Newt Gingrich is the best qualified, most knowlegeable and has the best ideas to
restore this country! Imagine Newt debating Obama! That, would be awesome to
Newt? The same Newt who has been married three times, cheats on his wifes and
gets kicked out and fined by congress for ethics violations. Yah a real solid
man to through your suport behind. NOT!
Character is what matters most. Gingrich has shown that he lacks moral strength.
Competence to lead and inspire is directly linked to moral strength, since the
willingness of others to follow depends so much on their respect for the leader.
Technical leadership skills (i.e., debate skill, management techniques, etc.)
can be learned or augmented by associating with others who have the knowledge
the leader lacks, but moral strength, like the drops of lamp oil of the Ten
Virgins, cannot be "borrowed" or feigned.
@ mayhem & jazzfan...The best among us learn from their mistakes, overcome
their mistakes and move on a better person. Perhaps you are judging Newt a bit
harshly? "Let he, who has no sin,first cast a stone". I would rather
trust a man who has improved himself, learned life's lesson and overcame his
sins than the non-existant mortal who has no sin!
But has Newt changed and improved himself? Republicans in Congress who worked
with him don't believe so and are overwhelmingly supporting Romney.Has Newt attempted to make amends to his two former wives? He seems willing
to discard others to advance his own career.And what about his
episode with Pelosi on the couch supporting Cap & Trade? Serious lack of
judgement. It appears he was trying to follow a popular tide that would give
tremendous control and cash flow to government, expanding and strengthening the
federal government...hardly a Republican position. Though he now states it to
have been a very stupid thing, it still shows tremendous lack of principle and
judgement.Newt is the perfect example of a politician that will say
anything and do anything to get what he wants: wives, position, power,
money.I don't trust him. Do you...seriously?
Newt ani't going anywhere either. The GOP are all done in 2012, their all
fired.One person, one vote is the foundation of our democracy. But
two years ago, the Supreme Court decided to test the integrity of that
foundation with dynamite - the Citizens United ruling. The result? A
massive flood of shadowy, unregulated corporate money polluting our elections.
Led by Karl Rove and his American Crossroads groups, the right wing is using
this ruling to spend millions on disgusting attacks against candidates like
Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren. If successful, they will take the White
House and Senate, meaning complete Republican control of government. But a group of Democratic senators has introduced an amendment to reverse
Citizens United. It would repeal the effects of this terrible ruling and revoke
the ability of corporations and Karl Rove to skew the 2012 elections with