Newt's "Share Me" Proposal Doesn't Matter
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I hate to spout off the often overused, "Well, here we go again." But well, here we go again.
ABC News is set to air an interview with Newt Gingrich's second wife who makes the claim that Newt Gingrich asked her, after a 6-year long affair with his now third wife Callista Bisek, to share him with her. According to most pundits and conservative radio talking heads, they're making the claim that this could well be the last straw for Newt's campaign which has no doubt had its fair share of other issues. To my mind, however, this issue happens to be a non-issue—or at least it should be.
Don't misread me. It's deplorable conduct. I can say without any hesitation that it's conduct that I would never condone. Still, I don't think it's anything but glaringly obvious that this entire issue seems to be one that is being brought out and into the open solely for malicious reasons. The issue is being brought out and into the open with clear intent to destroy Newt Gingrich's efforts to win the White House. To my mind the matter really has no bearing on whether or not Newt Gingrich should be in the White House, nor how he will lead us if he were to actually win the nomination and become our next president.
Ask yourself the question, how many presidents in our nation's history have been philanderers? How many of our presidents, who we thought to be respectable and even great presidents, had been philanderers?
Granted, the fact that numerous of our former presidents had trouble keeping their "its" in their pants doesn't make Newt's own infidelities acceptable. I want to make that point abundantly clear. As I said, it is deplorable conduct.
But I do find myself thinking back to the Obama campaign, and about all of the associations he had with people like Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and Bill Ayers. I find myself thinking about the associations he has at this very moment. Or associations that he has had during his own presidency (Van Jones being one that readily comes to mind). If having associations with hate mongers and terrorists aren't enough to unseat any chance of being elected to be the President of the United States, then why in the hell would this be? Where in the world are our priorities?
The things that should matter never seem to, and you can bet the left will slobber like lions in a meat factory over this whole "share me" thing. Apparently some conservatives will too, however unfortunate I think that happens to be.
The fact of the matter is that we have real issues that we face as a country. We have very real problems that need to be solved. That's where our focus should be. That's what should be important. We need to know what any one of these guys vying for the presidency will do to solve the important issues. What happened between Newt Gingrich and his second wife is between Newt Gingrich and his second wife. And let's not forget that his second wife is only sharing her side to the story. Who knows what went on in their relationship? And why when this sort of thing happens is it always the man's fault anyway?
But I digress.
If I may be frank, I don't give a damn who's been screwing who at this point—I give a damn about the guy who's screwing us all every single day he's in office. Let's let the issues and the on-the-job record of the candidates lead us to decide who should be the nominee, and who should be our next president. This personal crap, to my mind, is moot. It hasn't mattered in the past. And It does not matter in the present. And by the way, I think we can all safely say we have enough of our own skeletons in the closet—how much of that would you think would be relevant to your own job interview?
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