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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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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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"“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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