Unfortunately, he did not make up the difference with men.
Newt is right out because his campaign is flat broke, he's 4.5 million in the whole, his SuperPac sponsor has abandoned him, he is selling his donor list to raise money (usually a sign of campaign winding down), and is basically just asking for cash to help pay off his campaign debt.
Sadly what I've found, as someone who supported Newt after Perry dropped, is that the very speeches I think are the best, the combative ones where he dissects the media and establishment, are just not received well by most of the conservative minded folks I show them too. People seem to think he is too angry and smug. And yes, none of the women I know (and talked politics with) liked Newt for all a manner of reasons.
Unfortunately, I suspect you're probably right. It's a sad fact, but as even a lot of folks on here on FR show, "conservatives" in America are largely turning into a bunch of spineless eunuchs.