Coupled this recent episode with his latest statement regarding wanting to make Sarah Palin his VP makes me think that Newt will do anything to win: push any button and pull on any heartstrings.
He was simply responding to a question by a participant in a tele-townhall meeting.
Caller: If youre fortunate enough to be nominated, would you consider having Sarah Palin as your running mate?
Gingrich: She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, shes somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities.
Newt's mother, Kathleen "Kit" Daugherty gave birth to him when she was 16. She married to Newton Searles McPherson September 12th, 1943 and when she got pregnant, had to leave high school. After the marriage, Big Newt quickly joined the navy. Kit had moved in with the senior McPhersons. "I just lived off his parents," she says. Once Newt was born, she filed for divorce.
I bring you this picture of the Kit to give you a look at the character of women generations ago. It was a day when families stuck together and worked out their problems the best they could. It was a day when the escape route of abortion did not undermine the social fabric that had taken eons to build.
For a good look into the life of Newt, here is a good find. It was a September, 1995 Vanity Fair article called The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich. I give the link below. Read it. It shows the struggles and difficult challenges for a man who has come so far and has overcome real psychological issues growing up ( I suspect Newt suffers from Asperger's Syndrome). Kit I am sure was a huge factor in Newt's growing up and I understand Newt as a man who would tear up thinking of her. Here is the link: