Great speech. Newt is plenty smart for the job, problem is he carries a whole lot of baggage that the press will fry him with, however, I'll take him with all his baggage over the current tele-prompt idiot.
It's not the press that will fry him it's voters who don't like that baggage. Ya can't blame the press for everything every time. Did the press make Herman harrass those women or have an affair? No. He brought it upon himself.
And Romney lost me the second he made that $10000 bet with Perry during that debate. Who has $10000 to throw away? Oh yeah. Romney.