Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Mar 8, 2007.
Yeah i know he does. Which is a shame because the guy is a good leader. He understands how to get things accomplished.
He should have brought this out months ago. It's late in the new cycle and he wanted to enter late, now this.
Oh, heck, review the history; you will find plenty of warts (sexual kind) on U.S. Presidents. As recently as 1996, Bob Dole ran a presidential campaign on "character matters" but he was trounced by our most recent serial adulterer. Should tell us something about how serious the public takes the "character" issue (especially when there's a good looking, charismatic Democrat involved).
That having been said, I would not like to see Newt run for President. I think he does a much better job for the country in the area he has currently pegged out for himself.
I agree. He's better at explaining problems and solutions, than he would be at leading. Lots of brilliant people tend to grow testy with others.
I'll still vote for him.
Actually this story has been around for years. http://www.salon.com/news/1998/08/28news.html. Since the questions came from Dobson, I wouldn't be surprised if Newt set this up himself so he can try to make this a non-issue. I don't know how it will resonate with voters though. It might win him some Republican support in the South where voters aren't completely sold on Giuliani.
I don't know. I think he could do pretty good in a position like Rove's where he is determining conservative strategy.
If he chooses not to run, he certainly is in a position to influence who will be the nominee.
Folks, I don't care if the zipper belongs to Clinton, Giuliani, McCain or Gingrich, adulterers are slimebuckets, and I wouldn't vote for any of them. Let's support a candidate who has been a great father to his and his wife's children, who has been faithful and married to his first wife (not the third or fifth). We need a strong dose of personal morality in the country. Our President, for example, has remained faithful to his wife and was always there for their daughters. We need a President now who respects marriage, the commitment it means and the subjugation of selfish desires it entails to be successful. Sen. Brownback comes to mind.
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