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Newt Gingrich for President

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Looks like Newt Gingrich may be running for president.
If he does, will you vote for him? Why?



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daddy
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Newt is a good man, and he has some good ideas, at least those that he has shared. I though am still waiting for Fred Thompson. I feel he has more sense than anyone else in the race, and that includes Bush.

He is not wasting his money on politicing when there is still over a year to go. That is smart! Maybe a Fred and Newt ticket LOL.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
I love you dearly, BUT!
Sorry Daddy, and you know I love you dearly, BUT!

Newt for President? No way in hell! The mere thought of his name, brings the KKK to my mind. I honest to God believe with all my heart and soul that the man is a racist!
donchep
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
Re: I love you dearly, BUT!
To be fair..I don't like Newt but to bring the KKK to mind plays more on a stereotype on a southern conservative being some kind of white supremacist. Newt Gingrich is an educated Professor of History not an ignoramus burning crosses on lawns.

Yes, he's an asshole but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. And boo on the first one who calls out Robert Byrd, because that is too predictable.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: I love you dearly, BUT!
I don't question his intelligence at all, in fact, some were saying on Fox News today that he is an extremely intelligent man.

I'll omit the KKK from my last statement, but I refuse to omit the RACIST part.

Who is Robert Byrd, and why predictable?
donchep
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Re: I love you dearly, BUT!
He may be racist, but I only say what I say because I don't think you are basing it on anything you know about him. It's just how I am. If you are going to make that kind of accusation of someone you need to base it on something more than a gut feeling.
daddy
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
Re: I love you dearly, BUT!
Apparently you have read some things I have not. All I have heard so far were his thoughts on foreign policy and the Immigration situation. CAn you give an idea what you are referencing?

Always willing to learn.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: I love you dearly, BUT!
Daddy, the man left his first wife for another woman, while she was getting treatment for cancer!

He left the 2nd wife for yet another woman. The man is HEARTLESS womanizer! LOOK!

Changing Partners: Newt and Marianne Gingrich and Callista Bisek
daddy
Jul. 25th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Re: I love you dearly, BUT!
very interesting.. I did not know that, well apparently he is a scum bag, Politics makes strange bed fellows... maybe that is where CLinton learned it from... I am still at amiss though, you mentioned that He was a bigot as well? Any references that illustrates this?

All I know is that he is has very good ideas on the immigration situation as well as budgetary concerns. I am still hoping for Fred Thompson... But who knows... we still have a long way to go..
ytterbius
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
Haha! No, I won't be voting for him.
Newt is a crook, and we'll see all that history dredged up if he runs for President. I don't think he's actually going to run.

I don't think Fred Thompson is going to run, either.

Trying to triangulate a Republican win is a pretty tough task these days. Neither Thompson or Gingrich are going to truly excite the right wing (especially after their personal histories are taken into account), and without the right, there's no way a Republican is going to win in '08. You'd have to be a fool to jump in and expose yourself to months of accurate character assassination for nothing.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
Re: Haha! No, I won't be voting for him.
character assassination

I never thought of it that way! Now I really hope he runs for President so all the skeletons he's kept hidden in his closet are finally exposed!
ytterbius
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Re: Haha! No, I won't be voting for him.
Thompson loves chasing women. He'd probably by a happy playgirl reader. :)
manoman
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Never! I still remember when he became Speaker of the House and pretty much dictated to all the Republicans how to vote. I felt this was very un-American.
manoman
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
This was when I realized that the Republican party is the party of business leaders controlling the country. I left the Republican party because of Gingrich and although I consider myself and independent, I certainly don't lean towards being a Republican.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Republican Party?
As I mentioned to someone else here, I really don't know much about the man, but by his expressions, and the things he has said, make me very uncomfortable about the man.

