As far as going with a particular presidential candidate right now -- I mean -- had a chance to talk to Newt, I havent had a chance yet to talk to Gov. Romney, Santorum said on a conference call. But well be talking to both of them and we are going to go out and deal with who we believe is in the best interest of our country and winning this election and make sure that we have a conservative platform, conservative message and they follow through with that conservative message after the election.
This is a not-so-subtle jab at the man about to become the partys standard bearer. Santorum consistently would say on the campaign trail that in 2008, Romney convinced him of his conservative bona fides before he backed him and then Romney quickly changed his tune.
Although Santorum is expected to eventually back Romney -- both longtime adviser John Brabender and top donor Foster Friess told ABC News last week they expect him to endorse Romney -- he was specific Monday night that he was not endorsing anyone in the presidential race.
I havent supported any candidate at this point,........
RICHARDSON (CBSDFW) Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says hes not leaving the Presidential race anytime soon. Im the tortoise in this race, Gingrich says. Ill just keep coming forward and Im still here.
Before 75 supporters in a packed Richardson restaurant along Central Expressway Monday afternoon, Gingrich sounded upbeat.
He told the town hall meeting, I certainly felt a lot more encouraged by donors than discouraged by the elite media.
But hes facing an uphill climb.
Jack Fink: Mitt Romney is on his way to the nomination, mathematically you cant win, so whats your rationale for staying in the race?
Newt Gingrich: Its interesting, in Colorado this weekend, the delegates chosen were 13 for Romney and 23 not for Romney, and I dont think any of the national news media picked it up yet. The inevitability train didnt seem to get across the Rockies. Im campaigning here, Im campaigning in North Carolina, in Delaware, in Pennsylvania, tomorrow, Ill be in New York for two days this week. I think we still have the right to have the last conservative standing, and make the case for conservatism...........................