Skip to comments.Newt really is the anti-Romney
Posted on 12/03/2011 6:47:57 PM PST by Grig
Comparing and contrasting Newt and Mitt is a real eye-opener. The two men have taken very different paths in their personal and professional lives, and have wildly different personalities. Newt is a dreamer, Mitt a doer. Newt is reckless, Mitt is careful. Newt is famously undisciplined, Mitt is the epitome of self-discipline. Romney is a leader, Newt simply is notaccording to those who worked most closely with him. Both men are intelligent, yet have chosen different ways to use their intelligence.
In education, Romney pursued business and law, while Newt chose modern European History. Romney earned his education quickly and entered the private sector, while Newt preferred academia.
Romney went on to a successful career in business, becoming wealthy helping businesses and creating jobs, while Newt made a career in government, becoming wealthy by exploiting his position of power and selling influence. Romney's skills were in high demand in the private sector, while Newt was removed from leadership in the House due to the chaos he created.
In matters of faith, Romney is a life-long member of his church and has a record of many years of service to it. Newt went from Lutheran to Baptist, to Catholic, with some speculation of political motive in making the conversions. I am not aware of service Newt may have given to his church. In their personal lives, they could not be more different. Mitt married his high school sweetheart after 4 years of courtship, and remains happily married. Newt also married his high school sweetheart - his geometry teacher whom he began dating at age 16. He has admitted that there is some truth in the notion that he hates women. He has a turbulent marital history due to selfishness and uncontrolled sexual appetites. While Romney helped Ann through both MS and cancer, Newt divorced Jackie, who had cancersaying she was not pretty enough or young enough to be a presidents wifeand besides she has cancer. Newt divorced Marrianne, who was also diagnosed with MS. At the time, he asked Marrianne if she would please tolerate the six year affair with Callista, and remain married to him. She refused. He married Callista in 2000.
In matters of character, the contrast is keen. Romney has no hint of scandalpersonal or professional. Newt has rumors of sexual scandalsincluding the infamous oral sex in a car with his neighbor's wife, while his little daughter was near. Newt also has a history of ethics violations, shady book deals, sham fundraising practices, and inconsistencies about whether he was hired as an historian or as a lobbyist.
In the presidential campaign, they have also chosen very different paths. Romney is serious, organized, hardworking and prepared, while Newt has been flying by the seat of his pants. He now finds himself in the running, but unprepared, due to a severe lack of preparation and organization. While Romney has been mostly humble about his long term frontrunner status, Newt proclaimed himself the nominee after less than two weeks at the top of the polls.
There are many other differences--too many to list here. But we easily know enough to determine who is more worthy of support. We should not divorce the way a man lives in his personal life, from his actions in public life. Character is revealed in both professional and personal decisions. Romney has a solid record of being true to his word, family, and stewardships. Newt does not. While both men have significant accomplishments, only one has the background, character, leadership and temperament we need. That person is Mitt Romney.
This ought to go over well.
Romney is wrong on the issues, though. What is disturbing about Romney is that while the conservatives are running circles around him, he does nothing to try to appeal to the conservative base. He apparently doesn’t mind blowing off the conservatives. And that makes me think he will govern from the left, which is the last thing we need.
In the sense that Romney has his act together and Newt is a total mess, yes.
In matters of faith, Romney is a life-long member of his church and has a record of many years of service to it.
this alone makes him unfit to be POTUS..
Who wants a racist, sexist, religious bigot in the White House..
Romney in his heart is a democrat..
Newt in his heart is a whore..
Would you buy a used car from Romney? I wouldn’t!
He’s still the guy who betrayed us once.
>> Newt has rumors of...
Mitt is a flip flopper and Newt has had heroic changes of mind. lol
Ban them from office.
Romney has no hint of scandalpersonal or professional.
Yeah after all Willie Mitty has only killed one person so far due to his lousy driving...
and he only dodged the draft 2 times ..
Cut him some slack...
Oh please NO he is not.
Both Romney and Newt share the believe that government is the solution. That all we need is to “fix” the system and make it work better.
They are different faces of the same corrupt static Politics as Usual Establishment coin.
"Gingrich may have flip-flopped on global warming and the borders, etc, but so did Romney. Worse, Romney was an abortion/gay rights advocate and was actually responsible for installing homosexual marriage, tax payer funded abortion and big government mandated socialized healthcare on his watch. Romney was architect and advocate of liberal big government programs while Gingrich was architect and advocate of the small government Reagan Revolution!
Romney crossed the aisle and built a consensus with Ted Kennedy and the liberal Democrats and installed wall to wall liberal programs, liberal judges and liberal appointees. Gingrich aligned himself with Ronald Reagan to build the Reagan Coalition and engineer the Reagan Revolution and the long lasting Reagan economy.
Krauthammer/Rove be damned. If it comes down to I was an independent during Reagan-Bush, Im not returning to Reagan-Bush Romney vs the Contract with America Gingrich, Im going with Gingrich every time."
22 posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 12:45:37 AM by Jim Robinson
Newt in his heart is a whore..
Oh, terrific...a true dilemma: two choices, both bad.
I have never liked Mitt or agreed with him because he has nothing within the political arena he's 100% for except winning an election. Guys just weird.
Whoulda thunk it ? /sarc.
I'll pick the Constitution party or the Libertarians, depending on who is less crazed.
Sorry, GOP. I didn't leave you, you left me.
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