John King, CNN's moderator for Thursday's debate in Charleston, SC opened the debate with a question directed at Speaker Gingrich regarding the upcoming interview with his ex wife Marianne and the old news about their marriage. Gingrich came out swinging and the crowd loved it. Take a look...
This is the kind of fighter that South Carolina voters want in the White House!
For those on the left who want to make some twisted comparison between Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton, keep this in mind: Newt Gingrich never lied to a Federal Judge under oath about his transgressions. I'm also reminded of the 1992 campaign where both Bill and Hillary Clinton went on Sixty Minutes and Bill lied repeatedly about his relationship with Jennifer Flowers. And who can forget the classic scene at the White House when President Clinton said "I did not have sexual relations with that woman... I never told anyone to lie, not a single time. Never! These allegations are false." [video].
Gingrich owned up to his mistakes and his past. Something top Democrats rarely , if ever, do.
Texas Governor Rick Perry who called Newt a "conservative visionary" when he endorsed Gingrich, put Newt's past marital problems in their proper perspective when he said "there is forgiveness for those who seek God and I believe in the power of redemption."