A LJ friend tells me not to go by my gut feelings, but by facts about the man. Could you tell me what it was about the man that you felt you had to leave the Republican Party?

manoman
Jul. 24th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Republican Party?
It was such a long time ago that I don't remember too much about it. What I do recall is that the Republicans had taken control of Congress and Gingrich was Speaker of the House. He seemed to have an attitude that the Republicans were now going to do as they damn pleased. He also was very controlling of all the Republicans in Congress. They pretty much had to do what he told them to do. He was like a dictator.

I decided I didn't want anything to do with the Republican Party after seeing the way he operated and his "my way is always the right way" attitude.

Since that time, I have come to realize more and more that the Republican Party is the party of big business and they don't really give a damn about average people. And, of course, now with Bush, Cheney plus the religious right, it is worse than ever.
nebris
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
will you vote for him?
hahahahahaha...*falls out of chair*

~M~
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Re: will you vote for him?
falls out of chair?

Excuse me, but ladies first!! :o)
donchep
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
God, I hope he does run. It would be nice to see him get his ass kicked again. Contract with America my ass. After a few years with him as the Speaker of the House it should have been called a Contract *ON* America because it felt like a mob hit.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
I know absolutely nothing
I know absolutely nothing about the man, and hate to admit that I didn't even know he was the Speaker of the House! I know this makes me out to be so stupid, but I must be honest.

All I know of the man is that he exudes a foul aroma of racism! And what a nightmare it would be to replace a dictator with another dictator!
donchep
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Re: I know absolutely nothing
To be fair. Shouldn't you learn something about the guy before you voice an opinion abnout his character. I know he's an asshole based on his record. Not on some gut feelign based on nothing. Not trying to chide you, just something to consider.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Re: I know absolutely nothing
Whenever I get a gut feeling about someone, I'm always right! All of us, whether we're dressed in formal attire or grubby work duds, have a skeleton or two in our closets, and I'm POSSITIVE old Newt does too.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
Re: I know absolutely nothing
Okay, I did what you said, and found the man is worse than I ever imagined!

I told you my gut feelings were always right!
Republican Sexual Hypocrisy
moon_shine
Jul. 24th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
Re: I know absolutely nothing
I love you Savanah
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Re: I know absolutely nothing
Love you too, Sweet Stuff.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
Re: I know absolutely nothing
You were talking about racism. Not the things I already knew about Gingrich. :) But to say things going on a gut feeling has backfired on you before. You need to know things about someone before you level accusations.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: I know absolutely nothing
When has my gut feeling backfired on me?! :o(

I know things now. That awful man left his wife for another woman while she was in the hospital undergoing cancer treatment! I could give a damn as the man is SHMART, (as the caveman in the Geico commercial pronounced it), and that's enough for me to despise the man!
donchep
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Re: I know absolutely nothing
Like I said those are things known about him from the get go. But hoew could you not know he was speake rof the house. The man was the architect for the Republican Revolution of 1992.
He's hte main reason the GOP went from old style libertarian classic conservative to this chicken hawk religious right fiasco of a party it is today.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: I know absolutely nothing
I just don't know why I didn't know he was once Speaker of the House! I can't even recall where I was at the time.

You already knew all these things about him, didn't you, when you suggested I learn stuff about the man before voice my opinion of him, huh?! Well I did, and now I can truly form an opinion about his charater, thanks to you!

chicken hawk religious right fiasco of a party it is today.

Do these chicken hawks out number the rest of the American population? Is there hope for this country ever getting away from their clutches?
thisismo
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Sorry but Newt is a "PEP" - No vote for him


PEP = previously elected politician

Close friend of "DRIP"

DRIP = Don't re-elect incumbent politicians.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
Haaaaaaa! PEP and DRIP...I liked that!

warpedpuppy
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
um.no.

can you say monkey boy?
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
Monkey boy?
No? Good!

Monkey boy?
warpedpuppy
Jul. 24th, 2007 06:05 am (UTC)
Re: Monkey boy?
well, in this case not so good. he's a monkey.
ceparker72
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Looks like Newt Gingrich may be running for president.
If he does, will you vote for him?

