Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday to discuss the Nevada caucus results and his plans to continue fighting for the GOP nomination.
Report from the Boston Globe:
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich shows no sign of letting up on his tough attacks against rival Mitt Romney, despite losing yesterday’s Nevada caucuses to Romney by a large margin.
On NBC’s Meet the Press today, Gingrich hit Romney for comments he made on the campaign trail and for positions he took as Massachusetts governor.
“My goal over the next few weeks is to draw very sharp distinctions between [mine and] Romney’s positions, which are very, the Wall Street Journal described them as timid, and in terms of tax policy, as being like Obama,” Gingrich said.
He dismissed the importance of the Nevada caucuses. “This is a state he won last time, and he won it this time,” Gingrich said.
Gingrich said he is relying on the southern states to boost his delegate count. That includes Georgia, the state he represented in Congress, and Tennessee, which both vote March 6; Alabama, which votes March 13; and Texas, which votes April 3. “We believe by the time Texas is over, we’ll be very competitive in delegate count,” Gingrich said.
Gingrich will be hoping to out-last Santorum and Paul if he has any hope of building a coalition to combat Romney in the upcoming contests. Of course, Paul and Santorum are also hoping the same about Gingrich.