No Newt, Please

I’m sorry. A man that cannot stay true to one of the most important commitments in a man’s life, faithfulness to his wife, cannot be trusted to stay true to a lesser commitment, like… say… presidency of the United States of America.

Sorry, but Newt Gingrich cheated on his first wife.

He cheated on his second wife.

And, we want to elect him for president?

Newt didn’t even have the good grace to be properly ashamed.

So, sorry. No Newt for me.

If America is going to survive, it is going to survive because we have stopped compromising on our values. Who we vote for in the next election is a reflection of who we are. If you send a man to represent you, who does not represent your VALUES, what are you doing?

I once spent a year as a part of the Republican Party machine. I spent another year as a member of the CFR.

The Republican Party is a vile and despicable organization, and it retains its place because the Democratic Party is worse.

By the way, there are many good Democrats and many good Republicans. But, it’s not the ‘good ones’ that are running the show. The ones running the show are in it for the game of power, and it sickens me. Really and truly.

What touched off this bit of ill feeling was this charming article:

Bill Clinton Praises Old Foe Newt Gingrich

Saturday, 26 Nov 2011 07:07 PM

By David A. Patten and Kathleen Walter

[Editor’s Note: The interview below is an excerpt from a longer Newsmax interview with former President Bill Clinton covering his take on the economy, as detailed in his book “Back to Work.” The full interview will be featured on Newsmax Sunday night.]

Former President Bill Clinton praised his erstwhile nemesis former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, crediting Gingrich’s strong debate performances with propelling him into front-runner status for the GOP presidential nomination.

“It’s not any traditional charisma,” said Clinton, who discussed his new best-seller,  “Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy,” in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. Instead, Clinton believes Gingrich is emerging because “he thinks about this stuff all the time.”

Clinton’s praise for his one-time rival, whose willingness to interrupt normal government functions temporarily in 1995 and 1996 contributed ultimately to balancing the federal budget, came in an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview.

You can read the whole article and see the video, here.

Well, I’m sorry. This is NOT a positive for me.

Not only is Newt an establishment Republican, but Bill Clinton praises him.

Sorry. It would be better to let Obama crash the system, so that we could get to work fixing it. Letting things stumble along as they are is not a solution, and that’s what we would get with Newt Gingrich.

The alternatives that are left?

Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum

We’ll see. But, Michele is a good person. Say what you want about style and whatever else, but she’s a good person.

Rick too.

Let’s get a bit radical and choose a good person, instead of the normal smart people with no character.