Newt Gingrich’s Character Problem

Listening to Newt Gingrich talk about his new book on Sean Hannity and elsewhere, I’m reminded how much I like his mind, his energy, and his ideas. Problems in his personal life may prevent him from becoming a serious candidate for President. (I bet his negatives are as high as Hilary’s, too).
I am not ready to write him off because of his personal problems, although it would be good to hear more from him about these issues. However, La Shawn Barber has written a piece on why she would not support Newt Gingrich as the Republican presidential nominee. She feels his character flaws, especially infidelity, disqualify him for elected office. Dory at Wittenberg Gate says that as much as she likes Newt in other respects, she tends to agree.

Newt will have to deal with the character issue openly and honestly. But ladies, don’t politicians get second chances, too?


–James Jewell
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About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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