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Sen. Tom Coburn: Newt Gingrich 'last person I'd vote for'
Politico ^ | 08/30/2010 | Andy Barr

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-speaker’s 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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KEYWORDS: 2012; coburn; gingrich; newtgingrich; tomcoburn
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1 posted on 08/30/2010 11:56:39 AM PDT by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

FINALLY A REPUBLICAN WITH BALLS!!!!!


2 posted on 08/30/2010 11:57:51 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....(thanks paulycy))
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To: speciallybland

Dr. Coburn, you ought to run.

Gingrich plays inside baseball. Throwing the game is part of his style.


3 posted on 08/30/2010 11:58:20 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: speciallybland

Having read Coburn’s book, I know that Newt is the last man that the good doctor would vote for

:)


4 posted on 08/30/2010 11:59:41 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Defeat Dingy Harry Reid)
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To: speciallybland

Newt got the ZOT?!


5 posted on 08/30/2010 12:00:13 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: speciallybland
In explaining why he wouldn't support Gingrich, Coburn specifically targeted the ex-speaker’s three marriages as proof that Gingrich “doesn't know anything about commitment to marriage.”

Ouch, that'll leave a mark! That plus his fanny sitting on the couch with Nancy

6 posted on 08/30/2010 12:01:10 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!!!!!!!!!....(thanks paulycy))
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To: speciallybland

I like Newt as a pundit, speaker, analyst. He will never be president.


7 posted on 08/30/2010 12:01:24 PM PDT by marron
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To: speciallybland

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....


8 posted on 08/30/2010 12:02:01 PM PDT by Born In America ("O.B.A.M.A.: One Big A** Mistake, America....")
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To: speciallybland

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.


9 posted on 08/30/2010 12:03:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama can’t spend all his time with his BC on his forehead, he’s busy fighting its release!)
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To: speciallybland

Gingrich sided with the dems on global warming, and in NY-23. Some sins simply cannot be forgiven.


10 posted on 08/30/2010 12:03:53 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: speciallybland

The last? No. But he’s certainly waaaaaaaaay down the list.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 12:04:03 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: speciallybland
"“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."

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.

12 posted on 08/30/2010 12:04:11 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: speciallybland

I can fully support Tom Cobert on this one.


13 posted on 08/30/2010 12:04:40 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

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!

“obama’s 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 number—282-90-XXXX!!!

Secondly,

“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.


14 posted on 08/30/2010 12:05:48 PM PDT by woops
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To: speciallybland

I am with Tom on this one


15 posted on 08/30/2010 12:07:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: speciallybland

Newt is unelectable. He is better suited to a cabinet position.


16 posted on 08/30/2010 12:09:48 PM PDT by mancini
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To: speciallybland

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.


17 posted on 08/30/2010 12:11:09 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: speciallybland

ya old prissy Newt dont have what it takes ....


18 posted on 08/30/2010 12:14:25 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: speciallybland

Newt’s little photo op with his good friend Nancy pelosi was in extremely bad taste if not criminal. Perhaps even a capitol offense?


19 posted on 08/30/2010 12:15:46 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: speciallybland

I’m no fan of Newt, but is Coburn saying if Gingrich was the Rep. nominee, he would vote for Obama?????


20 posted on 08/30/2010 12:17:46 PM PDT by cblue55
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To: speciallybland

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.


21 posted on 08/30/2010 12:18:16 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: dalebert
I think the three marriage ref is code for what he really means - Newt is mentally unbalanced. It's painful to watch the guy's self-absorbed rambling. He's obviously not all there.
22 posted on 08/30/2010 12:20:15 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

true...with the way he prattles on it makes me think of Aunt Pittypat...just cant help it.


23 posted on 08/30/2010 12:25:02 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: marron

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.


24 posted on 08/30/2010 12:25:33 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: speciallybland

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.


25 posted on 08/30/2010 12:27:11 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: woops

I’m with you!


26 posted on 08/30/2010 12:28:16 PM PDT by Terry Mross (o)
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To: cblue55

Pretty sure he means any Republican. Newt on a bad day is still light years ahead of the organizer.


27 posted on 08/30/2010 12:29:24 PM PDT by cartervt2k
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To: marron

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.


28 posted on 08/30/2010 12:31:29 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: speciallybland

Another reason we respect Dr. Coburn.


29 posted on 08/30/2010 12:32:49 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: woops

When I clicked on this post about Newt, I was so hoping to find a long rant about Obama’s eligibility. Thanks so much.


30 posted on 08/30/2010 12:38:12 PM PDT by Minn
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To: marron

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.


31 posted on 08/30/2010 12:40:52 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: speciallybland

maybe so, but Ronald Reagan’s life wasn’t too rosy before his political career, either


32 posted on 08/30/2010 12:43:48 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: speciallybland

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.


33 posted on 08/30/2010 12:43:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: speciallybland

Me too. He was not nice to ex wives.


34 posted on 08/30/2010 12:44:20 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

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.


35 posted on 08/30/2010 12:47:19 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: secret garden

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 don’t 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 world’s third-largest mosque complex.

Today, some of the Mosque’s 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.

Newt Gingrich


36 posted on 08/30/2010 12:47:19 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: a fool in paradise

Totally agree..........


37 posted on 08/30/2010 12:47:44 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: mancini

I would love Newt as head of HHS in a GOP admin or HUD., but not as Pres.


38 posted on 08/30/2010 12:48:01 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: speciallybland

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!


39 posted on 08/30/2010 12:52:28 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: speciallybland
Typical Politico BS. As if the biggest issue in American politics is how a retiring Oklahoma Senator feels about an ex-Congressman from Georgia who hasn't even declared. Total garbage.

Ya got anything on how Tom Harkin feels about Gene Taylor?

40 posted on 08/30/2010 12:52:35 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Newt’s 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!


41 posted on 08/30/2010 12:53:38 PM PDT by OldBullrider (if yur hurt, rub some dirt on it, and get back to work)
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To: sodpoodle

Newt knows that come Dar al islam his gravy train will be over.


42 posted on 08/30/2010 12:56:55 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: speciallybland

There is no danger of Newt being President!!!


43 posted on 08/30/2010 12:59:18 PM PDT by ontap
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To: freekitty
It's of course possible.....his ex's weren't all that nice to him either.

I dunno....do you?

44 posted on 08/30/2010 12:59:54 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: OldBullrider

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.


45 posted on 08/30/2010 1:03:30 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Osage Orange

I have heard he wasn’t and they haven’t said too much that I have heard.


46 posted on 08/30/2010 1:05:48 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Doulos1
"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."

Yeah, I've heard of primaries.

Maybe we can find another Juan McLame to give the appearance of "opposition".

47 posted on 08/30/2010 1:08:22 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: freekitty
Maybe it's been in private.......

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.

FWIW-

48 posted on 08/30/2010 1:09:32 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: speciallybland

He wouldn’t be the LAST person I vote for. That’s for sure.


49 posted on 08/30/2010 1:11:16 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: silverleaf

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....


50 posted on 08/30/2010 1:12:15 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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