The reality of being a politician and being pure do not go hand-in-hand, historically. However, we do insist that candidates for President of the United States be men of honor. With the fall from grace of the latest GOP flavor of the month, Newt Gingrich‘s campaign has been resurrected from the dead and has begun a feeding fest of disgorging the sullied past of Mr. Gingrich. I am sure you are keeping up with the revelations and are quietly making your judgments. So far, from what you are learning, does Newt Gingrich meet the definition of “honor” which comes from Websters Dictionary?
6: an evidence or symbol of distinction: as a: an exalted title or rank b (1):badge, decoration(2): a ceremonial rite or observance <buried with full military honors> c: an award in a contest or field of competition darchaic: a gesture of deference:boweplural(1): an academic distinction conferred on a superior student (2): a course of study for superior students supplementing or replacing a regular course
7:chastity, purity <fought fiercely for her honor and her life — Barton Black>
8a: a keen sense of ethical conduct :integrity <a man of honor> b: one’s word given as a guarantee of performance <on my honor, I will be there>
The Republicans will continue their primary process of seeking the non-Mitt candidate. The current surge for Newt Gingrich is an anomaly, the fruit of desperation. It will live its course. Mitt Romney may have his negatives, but, one can manage to respect him. Can one say that about Newt Gingrich?
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