Newt Gingrich - adulterer/hypocrite, plotting run for president
May 15, 2007
By Dennis Zaki - Republican hypocrite Newt Gingrich is plotting a run for president and said there was a "great possibility" that he would.
In an interview with Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America," the former speaker of the House - before his humiliating fall from grace - said he will make that decision sometime in the fall.
"I think right now, it is a great possibility," Gingrich said.A poll last month showed Gingrich would get only 9 percent of likely Republican votes and had the highest negative rating.
Controversy Follows Gingrich
Gingrich has been controversial over the years by repeatedly having to apologize for racist and hypocritical remarks.
In one of Gingrich's latest racist rants said Mexicans should "learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language living of in a ghetto."
Gingrich was dating Callista Bisek, a Congressional aide 23 years his junior, WHILE MARRIED, during the Clinton-Lewinsky adultery scandal, even as he proclaimed family values and bitterly criticized the President for his adultery.
Gingrich avoided the Vietnam War through a combination of student and family deferments. He married one of his teachers at age 19 which allowed him to defer permanently.
Polls still say Gingrich disliked by many
In 1997 a strong majority of Americans believed Gingrich should have been replaced as Speaker of the House, and he held an all-time low job approval rating of 28%.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll in early March 2007 showed Gingrich was the choice of 9 percent of likely Republican voters nationwide, which put him in a tie for third place with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney but well behind the front-runners, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
However, the poll also showed Gingrich, who was a polarizing figure during his years in Congress, had the highest negative ratings of any of the potential GOP candidates, with 43 percent of Americans viewing him unfavorably and just 25 percent favorably. Even a third of registered Republicans had a negative opinion of Gingrich, the poll found.
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