One of the world’s outstanding psychiatrists—who is also a professional life coach—candidly reveals his thought process, in an essay for Fox News. Dr. Keith Ablow [pictured here, legs akimbo] applies his brain to a particular question of national (in the USA) and international significance—a question that others have found perplexing. Dr. Ablow also daringly reveals the name of the patient. Dr. Ablow writes, about that patient:
Newt Gingrich’s three marriages mean he might make a strong president — really
… I want to be coldly analytical, not moralize, here. I want to tell you what Mr. Gingrich’s behavior could mean for the country, not for the future of his current marriage. So, here’s what one interested in making America stronger can reasonably conclude—psychologically—from Mr. Gingrich’s behavior during his three marriages:
- 1) Three women have met Mr. Gingrich [pictured here with one of his wives] and been so moved by his emotional energy and intellect that they decided they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with him.
- 2) Two of these women felt this way even though Mr. Gingrich was already married.
- 3 ) One of them felt this way even though Mr. Gingrich was already married for the second time, was not exactly her equal in the looks department and had a wife (Marianne) who wanted to make his life without her as painful as possible….
- 4) Two women—Mr. Gingrich’s first two wives—have sat down with him while he delivered to them incredibly painful truths: that he no longer loved them as he did before, that he had fallen in love with other women and that he needed to follow his heart, despite the great price he would pay financially and the risk he would be taking with his reputation….
[As] far as I can tell, judging from the psychological data, we have only one real risk to America from his marital history if Newt Gingrich were to become president: We would need to worry that another nation, perhaps a little younger than ours, would be so taken by Mr. Gingrich that it would seduce him into marrying it and becoming its president. And I think that is exceedingly unlikely.
(Thanks to Steve Mirsky for bringing Dr. Ablow and his wisdom to our attention.)