His affair with Callista lasted six years; and he also cheated on Wife Number One with Wife Number Two. He was in Congress from 1979 to 1999. Divorced Wife Number One in 1981. You can say the past is past, but Newt Gingrich lied to his own constituents during re-election campaigns regularly.
How many "family values" campaigns did Newt Gingrich run in the Sixth District in Georgia while bopping a mistress?
By my rough count, he lied to his own constituents in that manner during at least four campaigns, possibly as many as six.
If Republicans want to forgive his affairs because he's too old to have one now, oh well. But people who vote for Newt Gingrich are proving they don't mind voting for proven liars one little bit.
I don't think Gingrich supporters want to beat Obama, nor do they have any interest in governing. They want to beat up Obama, with a stick, and Newt is the meanest stick on the stage, the end.