Ex-wife bombshell hits as Newt surges


Maybe Newt Gingrich should have opened a second six-figure Tiffany account — for his ex-wife Marianne. ABC News is touting a new interview with Marianne, who was married to Gingrich for 18 years, in which she says Gingrich wanted an “open marriage” so he could have a mistress. He lacks the “moral character” to be president, she says. The interview is set to air tonight on Nightline.

This comes right as Gingrich is surging in the socially-conservative state of South Carolina where evangelical Christians have traditionally made up more than half of the primary voters. A new poll suggests Gingrich is leading Romney 34% to 28% ahead of Saturday’s vote, with Ron Paul in third place with 15% and Rick Santorum with 14%. Rick Perry had only 5% of likely voters. (Gingrich leads Romney 37-20 among evangelicals, according to the poll.)

In a boost for Gingrich, Texas governor Rick Perry today dropped out of the race and endorsed Gingrich – conceding “Newt is not perfect – but who among us is?” Meanwhile the news broke that Rick Santorum, not Mitt Romney, was the winner of the very close contest in Iowa.

Luckily for Romney, Gingrich’s personal life is diverting attention from Romney’s tax returns and tone-deaf comments such as he earned “not very much” from speaking fees last year – only $373, 327.62.

Tonight’s candidates’ debate will be worth watching.



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Ex-wife bombshell hits as Newt surges

  1. The ‘family values’ party….and yet all of them have bombshells in their past.

    • Makes one think the juxtapositioning of “family” beside “values” is just a happy coincidence…

      • The hypocrisy is breathtaking, innit?

  2. Wicked awesome! 

    In Canada, what compares to gossiping ex-wife trying to torpedo Presidential aspirations of her ex? I wish we had American style politics up here, I really do. Canadian politics, and msm coverage of it, is somnolent. 

  3. It seems outrageously unfair that the most open minded candidate in the field should be trashed for simply attempting to align his private life with his noble public persona. 

  4. A fine article, although the last sentence is at odds with the rest of the content.

  5. So he was bonking Calista in his marital bedroom while leading the charge against Clinton’s extracurricular office activities.  That takes big ones.  Another good night for Stewart/Colbert. 

  6. Vote Herman Cain!

  7. Hell hath no fury…

    Anyway who the hell can take a guy named Newt seriously?

    “Yes, Mr Amadimwitvitch or whatever your name is… this is President Newt speaking!

     If you don’t stop meddling in the middle east i’m going to…

    are you laughing at me you sob?..

    .i got my finger on the trigger right now…just dare me to boy! i dare you! to dare me to!

    Stop f’king laugh’n i said…

    this is the President of the USofA calling you out boy!..

    .the little f’kers hung up!!!”

    • She turned me into a newt! …… I got better.

      • Don’t see any hope for this Newt though. :)

        • I agree. Newt aint getting better. 

          Fool ~ Devil’s Dictionary:

          A person who pervades the domain of intellectual speculation and diffuses himself through the channels of moral activity. He is omnific, omniform, omnipercipient, omniscience, omnipotent.

          He it was who invented letters, printing, the railroad, the steamboat, the telegraph, the platitude and the circle of the sciences. He created patriotism and taught the nations war — founded theology, philosophy, law, medicine and Chicago. He established monarchical and republican government.

          He is from everlasting to everlasting — such as creation’s dawn beheld he fooleth now. In the morning of time he sang upon primitive hills, and in the noonday of existence headed the procession of being. His grandmotherly hand was warmly tucked-in the set sun of civilization, and in the twilight he prepares Man’s evening meal of milk-and-morality and turns down the covers of the universal grave. And after the rest of us shall have retired for the night of eternal oblivion he will sit up to write a history of human civilization.

  8. Gingrich isn’t going to win, but I cried a little tear of joy for his evisceration of John King and the rest of the media after leading off the debate with the marriage question, and the thunderous ovations that followed.

    • John King brought it up as the first point in order to get the question out of the way…..since it was major news all day, and would otherwise be hanging over everything else in the debate.

      The supposed ‘evisceration’ of King and the media was an attempt to intimidate the media, and of course the partisan crowd cheered.  It’s all part of the political theatre.

      However, in a democracy, it’s both the media’s job, and duty, to ask questions….even….especially….hard questions.

      Supporting democracy is something politicians and citizens are supposed to do.

      And when running for president, these questions are important.

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