A letter Tuesday about Newt Gingrich was insightful ("Gingrich's true self comes out in attacks").
I read it the day after hearing a political pundit pose this question, "When people look at Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich, do you think they picture them as the American president and first lady?" The analyst pointed out that Callista Gingrich is the same age as one of Newt's daughters, ever reminding us of his adulterous past.
Perhaps one's personal integrity should not be considered when judging qualifications for the highest office in the land, despite John Adams's warning that "a free people cannot survive unless they remain morally strong." It is, after all, more than 200 years after the fact, and "morally strong" may have taken on a new meaning.
Be that as it may, political experts seem to agree that if Gingrich is the nominee, he will surely lose to President Barack Obama. Those same experts agree that a minimum of two, and as many as four, new Supreme Court justices will be appointed over the next four years. If Obama gets an opportunity to appoint more justices in the mold of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, the Constitution is finished, done, stick a fork in it.