I’m Not Asking Him to Run My Marriage…Why I Support Newt
A lot of people have asked me lately how I, as a Christian, could possibly support a guy who cheated on his wife and has been divorced twice and is on his third marriage.
First I’ll give you my Christian answer which is pretty obvious: Forgiveness. Newt has asked for it and I’d NOT be a Christian if I couldn’t give it to him. Matthew 6:15 says, “But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Newt is a politician and he could be lying, but to me with regards to this particular issue, he seems quite genuine. Every interview that I’ve heard him talking about this topic he seems genuinely sorry.
It is also important from a Christian perspective to remember that we are all sinners. Every other candidate who has ever run for President was also a sinner. However, I definitely prefer my candidate to realize this and have a personal relationship with Christ and realize HE is the ONLY means to true forgiveness and total annihilation of those sins as if he or she had never committed them!
Aside from my Christianity is my love for America. I believe that Barrack Obama has harmed America and if left at the helm will drive us into depths we may not be able to dig out of. We need a Republican candidate that can beat Obama.
Ron Paul has some great economic points but his foreign policy is ludicrous and quite honestly scary. The entire Ron Paul package is weak in my opinion. From his essential belief that abortion is ok if the states decided it was ok, to his belief that Iran should have nukes to feel legitimate, to his poor debating skills, he is out for me. Also we are looking at a possibility of three vacancies in the Supreme Court in the next few years and I would be scared to see who Ron Paul would appoint. Would they be sympathetic to his legalize drugs and prostitution stance? Also his 56% rating by NRLC is very scary for me.<
Mitt Romney has always struck me as a snake from the first time I heard him talk. I haven’t trusted him and I just can’t shake it. And those feelings came prior to me knowing that he has flip-flopped on my key social issues. He is definitely allowed to change positions as long as it is true and real and not for political gain. I’d be willing to give him a pass on that if it weren’t for the snake feeling. His Romneycare is also a HUGE negative to me. How can he try to repeal Obamacare if it was molded after Romneycare? I don’t think he could or would. I also think he is a little weak on debating. He is improving as he goes but how many times does he need to run for President before he can master it? Romney has proven by his judicial appointments in Massachusetts that he can’t be trusted to do that either.
Rick Santorum would be my #2 but lately he has appeared to be a bit whiny. He has done pretty well in the debates in my opinion and he is right on when it comes to social issues. But he also has had some “Lindsey Graham” type of moments as a Senator which to me isn’t acceptable. With regards to judges I think Santorum would do great. I wouldn’t worry about that at all. Like I said he is my # 2 and I’d be “OK” with him. Maybe his time is in 4 or 8 or even 12 years.
Newt has always struck me as a very brilliant and articulate man. I was not happy when he decided not to run 4 years ago because I thought he’d be great. At that time I didn’t know about a lot of his “baggage”. I think Newt has the ability to take great ideas and explain them in ways most people can understand. I think Newt has shown in the past that he can achieve great things for America while he was speaker under a democrat President. I think if he is in the #1 position he’d be able to achieve even greater things by working with a Republican congress. Newt also would do great appointing judges in my opinion. His 98% rating by NRLC and the fact that he helped bring about the largest coalition of prolife congressmen/women in 2010 gives me great hope for our unborn.
The bottom line is I am not asking Newt to be President of my marriage…or of my church or of my daily life. I’m asking Newt to lead this country, put it first, and get it back on the right course. I believe those are things he can do and do well.
I’ll leave you with a great endorsement by a San Diego Pastor and Prop 8 organizer.