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Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says
ABC News ^ | Jan 19, 2012 | Brian Ross

Posted on 01/19/2012 7:51:00 AM PST by jefferson31415

She said when Gingrich admitted to a six-year affair with a Congressional aide, he asked her if she would share him with the other woman, Callista, who is now married to Gingrich.

"And I just stared at him and he said, 'Callista doesn't care what I do,'" Marianne Gingrich told ABC News. "He wanted an open marriage and I refused."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adultery; baloney; divorce; election; exwife; gingrich; marianne; mariannegingrich; newt2012; newtgingrich; newtupgradedyay; partisanmediashills; peytonplace; slutrevenge
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1 posted on 01/19/2012 7:51:04 AM PST by jefferson31415
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To: jefferson31415

He said/She said....ex-wife BS from years ago, doubt anyone will care.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 7:53:10 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: jefferson31415

And when Newt and Callista say to Marianne “You’re full of sh$t!”, Then what?


3 posted on 01/19/2012 7:55:41 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Grunthor

Yeah i’m sure all the soccer moms around the country will just laugh it all off. You know, tnose indepentd women voters, im sure they won’t care one bit. Especially the over 50% of them who have been through a divorce themselves.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 7:56:18 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: Grunthor

You’re fooling yourself. The ladies will care. And believe it or not...some men will too.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 7:56:44 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: jefferson31415

Who cares what she says? I don’t. I’m voting for Newt. He’s the only one that can take out Obama, and the only one I’m voting for.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 7:57:15 AM PST by sissyjane (I'm For NEWT!)
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To: Grunthor

Why didn’t Cains’ “ex’s” and Newts ex say these things when their campaigns first started?


7 posted on 01/19/2012 7:57:15 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: jefferson31415

When is ABC News going to interview Larry Sinclair?


8 posted on 01/19/2012 7:57:22 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: SpringtoLiberty

Newt definitely has a problem w/female voters already, but this neither hurts or helps him, I think its a wash.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 7:57:32 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: jefferson31415
Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

.....as opposed to Bill Clinton and the Kennedys.

10 posted on 01/19/2012 7:58:08 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: jefferson31415
sounds like she wasnt taking care of business at home. And didn't want him to accept anything else but an endless marriage to her.
11 posted on 01/19/2012 7:58:41 AM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Well that’s true, but this news isn’t “news” to them that really makes much difference. They already know his history.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:09 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: jefferson31415

Isn’t it interesting these women all think they are experts on the requirements to be president?

And what a shock, they want the whole world to know their ex boyfriend or ex husband isn’t qualified.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:09 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: jefferson31415

Really?

How much ‘moral character’ does it take to appear on TV and divulge personal and very private marital issues?

Duhhh...


14 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:13 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: jefferson31415

Ex-wife is right.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:45 AM PST by Double Tap
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To: Siena Dreaming

“You’re fooling yourself. The ladies will care. And believe it or not...some men will too.”

Translation:

I hope someone cares so everyone will vote for Santorum! Thank you ex-wife, Romney and ABC! My candidate sucks but I’m willing to team up with you guys in order to win.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:50 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: jefferson31415

Well, that’s it. As an ex wife, she’s got no motive to lie.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:55 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Newt's wife has been making similar allegations for years.

Why wasn't anyone listening?

18 posted on 01/19/2012 7:59:55 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: SpringtoLiberty

So people are just supposed to take the word of an ex-wife at face value?


19 posted on 01/19/2012 8:00:33 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: jefferson31415
He said/She said....ex-wife BS from years ago, doubt anyone will care.

Here it comes! For all you CfGs out there (chumps for Gingrich), I hope you enjoy mouthing, "character doesn't count," which you decried in 1992. ANY adulterer is a serial liar capable of convincing himself fully of the rightness of any course. This is why Newtie can turn on a dime, blowing "insurance mandate," "Global Warming," and "Contract with the Earth" in one instance and repudiating it the next.

Santorum for President. At least we won't have to be explaining away what happens because he is far less likely to "change his mind" after the election. All of those who mouth, "he can't win" should remember: That's what they said about Reagan. My dog could beat Barack Obama, as long as he is a conservative.

