Newt Gingrich is attractive to reporters. His responses are usually interesting … especially when he talks about himself and why people would have to be idiots not to vote for him. Trouble is, tens of millions of idiots will NOT vote for him if he becomes the Republican presidential candidate.
Can Americans elect an overweight man who lectures them like they are dim-witted children? How many independents and religious people will vote for a man with such a questionable past?
Yes, he denied his ex wife’s claims that he asked for an open marriage, and scolded the questioner for even bringing it up. But if an ex wife makes such a charge, isn’t it only fair to give him the opportunity to tell his side?
And yes, it detracts from the discussion of the important issues. But campaigns also give voters insights into the character of the people asking to be their leader.
Some folks still believe character counts.
Our thought for today is from Abraham Lincoln:
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”