Newt Gingrich's victory in South Carolina surprised many in the media, myself included, because we assumed that the GOP electorate would not be able to look beyond the former Speaker of the House's ethical probes, his forced banishment from House of Representatives and the fact that he's had more than one marriage end because of an affair.
Boy, was I wrong. Not only did Newt storm ahead in one of evangelical America's strongholds, he's leading the polls in the next primary contest, a decidedly less religiously-driven Florida.
How has Gingrich managed to make the GOP's voters forget (or choose to ignore) his sordid past?
In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcast Network, Gingrich says his appeal is all about redemption.