For a while it looked like the Republicans would nominate a man who was criticized for being to effective a capitalist–and in fact too rich. But yesterday the tide turned in the favor of Newt Gingrich, whose been married three times. He left his first wife when she was sick with cancer and new revelations from his second wife indicate he asked her to have an open marriage.
We here at the Good Men Project certainly have explored men and marriage in all its possible permutations–gay marriage, open marriage, divorce, swingers among other things. So we applaud Newt’s open mindedness on these issues. We (okay this is just Tom again running his mouth again) just wonder how all that open minded behavior squares with the idea that marriage is narrowly defined as a sacred bond between a man and a women, doesn’t include a woman’s right to choose, and should never include gays, divorce, or other supposed “aberrations” from Biblical standards?
If the litmus test for Republicans is a candidate who articulates family values as the centerpiece of their platform can Gingrich really be that guy?