Debated. Got it. The Newtser is an intelligent, articulate big government politician. In spite of the desireability of seeing him mop the floor with Presbo in a debate, he will likely do little to turn around the massive spending or growth of government. He would just give us his version of the infinitely expanding national government, although probably at a slightly slower rate.
In the interim, the press is doing do death the events of his life from 30 years ago. Don’t know about you, but I am not even close to who I was 30 years ago. I’ve had nearly a whole adult lifespan of some growth and improvement since then. (confirmed by outside source) And if what was going on 30 years ago is so frikkin’ important, then where is all of the investigation and front page expose of what was going on with Presbo 30 years ago? Wasn’t that when he was regularly doing such massive quantities of drugs that he purportedly can’t remember any cogent details, like who, what and where? Where are the reports in the papers and on the talking heads shows about his wealthy, designer-looking, possible gay roomates and pals that he hung around? What about the hidden high-roller who had funded the multi-country round-the-world sabatical that he took while in college? Not something he or his family could have even come close to affording and definitely pricey. What about a decent study on previous relationships? Where are the paramours/girlfriends from the past? What about the details on the lady he pined so eloquently for in his book or was she just artistic license? Or another dream? What about the rumors about the membership in the bath house Man’s Country while he was in Chicago? Is it really a “gay” bathhouse? Does it have any bearing on his predeliction to appointing radical folk to positions of responsibility like gay rights extremist Kevin Jennings? How come no reports of the funds slushed back to Chicago when he was a senator that went in to the pockets of cronies and ended up with nothing to show for it. Still waiting for the inside scoup on his unrepentant bomber co-chair at the Ananburg Foundation. Enquiring minds.
Now that would sell some papers and is a whole lot more interesting than what Gingrich did 30 years ago. There is a parable that the devil you know may be a much better choice than the devil you don’t. Thinking about it, I already know way more about Gingrich than I do about Presbo. Guess that makes him the devil I know.
I would be ok voting for Newt as a relief from the lib/progs and then working just as hard to get rid of him in favor of a little “r” republican if the country makes it another 4 without crashing economically.