20 posted on 01/19/2012 8:00:54 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing popular indenture since 1832.)
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To: SMARTY

After Clinton, there is no one that “lacks the character to be president”.

After 0bama, there is no one that is “unqualified to be president”.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 8:00:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: jefferson31415

“Calista doesn’t care what I do”...

Wow maybe she into so bad after all.... a model wife...

just kidding


22 posted on 01/19/2012 8:00:54 AM PST by Breto (The republican establishment are morons)
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To: jefferson31415

This is the exact reason why I am supporting Santorum.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 8:00:54 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland ( Santorum/Palin 2012)
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To: jefferson31415

Former Gingrich Wife Says He Asked for ‘Open Marriage’

Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

Bombshell Report: Gingrich News Will Be Accusation of ‘Open Marriage’

ABC interviewed Gingrich ex-wife (She could "end his career")

 
 
 
It's gonna be one of those days. Hoo Wee.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 8:01:15 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: jefferson31415
She doesn't look angry... /s


25 posted on 01/19/2012 8:01:57 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: jefferson31415
I WOULD RATHER HAVE A MAN WHOM WRECKED HIS MARRIAGE AS PRESIDENT THAN A MAN WHOM WRECKED HIS COUNTRY!

-stolen from FReeper Gritty

26 posted on 01/19/2012 8:02:40 AM PST by DCBryan1 (I’d rather have a man who wrecked his marriage as POTUS than a man who wrecked his country!)
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To: sissyjane
Who cares what she says? I don’t. I’m voting for Newt. He’s the only one that can take out Obama, and the only one I’m voting for.

That is right.

We can all look down our pointy noses and play right into the Dims Saul Alinsky tactics, or negate them.

The train carrying the perfect candidate has never reached the station. You wait on the platform for a train that will never come, or get on a train that gets you close to where you want to go.

27 posted on 01/19/2012 8:02:58 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Grunthor

I didn’t say that. I’ saying that this will damage him politically with female voters. Many of them who have been through a divorce, many of whom are independents, and many of them who vote on character over policy.

Just my opinion.


28 posted on 01/19/2012 8:03:15 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: GreenHornet
Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says .....as opposed to Bill Clinton and the Kennedys.

Bingo.

But we once had a President, without a hint of scandal, was faithfully married to his wife, never divorced, no DUIs, or anything like that, if fact, the worst thing was that he had lust in his heart....AND HE SUCKED!

29 posted on 01/19/2012 8:03:42 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Grunthor
Agree. If it's not in writing or recorded, then she's an angry ex who has been scorned...and she herself was a scorner...so, this pig don't fly.

It's a shame Ms. TellTale cannot get on with her life and stop living in the past.

30 posted on 01/19/2012 8:04:08 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: MrB

Exactly!!!

You can remove those concepts from the list of qualifiers for the office of President of the United States!


31 posted on 01/19/2012 8:04:21 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: jefferson31415

Sour grapes. Anyway whatever happened to repentance, forgiveness - change. There is NO ONE person under God and Jesus that is/was perfect! I don’t trust a person who can’t admit they are wrong or can’t think about something and actually change their minds! It is called awakening - growth. the Obama waterboy media will go to Newt’s 2nd grade teacher next to find out if he ever wet his pants!


32 posted on 01/19/2012 8:04:25 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: bikerman

An endless marriage? Like the one he vowed to uphold when he married her?


33 posted on 01/19/2012 8:04:43 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: MrB
At least we know that Newt has a history with women.

With Obama, there is only the Wookiee.

34 posted on 01/19/2012 8:05:03 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: SpringtoLiberty
I didn’t say that. I’ saying that this will damage him politically with female voters. Many of them who have been through a divorce, many of whom are independents, and many of them who vote on character over policy.

Oh you mean those very same women who still fawn over Clinton? I guess Newt doesn't get "One Free Grope" from them.

35 posted on 01/19/2012 8:05:35 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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36 posted on 01/19/2012 8:05:57 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: jefferson31415

1)Perry’s gone. 2)This crap surfaces again which just reinforces that Gingrich is a sleaze. 3)Gingrich was voted out of the speakership by the most conservative congress ever for a reason.

