Some folks are wringing their hands over the possibility of philanderer, Newt Gingich, being the Republican nominee. A commentator on Fox News has put these concerns to rest. The dumping of wives for new ones will make Newt a stronger President.
Dr. Keith Albow is a psychiatrist on Fox. He basis’ his conclusions on the need for a President to deliver bad news. Gingrich told two wives he no longer loved them. Dr. Albow says this means he has the wherewithall to deliver bad news to Congress and the public.
Albow goes on the point out Gingrich was able to persuade three women to pledge their lives to him. This means he will be able to persuade the public to do things his way. Such is positive evidence he is the kind of person needed as President.
Why did Albow stop here when he was on such a roll? He could have pointed out how good times were under the philandering, President Clinton. We payed off the national debt and the economy was strong. He could also have noted things were not so good under the straight arrow, President Bush.
Now, I don’t happen to agree with Dr. Albow that Ginrich’s cheating on women will make him a better President. I do think, however, the religious right has done us all a disfavor by making Presidential politics is a referendom on religious dogma.
Making religion the center piece for selecting a Republican candidate brought forward weak candidates and left us with Newt.