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Thread: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

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    Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    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.
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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.
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    I saw, "Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a..." on the newest post sidebar and was predicting the word "scumbag" to come after it.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    depends on if you are ok with a person asking for an open marriage to please a 3rd party women....

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    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.

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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.
    If the guy is a scumbag then what makes people think he won't be a scumbag president?
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If the guy is a scumbag then what makes people think he won't be a scumbag president?
    Clinton was pretty good...
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    He's a hypocritical, petty, vindictive, sanctimonious son of a bitch. But at least he can keep a straight face when he lies to us about loving this country; if the President tried it, he'd damned well catch fire.

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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    depends on if you are ok with a person asking for an open marriage to please a 3rd party women....
    So, we're believing the estranged ex-wife of someone without any other proof besides her word? What is this, Judge Judy? Even she asks for witnesses!
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    Re: Does Anyone Think Gingrich is a Good Person?

    I think Newt has made mistakes that he acknowledges and is honest about, but I don't think he's a "bad" person.
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