Thursday, January 19, 2012

Drudge leaks the existence of a two hour interview with Marianne Ginther given to Brian Ross of ABC News. ABC News first said they wouldn't air the story this close to the election, but they've done three reports about Mitt Romney showing that they have double standards. But since Drudge leaked the story, ABC has changed its mind and will air the interview after tonight CNN South Carolina debate. And Brian Ross is quoted as saying
that Marianne Gingrich claims her ex-husband wanted an 'open marriage.' "He came to her and said, 'I want to stay married to you and still have an affair with Calista, his current wife," said Ross. "According to Marianne, he said 'You need to share me,' and she said 'I don't want to share,' and the marriage ended," he added.
That detail was certainly new to me, and will definitely not impress those who see him as a true conservative. He's already proven that his claims that he has changed, become more mature, etc. are false. He has a history of citing studies or factoids that appeal to him at the moment but seem bizarre in retrospect. I've read a lot of comments that his adultery is a disqualification. Some have attacked Romney for once trying to avoid the abortion issue by noting that as governor, he couldn't doe anything to change the laws declared by the Supreme Court. It's not the same with the Presidency, since POTUS can appoint Justices who will overturn Roe vs. Wade, and rerurn the issue to the states to decide. Conservatives have lambasted Romney as a flip-flopper, but Newt is looking now as a much bigger flip-flopper than Mitt will ever be. Odd that Mitt gets hammered for his failure to flip on so-called Romneycare and gets no credit for changing his position on abortion.

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