Skip to comments.Sen. Tom Coburn: Newt Gingrich 'last person I'd vote for'
Posted on 08/30/2010 11:56:34 AM PDT by speciallybland
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is pouring cold water on the idea of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich running for president.
He's the last person I'd vote for for president of the United States, Coburn said during a town hall event in Wagoner, Okla., over the weekend, as was reported by the Tulsa World.
In explaining why he wouldn't support Gingrich, Coburn specifically targeted the ex-speakers three marriages as proof that Gingrich doesn't know anything about commitment to marriage.
His life indicates he does not have a commitment to the character traits necessary to be a great president, said Coburn, who also noted that Gingrich is a super-smart man.
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FINALLY A REPUBLICAN WITH BALLS!!!!!
Dr. Coburn, you ought to run.
Gingrich plays inside baseball. Throwing the game is part of his style.
Having read Coburn’s book, I know that Newt is the last man that the good doctor would vote for
Newt got the ZOT?!
Ouch, that'll leave a mark! That plus his fanny sitting on the couch with Nancy
I like Newt as a pundit, speaker, analyst. He will never be president.
Newt may have the brains but he lacks the true conservative positions we are looking for in a leader who wants to restore America. The couch thing with pelosi sealed the deal with me....
Newt’s marriages are the least relevant fact. Newt sided with Nancy Pelosi on the myth of man-made global warming and our need for increased government regulation/solutions.
Man is not changing the climate and man would have to really focus efforts to offset the effects that are caused by sunspot activity.
Limiting my freedoms and liberty to benefit socialist dictatorships around the world with “carbon credit offsets” is a crackpot idea.
Gingrich sided with the dems on global warming, and in NY-23. Some sins simply cannot be forgiven.
The last? No. But he’s certainly waaaaaaaaay down the list.
So he'd vote for Obortion's re-election before he's vote for Gingrich?
Apparently having 3 wives is worse than destroying personal liberty and free enterprise.
I can fully support Tom Cobert on this one.
Is this the same Coburn, who like every other senator and house member, doesn’t have the balls to ask the current poser in chief to prove himself?
Coburn, you have alot of nerve judging ANYBODY running for President you a-hole!
“obamas Selective Service System registration, 61-1125539-1 was verified by entering his last name, DOB: Aug. 4, 1961, and Social Security number 042-68-4425, a number issued in Connecticut between 1976 and 1979 to an individual born in 1890”
This evidence indicates the felonious use of someone else’s social security number. More than that it leads one to ask questions about the truths of the obama version of his past. However, there is more evidence! As either a state or u.s. senator, this man used an entirely different Social Security number282-90-XXXX!!!
“The former Honolulu elections clerk [Tim Adams] who says President Obama was “definitely” not born in Hawaii and has no birth certificate from any hospital in the Aloha State says he’s willing to testify in court to those facts.
“The things I’ve said, I don’t mind testifying in court,” Tim Adams, the senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in the 2008 campaign, said in an exclusive interview.
This shocking revelation completely debunks official hawaiin statements.
Coburn, you still have an oath you are sworn to uphold.
I am with Tom on this one
Newt is unelectable. He is better suited to a cabinet position.
His personal life isn’t good enough reason to reject Newt.
His POLITICAL life, however, is more than enough reason.
ANYONE supporting NEWT knows full well he is pro amnesty, pro global warming and just another two faced GOP hack. And if you don’t know, you better wake up and figure it out.
ya old prissy Newt dont have what it takes ....
Newt’s little photo op with his good friend Nancy pelosi was in extremely bad taste if not criminal. Perhaps even a capitol offense?
I’m no fan of Newt, but is Coburn saying if Gingrich was the Rep. nominee, he would vote for Obama?????
McCain’s the last person I’d vote for
Romney is the second to last person I’d vote for
Huckabee is the third to last person I’d vote for
Pawlenty is the fourth last person I’d vote for
Newt is the fifth last person I’d vote for
I’ll consider anyone else...at least until I hear they name being bandied about.
true...with the way he prattles on it makes me think of Aunt Pittypat...just cant help it.
re: pundit, speaker, analyst. He will never be president.
You are right on. I think he has a lot to offer, on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis, depending on the subject. I am content to agree with him when I do and then to discount him when I don’t agree with him.
