Trump is reportedly working with former house speaker Newt Gingrich on a policy and messaging strategy for Republicans.
Newt is an excellent choice for this. He was the architect of the ‘Contract With America’ in the 1990s that led to a red wave under Bill Clinton.
America needs another red wave election in 2022.
PJ Media reports:
Trump Taps Newt Gingrich to Come Up With a New Spin on an Old Idea That Worked
One of President Trump’s 2020 campaign pitches was “Promises Made, Promises Kept.” On the campaign trail in 2016, he was pretty specific on key priorities like Supreme Court nominations, border security, the economy, and trade. When he could use the Chief Executive powers, he delivered on more of his promises than any president in my lifetime, even dragging congressional Democrats along when further obstruction would hurt them politically.
Now he has tapped Newt Gingrich to develop a modern version of a very successful idea from the 1990s. Gingrich was the author of the Contract with America, a document that gave congressional Republicans and candidates the message discipline to make their case to the American people. Historians credit this contract with allowing Republicans to retake both chambers of Congress in 1994 for the first time since 1953. Politico reports Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Senator Lindsey Graham are also involved.
While the phrases America First and Make America Great Again both resonated with voters, they did not result in a cohesive set of governing principles for the Republican Party. The 2020 election made it obvious the coalitions behind the two parties are shifting in significant ways. Trump picked a larger share of minority voters than a Republican candidate had in decades…
America First is a straightforward overarching philosophy. It demands that American citizens’ prosperity, safety, and security are central to all domestic and foreign policy decisions. Developing a specific plan to support this philosophy will provide message discipline for Republicans at all levels of government to articulate a consistent governing philosophy.
Newt Gingrich is a great partner for Trump in this effort.
It will be fascinating to see what they come up with.