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Note To Newt: Character Matters, Especially In Presidents
IBD Editorials ^ | January 20, 2012 | RUTH MARCUS

Posted on 01/20/2012 7:23:43 PM PST by Kaslin

By definition, if you run for president, anything is on the table. Ask Grover Cleveland. Ask Andrew Jackson. Anything is on the table. I accept that, but I don't have to participate in the conversation."

That was Newt Gingrich, last May, when I asked him about whether intrusion into candidates' personal lives had gone too far. At the time, Gingrich's biggest headache was his Tiffany shopping habit, but Gingrich obviously had issues of sexual misconduct on his mind as well: Cleveland was assailed for allegedly having an out-of-wedlock child, Jackson for a possibly bigamous marriage.

And I thought Gingrich had it about right: When you run for president, you open yourself to the kind of searching scrutiny that a finger-pointing, voice-raised Gingrich condemned at Thursday night's debate.

"I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office, and I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that," Gingrich told CNN's John King.

Gingrich, denouncing the reports from his second ex-wife as "trash" and "false," continued. "Every person in here has had someone close to them go through painful things," he said, to wild cheering from the audience.

"To take an ex-wife and make it two days before the primary a significant question in a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine."

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1 posted on 01/20/2012 7:23:50 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Not worth the read. Waste of time.


2 posted on 01/20/2012 7:27:41 PM PST by vortigern
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To: Kaslin

So, this woman is pretending that media bias somehow doesn’t exist? Lol @ her.


3 posted on 01/20/2012 7:28:14 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Kaslin

You’re asking for trouble posting that kind of stuff on FR. Newt is the new untouchable messiah around here and Newt bashing will not be tolerated. /s To be serious, I agree with the article, its Newt’s problem and its fair game to question him about it. It also speaks volumes of the character of Newt Gingrich.


4 posted on 01/20/2012 7:29:04 PM PST by eak3
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To: Kaslin

Bobby, Marilyn & John


5 posted on 01/20/2012 7:33:09 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (BMJ? ? Who knew?)
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To: Kaslin

I’m at the point where I’m rooting for Newt. Who’d’a thunk it? I can dream about a brokered convention where I get the nomination, but we can do a lot worse than Newt. Isn’t that how it always ends...that explains the calluses on my nose. Either way, anarchy is on the horizon. Why is the left so angry when they are winning?


6 posted on 01/20/2012 7:33:49 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kaslin

Character is important, but the the elitists forced them out. Cain and Bachmann weren’t good enough, for the GOP, media, Rove, and the other RINOS. So, what are we left with? The GOP forced us to look elsewhere, other than their beloved Romney. The republican party will never get another dime from me.


7 posted on 01/20/2012 7:34:31 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: eak3
The idea this does not matter is silly, some people have their heads stuck in the sand. Many more people oppose the man than support him. He is what, 20 percent nationwide, so only 80% are looking for someone else. What we have here is a math learning problem. We went down the same road with McClain.
8 posted on 01/20/2012 7:35:40 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never had made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: eak3
The idea this does not matter is silly, some people have their heads stuck in the sand. Many more people oppose the man than support him. He is what, 20 percent nationwide, so only 80% are looking for someone else. What we have here is a math learning problem. We went down the same road with McClain.
9 posted on 01/20/2012 7:36:09 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: eak3
It's like walking on eggshells around FR lately. Watch what you post, it may offend someone.
10 posted on 01/20/2012 7:36:46 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed! WWW.MIKEMcCALISTERFORSENATE.COM check him out!)
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To: eak3
With the millions of people who are qualified to be president in the USA I think it is interesting that all we have to choose from are a communist who might not be qualified, a ultimate politician and a serial, if forgiven by God, adulterer. What a pity!
11 posted on 01/20/2012 7:37:39 PM PST by cotton
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To: cotton

“With the millions of people who are qualified to be president in the USA I think it is interesting that all we have to choose from are a communist who might not be qualified, a ultimate politician and a serial, if forgiven by God, adulterer.”

If there are millions of people qualified to be president in the USA you’d think at least one of them would have shown up to run for the office in the past 30 years.


12 posted on 01/20/2012 7:43:54 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: Kaslin

But the left only takes apart the right-—never the JFK’s, LBJ, FDR’s, BJC, Zero.

