And then there were four…

The Republican candidates for the presidential race of 2012 is tightening, with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich being the popular choice in South Carolina’s primary tonight.

Only Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Gingrich remain in the race, with Rick Perry and John Huntsman deciding to throw in the towel after New Hampshire’s poor showing.

I understand that Gingrich is from South Carolina, but why in the world would anyone want this man to be our president? Forget the interview with his wife. He admitted to cheating on her a long time ago. I think I have said it before, but what makes anyone think he won’t cheat on his country, too?

I’ve learned a lot about politics since my younger days, but one thing remains etched in my mind. A presidential candidate should be an upstanding citizen, one who puts the country before everything else, whose devotion to the good of the country remains at the utmost top of all ethical standards, on every level.

So, looking at the choices we have before us, who in this political pool can we say is worthy of being our next president?  Do any one of these four gentlemen have what it takes to be president of the United States?

There will always be those candidates who think they can fake their way through an election, or think that trashing a candidate will make themselves look good, but what it does is make them look bad.

There are also those candidates who think that if they expose the skeletons in their closets outright, they will have a better chance at damage control. But all it does is show us who they really are. It’s true that everyone makes mistakes, but  there are mistakes that the leader of a country just even think about making.

Ethics are not the only way to choose a president, but it’s definitely a good starting point. And a candidate who bad-mouths their opponent is not someone I would like to represent our country.

Do you?

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