CVV: “WHAT TO HELL is wrong with the South?”
The media wrote Newt off ever since Florida. I dare say few voters take the time to follow the primaries closely, and most probably adopt the media’s meme, i.e. Newt isn’t electable. It becomes self fulfilling. If one is convinced a nominee doesn’t have a chance, no matter how good the nominee is, they vote for someone else.
Even here I see posters who still focus on Gingrich’s adulteries. Newt admitted he was wrong, repented, and apparently now lives as a devout Christian. Yet, many Christians won’t vote for him because of his past sins. Are they ignorant of scripture where it says a person who has had much forgiven is often the most faithful? Maybe they just don’t know Newt repented. Most likely they are ill informed, because even Fox News is all Romney all the time now.
I don't. I stopped paying attention to those stories after his daughters debunked the "divorce papers on her deathbed" hate-lie.
My real problem with Newt was:
- a) excessive proximity to all that "sweet smell of white marble" old Sen. Norris Cotten warned us about 60 years ago,
- b) his propensity for being manipulated, esp. by Slick Willie, and
- c) his insufficient answer re illegal immigration, which is a helluva problem even in his home Georgia, as whole towns have had new populations imported on top of their original residents, all illegal aliens brought in by the town's main employer. That's an existential threat to the U.S. itself that is largely unappreciated outside social-conservative circles (except for the Prog-Stalinists, who are gloating about it) and loudly scorned by the RiNO's who are very largely guilty of creating the problem.
If God has forgiven Newt, then who are any of us to hold it against him? However, let me say this - even King David, who committed adultery and repented, had to live with the consequences of what he did. So, in a sense, Newt is living with the consequences of his poor choices.
It isn’t just Newt’s past infidelities hurting him. His belief in global warming is also an issue. He believed this for 20 years, so much that he sat with witch Pelosi on a couch. He also was in favor of individual mandates for health insurance.
We can’t white-wash all the negatives from any of them. Each has a record, but, yes, the unfaithfulness in Newt’s past is hurting him - especially with women voters. Not everyone forgives, ya know?
The fact of the matter is that southern Conservative women voters (outside of FR) have looked at Newt's three marriages and decided that he's no better than Bill Clinton. Other voters have looked at his record from 1998 to mid-2011 and decided that he's no better than Mitt Romney.