They may not be able to win elections, but they sure can attract party heavyweights: After landing Karl Rove last year, the state GOP announced Newt Gingrich will headline the 2011 Lincoln Day fundraiser at Oahu’s Hilton Hawaiian Village. (Top-tier tickets to the February 18 event cost $15,000 and include “VIP access,” a “photo opportunity” and a signed copy of Gingrich’s book, To Save America).
So how do the former Speaker and the 16th President compare? Let’s take a look…
Cheated on his wife with a young subordinate, even as he led impeachment proceedings against President Clinton for cheating on his wife with a young subordinate.
Accused President Obama of, “Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior.”
Said of women on the front lines: “If combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch.”
Was known for his forthrightness and honesty.
Issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Delivered the Gettysburg Address.