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Americans Need More Candidates, Not Fewer

The Honorable Newt Gingrich

By Newt Gingrich (original source The New York Times)

“Elites love order and control. They like their country clubs, their offices and their favorite restaurants to be predictable and comforting.

Elites would also like a small number of predictable candidates. Ideally they would like that small and predictable contest to be set up so that their choice (the establishment choice) would win.

All of this is a violation of the American entrepreneurial spirit. In the 1890s there were more than 400 car companies in Michigan alone. Henry Ford didn’t build his first car until 1896. Imagine a proposal that there were too many entrepreneurs in the automotive industry, or too many in technology today.”

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