Things move very slowly in politics. We seem to fight the same wars over and over again.
Franklin Roosevelt was a great leader. He saw how to use the levers of power to affect change.
Newt changed the frame of reference of all of our candidates. That's why we won so big in 1994.
That's the way it is with entrepreneurial people. You try one thing, it doesn't work, you try another.
We didn't think taxes ought to go up. They ought to go down. We didn't think the census ought to be weakened.
There were some entrepreneurial du Ponts that are a little different from the heads of the corporations today.
If we had known that one of those terrorist attacks was coming, could our government have electronically eavesdropped on the attackers without a warrant?
If you're going to try to win an election, you can't be 80 percent. You can't say, I'm for what my Democratic opponent is, for but not quite so much of it.
Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without a warrant? Benjamin Franklin would not have thought so.
Everyone matures. When I was Newt's age, I thought I had the right answer to things. The baby-boomers as political leaders are still on trial by the American people.