Nope
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
Nope? YAY!
ceparker72
Jul. 24th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
I am a fairly libral person, and if, and this is a BIG IF, I ever did vote for a Republican, it would never be Newt!!
moon_shine
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
That would be a NO!!! =o)
moon_shine
Jul. 24th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
I just heard a good joke the president just had his colon checked and when he was done the doctor put his head back where it was ;o)lol
photosexual
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
No.

Because he has a funny, funny name.

That is all.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
You're right, it is a funny name!
shadowy_poet
Jul. 24th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
No way in Hell! I do not vote for fascist hypocrites. The fact that he is a historian and thus knows, or should know if he was honest with himself, how despicable a man and politician he is only makes it worse.
playgirl
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Family Values
As I mentioned before, I never knew much about the man, nor did I know he was a historian; the only thing I did know about him is that in hearing him talk lately, I picked up that he is a racist. Thanks to my making this post about him, and thanks to all of you, I've found that as Speaker of the House, he ruled with an iron fist, and that is totally unacceptable for me. I'm already grown too weary of having a president who has ruled in that same manner for far too long.

I don't know if he's ever used the words "Family Values," because I become quite skeptical of all those people who do, because I have found that in time, many have been exposed for what they truly are.



tigron_x
Jul. 24th, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
No way! My mind is set on Dr. Ron Paul. I think he's our only hope for this country.
ubet_cha
Jul. 24th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
Nope. Why?

1) First I’m a Libertarian. The only Republican Candidate I’d vote for in the primary is Ron Paul and if he is still in the race by December I may change my party affiliation so I can do so.
2) Second Newt is a great political strategist, but he is a horrible front man. No one person set back the 1994 Republican House more then this guy. Granted he made that win possible, but he also said a lot of stupid ( in PR terms) stuff once they had power.
3) His actions surrounding his first wife, how he left her can’t be recovered from.

4) Now if Hillary wins the Democratic nomination, it doesn’t matter who wins for the GOP. In that sole example I’ll be voting GOP in the general election.
buddave
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
If I voted for him it would be for a ticket raffle for a ticket out of town.
bakapooh
Jul. 24th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
I could never vote for Newt, i can never have respect for a man who made his wife sign divorce papers as she was battling cancer so he could marry his mistress (whom he's since cheated on and divorced i think).
The man is beneath contempt.
a_phoenix
Jul. 24th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
He is not a preferred choice. However, it depends on who he is running against.
duoraven
Jul. 24th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
Hopefully Not
I can scarcely conceive of a situation that would compel me to vote for him.

But, I do want to point out a couple of things (I can scarecley believe I'm defending him, even to a small degree, but alas).

1. The full details regarding his first divorce are not concrete. I do not think that "out of the blue" he dropped the papers on her hospital bed to an unsuspecting, faultless wife.
He and his first wife were married over 15 yrs (she had been a high school teacher of his; he was 19, she 26 when they wed). They had two children, and Newt reportedly had at least one affair. The situation had been bad for a long time.

My understanding is that they were already estranged and the divorce was inevitable when she got sick, and he insisted on talking about the terms while she was recovering. Not a nice thing, but not something that necessarily makes him a monster.

Now, just to reaffirm, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES is it ever okay for a man to cheat on his wife (no exceptions!), and whatever problems that made their marriage break up, he could have handled the situation better. But I doubt that the wife was completely blameless in the whole marriage.

I bring this up only b/c I think divorce always brings out he worst in people--not just what they do, but how others perceive them and talk about them.
uglyface2
Jul. 25th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
No. Newt blew his opportunity at political greatness during the 1990's, and I'm just not willing to put up with his antics.

I'm still holding out hope that Rick Santorum will run. Not holding my breath or anything, but a little hope never hurt.
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