Perhaps something was lost in translation or editing, but very quickly the article made me go, "wtf?".
Quoting Gingrich, the article states:
"Moreover, he added, unlike 1994, people “are so fed up with the way the stimulus is written in secret, so fed up with Obamacare being written in secret, Nancy Pelosi’s line about how you have to pass it to see what’s in it, [that] I don’t think they want something jammed down their throat"Yup, I'm down with that.
The article further paraphrases Gingrich with:
"Furthermore, Gingrich said some of the ideas in the new contract “are so new and so different we have not yet developed the ideas on how to do it."Huh? This? Right after nailing Nasty Pelosi with her own "pass it to see what's in it" quote?
The next Gingrich quote is the one that made me go "wtf":
“I would say in particular the section on brain science, which will be extraordinary as it is flushed out over the next few months,” he continued."How freaking bizarre. Brain science?
After a bit of research I find that the "brain science" comment traces back to a "how you deal with autism, Alzheimer's and a variety of other things related to brain science" comment made by Newt a while back. This comment was thrown into the middle of a statement regarding US Energy Policy, Modernizing the FDA and replacing the EPA."
( which of these things is different?, circle the one that does not match)Alzheimer's and Autism are serious medical conditions that need as much private sector funding as they can get for research, but why this needs to be in a new contract with America, and a plank in a political platform escapes me.
It appears that Gingrich plans to release the "broad framework" for his 21st Centry Contract with America this week in Iowa.
I now await this with trepidation.