Gingrich: My Affairs Make Me ‘More Normal,’ More Electable

In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this afternoon, Newt Gingrich picked up Rick Perry’s torch in the so-called “war on religion,” promising that he would fight back against judges who are “trying to drive God out of life.” The thrice-married Speaker then defended his personal marital history, claiming his multiple affairs “make me more normal than somebody who wanders around seeming perfect” because he can understand “the human condition and challenges of life for normal people.” Watch it (the video has some gaps):

Gingrich has previously attributed his infidelities to fervent patriotism, telling CBN, “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate. “

On the stump, Gingrich strongly defends “traditional marriage,” referring to marriage equality as one of the biggest threats in the “war on religion.” The National Organization for Marriage applauded Gingrich’s South Carolina win this week, praising his commitment to “preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”