I may be in the minority, but the way that Gingrich has been gaining steam, i wouldn't be surprised to see him be the nomination. in 2007 McCain was 3rd place in December and he was the republican nominee.
No one has really commented on GIngrich's plans or ideas, all of which i think are better than what other people are presenting. The negative on him is his past, and that is a hurdle to get past, but with the past Obama had with Bill Ayers, Reverend Jerimiah Wright, ETC, anything is possible.
I really agree with this statement. I've pitched a similar idea before where every term is increased by 50% but they are not allowed to run for consecutive terms. One of the problems (especially the house) is that they only get to govern for about 1-2 years before they need to start watching the re-election clock. Does anyone think Obama would have dilly dalllied around the debt ceiling problem if this was his second term? I don't, I think he would have threatened to overrule congress and the problem would have been solved in a week one way or the other. Especially with todays 24/7 news cycles it seems everyone is always in campaign mode and the only ways I can think to end that is either term limits, or putting federal restrictions (oh noes) on campaigning and debates and whatnot.
Obama has been campaigning for 6 months now. Do you think the American Jobs Act was really serious legislation. He didn't even have full democratic support for it. Yet he just goes around the country demonizing congress for not getting Stimulus V3 passed.