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Fox News Contributor: Why Gingrich’s Three Marriages May Be A “Plus”


I’m speechless….

An opinion piece by Dr. Keith Ablow, a member of Fox News’ “Medical A-Team,” appeared on FoxNews.com today. In it, Ablow argues that the fact that Republican candidate Newt Gingrich has been married three times means that he could be an effective president:

I want to be coldly analytical, not moralize, here. I want to tell you what Mr. Gingrich’s behavior could mean for the country, not for the future of his current marriage. So, here’s what one interested in making America stronger can reasonably conclude — psychologically — from Mr. Gingrich’s behavior during his three marriages:

1) Three women have met Mr. Gingrich and been so moved by his emotional energy and intellect that they decided they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with him.

2) Two of these women felt this way even though Mr. Gingrich was already married.

3) One of them felt this way even though Mr. Gingrich was already married for the second time, was not exactly her equal in the looks department and had a wife (Marianne) who wanted to make his life without her as painful as possible.

Conclusion: When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we’ll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we’ll want to let him go after one. 

Ablow concludes:

So, as far as I can tell, judging from the psychological data, we have only one real risk to America from his marital history if Newt Gingrich were to become president: We would need to worry that another nation, perhaps a little younger than ours, would be so taken by Mr. Gingrich that it would seduce him into marrying it and becoming its president.  

Fox’s Dr. Keith Ablow: “Gingrich’s Three Marriages Mean He Might Make A Strong President”

11 comments on “Fox News Contributor: Why Gingrich’s Three Marriages May Be A “Plus”

  1. And as Perry left he said he believes in forgiveness, as if that removes all consequences of sin. If the local church elected a man as treasurer, and then found out he was stealing church funds, he could be forgiven. But I doubt it would be wise to elect him treasurer again.

    Gingrich seems very slippery and enamored with his own brillaince. Romney seems nice but wiley, and very attached to money. If I voted, I would have to vote for Santorum based soley on his consistent stand concerning abortion. But even the most sanctified and honorable man will be affected by the slime of politics and the fallenness of the system.
    Santorum, as the system necessitates, blows his own horn.

    You know, let another man’s lips praise thee and all that jazz. Place ten men in a room. Nine of those men have pneumonia and one has good health. The nine men are not going to catch good health for the one.

  2. Reminds me of the French President Chirac, among many other government officials, were baffled when the American media and people exploded over Clinton. They just couldn’t understand why relations with Lewinski was so bad, they all had their mistresses, why not the American president?

  3. The original commentator’s comments are exactly correct! The characteristics and experience the man has through these many marriages can be an asset in his political career and his effectiveness. That fact illustrates the fallenness of the American political dynamic and should make every sincere follower of Jesus realize it is not a system we ought to be participating in. The characteristics that promote one’s success in that system are chrarcteristics we Christians are to be delivered from and are to abstain from! I hope that more professing christians will see this obvious contrast and come away from the whole hot mess, pursuing instead the ways of the Lord for His called-out royal priesthood holy nation (us–the Church.)

  4. I am totally NOT surprised. This same general attitude pervades much of the “church” today. While marriage is venerated to the sky as a “traditional value” (as opposed to homosexuality of course), it is casually violated by many of those same individuals who venerate it. “Open marriage”, a euphemism for adultery, is surprisingly acceptable in our society today and there are even “church people” dabbling in it. I personally know of such a case first hand within the last few years that eventually ended in a divorce. The tolerance for garden variety fornication within the church is a stark contrast to the revulsion for homosexuality. The problem is that both are serious and damning sins and both cause an immense amount of suffering for those involved in them. But much of the church is willing to give a wink of the eye to most non-homosexual offenses. So all the Fox shrink is doing is bringing this attitude out of the closet and onto the front page. Mr Gingrich’s victory in evangelical dense South Carolina is solid evidence at how trivial many evangelicals view non-homosexual fornication and adultery. You really don’t have to wonder whether Mr Gingrich would have won if his offense had been of a homosexual nature. But then, the way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if that were deemed acceptable before long either.

  5. Its articles like this one which leave me feeling like Alice after she fell down the rabbit hole.

    And i say that in complete seriousness.

  6. One of the ironies I see here with this argument that “forgiveness” is so powerful therefore Conservatives who believe in the power to forgive should coalesce around one’s campaign is this is the very way or way similar most if not all the Socialist states of Europe approach governmental duties in solving the problems of their state. You have the Republicans attacking President Obama’s socialist approach to solving our state problems among the poor yet asking for the vote of all on the other score!

    Hmmmmmm?

    I cannot see the difference between the ducks? Can any of you?🙂

    Maybe my duck is blue and yours is red? Ha!

    • Michael, Actually I am not sure that either socialists OR capitalists have ever been particularly fussy about morality. While socialists tend to overlook sexual sins, capitalists are usually very willing to overlook economic sins (such as stealing, cheating, etc). There has long been a trend in the church toward the confusion of forgiveness with trust (a heretical understanding of grace), and now the politicization of the church is bringing that into full bloom and up front for all the world to see.

    • I would also add that while the socialists feign distress over concentration of wealth, they are often up to their necks in it, and at the same time, the capitalists feign distress over sexual sin and are equally up to their necks in that. So there is plenty of vibrant hypocrisy to go around. Indeed there is no difference between the ducks other than the colors. As the Bible indicates quite clearly, this world’s systems are corrupt to the core. The socialists cry out against abuse of wealth and such and I say I am in agreement, but please, practice what you preach. The capitalists cry out against moral depravity and I am in agreement, but again, practice what you preach. If we could only have leaders truly rooted in the ideals of both sides we would all be far better off. But I have NO hope of seeing that until Jesus establishes US in His heavenly Kingdom.

  7. Quote from a Pastor’s website today:

    “If you vote for Gingrich, you have no moral authority to address gay marriage at all”

    I tend to agree….

  8. Let the world marry who they want. You know, the Bible says “the pursuit of happiness”.🙂

    I am not concerned whether a gay person gets married. I am concerned about his eternal soul.

    • I am not concerned whether a gay person gets married. I am concerned about his eternal soul.

      Thank you Rick, i 100% agree.

      Regretfully, the Christian voices who clamor the loudest have it backwards.

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