Monday, November 20, 2006

Newt For President '08? Part II

Some people (including myself) have voiced concerns about Newt's "electability". Yes, Newt does have some baggage that will be used against him. But so does every other candidate, both Republican and Democrat. Just look at Hillary. She's going to need a U-Haul to cart her baggage around.

One person recently said that since Newt Gingrich is not a 'godly' person, we should not support him. This was based on a statement by Jerry Falwell which has been misapplied and misused here. I responded to that person with the following:

Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

I think Jerry Falwell is a wise man but you have taken what he said and are painting with it using a broad brush here. Yes, Newt made mistakes. Haven't you?

The foundational principle of Christianity is forgiveness. None of us deserve it, but it is offered to all of us as a free gift.

It sounds like you are saying that because Newt has made mistakes in the past, he is forever disqualified from any leadership positions. If so, that is an unwise, impractical, and judgmental position to take.

If we were instructed to support only perfect people for political office, we could never vote for anyone.

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