Gingrich Pledges Not to Cheat on 3rd Wife
Republican candidate tackles adultery issue
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2011 3:46 PM CST
Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks with a supporter during a business forum, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Greenville, S.C.   (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich is following in the footsteps of other conservative candidates by making a pledge against infidelity—sort of. The GOP hopeful, who has taken heat for cheating on his second wife, didn't actually sign a candidate pledge from the conservative group The Family Leader, the Atlantic reports. But he did write his own version, published in the Iowa Republican, saying he promises "to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others."

In his own pledge he also vows to defend "the unborn," "religious liberty," "the right of people to rule themselves," and marriage—particularly against gays and lesbians. So why not just sign The Family Leader's socially conservative pledge? Who knows, but he has refused to sign it before, saying it suggested that black children born into slavery had it better than black children born today.

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LollieDotCom
Dec 13, 2011 10:09 AM CST
Dear Mitt, You see how your party treats you? They've raised every single bumbling idiot and cheating con artist above you and treat you like dirt on their shoes. Pay them back. Let them have their eye of Newt. You know that's what we want. That's what all the Republicans want and God knows that's what all of us democrats want. Obama can beat either of you with one hand tied behind his back but omg how much funnier the Daily Show and Stephen Colbert will be if the race is between Newt and Obama. Seriously Mitt, give them the boot just like they gave you. It'll be more fun for all of us. Teach your party how to treat you better by refusing to allow them to keep abusing you. :)&-=
getherdone
Dec 13, 2011 10:02 AM CST
Didn't this POS take a vow to God in his marriages to his first two wives? This guy is one dirty lardass.
cascadoux
Dec 13, 2011 8:19 AM CST
Finally, we have a GOP politician who has a higher regard for his fellow men than the God he claims to have transformed him. He made vows to God and his wife and repeatedly, came up short, but the ones he makes to the his public, will surely hold, right?