Will Newt Gingrich's conversion to Catholicism salvage his political career?
Both Time and the NYT ran articles about Newt Gingrich’s recent conversion to Catholicism and his interest in subsequently “testing the waters” for a return to politics as a conservative religious candidate. Time article and NYT article
Many people have converted to Catholicism because of a spouse’s devout adherence to the religion. However, for Newt, it offers an solid bloc of conservative pro-life single issue voters. And confession and penance offers him a way to expunge his past record of personal transgressions by placing his past between God and himself, thereby “sanitizing” himself as a candidate. It’s an interesting way to salvage a career.
Do you think it will be enough to resurrect Gingrich’s political career?