Puzzling support for Newt

I'm seeing that Newt has taken the lead in South Carolina and, frankly, I just saw a statistic I found most shocking. 

First, in the interest of full disclosure, I admit I have had a hard time stomaching Newt since he attacked Bain and Romney with classic Occupy Wall Street and Obama class warfare rhetoric unbecoming a conservative.

Second, the stat is that evangelicals
prefer Newt by a wide margin: 37 to 21 percent.   

Now, all issues relating to Newt's ex-wife's comments and the timing and media sleaze factor aside,  I am having a tough time wrapping my arms around this.

I'm not an evangelical Christian but I have a much harder time with Newt's serial philandering and the bodies he's cast aside as a result, than Mitt's flip flop on abortion.

I mean, his first wife Jackie was apparently his High School teacher. They had two kids and he had a long affair with Marianne, whom he married after he divorced Jackie. opening up the position of mistress for someone else.  While married to Marianne he had an affair with a congressional aide (Callista) during the Lewinsky scandal for years.

Now claims of open marriage aside because we can't prove that, this shows to me a serious character flaw, the kind that makes one wonder:  if a man would cheat and lie on his wife, what will he do to the country?

If this was a problem for Clinton, why not Newt? We conservatives have standards about this. I'm not interested in peering into someone's bedroom but this kind of history matters.

I'm seeing that Newt has taken the lead in South Carolina and, frankly, I just saw a statistic I found most shocking. 

First, in the interest of full disclosure, I admit I have had a hard time stomaching Newt since he attacked Bain and Romney with classic Occupy Wall Street and Obama class warfare rhetoric unbecoming a conservative.

Second, the stat is that evangelicals
prefer Newt by a wide margin: 37 to 21 percent.   

Now, all issues relating to Newt's ex-wife's comments and the timing and media sleaze factor aside,  I am having a tough time wrapping my arms around this.

I'm not an evangelical Christian but I have a much harder time with Newt's serial philandering and the bodies he's cast aside as a result, than Mitt's flip flop on abortion.

I mean, his first wife Jackie was apparently his High School teacher. They had two kids and he had a long affair with Marianne, whom he married after he divorced Jackie. opening up the position of mistress for someone else.  While married to Marianne he had an affair with a congressional aide (Callista) during the Lewinsky scandal for years.

Now claims of open marriage aside because we can't prove that, this shows to me a serious character flaw, the kind that makes one wonder:  if a man would cheat and lie on his wife, what will he do to the country?

If this was a problem for Clinton, why not Newt? We conservatives have standards about this. I'm not interested in peering into someone's bedroom but this kind of history matters.