A thought about Newt's problem

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    Folks, let me tell you right up front I have not gone to find the statistics to verify what I'm about to say. The language should indicate that.

    It is my understanding that about 50% of all marriages in the United States ends in divorce, might be more might be less, but the number is large. It is also my understanding that along with money problems infidelity is a major cause of those divorces. Further, it is my understanding that most of those infidelities originate at work.

    And here we have Newt and his history, too sordid to repeat and well enough known that it doesn't require repeating. And we have his ever-silent bride too, the one who Newt was pleasuring himself with while still married to wife number two. And somehow I can not imagine any jilted ex-wife in the country voting to let Newt's third call herself First Lady. I just can't see it happening. One also wonder's what stance the churches will take on this, will they welcome a First Lady who is an admitted adulteress?

    I think this is Newt's biggest problem.
     
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    I would say that it the least of his problems.

    The main problem for Newt is that he is not competent to lead the nation. He might be a good debater... but a debater, a good speaker does not make a leader. We should have learned that from the current incumbent.
     
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    Why don't we just get a bucket of rocks and go down and stone him... I am certain that you have never made mistakes in your life. That's why you're talking so self-rightous.
     
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    I think it's a huge problem. Bigger than some might think in theory. Morality is so relative these days, right? We're sophisticated and worldly, yes? And Kennedy and Clinton taught Democrats (at least) not to worry about fidelity because a man's sex life is separate from the job he does as president.

    Right?

    Well, I'm not so sure. I think a lot of people are going to be very reluctant to replace the current first family with Newt and Callista. Intellectually we know that Sasha and Malia will do just fine after the family leaves Washington but emotionally it will feel like we're letting Cruella De Vil kick them to the curb and turn Sasha into the little match girl.
     
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    Bud, I'm no angel, never have been. But I managed to stay married to my one and only wife for a bit over 40 years now, so in comparison to Newt I shine.
     
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    Newt's biggest problem is that he's a terribly poorly closeted progressive/socialist, trying desperately to pass himself off as the next coming of Reagan.

    As far as I'm concerned, my vote would go to a gay, polygamist, wiccan, as long as he had a track record of adhering to the founding principles of the republic.
     
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    Why do you think Reagan's son, Michael endorsed Newt? Even Santorum has said in past interviews that he would like to run on a ticket with Newt.

    Just looking for your opinion, as I try to stay in the race with my mind, on these candidates...:D
     
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    Gingrich has listed as his favorite presidents as the Roosevelts and Wilson....All progressives.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T76lD4zV1bo]Newt Gingrich: I'm a Wilsonian - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi314LJ6uwM&feature=related]Newt Gingrich Admits He's a Progressive in the Theodore Roosevelt Tradition - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_h4hrrYjA&feature=related]Newt Gingrich the Big-Government Progressive - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Newties primary problem is and always has been Newtie.
     
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    Those were a young Newt for the most part. And Romney voted for the Dem., Paul Tsongas. :cuckoo:

    I like to listen to Art Laffer. ( Laffer Curve ) And he is supporting Newt, though I don't know if he still is. This vid. was posted late December, 2011.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA6AOO-_Eq4]Ronald Reagan's Top Economist, Art Laffer, Endorses Newt Gingrich - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBgCHGCltsM]Michael Reagan: Newt Gingrich is a Reagan Conservative - YouTube[/ame]
     
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