Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tom Coburn: a good Republican?

Tom Coburn said something really good about Newt Gingrich:

“He's the last person I'd vote for for president of the United States,” Coburn said during a town hall event in Wagoner, Okla., over the weekend, as was reported by the Tulsa World.

In explaining why he wouldn't support Gingrich, Coburn specifically targeted the ex-speaker’s three marriages as proof that Gingrich “doesn't know anything about commitment to marriage.”

“His life indicates he does not have a commitment to the character traits necessary to be a great president,” said Coburn, who also noted that Gingrich is a “super-smart man.”

I've noted before that those of us against gay marriage need to go and re-assert first principles. In this case it's the notion that the one man and one woman should work as hard as possible to keep their vows. It matters.

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