I mean, yeah, Newt’s transgressions go back a few years, but does that make them less bad? Do the skeletons in the closet get a hall pass after a certain amount of time?
Maybe not, but apparently Newt has figured out the effective way of shaking off blame. He talks to The Almighty.
“I found that I felt compelled to seek God’s forgiveness. I do believe in a forgiving God…And I do feel, in that sense, that God has forgiven me, has blessed me with an opportunity as a person.”
Republicans bought this, and they have forgiven Newt, too. If Herman Cain wants a future in politics, he would be well advised to follow Newt’s example and schedule a forgiveness session.
Should Newt be the nominee, he will need support from a whole lot more people than Republicans to win next November. Gingrich has been tagged as (among other things) the person most responsible for our current gridlock politics. If he is to be granted his dream “opportunity as a person,” he might need to apply for a forgiveness upgrade that encompasses sins beyond adultery.