Why I'm Giving Newt a Pass on the Scarlet-A Factor

Newt Gingrich is an adulterer many times over, which is old news.  The second Mrs. Gingrich, scorned in favor of the third Mrs. Gingrich, is in the process of spilling the sordid divorce beans in her long-stated goal of stopping Newt's climb to the presidency. But I decided a couple of months ago to give Newt a pass on the Scarlet-A factor, and I seriously doubt there's a single thing an embittered ex-wife can say that will change my mind at this point.  Yes, I empathize with the 2nd Mrs. Gingrich.  Yes, I believe that adultery is a very serious offense.  Yes, I wish the man I am supporting for president had a perfect track record in all aspects of his life, both public and private. I'm putting my country over the matron's sisterhood here, and a couple of my friends have already stared at me incredulously as I've explained my reasons. How could I, outspoken defender of monogamy and premarital chastity, so compromise my own principles to vote for a man who has...(Read Full Article)