True, character matters, but too good-—a person (like Marcus Aurelius) who was not Machiavellian enough to kill the evil Commodus, because he was his son, destroyed Rome. The philosopher king knew how evil Commodus was even in his childhood, and he allowed him to become the next emperor.

That being said-—great people—like St. Paul, St. Augustine, etc., have very checkered, evil pasts and turn out great——Past wrongs-—especially if you believe in God, doesn’t mean you can’t change.

The fact that Newt has grandkids maybe will make him understand the dire need to protect this last, great hope of mankind. He sure says some great things and has written some great books.


13 posted on 01/20/2012 7:43:54 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: cotton

Tagline it.

Truth is until we decide to start changing the culture in America, we won’t find the leaders we need.

One or two elections will not save the United States of America.


14 posted on 01/20/2012 7:46:37 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Kaslin

I have thrown all my support behind Newt Gingrich. I would hope all rational conservatives would do the same. Sure there will always be some panty-waisted pharisees out there analyzing their navels but screw them. This is war.


15 posted on 01/20/2012 7:57:09 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Kaslin

Proof he is dead wrong:Clinton and Obama, enough said? Character does not count one tiny spec!


16 posted on 01/20/2012 7:59:23 PM PST by big bad easter bunny
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To: Kaslin

Note to Ruth..character only matters to you if it is a republican. If its a Democrat they could rape a girl scout and you would say she shouldn’t have been selling cookies


17 posted on 01/20/2012 7:59:45 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Well, she’s a left wing lunatic. What do you expect?


18 posted on 01/20/2012 8:00:53 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: eak3
Just a cut and paste from a reply I made on another thread.

“Last time I checked, Newt and his Wife have atoned for their sins and have sought forgiveness in their Church.

Of course, we could just stone them to death like the Muzzies like to do, reelect the Marxist with nothing to lose for the next four years and move on”.

Since none of us will ever know the true circumstances surrounding Newt and his current and former Wives, all we have is our Christian belief in forgiveness and redemption.

For some of us that is enough, for others, there is nothing that Newt and his Wife can say or do that will sway their opinion. So be it.

19 posted on 01/20/2012 8:01:29 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: South Dakota
character only matters to you if it is a republican

Well we try to say we hold the moral high ground, christian values etc. Talk is cheap, walking the walk is what counts.
20 posted on 01/20/2012 8:07:24 PM PST by ThinkingBuddha
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To: vortigern
This, the Ruth Marcus who has been with the Washington Post since 1984 (28 years)...That Marcus?

Oh yeah, the one who had nothing but praise for all the criminal lefties infesting DC, and nothing but bewilderment and scorn for all conservatives.

Yeah, that Marcus.

Now, she talks smack regards Mr. Gingrich, and we should just walk away and vote Mitt. Rah Rah Rah, I see my errors now.

Some of you scumsuckers are forgiven, for you are truly ignorant.

Others? You go in knowing what you are doing.

You probably shave in the dark, lest you catch a glimpse of yourselves in the mirror, and double over with a stomach pains.

Or, most likely not.

21 posted on 01/20/2012 8:12:54 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: cotton
With the millions of people who are qualified to be president in the USA I think it is interesting that all we have to choose from are a communist who might not be qualified, a ultimate politician and a serial, if forgiven by God, adulterer.
What a pity!

Well...you and Newt agree on one thing at least.

From last night's debate:

GINGRICH: I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office.

22 posted on 01/20/2012 8:13:04 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Kaslin

We have Obama as President, and someone is concerned with Newt’s character? Give me a break!


23 posted on 01/20/2012 8:13:43 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Kaslin

Bullshit! If character was an issue, neither Bill Clinton nor obama would have even been nominated, much elected.


24 posted on 01/20/2012 8:13:50 PM PST by sport
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To: eak3
You’re asking for trouble posting that kind of stuff on FR. Newt is the new untouchable messiah around here and Newt bashing will not be tolerated

The trouble is you don't know which Newt will show up. Will it be the Newt that gave lectures on Conservatism to an empty house chamber so that CSPAN would have to air them or will it be the one who got caught on the couch with Pelosi? Will it be the Newt that advocated congressional spending limits or the Newt that has proclaimed the Roosevelts to be the best Presidents in history? If we could make sure the good, Conservative Newt was the only one who would be in the White House then I would be able to support him but the other Newt makes me very nervous.

