You nailed it. His quitting the race is long overdue. Internal polls show that 57% of Newt’s vote would migrate to Santorum if he should quit. Without Newt in Arkansas, Santorum chalked up 51% of the vote. At this point, Newt is aiding and abetting a Romney nomination. Time for Newt’s ardent followers to open their minds and ears to what is occurring and decamp him.
Newt needs to give a rest to his “big ideas” of permanent moon-based colonies within eight years and $2.50 gas/gallon within two years regardless of world markets or geopolitical conditions.
And then Romney would get 42% of Newt's votes, and enough delegates to win before the convention. Is that what you want?
Newt needs to stay in the race to prevent a Romney nomination, just like he already said.
I guess he does. There are too many like you who slept through their history class when it covered the last effort to walk on the moon. Such things as the microchip, the CAT scanner, Satellite television, kidney dialysis, cordless power tools, water purification technology--are you falling asleep yet? The spin-offs from the last moon project brought a wealth to our nation that people who don't know their history would see Newt's call to go to the moon as so much lunacy.
If we don't get up there, we will get another lesson of history when China sets up a mammoth laser weapon which can zap out our entire satellite inventory and anything we fly in the air. So, a moon base is a national security matter that should not be left for amateurs.
“Time for Newts ardent followers to open their minds and ears to what is occurring and decamp him.”
The “ardent followers” are less likely to concede for the good of the nation because they are prone to infatuation as much as are the Romulans.
The CHRISTAN Newt voters I believe for the most part see the writing on the wall and despite their preference for Newt, will sensibly vote for Santorum in order to stop Romney.
The polls I saw in IL today show that Romney would win - because there are two conservatives in the race.
If Newt is really in this to stop Romney and he knows he cannot get enough delagates - he should FLAT OUT ENDORSE RICK IN ILLINOIS despite his intent to stay in.
If he splits that vote and gives Illinois that state - he will forever tarnish his name and go down in - infamy.