Gingrich focuses on the Internet
Newt Gingrich is setting his sites on the field of online politics...
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Solutions for Winning the Future announced today that it will expand its organization with the opening of a new office in Silicon Valley that serves as the organization's technology headquarters. This new office makes American Solutions one of the few national grassroots organizations with a visible presence in Silicon Valley.
Former Speaker of the House and American Solutions General Chairman Newt Gingrich made the announcement in a video posted on American Solutions' YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/americansolutions.
"We're excited to be in Silicon Valley and to learn from the best of the private sector so we can utilize the latest technological breakthroughs to fundamentally transform government from the world that fails to the world that works," said Gingrich. "We believe it's possible to create a world that works and to move the bureaucracies of the past - obsolete, slow, cumbersome, paper-based institutions - into a very dynamic, networked, information technology future."
"Our office will be looking to work with the innovative and entrepreneurial people located in Silicon Valley to establish ourselves as a leader in online politics and serve as a model for successful online political efforts," said David Kralik, Director of Internet Strategy for American Solutions and manager of the Silicon Valley office. "We want to engage in a dialogue with technology leaders and to communicate a message of free market principles where consumers decide who wins and not the government."
As usual, Newt's focus is where the rest of the conservative movement's should be. As several presidential candidates have proved this year, online politics isn't "the future", it's the present. And being good at it isn't an option. It's a necessity. As slack as so many others on the right have been, I'm glad to see somebody on the right making this kind of commitment.
Anybody want to bet against him?