1 + 2 + 3 = I’m supporting Santorum.


37 posted on 01/19/2012 8:06:07 AM PST by PjhCPA (Game On!)
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To: RockinRight
They already know his history.

Don't think that's true.

I've seen countless Freepers already confused about Wife #1 and Wife #2 and who did what when.

Many don't even know that Newt was caught having this affair during the Clinton impeachment. It was sad to see the Speaker of the House who was running the impeachment trial not able to speak up because of his own sexual indiscretions.

I'd vote for Newt if he got the nomination but although he can talk he's far from the image of the White Knight that he's so recently acquired.

38 posted on 01/19/2012 8:07:11 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: jefferson31415
This is wife #2, right?

What was she thinking when she was the mistress against wife #1, that she's so outraged now?

-PJ

39 posted on 01/19/2012 8:07:29 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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Haha...Has she been out of the Country since 2008? We currently have a crack-smokin’, hut-dwelling, homosexual in office. This woman is clueless.
40 posted on 01/19/2012 8:07:59 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: RoosterRedux

Based on that picture, I heartily congratulate Newt for making the decision to upgrade.


41 posted on 01/19/2012 8:08:14 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Carry_Okie

“Santorum for President”

Opportunistic weasels team up with Romney and the MSM to pump their fading candidate by using trash.

Because we all know they would never do the same with Rick, right?

For all of your moral righteousness, you sure know how to align yourself with some real scumbags.


42 posted on 01/19/2012 8:08:56 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: jefferson31415

Buh bye Newt, thanks for playing.

Newt said the field should be narrowed in order to stop Romney. Ask and ye shall receive. Perry is dropping out. This will toast Newt.

Santorum vs. Romney... (yeah, I know Ron Paul is there for the kooks).


43 posted on 01/19/2012 8:10:06 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: RoosterRedux

wow. She’s her own worst enemy. Imagine what she looks like without the makeup?
People will see her for what she is....angry & bitter (not that Newt didn’t treat her like dirt)


44 posted on 01/19/2012 8:10:47 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Newt’s track record with women is abysmal. See link listed below for all of Newt’s sordid sexcapades:

“But Marianne was having problems of her own. After going to the doctor for a mysterious tingling in her hand, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Early in May, she went out to Ohio for her mother’s birthday. A day and a half went by and Newt didn’t return her calls, which was strange. They always talked every day, often ten times a day, so she was frantic by the time he called to say he needed to talk to her.

“About what?”

He wanted to talk in person, he said.

“I said, ‘No, we need to talk now.’ “

He went quiet.

“There’s somebody else, isn’t there?”

She kind of guessed it, of course. Women usually do. But did she know the woman was in her apartment, eating off her plates, sleeping in her bed?

She called a minister they both trusted. He came over to the house the next day and worked with them the whole weekend, but Gingrich just kept saying she was a Jaguar and all he wanted was a Chevrolet. “ ‘I can’t handle a Jaguar right now.’ He said that many times. ‘All I want is a Chevrolet.’ “

He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused.”

For all the lurid details of Newt’s sexcapades, not only with his 2 ex-wives, see:

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/features/newt-gingrich-0910#ixzz1fNcPOKF1


45 posted on 01/19/2012 8:10:47 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

It’s like a flashing light goes off in these women when poll numbers go over 25%. Or, are they given other incentives to squeal?


46 posted on 01/19/2012 8:12:29 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: jefferson31415

Yeah like Clinton had the moral character???


47 posted on 01/19/2012 8:13:25 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: jefferson31415

So, Marianne, how big of a check did Mitt send you?


48 posted on 01/19/2012 8:14:09 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: jefferson31415

Does Wife No. 2 has a husband No.1?

Seriously,Wife # 2 can’t complain. She did to Wife No.1 what Callista did to her.

Besides, I’m not trying to elect a Pope.

I want the person who can best beat Obama.

I don’t care about Newt’s past.

I care about America’s future.


49 posted on 01/19/2012 8:14:35 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Rennes Templar
It’s like a flashing light goes off in these women when poll numbers go over 25%

No, Marianne's been saying this for years. Many weren't listening. Now they are.

50 posted on 01/19/2012 8:14:44 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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