A few days ago, his second wife gave an interview with a news outlet. She said many salacious things and all were timed to derail Newt's campaign. I won't give total credence to the comments of a disgruntled ex. One fact, however, is certain: Newt is an adulterer. And it was not just once, though that is enough to deserve the title.
Soon after the interview, there was a debate. The moderator asked Newt if he would like to address the topic. What he said may have been thought politically
So what is my beef?
It was not the moderator's fault that Newt committed adultery. It is not the moderator's fault that Newt is running on a "family values" platform.
It is Newt's fault.
Maybe the media should stay out of the private life of politicians (I do partially agree with that).
Maybe the presidential debates should contain more of the issues of the state (I think the disintegration of the family is our most important national issue).
Maybe if more of the good people Newt claims won't run for office because of the blood-thirsty media really led the lives they claim to live, they couldn't be caught in scandals (I do believe our leaders should be held to a higher standard than the general population--at least up to the standards I have for myself).
Do people make mistakes? Yes. Is there such a thing as repentance? Yes. Do we still have to deal with the consequences of our sins even after we repent of them? Yes.
Dear Mr. Gingrich,
Do not blame the consequences of your actions on someone else.