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Thread: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    One question for you........Is it POSSIBLE to have a good administrator/leader who isn't an overall "good person" as you've put it? Just curious.
    Be careful now.......you might want to take a long look at history before you answer.
    It is, but that's besides the point.
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I don't necessarily agree. I believe that the vast majority of people who get into politics actually have honest intent in the beginning and want to improve things. But, that the process slowly wears them down and the power corrupts them slowly over time. I'm not even sure they see it coming as clearly as others do.

    As far as Ron Paul, I believe the whole "racist newsletter issue", and denial regarding said newsletters, is his dishonesty showing through.

    I'll grant you that some begin with the best of intentions. I knew a guy well, thought he was a good fellow, he got into politics and eventually made State Senate... then got busted for all kinds of corruption. I don't think he started out with any such intentions, but the system is very corrupt.

    By the time you get to running for Prez, I doubt there are many honest persons with a serious shot.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    I don't base my evaluation of Newt on where he has parked his Johnson, but I on how he ended his two previous marriages, his unethical behavior as Speaker of the House (and as a congressman in general) and the many incidents over several decades of double-crossing other lawmakers in House / Senate / POTUS negotiations. This history screams: THIS MAN CANNOT BE TRUSTED!

    I am truly baffled as to why evangelicals are willing to even consider the man as his behavior runs much further afoul of their belief system than any of the other candidates. I also baffled at why the GOPs who say Romney is too liberal are willing to consider a man whose history says he is at least as liberal as Romney. Does this guy have anything other than 'he is not Romney' to suggest that he is in any way, shape or form presidential material? If so, please feel free to state what that would be.

    Finally, Newt's whole demeanor reminds me of another president - Richard Nixon. I realize many of you are not old enough to remember Nixon, but he was another megalomaniac blowhard who thought he was a king instead of a public servant. I would not be a tiny bit surprised if Newt pulled something as illegal as Watergate. Those who do not learn from their history are doomed to repeat it.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Read the OP next time please. This thread is specifically not going into that.
    Read it and understood. If being a good person has nothing to do with his ability as a President, then what does it pertain too? I'm not interested in Newt beyond his running for public office or his past. And I'm sure not going to judge my vote on who I like or appears the most moral.
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Thats a matter of opinion.

    Clinton signed anti-2nd amendment legislation.Its also because of Clinton why companies were allowed to outsource left and right to china and other countries thus destroying a lot of American jobs.
    These are NOT good reasons to condemn any man.
    Bill Clinton did the right things...maybe not so for gun-lovers, but they do deserve to be resticted...and will be restricted even more as we progress.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    These are NOT good reasons to condemn any man.
    Bill Clinton did the right things...maybe not so for gun-lovers, but they do deserve to be resticted...and will be restricted even more as we progress.
    Amazing how many fail to understand the intent of the 2nd amendment, The government has absolutely no business restricting the 2nd amendment period. I could care less if the .0001% of firearms in the US are used for crime, it doesn't justify ****ting on an essential constitutional right.
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Read it and understood. If being a good person has nothing to do with his ability as a President, then what does it pertain too? I'm not interested in Newt beyond his running for public office or his past. And I'm sure not going to judge my vote on who I like or appears the most moral.
    It pertains to my curiosity about people's view of Gingrich. And again, I understand that, but that isn't what this is about.
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I know plenty of you are going to come into this thread thinking, "who cares if he's a good person, its about whether he could be a good President." If that's how you feel, okay, I respect that, but that's not the question here. The topic is whether he is or is not a good person. I was just really curious, because I haven't seen this question addressed seriously before, though I admit I haven't been on DP very much this election season.
    I think his intentions are good, but that he is also the center of his own universe (much more so than most people are) and is prone to grandiose plans that may or may not pan out in reality. Plus he has an authoritarian streak that is worrysome.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    It pertains to my curiosity about people's view of Gingrich. And again, I understand that, but that isn't what this is about.
    That's a legitimate reason. But I don't judge people good and bad personally. I think it's too simplistic and unrealistic. Newt is confident to the point of arrogance, and doesn't IMO equate his misdeeds with others. But we're all creatures of ego and that doesn't equal as a disqualifier though it can raise question to his judgment.
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Don't know him personally, so, can't say.

    Though there are many people in my life, I can't really think of someone I consider a "bad" or "evil" person. There's just cool people and douchebags/assholes. Newt may very well belong in the latter category, but that doesn't necessarily make him a "bad person."

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