Monday, May 14, 2007

Newt Gingrich to Run?

From ABC:
Gingrich Says There Is a 'Great Possibility' He Will Run for President

May 14, 2007

Newt Gingrich for president? It could happen.

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America," the former Republican speaker of the House said there was a "great possibility" that he would run for president.

He will make that decision sometime in the fall. Sawyer noted that previously Gingrich had only said he was "thinking about" a run for president.

"You said you'll make a decision at the end of the September,{is it} more likely, less likely this morning? Sawyer asked Gingrich.

"I think right now, it is a great possibility," Gingrich said. more

In the interest of full disclosure allow me to say this; I dislike Newt Gingrich more than any former American politician currently alive. I have difficulty referring to him without prefacing his name with "that piece of @#%$" But I'll try to be objective here.

Either he's just trying to stay in the limelight or he's gone bonkers. He has waaaay to much immoral baggage to ever be the president. Case in point from

"The most notorious incident in Gingrich's marriage -- first reported by David Osborne in Mother Jones magazine in 1984 -- was when he cornered Jackie in her hospital room where she was recovering from uterine cancer surgery and insisted on discussing the terms of the divorce he was seeking.

Shortly after that infamous encounter, Gingrich refused to pay his alimony and child-support payments. The First Baptist Church in his hometown had to take up a collection to support the family Gingrich had deserted.

Six months after divorcing Jackie, Gingrich married a younger woman, Marianne, with whom he had been having an affair. They are still married, despite persistent (though unproven) rumors that Gingrich has had other dalliances." full article

(This was also covered in The Atlanta Journal - Constitution but it's in their archives which you have to pay for. )

I don't dislike him for political reasons. I dislike him because he's a hypocritical low life and a sorry excuse for a man.

If he runs it's either because he's nuts or thinks so little of the public's intelligence and values that he believes he actually has a chance. And in the highly unlikely event that he wins I'm going to have to start seriously considering the conspiracy theorists claims that either the government or aliens are putting mind control drugs in the water.