I've made no secret on this blog that while I'm no fan of the GOP (nor of the Democratic Party, for that matter) that I find the Republican Party's feeble national condition to not be good for American democracy.
If you've regularly read this blog, then you know I think that two dominant parties are not enough in the broad political tapestry that is our country; if you agree with me, then the shell that is the Republican Party is even more mind blowing.
Into this breach comes Newt Gingrich. No, I don't find myself in agreement with many of the ideas he holds, but he must be given credit for discussing political issues.
The media aren't paying close attention right now. And why should they, considering the lust they have for Mark Sanford's infidelity, Sarah Palin's decisions and Michael Steele's apparent ineptness.
Mr. Gingrich will be almost 70 when 2012 comes around, and that is the only reason I think he won't run for president. But the men and women who do would be wise to listen to the man. No, you don't have to agree with someone to admit they have ideas worth discussing.