America, the land of the free and the home of the brave; the place where you can re-invent yourself and find success. And no one knows more about re-inventing themselves than Newt Gingrich. Yes, Newt Gingrich will be whatever you, the voter, would like him to be.
In 1995, Gingrich advocated for abortion rights for pregnancies that resulted from rape, incest and pregnancies that were a health risk to the mother. But since Gingrich wants to be your president he knows that he can’t stick to that position. So meet the new Gingrich, who opposes abortion of all kinds and believes that conception is the beginning of life.
In 1982, Gingrich wrote a letter in support of medical marijuana, but he has since realized that a GOP frontrunner can’t hold that position. He decided to introduce legislation that would put first-time drug offenders in prison for life, and repeat offenders to death.
As recently as 2007, Gingrich voiced support for a cap-and-trade system to fight carbon emissions. He called for “Green Conservatism” and carbon-reduction tax credits. Of course, recognizing the existence of climate change (even saying in an Al Gore commercial “our country must take action to address climate change”) doesn’t bode well for a GOP candidate. So in the Republican debates he has questioned whether humanity has anything to do with climate change.
In an interview just last May, Gingrich said that “all of us have a responsibility to pay – help pay for health care.” He then suggested that a personal mandate could be a viable option. Shocking. Of course, you can’t be a serious GOP candidate without wanting to repeal Obamacare, especially the personal mandate. So he made sure to specify on his website that Obamacare is unconstitutional despite the fact that he seemingly supported the most controversial part of it.
Newt Gingrich. The candidate who will advocate for whatever gets him elected.
Putting aside the fact that of the 10 post-WWII presidents that have run for re-election, eight have won. Newt Gingrich will not win the presidency. Moreover, he shouldn’t. Gingrich is quite possibly the worst choice of all the presidential candidates that remain in the presidential race.
I might have been able to look past his frequent associations with Fox News, where “truth” is a relative term. I might have been able to look past his rude demeanor and his offensive rhetoric. I might have forgotten about the fact that he doesn’t look, sound, or act presidential. Eventually, I may have been able to ignore the fact that he divorced his terminally ill wife so he could marry his mistress, then later divorced her to marry his next mistress, but Gingrich is wrong on all the issues, and wrong for America.
Gingrich has supported invading the privacy of American citizens. He supported the Iraq War, and opposed any timetables for exiting the country. He is a huge advocate for the War in Afghanistan. He has described the Arab Spring as an “anti-Christian spring.” He believes that the US should go to war with Iran (as long as it’s covert) and advocated the use of state-sponsored assassinations. He supports the use of torture in “extraordinary circumstances” and has likened the “secular-socialist machine” to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
However you feel about the issues, you must realize that Gingrich can’t be trusted. He abandoned his political positions. He abandoned his wives. What makes you think he won’t abandon America?