It’s just a shame that Sen. Coburn will be out of the Senate after 2012. I wonder if his self-imposed two term limit will stop him from running for the GOP Presidential candidacy.....or if he even has any interest in doing so.
I’m with you!
Pretty sure he means any Republican. Newt on a bad day is still light years ahead of the organizer.
The best leader is one who’ll paint half their face blue and charge-up the troops.
Or, just put on some make-up and throw the biggest rallies ever with a genuine, heartfelt love for America and the soldiers that keep her safe.
Another reason we respect Dr. Coburn.
When I clicked on this post about Newt, I was so hoping to find a long rant about Obama’s eligibility. Thanks so much.
I completely agree. He has a brilliant mind and in a debate will force his opponents to bring the “A” game. But, he’s not presidential material. He has WAY too much baggage.
maybe so, but Ronald Reagan’s life wasn’t too rosy before his political career, either
Newt went all out for Dede Scozzafava.
And when he was in office during the clinton years, he caved into to some sort of blackmail and spent his last years working closely with Clintbilly.
Me too. He was not nice to ex wives.
I don’ think those are the choices. The choice is between a true conservative with honor and Newt. Not between Newt and Obama. There is a primary first, then the general election.
email received today - why we respect Newt.
July 21, 2010 6pm
There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia . The time for double standards that allow Islamists
to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.
The proposed “ Cordoba House” overlooking the World Trade Center site where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks - is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites. For example, most of them dont understand that Cordoba House is a deliberately insulting term.
It refers to Cordoba, Spain the capital of Muslim conquerors who symbolized their victory over the Christian Spaniards by transforming a church there into the worlds third-largest mosque complex.
Today, some of the Mosques backers insist this term is being used to “symbolize interfaith cooperation” when, in fact, every Islamist in the world recognizes Cordoba as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way.
Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for “religious toleration” are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more than 100 mosques already exist in New York City . Meanwhile, there are no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia .
In fact no Christian or Jew can even enter Mecca . And they lecture us about tolerance.
If the people behind the Cordoba House were serious about religious toleration, they would be imploring the Saudis, as fellow Muslims, to immediately open up Mecca to all and immediately announce their intention to allow non-Muslim houses of worship in the Kingdom. They should be asked by the news media if they would be willing to lead such a campaign.
We have not been able to rebuild the World Trade Center in nine years.
Now we are being told a 13 story, $100 million megamosque will be built within a year overlooking the site of the most devastating surprise attack in American history.
Finally where is the money coming from? The people behind the Cordoba House refuse to reveal all their funding sources. America is experiencing an Islamist
cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization. Sadly, too many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them
if they could.
No mosque. No self deception. No surrender.
I would love Newt as head of HHS in a GOP admin or HUD., but not as Pres.
I kind of like some of Newt’s ideas, but there’s no way he is ever going to be President. He’s not the LAST guy I’d vote for, but he’s down there only a few notches above John Kerry and Al Gore!
Ya got anything on how Tom Harkin feels about Gene Taylor?
“Newts marriages are the least relevant fact.”
So you would trust a guy that cheats on his wife or just walks out on his wife with operating the most powerful office in the world? What would he do if things got really tough?
You can not trust a man who cheats on his wife, in anything!
Newt knows that come Dar al islam his gravy train will be over.
There is no danger of Newt being President!!!
I dunno....do you?
Barach Obama or Jimmy carter most likely have never cheated on their wives....how’s that working out for us. I don’t want Newt to run for president but his cheating on his wife is not the reason. Posing with Nancy Polosi soured me on him after many other McCain like gestures.
I have heard he wasn’t and they haven’t said too much that I have heard.
Yeah, I've heard of primaries.
Maybe we can find another Juan McLame to give the appearance of "opposition".
I dunno....I'm just not all that quick to jump to conclusions.
Knowing people, knowing relationships...and how they can be.
Not saying I'd vote for Gingrich....But his marriage record...doesn't figure in...for me.
He wouldn’t be the LAST person I vote for. That’s for sure.
How true, Reagan was our first and only president with a previous divorce. I think of many other reason to knock Newt out though, the first being his climate change escapades....