Newt is taking a lot of heat now that he is leading the Republican field and he has some baggage, and has made some mistakes in the past, but who hasn't? However unlike most politicians, most recently our illustrious Attorney General, Mr. Gonzales who very carefully parses his every word, Newt doesn't split hairs and back peddle, he simply "owns" his mistakes and takes any questions or criticism straight on and provides a frank and thoughtful response that actually makes sense.
Do yourself and America a favor, pay attention to what he says, not what the IFM, the Democrats or the inside the Beltway political pundits on the right and the left say about him. Listen to him, read his books, and then use your common sense about the choices you make at the ballot box.
For a taste of Newt's brilliance watch Newt in a recent debate!