Gingrich Campaigns For Social Conservative Votes In South Carolina

Thrice divorced Newt Gingrich met with pastors in South Carolina yesterday in his ongoing effort to shore up support from Christian conservatives in the state. “They asked how does God influence, how does your religion influence your decisions. And he said that is very important to him, that faith is very important,” said a supporter, Dana Bertoluzzi. “They wanted to know just various things about what should happen at the state level, what should happen within the communities and how he plans to support various things.” Interestingly, Bertoluzzi said Gingrich was “not asked about his three marriages and extramarital affair,” having apparently satisfied pastors with his past explanations, in which he attributed his failings to fervent patriotism.