Can’t Take the Heat, Don’t Cheat
Yesterday night at the South Carolina Primary debate I saw Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich explode. He became outraged by a question presented to Gingrich by moderator John King. John King asked Newt about his second wife Marianne’s interview with ABC. Gingrich responded angrily and bashed the “elite” media. He claimed that John Kings question was the kind of question that was ” the destructive, vicious, and negative nature…” and made it hard to govern the country and scared good people to run for public office. He also claimed that he had friends that knew he never asked his wife for an open relationship, because that’s the kind of question you ask in front of people who aren’t your spouse.
I have made it clear that I have a strong disdain for Newt Gingrichch. His actions last night only made him seem less qualified to be president, to me. In my opinion Mr. Kings question was not only reasonable it was also justifiable. The people of this country need to know what a probable president feels about accusations of his infidelity. We need to know how he handles his own infidelity while persecuting others for committing acts of infidelity. If Newt Gingrich wants to have open marriage fine. If he wants to cheat that’s none of my business. If he wants to persecute another person for cheating though, he opens himself up to questions similar to those asked by John King.
Newt Gingrich is running for a national office. He has made mistakes as has every one else but, the difference between regular people and Mr. Gingrich is most people don’t lead a national campaign to impeach the president. To me it’s less the cheating, which is extremely bad in my book, and more the hypocrisy of Mr. Gingrich. His ex-wife has the right to tell people how she feels and she relays her opinion to the national media, the national media has the right to ask Mr. Gingrich about the accusations. Really, it’s the medias duty to question Mr. Gingrich. If they didn’t report on Newt and if they didn’t question him they’d be doing people like you and I a disservice.
Newt Gingrich was told earlier by Mitt Romney ” If you can’t stand the heat in this little kitchen…” What everybody should tell Gingrich now is ” If you can’t the heat, don’t ask to cheat.”