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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I agree, but I can't imagine Gingrich actually doing something so good that it would outweight the fact that he cheated on two wives, while both were seriously ill and in need of support. If the man is despicable enough to do that, to be that selfish and immoral, I really would consider whether he would do good for it's own sake. To me, this is a case where, despite not having the entire picture, what I do have is enough to draw conclusions from.
    I've known a number of good people in my life that, when it comes to matters of relationships and lustful emotions make stupid and downright bad decisions. Is it likely that Newt is a bad person? Sure. That said, I've known people who were drug addicts, alcoholics, womanizers, cheaters, and even crooks who 10+ years later were living good and decent lives. I've known people who definitely have done BAD things but also are good friends and even perhaps reliable or do good things in the community. Newt's a politician whose indiscretions became major news items...items which, frankly, I think the sensationalized versions of significantly cloud the public perception in regards to what the actual true story is (For example, the idiocy that so many push of his first wife being on her "Death bed", fully believing that particular bit of completely fabricated truth).

    Bill Clinton lied under oath, cheated on his wife seemingly numerous times, used his position and title to help seduce a subordinate causing her life to turn into a whirlwind of negative opinion, amongst other things...and yet I wouldn't sit here and suggest that he's a "bad guy" either. At the time of the act, for either of them? Perhaps...but **** from 10+ years ago is hard to use as a designation for how someone is today, and even at the time it'd be honestly a bit difficult to make a realistic and honest determination of something so broad as a "good" or "bad' person. While I think cheating on a spouse is a bad thing, on the level of "unquestionable bad that just out does anything good you can ever do" its not that high on the list.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    I suspect in real life he's decent enough in most of his day to day actions, but, like many of us, has made some screwups that have hurt people. I don't think I'm any better of a person than he is. I've made mistakes that have hurt people, but I've learned, made amends, and have moved on. I voted that he's probably basically a good person. It's just his politics that stink. I would never vote for him. Unfortunately, when you give someone political power, he'll often use it to hurt people when he wouldn't have in his ordinary life. For example, I don't for an instant think Gingrich would ever personally tie someone down and torture him. However, as president would he ever authorize the torture of an "enemy combatant" or a "suspected terrorist"? Yes, I strongly suspect he would.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    He is human slime. His parents must have had a premonition while choosing his name.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    When assessing whether someone is a good person, for me, everyone gets the benefit of the doubt until then do something completely heinous. Like murder/genocide/rape/etc... and show that they are beyond rehabilitation. Therefore, I see the vast majority of people as good people (who sometimes do bad things)... Newt included.
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I really have a tough time saying people are not good. It seems to me that the same could just as easily be said about me. I may not like the guy, but I'm not going to cast judgment.
    Gingrich has placed himself in a National open public forum and that is an invitation to judge. He's a lousy husband, censored by his own party for ethics violations, Now a casino magnate seems to be buying the franchise on a man with ethics violations in the past. Heaven forbid, Let's not draw hasty conclusions, eh? Scumbag does seem appropriate.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Newt is a egomaniac who feels he has something on others simply cause he is Newt. Well guess what Newt? Everyone is on to you and you are crap and had the nerve to talk out both sides your mouth about others while you were doing the same things they were. Is he a good person? Nope. Does he have a lotta self-love? Yep. This joker is an ego tripping prick.
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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.

    Not enough knowledge to know for sure. Is he a "nice" person? Definitely not.
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Newt is a egomaniac who feels he has something on others simply cause he is Newt. Well guess what Newt? Everyone is on to you and you are crap and had the nerve to talk out both sides your mouth about others while you were doing the same things they were. Is he a good person? Nope. Does he have a lotta self-love? Yep. This joker is an ego tripping prick.

    I don't think it is such big deal that Newt is very impressed with himself. What I do think is a big deal is that he has not stepped beyond the pandering.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    He is human slime. His parents must have had a premonition while choosing his name.
    His name is Newton, which is quite a nice name, but I guess it didn't suit him so he got one that does.
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    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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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.
    Good or bad? You judge

    What I do know is.....All politicians (left, right, etc) are extremely smart, savvy and ruthless.

    To dismiss them as otherwise is naive.

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