Old News, But At What Cost?
Carol Platt Liebau
1/19/2012 10:18:55 AM - Carol Platt Liebau
So some of the "big news" about Newt Gingrich may be that he wanted an "open marriage," at least according to his ex-wife
. It's probably going to take more than that to shock Americans in the post-Clinton age -- the existence of all Newt Gingrich's personal baggage has already likely been considered by his supporters and detractors alike.
And it does seem to reinforce a critique of Gingrich: Even when the issues should be the issue, when Gingrich is in the race, Gingrich (and his behavior, past or present) becomes the issue.