Evan Vucci, Associated Press
Republican presidential candidates businessman Herman Cain speaks as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich listens during a Republican presidential debate in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.

Herman Cain left the candidate pool because of shadowy accusations, and yet Newt Gingrich is claiming to be the Republican lifeguard, with his substantial record of adultery, divorce and ethics reprimands? This is the John McCain syndrome all over again. I hope that we will have someone conservative, decent and honest to vote for. Is that too much to ask?

Cynthia L. Hallen

Pleasant Grove