has lost its way, as well as the majority status which he had done much to build.

Gingrich does much to discuss the need for Republicans to run on ideas, navigating carefully between engagement with President Obama and defining a clear course of their own. The architect of the Contract with American, Newt describes his mission as one of promoting ideas and constructive agendas, not guiding an angry opposition party:

I don’t actually build oppositions. I build the next governing majority. I have no interest in being an opposition party.

He also confirms what we've heard for some time about his plans to join the Catholic Church, following a path not dissimilar from that taken by yours truly a few years ago:

A Baptist since graduate school, Gingrich said he will soon convert to Catholicism, his wife’s faith.

We're certainly glad to see him coming over.

A long read, but well worth reading. Go check it out.

2 Response to "Gingrich: "I don’t actually build oppositions""

  1. mg 4/3/09 16:18
    We all know how you like Newt
  2. west_rhino 5/3/09 10:11
    I like Newt... I like Ike too!

    Newt, like Earl, understands the position and a need to define it before your enemies do... unfortunately, in their desire for power, they tend to make themselves your enemies (reminiscent of a dream Nebuchanezzer had)

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