Skip to comments.Newt promises he won’t cheat on Callista as president
Posted on 12/12/2011 5:36:21 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Earlier this summer, Newt Gingrich passed on the opportunity to sign The Family Leader Marriage Vow, which asks political candidates to commit to take specific actions to support traditional marriage upon election. Gingrich didn’t object to the pledge so fiercely as Mitt Romney, whose campaign staffers called parts of the pledge “undignified and inappropriate,” but the former House Speaker did suggest he thought the pledge could use some tweaking. At the time, at least one pundit jokingly speculated that Gingrich didn’t like the inclusion of the phrase “personal fidelity to my spouse.”
Turns out, he’s on board with that. The GOP frontrunner finally officially responded to The Family Leader executive board’s long-ago invitation to him to sign the pledge. He didn’t actually sign it, but, in a letter, he says that, as president, he would (a) support a federal marriage amendment, (b) ensure no taxpayer dollars go to fund abortions either at home or abroad and (c) fight for conscience protections for healthcare providers … among other things.
But the most interesting sentence of Gingrich’s letter comes at the end of the second paragraph.
“I also pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others,” Gingrich writes.
Call me crazy, but I thought marriage vows were supposed to be all the pledge a person needed to make to reassure a potential partner — and any interested onlookers — of fidelity. (That was actually the valid objection Romney made to the pledge in the first place.) Then again, in light of recent increased scrutiny of Gingrich’s past affairs (and, most notably, attacks from the long-married Mitt), perhaps this explicit expression of faithfulness is savvy.
As you should
That’s right, how the party has fallen into a facepalm parody!
We want a guy who’ll be fooling around with the interns, don’t we?!
Whoever heard of that name?
Newt's weirder than Sideshow Bob.
On the other hand, if he had never gotten married, none of this would be an issue.
That’s my big concern about the guy. Every once in a while, he says something that he either shouldn’t say, or shouldn’t have to say, or both.
The women who become romantically involved with Newt are the same sort of wacky, unstable cat ladies who marry death row prisoners the night before their executions.
They're all totally nuts.
I ask again. Callista?
What kind of name is that? Crazy cat lady name....
I don’t care!
Enough of this crap children!
Callista? that’s not too bad, come on, his name is newt.
You have one: Ron Paul. But because he's not a hawk who jumps at any opportunity to spend soldier's lives and taxpayer money to defend other nations' borders, he's vilified and ignored by the RINOs. And any Republican who can't see that Ron Paul is the only true conservative running may very well fall into that category.
There you have the candidates, in a nutshell.
This is a joke, right?
It’s all the bad stereotypes of politicians rolled into one. The Newt takes self-deprecation to a new level.
Before there was Callista Gingrich, there was Callista Flockhart. haha.
There’s a difference though when someone is running for public office vs. forgiving someone of past indiscretions. I could care less what he does in his personal life - that’s between him, his family members and friends, and God.
However, if someone is running for public office I do think that one’s past behavior should be considered (not sure to what weight, though). We’re talking about the Presidency, after all. I wish there was a better choice available - man, do I wish for that... It’s not about forgiveness in the Christian way - it’s about being intelligent in evaluating available candidates when all you have to consider IS past behavior.
“As for the Pharisees who dont believe in redemption....piss off.”
Ditto to that..
LOL! Not a difficult thing to do considering his softness and mushiness. What else is there? Good move, Newt. No wonder he talks nonstop, his tongue has life of its own!
Or two 15-year-olds.
Reminds me of the Seinfeld dry cleaner episode.
In other news...
Ron Paul will promise not to be insane.
Santorum/Bachmann will promise us they have a chance.
Perry will promise he can beat Obama in debate.
and Romney will promise that he is not a Rino and Mormon.
Newt is an old eyesore alright, and I can’t believe any woman would marry him with his history, except for the Tiffany account.
As for her, at 45 she looks about 75 anyway, with that Botox face and weird hair helmet, right out of a country club in 1965. I wouldn’t be caught dead with her look, and I have ten years on her. My friend calls her a Stepford wife.
Really, really, and not because of the weird appearances (but they don’t help), can’t we look at some other candidates?