Michael Gaynor
Why Obama wants Gingrich nominated (and Romney, not Gingrich, should be nominated)
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By Michael Gaynor
December 6, 2011

Based on Romney's admirable marriage, voters can be confident because Romney abides by his oaths to God.

Dick Morris's "Gingrich, Romney: The Electability Gap" (December 6, 2011) explains why Team Obama has been attacking Mitt Romney in tv commercials in swing states and hoping that the Gingrich, the latest anti-Romney Republican to surge, will win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Morris:

"Primary voters cast their ballots with their heads and their hearts. Clearly, the hearts are tending toward Newt — for decades the stalwart warrior for conservative values — while their heads tend toward Mitt who they see has having the best chance of winning.

"Indeed, the very qualities that make him a hard sell in the primaries — his past support of abortion rights, gay civil unions, and Romneycare in Massachusetts — give him access to Independents in the general election. While Newt can be painted as a right wing extremist by the Obama PR machine, Romney would defy such classification."

Ironically, Obama, the most pro-abortion President ever, will pose as the family values candidate if Gingrich is nominated.

But...against Romney, Obama would be the Planned Parenthood candidate running against a person who studied the life issue, realized that he (and his own beloved mother) had been wrong and chose to admit it and become a pro-lifer.

That's learning, not flip flopping, and America needs a President who can learn.

Morris asked whether "Republican hearts or Republican heads" will prevail and answered: "A lot depends on Obama. The stronger he appears, the more Republicans may opt for Mitt. The more he seems to be beatable by anyone, the more their hearts will lead them to Gingrich."

The notion that anyone can beat Obama is sheer wishful thinking.

Romney has earned the enmity of the Left by becoming more conservative over time. That's GOOD, and he has always been a moral exemplar.

A man who takes the married-for-life vow seriously, Romeny did not dump his wife Ann because she contracted multiple sclerosis.

During 1997, Ann Romney began experiencing severe numbness, fatigue, and other symptoms and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998. Mitt Romney described watching her fail a series of neurological tests as the worst day of his life. He later said: "I couldn't operate without Ann. We're a partnership. We've always been a partnership so her being healthy and our being able to be together is essential." She initially experienced a period of severe difficulty with the disease, and later said: "I was very sick in 1998 when I was diagnosed. I was pretty desperate, pretty frightened and very, very sick. It was tough at the beginning, just to think, this is how I'm going to feel for the rest of my life." Since then, a mixture of mainstream and alternative treatments has given her a lifestyle mostly without limitations.

In sharp contrast, Gingrich divorced his second wife soon after she was diagnosed as pre-MS (and he had divorced his first wife to marry her after she developed uterine cancer.

When the going got tough, Romney proved faithful and reliable.

That's what a President needs to be.

Gingrich is no Romney. Obviously.

Mickey Porter: "Gingrich's most recent ex-wife says he ditched her eight months after finding out she had multiple sclerosis. Marianne Gingrich, 48 ... says the ex-speaker of the House told her on Mother's Day 1999 that he wanted a divorce, after learning she had a neurological condition that could lead to MS [multiple sclerosis]." Source: Mickey Porter. "Newt's a Beaut." Akron Beacon Journal. 7/25/2000.

At http://ifclig.wordpress.com/, Iowans for Christian Leaders in Government has posted two Gingrich videos, "Judas" and "Serial Adultery."

A correction: In "Serial Adultery," Joy Behar confused Gingrich's first wife with his second wife. He divorced the first after she got cancer and the second after she learned that she was pre MS. Behar said that the second contracted cancer.

As I wrote in 2007 (www.renewamerica.com/columns/gaynor/070828): "Whether a candidate is a Methodist or a Mormon, an Anglican or an agnostic, what should matter to voters is whether that candidate is sincere or hypocritical and whether he or she shares their fundamental values or not."

In his speech on faith and values delivered in Houston on December 6, 2007, Romney declared: "When I place my hand on the Bible and take the oath of office, that oath becomes my highest promise to God. If I am fortunate to become your president, I will serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause, and no one interest. A President must serve only the common cause of the people of the United States."

The presidential oath is an oath to God.

Based on Romney's admirable marriage, voters can be confident because Romney abides by his oaths to God.

© Michael Gaynor

 

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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