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Gingrich? Why not?

As we bring the Republican Primary to a battle of 3 (and what's his name) I would like to share my opinion about Mr. Gingrich - the evil guy according to some.

President Andrew Jackson, who blamed the sudden death of his wife on personal and political attack, married his wife, so they say, not knowing she was still married. Allegedly neither did she.

Ulysses S. Grant’s entire time in office was rife with scandal during the Gold Rush. Grover Cleveland’s campaign was haunted by a redundant chant of ‘ma, ma where’s my pa’ to bring light to his alleged out-of-wedlock child and a mistress.

My last point is the only death in office that I feel is not talked about enough was Warren G. Harding’s. This man, considered beyond reproach, died from stress (so they say) because he came back to town (D.C.) to find practically his entire Cabinet entwined in scandal.

As we look at our neighbors, our extended family and our elected officials we will forever be beset with scandal, immoral actions and out-and-out criminals.

Human beings are tempted, tested and tested again. I am not perfect, I do go to confession and I do look to be a better dad, husband and leader. I too am human and with fault.

Newt Gingrich, surrounded by scandal, as the media lovingly describes him, is no worse than the rest of them in my opinion. I heard the Democratic mouth-piece today defend her view of him as accurate while also saying Clinton was prosecuted by the Republicans for sex. This is not true. That sitting President was pursued for having lied under oath. They said time and time again ‘it’s only sex.’ Well, what is it with Gingrich? Only marriage? Three times?

I will not, cannot as a Catholic, and never consciously will defend Mr. Gingrich’s past actions. Marriage is forever, in my opinion, unless there is a genuine reason like abuse or evil. But when he goes after the media for his allegation of bias, I and many Americans stand and cheer him.

Mr. Clinton’s blue dress and cigar stories are about a man’s actions while serving as our nation’s representative. Mr. Gingrich is not perfect either, but he has not been President… yet. Mr. Clinton’s actions are as low and disgusting as you can get for someone who is supposed to rise above all of this.

We will never have a perfect man, or woman for President. And as long as my wife keeps reminding me that there was only one Ronald Reagan I will have to make do with what we’ve got.

Go Newt!

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CJD January 27, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Can you imagine his new wife Calista as the first lady. Some contrast from Laura Bush, Jackie Kennedy,etc.
John Gruber January 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Issue #1 He wants the moon fully colonized by the end of his second term. I think that money should be put to better use, say Social Security?
Wilbur Freewright February 20, 2012 at 02:13 AM
After the Republican witch hunts ended, a friend of mine in DC wisely said, "We're all wearing the blue dress now". America cannot escape the political shannagans of our leaders or the fools who prosecute them. In retrospect, it was great theatre; a tragic but humerous performance by the pseudo-conservative whore-mongers of the day. I'm sure they'll be back for an encore in our lifetime.
cally kelly February 28, 2012 at 11:07 PM
And let's not forget the holier-than-thou condemnation Speaker Gingrich hurled at the POTUS at the same time that he was acting holier than none.
PegLeg March 05, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Several points here. Why Gingrich when Paul, Santorum and Romney don't have the scandals? Gingrich was fined $300k by Congress for ethics violations so it is not just that he is a cheat and womanizer. Also the one big difference between Gingrich and Clinton is that Clinton wasn't standing on his soapbox talking about conservative values, the sanctity of marriage and attacking others for their infidelity. Gingrich was so that just makes him a hypocrite. Another big factor is that Gingrich will not beat Obama or any other Democrat on a national level. Romney at least has a chance.
Mary Rayfield March 20, 2012 at 06:01 PM
I would love to see Gingrich as President. He is the reason Bill Clinton had a sucessful 2nd term. I don't see him getting the nomination. I will support the republican nominee even if that means I have to hold my nose and vote for Romney

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