25 posted on 01/20/2012 8:16:27 PM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: eak3
Do you think Ruth Marcus sent a "Note" to serial rapist Bill Clinton? Well do you? Moron.
26 posted on 01/20/2012 8:24:29 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin

yes, it does matter!

that is why Newt should release his school, college, financial and medical records including his birth certificate.

Just like Obama


27 posted on 01/20/2012 8:24:37 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Kaslin
Newt has changed dramatically. Here are some FR links about his conversion.

Newt Gingrich: What Kind of Catholic Is He? [Born Lutheran, Turned Baptist, Now Catholic]
Newt Gingrich: America’s Next Catholic President?
Clemson Palmetto Poll finds Gingrich (38%) momentum growing, most S.C. GOP voters still uncommitted
Gingrich Threatens GOP's Chance to Nab Independents

The Evangelical Case for Newt Gingrich
Gingrich Represents New Political Era for Catholics
Gingrich Represents New Political Era for Catholics [ecumenical}
Newt Gingrich on Catholicism and JPII
Why Newt Gingrich Converted to Catholicism
Exclusive: Newt Gingrich Opens Up on Catholic Conversion and Embracing 'Overt Christianity'
Newt Gingrich on his conversion to Catholicism
Gingrich Keeps Quiet on Catholic Conversion (received into Church over the past weekend)
Exclusive: Newt Gingrich conversion details; plans release of JP2 documentary
Gingrich to Become Catholic During Easter Season
The Newt Evangelization: Gingrich to become Catholic

28 posted on 01/20/2012 8:24:52 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Kaslin

“Character matters, specially in presidents”...except Democrat presidents, that is.


29 posted on 01/20/2012 8:26:46 PM PST by citizencon
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To: ThinkingBuddha
Well we try to say we hold the moral high ground, christian values etc

You have a good screen name about Buddha since you obviously have no idea what Christian values are.

30 posted on 01/20/2012 8:29:32 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: org.whodat

The state run media shoved McCain down our throat, they are trying to do the same with Romney, because they want 0bame to get reelected, so he can finish his destruction


31 posted on 01/20/2012 8:36:15 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: eak3

At least Newt married his affairs. The first wife wrapped him up when he was a teenager and she was a teacher, and the second wife was pegged as unstable when she was still married to Newt. I don’t see Newt as a Casanova type, but in his past was so otherwise engaged and busy with his racing intellect that whomever insisted, he married.

Callista actually, I believe, was his FIRST real love. It shows. He is finally dedicated to her, and rather adoring of her. Marianne—not so much. We hear now that no one could really like Marianne, because she was thought unstable from the get-go, an opinion shared among the other congressional wives. Sadly, they were right, IMHO.


32 posted on 01/20/2012 8:39:35 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: ThinkingBuddha

Yes character counts but no man I know is perfect. I am not Diogenes, but newt , ron Paul and Willard will not get my vote. By the process of elimination you can surmise who I would like....Santorium


33 posted on 01/20/2012 8:52:44 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Indeed


34 posted on 01/20/2012 8:53:11 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: eak3

Character does count but so does repentance, forgiveness, being right with your God. He could have been a better hubby , yep. But, after all , Moses did not begin his work till 80 so perhaps, with all his brilliance, Newt is a slow learner. In ethics, morals, sin, many of us are till we found a life changing Come to Jesus moment and even then it is hard in this secular liberal amoral world. I like his fire, his solutions, his change. I will vote for him but I will vote now for anybody but Bama and the libs in Congress. I am too old to see America collapse before I do.


35 posted on 01/20/2012 8:53:49 PM PST by phillyfanatic
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To: vortigern

Agree. Yawn. Newt has addressed this over and over. He has character. He made his peace with God and confessed his mistakes before the nation.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


36 posted on 01/20/2012 9:25:54 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: goodtomato

Good gosh, what’s with all the Newt bashing around here lately?

All of a sudden Newt is the villain we thought he was a year ago.

What happened to all the Newt people who made my life miserable on Perry threads. Admittedly, they weren’t quite as bad as the Cain people.

