On Fox News this afternoon, the influential President of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, raised a point of objection from social conservatives that I hadn't heard yet.
After host Megyn Kelly asked whether he could get beyond Gingrich's affairs, Perkins answered:
"There's no question, Megyn, that is a major factor, but that's not the only factor that Newt Gingrich has to overcome with social conservatives.
As you look at his new Contract with America, it's pretty much devoid of social issues.
So what he talks about and what he makes a priority of, those issues are often absent from that."
I just went through his new Contract with America, and Perkins is right -- nothing about social issues (as traditionally-defined) in there.