Given that I've been talking about the importance of judgement and temperament in a president, we all need to remember just how poorly Gingrich does on that front.
Back in August of 2010, Esquire published a long expose on Gingrich that mostly featured interviews with Marianne Gingrich, his second wife of 16 years.
At the end of that article, Marianne is talking about the weekend Newt told her he was having an affair (with his current wife). Here's the story she tells.
He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused.
He'd just returned from Erie, Pennsylvania, where he'd given a speech full of high sentiments about compassion and family values.
The next night, they sat talking out on their back patio in Georgia. She said, "How do you give that speech and do what you're doing?"
"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."
I can't remember anything a politician has done/said that disgusts me more. If you know anyone who is even open to the idea of supporting Gingrich, please do all you can to help them understand what a disgusting human being he is. He doesn't belong anywhere in public life - much less in the White House.