Katie Pavlich

As we anxiously wait for information ABC News has described as having the ability to end Newt Gingrich's career, ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent, who conducted an interview with Gingrich's ex-wife Marianne, is giving us a glimpse of what's to come.

ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, told WMAL's Morning Majority program that Marianne Gingrich claims her ex-husband wanted an 'open marriage.'

"He came to her and said, 'I want to stay married to you and still have an affair with Calista, his current wife," said Ross. "According to Marianne, he said 'You need to share me,' and she said 'I don't want to share,' and the marriage ended," he added.

"I think we start by knowing that what an ex-wife has to say we all take with a grain of salt, I hope, because that's what ex-wives can be known for," says Ross. "But I think the most dramatic thing from the point of view of people looking at Gingrich  in his campaign about character and that he's asked for God's forgiveness and that he believes in the sanctity of marriage is her allegation that what Gingrich wanted from her was an open marriage," he says.

"She talked about how he called her and told her he loved her, knowing that Calista was next to him in bed in their apartment in Washington," says Ross. 


Many are saying Gingrich is expected to get the boost he needs to topple Mitt Romney in South Carolina with a Rick Perry endorsement, however, if these allegations are true, evangelical, socially conservative voters won't be interested in Gingrich by Saturday. We'll see what the full blown ABC report brings, but it's not looking good.

In the meantime, Romney should probably put this ad back on the air if it isn't already running on local South Carolina televisions.

Katie Pavlich

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