What do you make of this article on Gingrich?

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    In the article Newt Gingrich is basically stating that he is more conservative than Mitt Romney--and is better equipped to beat Barack Obama.

    He's right--there is no perfect candidate--and he has some baggage with an extra martial affair from 15 to 17 years ago--but states candidly that he has matured from days past.

    Gingrich has followed Reagan's 11 commandment by not personally attacking other GOP candidates in this race--and he is on the rise in many states because of his adult manner during these debates--along with a superior knowledge of the issues. There really aren't any questions that Newt Gingrich can't answer. Barack Obama would have to bring 10 teleprompters with him to keep up in any debate against Gingrich--and he would still get his tail waxed.

    In my opinion--we have a lot bigger fish to fry--than concentrating on old personal baggage of any candidate. As these debates go on--we will get to know what all of these candidates stand for--and will be able to make a wise decision as to who is the best equipped to get our current socialist out of office.
     
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    Lol, vote for me because I'm slightly better than the guy you all fucking hate... wow.

    Not to mention Newt couldn't beat Obama.
     
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    If Bill Clinton could run again for president, would the right bring up his personal baggage?
     
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    Damnit, Lakhota.................we need to set a better example if we ever want these idiots to stop using deflection as their primary debate tactic.

    To the OP.........................Newt is either the "adult in the room" as nutters like to say, or he is pretending to be. Those of us who support President Obama's re-election eagerly await your dream debate.
     
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    His baggage wasn't personal. It stopped being personal when he stated his office allowed him to avoid accountability for his personal behavior.
     
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    Newt Gingrich is the petulant asshole who forced a government shutdown and impeachment of a president because of a "snub" he got from Clinton during a flight.

    Normally a character like Gingrich would have been out of the political game for the rest of his life. He's been disciplined by congress for financial shennigans and he was eventually booted. But in the GOP, everything old is new again. Romney is populating his "cabinent" with former Bushie PNAC wackos while talking about invading Iran. Even Ralph Reed is making a comeback. What's next? David Duke?
     
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    Ooookay, now you need to take the thorazine the nice doctor gave you and calm down a bit.

    To clarify -

    1) The GOP Congress shut down teh government because Clinton refused to go along with spending controls HE already insisted were necessary. The GOP wanted to limit Medicare increases to 6%- twice the rate of inflation. Clinton had already proposed this in HillaryCare. then he refused to go along with it and shut down the government. It wasn't just Newt, it was BOTH houses of Congress.

    2) After 63 investigations into various activities, there were 62 vindications, and one case where they found underlings had not filed the proper paperwork. That was the so-called "ethics violation".

    3) Clinton lied in court, subourned perjury and abused his office. He settled his case and surrendered his law license. A lot of other politicians resigned for a lot less than he did. Sanford, Ensign, Weiner, Spitzer, to name a few. You guys started this sexual McCarthyism bullshit with Clarance Thomas, don't come whining to me when it bites one of your guys in the ass.

    4) Not voting for Romney, but give him props for hiring people who know what they are doing, as opposed to the community organizer...
     
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    Gingrich is just more of the same. That he has risen again is simply telling of the republican party today and its lack of genuine candidates. Listening to them - every republican - is like watching a puppet show in which the rich pull their strings.

    "Newt, on the other hand, is always good in debates if you like extremely pompous people who appear to be practically levitating with their own sense of personal wonderfulness. During the last outing, GingrichÂ’s most fascinating moment came when he explained why the mortgage lender Freddie Mac paid him $300,000 in 2006. First of all, it had nothing whatsoever to do with lobbying, or attempting to influence the Republicans who happened to control Congress at a time when there was talk of clamping down on the way Freddie operated. Just put that out of your mind."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/o...time-for-a-gop-debate.html?src=me&ref=general
     

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