Newmax thinks former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is Donald Trump’s top choice for Vice President.
The logic is that Trump needs someone who can navigate Congress.
The former Speaker satisfies that requirement.
Gingrich is no stranger to McHenry County.
Before his election as speaker he spoke at an affair for Congressman Donald Manzullo hosted by future McHenry County Board member Perry Moy in Bull Valley.
He spoke at the Lake in the Hills Airport after visiting a Day Care Center in Lake in the Hills while he was running for President four years ago.
During Sheriff Bill Prim’s campaign in 2014, he was the headliner for a fundraiser at the Bull Valley Country Club.
Former State Rep. Bernie Pedersen introduced me to Gingrich by sending me GoPAC tapes every month in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
Gingrich impressed me with his engagement with the inner city, which Republican usually ignore.
One program he started as a congressman involved paying Georgia public project kids to read during the summer.
Two sisters, one about 15 and the other 12-13, went to the kick-off presentation.
The older sister dismissed the idea until a week later when her little sister came home with money.
“Where’d you get that?” the 15-year old asked.
“Readin’,” was the reply.
The next week both sisters went to the meeting.
That summer the older sister read enough books to buy a pair of Nike’s.