Poor old Newt Gingrich. He is so out of touch with reality. He is still back in the 20th century, not realizing that this is the 21st century. Back in the 20th century all presidential candidates, even Republicans, were expected to have some original ideas that they could use to separate themselves from the other presidential candidates. That was then. This is now the 21st century, and all Republicans in the national spotlight are required, not expected but required, to follow the marching orders that come down from the Koch brothers sponsored think tanks. No deviation is acceptable. None.
Look at our own Congresswoman, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. She is a member in good standing with the Republican Party, having never voted against any bill the party leadership wants passed, and voting against bills that the party does not want passed.
Newt now understands that he erred dreadfully, and is now doing his best to backfill and kowtow to those esteemed think tanks. Good luck, Newt. And Jaime, no worries, you are doing just what it takes to get that corporate money and to get those party leaders out here to campaign for you.