Originally Posted by mrblanche
She didn't want the knowledge of her condition to affect him while he was a POW. And I would say being separated for 6 1/2 years is pretty much "finishing one thing before you start another."
How people behave in their daily life is a reflection of their deepest ethos. If you don't keep little promises, honor little debts, you probably won't keep the big promises.
Politicians showing off their families is an old joke, anyway. A joke you probably don't want me to tell here!
Just in passing, the Bible itself says that a man (and I would say, a woman) who can't rule his own life should not be put in a position of power over other homes.
I also read that Nancy Reagan was none to pleased about that. She and others helped pay some of her medical bills after he left her. They were separated by him being a POW. Still shouldn't step out on your ill wife. No better than John Edwards. Not honorable at all.
But I have been through a crisis and I have to admit it can change you. I can see wanting a fresh start with someone. I am divorced after all. I just think maybe he could have handled it better. It won't play well with women and it doesn't.
However Newt Gingrich takes the cake. His actions...there are no words.
I think this is part of his back story. One thing I am beginning to have issue with is his continual reference to being a POW. Still it is also back story. The use of the 911 footage was tasteless to me. Again what did 911 have to do with him? Bush and Giuliani were the 'heroes' in the aftermath.
He needs to get on with discussing the issues. But he can't because to discuss the issues he would have to admit that he sold out to Bush and Bush's approval rating is 24%. One of my sticking points with him is that when I see him in photos warmly embracing Bush I think how can you after what his campaign did to you and your wife in 2000. It was one of the most low down nastiest things I have ever seen in politics and that includes the Willie Horton thing. I can see being civil but an embrace? Are you that driven with ambition to completely toss aside what you have stood for during your career? But now he wants to distance himself. He has flip flopped a lot.
Then the way he has caved by choosing a VP that he doesn't even agree with on the issues further diminishes him to me. His decision making process, his temperament that concerns his fellow Republican Senators even and his cry of change. Change from himself? His campaign continues to have no direction and I still have no idea what this man stands for anymore.
Beyond all that the issues concerning Pro-choice, Iraq and his campaign being loaded with lobbyists that he claims to want to run out of Washington is just the icing on the cake. His age still concerns me and now down right worries me with his choice of VP.