I wish Newt was the GOP nominee, If he campaigned correctly about beign the last person to balance the budget, I think that is something "middle America" could have gotten behind. I think he could have certainly won. Now, I dont' think for a second he could balance the budget in 4 years, but perhaps he could have accomplished enough in 4 years to get 4 more, and 8 continuous years of trending towards a balanced budget could have changed government spending for decades.