Skip to comments.Gingrich All But Concedes Race to Romney
Posted on 04/08/2012 3:59:49 PM PDT by Steelfish
April 8, 2012 Gingrich All But Concedes Race to Romney
By Nathan Hodge
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who once led the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, all but conceded the race Sunday to his rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Mr. Gingrich called Mr. Romney far and away the most likely Republican nominee, adding that he would throw his support behind the front-runner if Mr. Romney secured the required delegates for the nomination.
If I end up not being the nominee, I have already talked to Chairman Reince Priebus at the Republican National Committee, he said. Id want to work this fall to help defeat [President Barack] Obama any way I could. Whatever the team thinks I can do to be helpful, I would do.
Both Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Romney hit each other hard during the primary race. It turned out he had more things to hit with than I did, Mr. Gingrich said. And thats part of the business.
But while acknowledging Mr. Romneys likely nomination, Mr. Gingrich said he would stay in the race to influence Republican thinking on issues from U.S. energy independence to revamping Social Security.
Platforms matter in the long run in the evolution of the party, he said. And the party is more than just a presidential candidate. Its Senate candidates, House candidates, state legislators.
Mr. Gingrichs comments come as Rick Santorum, Mr. Romneys strongest remaining opponent, canceled campaign events on Monday after his youngest daughter, who has a genetic disorder, was hospitalized.
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That is NOT what happened.
FOX-BAIN “News” used the RINO Hume to PIMP
Romney because of long standing hatred
between Hume and the Speaker.
RINO Hume showed his hatred and Romney fixation.
Drudge is an accomplice.
Was there also a musically inclined overweight female on Fox News Sunday?
Sounds like a good patriot.
He ran as hard as he could, but is now willing to be helpful in developing policy and unseating Obama.
The race for Nomination is NOT over.
Even with the endless and ubiquitous CHEATING
by RINO Romney the Premier backstabber.
Just watched the interview a while ago. Hume just can’t conceal his feelings for Newt. It was uncomfortable to see.
Much like Sarah Palin. Both would rather have somebody else be the nominee but ultimately they know that defeating Obama is the top priority.
You’re right, the race is not over, but the remainder would have to be pretty much united behind somebody else and Gingrich and Santorum are both almost out of money.
On the plus side, the debt limit is hitting the wall in August-September.
The problem is people just are not that interested in any of the remaining candidates...and that’s not good.
They are both the best sort of patriots.
I wish the debt limit was the issue in voters minds that it should be. Unfortunately if you bring it up most voters eyes cloud over and they start thinking about what’s for dinner that night.
I know. Romney has so many flaws that this is going to be easy for the Democrats. The Democrats are going to be running the “flaw of the week”.
The numbers are beyond comprehension for most people.
A trillion equals a quadrillion in most people’s minds.
Now didn't McCain also cancel his run.. for whatever reason... and although leading... he LOST.
Better now than latter... why have we run such wimps?
Palin is the only alternative for us to Mittly and the country would fall in to support her if she would run. If you have netflix and have not seen The Undefeated take take the time and see it.
She is who we need running against obama, Mittly is a sure loser and we can not afford that. So we have NO more options right now. If efforts were put with her we would win. The country does not want O any more and we have NO options beyond her.
I’d like to think the media would make it an issue...