No, this is not from the Onion, and yes, he is serious. According to "Dr." Keith Ablow the best evidence of Newt's qualifications are,
1) Three women have met Mr. Gingrich 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.
Yes, you read that right. He goes on to say that
When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we’ll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we’ll want to let him go after one.
Now, if it's bad enough that this so called Doctor says that cheating on your wives numerous times and marrying three women who you conned into believing you loved them and wanted to spend the rest of their lives with you makes you an ideal President. But it gets worse. He also said that the manner in which he dumped his first two wives for new and improved younger versions is clear evidence of his strength. Our good Doctor has these precious insights to share,
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.
Conclusion: I can only hope Mr. Gingrich will be as direct and unsparing with the Congress, the American people and our allies. If this nation must now move with conviction in the direction of its heart, Newt Gingrich is obviously no stranger to that journey.
That's right. Cheating on your wives and then dumping them, one of whom was in the hospital with cancer, is a template for dealing with Congress.
And then our good Doctor concludes with his not very well concealed infatuation with Newt,
So, 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.
Woah. If there's a Mrs. Ablow out there she has reason to be worried. And, whoever licensed this quack needs to review his status.