Who are all you people suddenly for? I can’t think of another attractive candidate with no flaws. Well, there was one but he’s gone.

I hope you people aren’t hoping for Santorum; he’s much less popular than Newt.


37 posted on 01/20/2012 9:34:14 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: goodtomato

I’ve learned some things not to do:

Don’t argue with a Catholic who thinks Newt will go to hell if he doesn’t go back to his first wife.

Don’t even say anything to a home schooler. they will chew you up and spit you out (in a nice way)

We started with a second rate slate (with one exception) and we’ve pared it down to 3. (I don’t count Ron Paul)

Of the three, I like Newt best.

I think he will work hard to beat Obama and that is ALL I ask of him right now. But, as he pointed out, we also need to elect more real conservatives to the house, enough to change the leadership, and get the senate.

Then Newt will be fine and Callista’s hair will not move an inch, ever.


38 posted on 01/20/2012 9:41:05 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Kaslin
Here it is.

We went from not knowing about presidential indiscretions, John Kennedy, to knowing FAR too much, Bill Clinton. The pendulum is swinging back.

We don't want to know about Newt's sex life. (ooo a creepy feeling just came over me). It has NOTHING to do with him being president. Bill Clinton has forever changed that dynamic. The public doesn't want to go through anything like that again. The press, and some here on FR are trying to push this in our faces. We aren't having any. Times have CHANGED. Maybe not for the better, but changed they have. From boxers or briefs, to thongs, to BJs in the white house, to things you can do with cigars, to jizz on a blue dress. All VERY PRESIDENTIAL! Aren't we glad we know about all this?

Now comparing what Newt's disgruntled wife SAID he did to the Bill Clinton stuff, (not to mention Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick rape, Kathleen Willey grope and dead cat), seems quite tame, even IF true.

So, drop it already. No one wants to hear it and don't care about it anyway. It has already backfired BIG TIME on the press and looks to guarantee Newt a win in South Carolina and maybe the nomination. Wait...... I changed my mind. Keep it up.

39 posted on 01/20/2012 9:56:09 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Kaslin

I’m not looking for a candidate to have a slobbering love affair with, I’m looking for one to beatch slap Obama in the debates & general election. Newt would be the dude to go all Elin Nordegren on BO.


40 posted on 01/20/2012 10:14:45 PM PST by vidbizz
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To: Kaslin; Jim Robinson
This article was written as if there's a fundamental difference in the character of the 4 GOP candidates.

Ludicrous on it's face.

I believe all 4 sincerely believe they would be the correct answer to the times.

All 4 would do their best, as they see it, to save the Republic.

All 4 know the Republic is in near-term existential danger.

All 4 would be better than the anti-American Barak Obama.

And, if character was the defining, essential requirement for effective leadership, King David...yes THAT King David...would never have assumed the throne.

You know, the fella that Jesus Christ was DIRECTLY descended from. The fella that God Jehova his own self both placed in power...and forgave for the murder of his principal general...just so David could have a piece of her a$$.

The "Holier-than-thous sh!t has crossed the threshold of splitting the party and destroying the republic.

It's crossed the threshold of war.

41 posted on 01/20/2012 10:33:15 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Kaslin
I will vote for NEWT if he is on the ballot in my state.

I have already voted for an adulterer to be CIC, even after I had said I would NEVER vote for this man. I really believed when I cast that vote it was my duty for love of country.

Now for all the ‘holier’ than thou, that say I can only vote for flawless characters I would like to quote something for to ‘ponder’ as this election season give US our opportunity to ‘hire’ a new leader.

Jeremiah 3:8 (This is what the Heavenly Father had Jeremiah pen and it is still relevant to this day.)

AND I saw, when for all causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of DIVORCE; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared NOT, but went and played the harlot also.

SO DIVORCE and/or adultery is NOT the unpardonable SIN... YES it is a sin, but is is not ranked differently than any of the other TEN. Our Creator is a divorcee, course HE was NOT the sinner.

Now how many that are so offended by NEWT’s sins believe for one minute he would have refused our neighbor to the NORTH offer to sell US oil.

WHY are we allowing the pit of vipers who are very busy destroying US FORCE US to revisit a political candidate's personal SINS, while our economy is circling literally the drain?

