We've got two options here: (1) A person sobs remembering times with his mother, who struggled with bipolar disorder and depression and died of cancer in 2003, or (2) Newt Gingrich does a very Newt Gingrich thing in trying to save his campaign by crying a couple of days before voting starts. Or (3), some sort of comibination. We've got three options here! You decide.
"I get teary-eyed every time we sing Christmas carols," Gingrich said, starting to choke up in response to the question from GOP pollster Frank Luntz. "My mother sang in the choir and loved singing in the choir. And I don't know if I should admit this, but when I was very young, she made me sing in the choir and we had pictures of me at a very young age singing in the choir."
But Gingrich went deeper, mentioning that he still cries when he sings Christmas carols today. He discussed his mother's problems with mental illness and linked that to how he derived his own health care policy positions.
"I identify my mother with being happy, loving life, having a sense of joy in her friends, but what she introduced me to was late in her life she ended up in a long-term care facility, she had bipolar disease and depression and she gradually acquired some physical ailments. And that introduced me to the whole issue of quality long-term care."
[Video via TPM]