The Republican nomination process just keeps getting wackier and wackier with news that Newt Gingrich promised to adhere to a pledge with the Iowa Family Leader that says, among other things, that he will promise “personal fidelity to my spouse.”
Some of the other items include Social Conservative staples like no to gay marriages, abortion, bigamy and polygamy.
What is even wackier is that while other Republican candidates like Rick Perry, Michele Bachman, and Rick Santorum actually signed the pledge Newt just gave a verbal “yes.”
Newt’s cheating heart is an issue for many who call him a hypocrite for running as a Social Conservative.
This is the same pledge that got Bachmann into hot water back in July for saying:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an AfricanAmerican baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.
Even though Bachmann signed it, when she came under fire her office said she didn’t really agree with the slavery bit.
Newt has admitted to having made mistakes in the past, and one should be forgiven if they truly are sorry, but the irony here is so thick you could cut it with a knife (as is the fact he only gave a verbal agreement).
I truly applaud Newt Gingrich for taking such a risky political stand before the Republican Caucus in Iowa and it certainly must be a true test of his character that he didn’t actually sign it.