Newt Gingrich: Lone Wolf, Loose Cannon
The New York Times has an article about Newt Gingrich's leadership style that voters may find very troubling in choosing a leader for the country: He doesn't take advice from others about strategy decisions -- he just marches to his own drum.
Asked in a debate here Thursday night to name one thing he might undo about his campaign, he said, “I would skip the opening three months where I hired regular consultants.”
Instead, Mr. Gingrich makes nearly all the key strategic decisions by himself, and in a manner befitting his personality — spontaneously, thinking aloud, often voicing a half-formed idea in full public view before committing to it.
One former Republican Congressman tells the Times:
There was a breakdown that had to do with his inability to process information beyond his own predispositions and his own ego,” said Vin Weber, a former Republican representative from Minnesota, who in the 1990s worked with Mr. Gingrich on returning their party to power in the House.
“We’d get up every morning, we’re like an army marching in a different direction and people never could understand why,” said Mr. Weber, who now supports Mr. Romney.
If this is how he runs his campaign, and how he made decisions when in Congress, voters should ask themselves if he's not likely to run his Presidency the same way and contemplate the dangers in such an approach. There's a reason Presidents have Cabinets. The Presidency is not a one-person game.
Newt Gingrich: Lone Wolf, Loose Cannon. Presidential material? Hardly.
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