Newt Gingrich stepped up his efforts to appeal to evangelical Christian voters in Iowa Monday by promising in writing to “defend and strengthen the family.” Gingrich, who has been married three times, specifically said he would “uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others.”

Gingrich Promises Personal Fidelity in Pledge. I love how this is being reported as “Gingrich finally agrees to fidelity pledge for the first time,” because he had previously refused to sign The Family Leader document.

But, umn, marriage is a fidelity pledge. Granted, some couples choose not to include monogamy in their marriage agreement, which is totally fine, but the default arrangement involves exclusivity. You agree to a fidelity pledge when you say “I do.” So this is the third fourth, not the first time, Newt is taking the pledge. 

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  4. lateralsymmetry said: "Fourth time’s the charm!" said nobody.
  5. aatombomb said: but this time I understand he also did a pinky swear.
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