EVEN on NEWT'S worst day he is head and shoulders above those who poke their finger in our eye and strip US clean bare.

42 posted on 01/20/2012 10:58:02 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Kaslin

*shrug*

In a slightly more perfect world, we’d be able to take Newt’s fire and his (mostly) conservative stances and fuse them with Romney’s squeaky clean personal life into one super-candidate.

As it is, we’ve got to make the best of the hand we’re holding in 2012. Gingrich is far from my ideal candidate, and I don’t agree with many of the things he has done in the past. If he gets the nomination, however, I’ll do my best to help him get elected. Because I have a feeling an Obama 2nd term will make the 1st term seem like a paragon of fiscal restraint and mainstream social values by comparison.


43 posted on 01/20/2012 11:07:30 PM PST by DemforBush (Are you any better off than you were $6 trillion ago?)
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To: Kaslin

Men of accomplishment and strong personality are attractive to women.

The human race would be far less vigorous if this were not true.

Newt’s women are far, far, less important to the country than having a forceful president who can bring the ship of state back to a good course, and who will have to stand up to all sorts of obstructionists while doing that.

If he could bring us back to true capitalism, dump government overregulation, and steer us away from socialism, I really don’t care if he wants a different woman every week.


44 posted on 01/20/2012 11:15:13 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: Kaslin

Note to Ruth: there is a time and place for every discusion - a debate is not the time or place to discuss an individual indiscretion.

OTOH, had the moderator asked: “Throughout the primaries, several candidates have been assailed with allegations of marital infidelity. How important is marital fidelty as a qualification for office, and, how should such allegations affect the people’s decision making?”, we could have had a discussion of morals & ethics and thier importance.


45 posted on 01/20/2012 11:47:30 PM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Kaslin

The Obama records which have not been released include; Passport records, Obama kindergarten records, Punahou School records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, University of Chicago scholarly articles, Illinois State Bar Association records, Illinois State Senate records/schedules(said to be lost), Medical records, Obama/Dunham marriage license, Obama/Dunham divorce documents, Soetoro/Dunham marriage license, Adoption records and of course the long-form Certificate of Live Birth.

ALL of the Above = character


46 posted on 01/21/2012 12:39:55 AM PST by tsowellfan
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To: Kaslin

I would not marry Newt. I would not marry Bush. I would not marry Ronald Reagan, come to think of it. I am not shopping for a husband. I am not in search for a Pope.


47 posted on 01/21/2012 5:53:40 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Kaslin
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"Ruth" ...


I presume that some of Newt's "cult-like" followers include both Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, who BOTH agreed with Newt that TRUE ECONOMIC GROWTH comes after:

1) Corporate and Personal Taxes are LOWERED

2) Government Regulations are SCALED-BACK

3) U.S. Domestic Energy Production is ENCOURAGED



Another famous "Newt-Cult-Member" ... "Tip" O'Neil (All Politics are Local) ... a Yellow-Dog-Kennedy-Style Democrat ... also went along with Newt Gingrich's IDEAS turned into ACTION ... and RESULTS ... 16 million new Jobs created with the HMajor Leadership of Newt Gingrich ...

Newt Gingrich ... THEN ... pissed-off the Nantucket GOP Elite (Bush-41) when he STOOD HIS GROUND when Bush-41 STUPIDLY lied (broke his promise) and RAISED TAXES ...

... against Newt Gingrich's political warnings ....

That's WHY Bush-41, Juan McCain and the other politicallly "go-along-get-along" GOP RINOs despise Newt Gingrich ...

... and of course ... LOVE ... Mitt Romney ...




Heard any Mormom-LDS jokes on television lately ?

Dave Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central ?




Just wait ... their liberal writers (anti-whatever-religion-except-islam) are RIGHT NOW composing VOLUMES of derogatory anti-Mormon INEUENDO and (very bad) jokes ...

Then ... "if" ... Mitt Romney wins the GOP noomination ... THEN you'll hear "every" form of anti-Mormon humor EVER devised ... for SIX straight months ...

Mormom ritual underwear, secret handshakes, becoming mini-gods someday in eternity, ceremonies for the dead, MULTIPLE WIVES ...




