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Adultery Dating Website Ashley Madison Endorses Newt Gingrich

Extra-marital dating website AshleyMadison.com has erected a billboard of serial adulterer and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich in Bucks County, Pennsylvania that reads: “Faithful Republican, Unfaithful Husband. Welcome to the AshleyMadison.com Era.”

Given that Gingrich’s edge in the polls has recently been dwindling, could the former Speaker’s clinching of the coveted pro-adultery demographic be just what his campaign needs?

Considering that the thrice-married Republican candidate recently took a “no-adultery pledge” to increase his clout — much to the glee of snarky political bloggers — it’s probably not what the Team Newt had in mind. But according to Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman, the billboard can only help him.

“We thought that this was the most appropriate way to contribute to the campaign,” Biderman told Business Insider. “Seeing [Gingrich] as a human and flawed makes him more relatable. Just because someone has an affair doesn’t mean that they aren’t personally capable of leading a state or city or country.”

In fact, Biderman continued that without adulterous leaders like FDR, JFK, and Clinton, “our country would be decimated.”

Gingrich was not Ashley Madison’s first choice. Biderman reached out to Herman Cain last week to be the site’s president of international affairs.

“We offered to pay him the same salary that he would have gotten as president,” Biderman told B.I., but Cain did not respond to the $400,000 offer.

“It’s not the first time we’ve been left at the altar,” Biderman said.

But Ashley Madison, which caters to 12 million users from 7 countries, has moved on. There is currently one Gingrich billboard in the Pennsylvania swing county, and Biderman said he has at least two more billboards in the works.

The Gingrich campaign did not respond to a message requesting comment.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pro-adultery-dating-website-ashley-madison-endorses-newt-gingrich-2011-12#ixzz1h94KvhUB

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