Friday, January 20, 2012

Gingrich vs. Romney: Is Character important in a President?

Here is an interview Marianne Gingrich did with ABC TV that aired last night:
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According to Marianne, Newt sought to divorce her after she was diagnosed with MS. When asked if he new of her illness and that stress was not good for his wife, Marianne replied YES! NICE GUY, Huh?

This of course is no surprise, because Gingrich divorced his first wife while she was being treated for cancer.

What's this tell me? It tells me that the sacrament of marriage means diddly squat to Gingrich and that when the going gets tough, Newt gets going. Nice quality for a President, Huh?

How does Mitt Romney feel about sticking by a spouse during tough times? Anne Romney was diagnosed with MS herself. Here is how Mitt Romney dealt with the same disease with his wife Ann:

To answer my own question, Is Character Important in a President?

I say it is. It is because it gives you a peek at the core of the individual as to what makes him/her tick. Now I'm not going to tell you that I wasn't a Romney supporter before this interview, What I will tell you is that it's one of the reasons why I'M PROUD to say that I am.

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Graham said...

You've got a choice between a guy who ditched two wives for having MS or cancer...

...and a guy whose one wife has MS AND cancer, and he's stuck with her.

If you're looking at marital character at all, that's worth considering.

Anonymous said...

Newt lied about ABC, too. Not only did he call his ex-wife a liar, but ABC, too. No surprise. The man has been lying about Romney for weeks now. AND calling Romney the liar.

What a world that man lives in in his own mind. It must be a nightmare. No wonder he's so grumpy.


Anonymous said...

I am so grateful for the example Mitt and Ann have set for all Americans. Win or lose, their loyalty and happiness in marriage and family will raise the public discourse. I, of course, hope that Mitt will win as President, and we will have these good people living in the White House.

On a side note, I was a missionary in Japan. There is a couple called to oversee about 300 missionaries or so in an area, and they are called Mission Presidents. My Mission President was a second generation Japanese from America. His wife had severe rheumatoid arthritis. She was a little, tiny lady who probably weighed 90 lbs. She was so disabled that President carried her around a great deal. The two of them never preached about marriage, but the impact that their example had on the missionaries in our mission, and the Japanese people they encountered was stunning. This example was especially needed in a country like Japan where women are usually treated as sub-class citizens. You never know who's watching, do you?

Does character matter in a President? I say, YES!!!!


LSJones said...

If Newt becomes our candidate, we will no longer be the party of values. That connection between the higher moral ground and the Republican Party will be gone forever, never to be reclaimed. His supporters are making hypocrites of us all.

larry said...

If American values are to be touted as being important in the Republican party, then we have two choices between Gingrich and Romney.

The wrong choice and the right choice.

Mitt Romney 2012!

Lionhead said...

Sorry Martha, the great unwashed masses of citizen-idiots disagree with your sentiments last nite:

Newt 41%; Paul @ 21%; Mitt 20%; Santorum 17%

You've forgotten one important fact; that most Americans have little or no character values after being dumbed down & conditioned for decades. Think about that for awhile & realize the person with the highest moral values, Santorum, was dead last.

The propaganda campaign for values is one Big Fail.

Bob said...

What a difference between the two and how they lead their private lives.

You can't simply turn off your values in your private life and have a different set in your public life.

Not unless, you're a schizophrenic.

Massachusetts Conservative said...

If South Carolina chooses a philandering hypocrite to represent our party, we're finished.

What does my Republican Party stand for anymore? I thought we were the party of family values and Capitalism?

(1) Newt married his high school geometry teacher.
(2) He cheated on her when she had cancer.
(3) He divorced her while she had cancer.
(4) He married his mistress (Marianne).
(5) He cheated on her for years with Callista (who is now his wife).
(6) Only a couple months after Marianne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (a degenerative nerve disease), he divorced her against doctor's orders.
(7) Callista is 23 years younger than him.
(8) The only reason he hasn't cheated on her since the 90s is because he is old and fat and ugly. Don't think for a SECOND that if he was half decent looking he wouldn't be screwing women again.

By contrast, Mitt Romney has been married to his classy wife (only 3 years his junior) for 42 YEARS. When she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you know what he did? He went home to care for her and the kids.

While Newt Gingrich has been attacking Capitalism during this campaign, Mitt Romney has defended it repeatedly.

Occupy Wall Street needs to be defeated, not endorsed.

How can we put up a philandering hypocrite Commie against Obama and expect to win?

Anonymous said...

I remember an interview Greta had with two of Mitt's sons for the '08face. I don't remember which ones Greta interviewed, but she asked them the one rule in the household they couldn't get away with. Both of them said, without a doubt, they could definitely not get away with disrespecting mom, Ann Romney. That was the number one rule in the household. Mitt Romney respects women, and Newt does not.

Newt aggressively pursued his first wife, who was his older math teacher. It appears he went after her just to prove he could get her, and then he dumped her when his egotistical high settled from the conquest.

Newt is driven by ego and gives the type of rousing speeches only other ego driven politicians such as Bill Clinton and Barak Obama can give. It's sad that crowds succumb to this hypnosis in the face of reality.

The reality is that Newt had an open marriage for at least six years. His ego is probably grandiose enough to have asked for --the very humiliating-- open marriage proposal.

Marianne Gingrich probably rues the day she fell for Newt's very hypnotic way with words. If Newt becomes the nominee and president, just like Marianne Gingrich, Americans will rue the day they fell for his, too.

leighrow said...

Bob-In the Esquire article,Marianne referred to Gingrich as a sociopath along with Colleagues that worked with Gingrich.

I am sorry but the GOP deserves to lose in the General Election, if they nominate this nut job. The red flags are waving and there are a lot of people, especially in SC ignoring them!!!!!

These people seem to be driven by their emotions and not their brains....they must be liberal Democrats.

Terrye said...

Mass conservative..we are not finished if SC chooses Gingrich...lucky for us and the rest of the country SC is just one state.

Terrye said...


I don't know why you made that comment to Martha..she never said anything about Santorum not having character.

Anonymous said...

Cain drops in polls, numbers go to other man, both (shall I say three) of them experienced the same
thing in the nineties . No more please, we can do it.An ex adulterer in the oval office and a first lady who had an affair with a married man. These type of persons will be making history that will be read by our children and granchildren a century later .Is this the kind of role model that we want our children see? Hypocracy is the buzz word here.
Protect our children. They are not political ( pandering, expediency, etc), and they need a God fearing leader in the white house as their role model.

nkmom said...

You are right on with this post and it is my sentiment exactly. The measure of the man can be seen in how each handled their wife's health challenge. Romney has a pro-life record but, additionally, leads a pro-life personal life.