Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Gingrich's infidelity and the GOP primary race
Why is this important to the media?
It’s appalling, the media questioning Newt Gingrich's infidelity and immorality during the GOP presidential primary campaign. These kinds of questions discourage decent candidates to run for office. [“Hypocrisy is everyone’s affair,” NWSunday, Jan. 22.]
Well, is he a decent candidate after this allegation of infidelity of open marriage including his former mistress now his wife? For her to be a future first lady is appalling itself.
And who is he to say these things against the media when the tea party, with the backing of the GOP, made fun and insulted President Obama during the election and post election regarding his race, calling him a Muslim and someone who cannot be trusted, questioning his birth certificate, etc. These are all insults and demonize Obama.
This is what they call the decent campaigning? Gingrich is corrupt and will put this country further down, just like what George W. Bush did.
Remember, history sometimes repeats itself.
— Tomas Lasam, Seattle
He hasn’t been proved guilty
I am not a supporter of Newt Gingrich for president. However, his second wife’s accusation that he had asked for an open marriage has been denied by Gingrich. This hasn’t stopped the media, including The Washington Post and Danny Westneat from pronouncing Gingrich guilty of adultery.
If it is proved that Gingrich is lying, then that should serve as notice for him to withdraw from the Republican nomination race for the presidency. Also, I wonder what we should call the Clinton marriage.
— Bob Dorse, Seattle
Obama is a better candidate than the GOP final four
I love politics and have been glued to the television watching the final four GOP candidates duke it out in the South Carolina primary. If elected, could one of these candidates be the downfall of our country?
Ron Paul has some interesting ideas, but there is clear evidence that he is a racist.
One expects Rick Santorum to be anti-abortion, but his ideas about birth control are from the Dark Ages and truly frightening.
I don’t care about Newt Gingrich’s former marriage. I do, however, care about his vicious attack against Bill Clinton when he was having an affair of his own. This is the worst kind of hypocrisy.
Regarding Mitt Romney, I would like to say to him,”Sir, this great country is not a corporation.” Is Stephen Colbert a better GOP candidate than the final four?
Barack Obama deserves far more credit for whittling away at the mess left by the Bush administration. He deserves another term. He is strong on foreign policy and the economy is starting to perk up, despite what the so called “experts” say.
If nothing else, he is certainly a better choice than the dismal candidates offered by the GOP.
— Tammy Gallagher, Seattle