Steve Deace has endorsed Newt Gingrich.
Does that make sense?
If you're a member of the Tea Party, if you are a conservative living life based in core values, then you believe in lower taxes, less government, you believe in getting back to Constitutionally based governance.
Newt talks about such things, and yes a reduction in taxes is part of his record, but is he really about less government, is he really about getting back to the basics with Constitutionally based principles?
Newt can best be described as taking progressive/populist ideas, like government-run health care, and putting a conservative spin on it. The problem with that is, you still end up with something that's not a proper role of the federal government.
That's not good enough, especially now.
But that's Newt's record. Take a serious look at it. Yes, he's done some conservative things, but he's also done some very NOT conservative things to put it in layman's language. He takes a progressive/populist issue, and puts a conservative spin on it. He voted to create the Department of Education. Until he started running for president he believed in human caused global warming and an individual mandate for health care. What happened to core values? His top three favorite presidents of the 20th century are either Democrat or progressive. That's right, Ronald Reagan is not in Newt's top three.
There are much more appropriate candidates out there suiting Tea Party and conservative needs than Newt, so the endorsement of Steve Deace just flat out doesn't make sense, it's inconsistent. It makes me wonder if Deace is just trying to work national media exposure.