GOP Presidential candidates converged on the great state of Iowa yesterday where they made their case before the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition. There was a great deal of rhetoric about moral issues with many of the speakers making the case that balancing the federal budget was the morally right thing to do. Newt Gingrich was one of the speakers addressing the moral issues of governing; comparing our current fiscal crises, and himself, with Abraham Lincoln and the Dred Scott decision.
Listening to Newt Gingrich comment on moral issues is surreal. This is a man who is on his third wife having divorced his second wife while she lay in a hospital bed suffering with cancer. This is a man who led the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky while being involved in an extramarital affair himself.
Does this mean that he is not entitled to voice his opinion on the nation’s current fiscal crises? No, it just means that his comments about moral issues should be viewed within the context of how he has lived his life.