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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 13, 2007 / 29 Menachem-Av, 5767

Newt Gingrich's time to jump into the presidential race could come this fall

By Dick Morris & Eileen Mc Gann


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | All along he has said that his game plan was to wait until the fall of 2007 and then jump into the presidential race. Now, it seems, his game plan may have made sense after all.


Newt Gingrich never explained why he wanted to wait until after all the other candidates had jumped into the race to make his own decision, but we can infer that it was likely because he realized how much political and personal baggage he would carry into the race were he to run. To subject himself to the slings and arrows of his rivals would have been a daunting challenge six months ago.


Newt had to wait for the other Great Right Hopes to rise and stall, if not actually fall, for him to get into the contest. He would have had trouble handling the barbs of health rivals. But with all his opponents for the designation to oppose Giuliani battered and bleeding — dead and almost comatose — he has little to fear from his right flank if he gets into the race.


McCain was the first to fall, t ripping over his support for the detested immigration bill which the right wing base killed.


Romney, despite more than one year's work, has failed to get beyond 10 percent in the national polls. His sole claim to fame is that his money has bought him a lead in Iowa and his geographic proximity has given him one in New Hampshire. These are formidable assets if they survive the start of paid media by his rivals. But the chances are that his lead will vanish as other candidates start spending money in these early states.


McCain's and Romney's stalls seemed to pave the way for Fred Thompson to enter the race but this summer has not been kind to the former Senator. His July 31 filing showed an underwhelming $3.4 million raised and a net of $2.8 million available for the race. This sum would be adequate for a Senate race, but hardly for a presidential contest. And the fact that half of his money came from his native Tennessee indicates a failure to establish a national base.


But Thompson's problems go beyond fund raising. Yet to announce his candidacy, he has already fired two campaign managers. His first choice, Tom Collamore, former vice president of Altria, the new name for Phillip Morris, fell to pressure from Fred's wife Jeri, a self-styled political consultant. Then, the luckless candidate turned to former Michigan Senator and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. But just as bloggers — including us — began to unload on Abraham for his exceedingly pro-immigration record and to cast doubts on his firmness as a backer of Israel, Fred got rid of him, too.


More than anything else, however, it is Fred's indecision about running that, combined with speculation that he may not want it badly enough, is cooling GOP ardor. After tying with Rudy Giuliani in Scott Rasmussen's daily tracking polls, he has now fallen seven points back.


All of which paves the way for Newt Gingrich to emerge as the latest great right hope. With many on the right dissatisfied with Giuliani's liberal social views, a true conservative who has been pro-life for more than the two years it has been since Romney found the faith, could find great running room.


If Newt doesn't run, or, like the others, stalls out, the GOP may have to look within the ranks of its also-rans for a conservative alternative to Rudy. Our bet is that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee could do well in that role. His quips and zingers in the GOP debates have kept the audience awake virtually single handedly so far!


So watch out for Newt!

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