Many Constitutional Limited Government Conservatives are supporting Newt Gingrich against Mitt Romney. The reason is that a) Newt Gingrich was sensitive enough to flip flop which meant, at least, Newt Gingrich is willing to give shallow lip service to Constitutional Limited Government principles; and b) because Mitt Romney is the Establishment’s Candidate, it is thought by many, including me, that defeating Mitt Romney weakens the WashingtonWallStreet Republican Establishment and that is key to check and balance the Central Federal Government.
1) In 1993, Newt Gingrich supported health care mandates, similar to the ones imposed by ObamaCare. He supported such mandates as recently as 2008. Now, as a candidate for office who suddenly saw the light on how damaging such mandates could be, Newt has changed his tune and now opposes them;
2) On climate change, Newt has a similar story. He famously appeared with Nancy Pelosi in a 2008 television ad urging Americans to pressure government to take action on climate change. Now that he is trying to pass himself off as a limited government candidate, he opposes the government taking such action;