Just a thought :-)
Well, I'm not sure I would necessarily count Newt as a degenerate based on the word of an ex-wife (Hell hath no fury ...)
But I really, REALLY, wish we could find a candidate who would be eligible for a Top Secret security clearance. The President, naturally, has access to many (but probably, thank god, not all) of this nation's most closely guarded secrets. Information which, if divulged, could drastically harm our national security. And naturally, the President is granted a clearance on the basis of his election, without the need to undergo a security investigation. It would be nice to have someone of sufficient character that they could receive a clerance based on their past. Clinton and Obama certainly could not have received clearances other than by election - and I think we have paid the price with China (under Clinton) and the Muslim World (under Obama.) And frankly, I doubt with his history that Newt could receive one.
I've said to my wife that the eventual Republican nominee has not yet entered the race, and I believe that more than ever. It will be a brokered convention.
Why would anyone want the job nowadays, with the way the media probes into every single little detail of your life?
It's almost becoming a "Catch-22"-like thing, the fact somebody even wants the job in the first place, would suggest that they aren't playing with a full deck to being with.