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Friday, March 9, 2007

Will the Religious Right Have a Candidate?

Will the religious right find someone they can like? I've heard many times the names that conservatives would like to see in office again. One of them is Newt Gingrich. He's one of the conservatives' heroes of the past. Yet, time and time again, Gingrich comes up every bit as flawed as one of our liberal heroes, Bill Clinton. Could it be that they are both fallible human beings caught in a legalistic world that cannot fathom human error; or better yet, human error before or during one's stint in the public eye? Maybe, but I find it odd that in a world where people cannot forget about Clinton's mistakes, we're still talking about Gingrich in the next sentence with little or no mention of his private life. And many sources claim that subject is every bit as sordid as anything else out there in politics. I'm not trying to be another person bashing a guy on his personal life. As a matter of fact, I'm trying to prove a point against it. We're all stuck in this rut that people in the public eye are somehow supposed to be saints up until the time that they become public figures. And in all reality, that's impossible. The continual witch hunt of the past needs to stop. Let's get to judging people by their actions; and more so on the actions of their more recent history as opposed to the distant past.


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