Someone actually asked the question that has been on a lot of people’s minds since Newt Gingrich’s second wife, Marianne, spilled the beans that Newt actually asked her about having an open marriage (after boinking his mistress and future wife Callista for years). Marianne didn’t agree, so Newt, who had dogged Bill Clinton about WH blow jobs during the same period the former House Speaker was also receiving extramarital servicing, asked for a divorce.
But is Newt swinging with wife #3?
Today Swingrich — who said that gay marriage = paganism — says those glory days are all in the past now that he’s a grandpa (I didn’t know that life milestone means zipper issues go by the wayside — after all, nothing stopped late South Carolina U.S. Senator, the 100-year-old, nasty Strom Thurmond from earning a rep on the Hill for chasing the ladies.
But back to business: Elizabeth Glover and Elizabeth Gorman of Vice.com followed the couple while the Florida primary was in high gear and, well, just watch:
When we arrived at the Rosen Centre, headquarters of Gingrich’s Florida campaign, it was mostly journalists taking photos of each other and tweeting. By the time the polls closed, supporters began to shuffle onto the risers behind the podium. The choice of music went from surprisingly celebratory to downright weird. Who knew Newt was such a Duck Sauce fan? The former speaker was introduced by Richard Crotty, the former mayor of Orange County, who told us that “money is the mother’s milk of politics and when you get outspent 17 million to five million in a state with a lot of media markets, where advertising is very expensive and the bulk of those ads are attack type ads, it’s hard to pull off a win. And I think that’s what we’ve seen here tonight.”