Monday, November 28, 2011

They Have Womanizing in Common, But Newt’s Up and Cain’s Down?

OK, now I have to ask this question. Newt Gingrich is well-known for his sexual dalliances with women not his wives, 3 at last count. And wife number two was on death’s door when Newt divorced her so he could marry the woman he was fooling around with at the moment, his present wife.

And Newt, supposedly because of this and other issues, like his flip-floppiness on the issues and his massive spending, is now up in the polls, beating Mitt Romney in a primary election by several percentage points.

Yet Herman Cain, equally a womanizer who has gotten several accusations of sexual harassment, and today, an announcement of a 13-year affair with another woman, who volunteered the information, is way down in the polls, in the low teens.

What’s with that?

Why do Republican voters love them some Newt despite the fact that he cheated on two wives, most recently when he was trying to get Bill Clinton impeached for the same thing, and turn their backs on Hermann Cain for his sexual misbehavior?

A double standard exists, I think.

Gee, I wonder what it is…


Susan said...

I dunno. Gotta be something obvious that we're not seeing.

Greg said...

I don't care about Newt's womanizing past because there are so many other reasons for me to be against him. For that matter, I don't care about Herman Cain's womanizing past/present because there are so many reasons to vote against him as well.

And to be honest, I don't care that Ron Paul has apparently been completely faithful to his wife, either -- because he is bat-shit crazy and is the only potential nominee who I would lead me to campaign for a second term for Barack Obama.

You see, marital fidelity isn't the issue for me -- readiness for office, stance on issues, and electability are my criteria.