Newt Gingrich has said “I do,” three times, but for the marriage pledge that’s become the latest 2012 litmus test, he’s saying “I don’t.”
Gingrich won’t be signing The Family Leader’s 14-point promise during his trip to Iowa to make two speeches to the conservative family values group. Bob Vander Plaats, the group’s founder and the latest local kingmaker to emerge, last week made the pledge central to his group’s endorsement, a key motivator for the conservative evangelical voters with heavy sway in the first-in-the-nation caucuses.
“We have not signed the pledge, but have offered to work with The Family Leader on a more focused message,” said Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond. “Words matter and being clear and concise is important when communicating.”
While Hammond didn’t elaborate on what specific language was concerning, he noted that it was “across the board.”
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