The MSM "first goal" will be to ALIENATE the GOP's "Christian Evangelical" voters AGAINST Romney ... AND THEY WILL BE SUCCESSFUL ...

and "whateever" you think that you heard Rick Perry and Pastor John Hagee say against Mormons ... that will be CHILD's PLAY compared to what the Liberal-MSM will do to Mormons ...




Now let's talk "Wall Street Finances" ... and the 2012 Presidential election ...

George Soros, Axelrod and Obama ... all CREATED O.W.S. almost exactly one-year prior to the Presidential Election ...

They "stage-managed" OWS ... promoted it (generously) by MSM propaganda ... and then KILLED-IT ... after a DESIGNED period of time ...

Why ?

To promote Class Warfare ...

Why ?

Because they were "grooming" (greasing-the-skids) for a Mitt Romney GOP Candidacy ...

Mitt Romney ... "Mr. Venture-Vulture Capitalist" ... Mr. $ 190 Million in the Bank ... INCLUDING SECRET OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS ... that Romney's afraid to release records for ...




I don't care if Ronald Reagan RESURRECTS from the DEAD and ENDORSES Mitt Romney ...

Obama's Billion Dollar Nazi-Propaganda Campaign will DESTROY any hopes for Mitt Romney's Presidential Candidacy.

Period.





Closing Arguments ....

ALL Conservatives AGREE with Dr. Winkie (Ron Paul) that the Federal Reserve is a complete DISASTER ...

Whom do YOU TRUST to "fire-terminate" Fed Chairman Ben Bernache on Day-One of his Presidentcy ?

Mitt "Wall-Street Bain-Capital Tycoon" Romney ... or ... Newt Gingrich ?




Whom do YOU TRUST to AUDIT (with extreme prejudice) the Federal Reserve on Day-One of his Presidentcy ?

Mitt "Wall-Street Bain-Capital Tycoon" Romney ... or ... Newt Gingrich ?




You Gentlemen may label me a "Newt Cult-Member" ...

and I'll RAISE A TOAST to that ... and Ronald Reagan will join me ...

for any Reagan-Conservative President who promises these SPECIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS in his Presidentcy ...


1) Abolish the EPA
2) FIRE Federal Reserve Banker Bernacke
3) Actively protect America against Isalmic Jihad

4) Prayer in the Public Schools -- RETURNED
5) Liberal (Activist) Federal Judges REMOVED

6) Business Corporate Tax Rate LOWERED to 12-percent
7) Individuals to have FLAT-TAX option at 15-percent

8) Promote U.S. Energy Independence -- DOMESTICALLY


9) Build EFFECTIVE U.S. Border Protection by 2015
10) Illegal Immigrants (especially violent gangs) DEPORTED
11) "English" established as the ONLY official language of the U.S. Government


12) U.S. Military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ... RE-INSTATED
13) U.S. Military weapon design-procurement cycle reformed


14) Democratic "Dodd-Frank" Legislation REPEALED
15) Democratic "Sarbanes-Oxley" Legislation REPEALED





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48 posted on 01/21/2012 7:29:30 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: South Dakota
****Note to Ruth..character only matters to you if it is a republican. If its a Democrat they could rape a girl scout and you would say she shouldn’t have been selling cookies***

It is always going to boil down to this for our guys. Selected hit pieces (by MSM) scheduled a day before a big vote (think late October) We need to see some Obama investigative journalism by FOX, Washington Times etc and we need it now. This is fertile ground and I wish it would be exploited.

49 posted on 01/21/2012 7:56:07 AM PST by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: Kaslin

Jimmy Carter had pretty good character. Reagan was divorced and remarried.

Good leaders aren’t necessarily angels.

As far as I’m concerned, being married for 40 years and going to church is not on my list of requirements for a US President. I voted for Newt because he is clearly and forcefully promising to do what I want done. I voted for Newt because he isn’t afraid to call out the media, or anybody for that matter, when he doesn’t like what they do. I voted for Newt because he isn’t afraid to say exactly what he thinks and back it up with reasons and facts. I voted for Newt because he’s not afraid to admit mistakes and move in another direction. I voted for Newt because he’s the smartest man in most rooms.

I would have preferred Jim DeMint or any of a number of others at the beginning of this process, but they didn’t run.


50 posted on 01/21/2012 8:13:23 AM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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