Seems some Republicans have problems with Gingrich’s whole three wives, two divorces, and a bit of adultery thing

From MSNBC’s First Read:

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is enjoying a new round of perennial presidential candidacy buzz – he came in a surprisingly strong third in a recent 2012 preference poll among Iowa Republicans – but his personal life continues to dog him.

Conservative Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma bluntly stated his concern about the twice-divorced, thrice-married Gingrich during a Friday town hall.

“He’s the last person I’d vote for for president of the United States,” Coburn said, per the Tulsa World. “His life indicates he does not have a commitment to the character traits necessary to be a great president.”

Coburn said that Gingrich’s personal history indicates that he “doesn’t know anything about commitment to marriage.”

No, he doesn’t. But, Gingrich was one of the first right wingers to issue a statement condemning the Prop. 8 decision. And, according to one of his ex-wives, Marianne, Newt thinks his actions don’t matter, only his words:

“It doesn’t matter what I do,” he answered. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”


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