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It appears that Newt Gingrich is now referring to his campaign in the past tense and is essentially positioning himself to move from candidate to supporter. Gingrich has recently acknowledged his campaign is over $4 million in debt and is running on little to no budget.

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Report from Fox News:

Newt Gingrich acknowledged Sunday that his campaign is “operating on a shoestring,” as he signaled he is preparing to transition from candidate to surrogate in anticipation of Mitt Romney winning the nomination.

While not throwing in the towel just yet, the former House speaker spoke frequently in past tense about his presidential bid in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” He said he wants to continue to try and influence the party platform, but said he’s already discussed with the Republican National Committee how he can best help the nominee defeat President Obama if it’s not him.

Romney, he said, “is far and away the most likely” nominee. Looking back on the race, Gingrich said he has “no regrets” — he became visibly emotional as he discussed on Easter Sunday how his faith helped him through the campaign.

“I’m glad I did this,” Gingrich said of his decision to run, calling it “the right thing for me to do.”

Gingrich spoke openly about his campaign’s money troubles. He said the campaign has had to dip into personal funds — “a little bit, but not dramatically” — and that the campaign is “slightly less” than $4.5 million in debt.

“We owe much more than we wanted to,” Gingrich said. He explained that the Florida primary in late January “got to be a real brawl” and that his campaign “tried to match Romney.”

Gingrich has said he’ll remain in the campaign until Romney reaches 1,144 delegates, the number needed to clench the nomination. I would wonder whether he will actually stick it out that long considering he has become irrelevant in terms of campaigning and is so far in campaign debt. Perhaps he is working out some kind of deal to erase some debt in exchange for dropping out and endorsing. That is pure speculation and remains to be seen.

Update

Gingrich “cleared up” his comments to plainly state that his prior words were not meant as a concession to Mitt Romney. Report from Fox News Insider:

Newt Gingrich appeared on Hannity to clear up comments he made on Fox News Sunday, in which he stated that Mitt Romney is “far and away the mostly likely Republican nominee.” He told Sean what he said “got somehow translated almost instantly into something I didn’t say.”

He likened the campaign to yesterday’s Masters Golf Tournament, where the “two guys in sudden death were neither one in first place” but that neither of them dropped out in the first round.

Mentioning the “elite media” Gingrich questioned why it’s so hard for them to get into their heads that he’s staying in the race. He pointed to his forehead and said, “I am in here, I think I’m going to get it tattooed up here, all the way to Tampa.”

According to Gingrich, he didn’t say what he sort of said. Or, at least, now he’d like to walk it back a little bit.

35 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve always wondered why people officially get out of the race. The early folks to pull out would probably be doing better than Santorum, with the up-and-down of the campaign. Once they pull out, they lose all attention.

    And, by the way, how did Fox get the line, “preparing to transition from candidate to surrogate” [for Romney]? That’s not what Newt said, it’s just what Fox WISHES he had said. They make it sound like Newt endorsed Willard.

  2. i hope he doesnt endorse romney his views are more similar to santorums which would be better for the nation that flip flop mitt

    • If he shovels his votes to Willard, we will be lucky to know without doubt that he didn’t win. If Gingrich and Santorum either had any love for this country, they would give their votes to Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a true American. Willard is a liar from the get go. If they give their votes to Willard, we will all laugh at them and will be free of them permanently in future elections. There is no way Willard would put these guys in positions to support his administration without risking that they would leak and do whatever possible to bring him down. If they have any character or American Spirit, they would not accept any offer from Willard. If they give their votes to Ronnie, both of them would definitely be brought into RP’s cabinet, into high level positions… Gingrich would walk into Secretary of State or VP, Santorum would fit in several opportunities. Just do whatever is needed to send Willard back to his ol’ election campaigning routine… there are more elections in the future and he is so used to running, let him keep running. Willard is a liar and pals with Corporations (that he said are people) and would be as much of a wrecking ball internationally as O has been. Why, Americans, does it take Europe and other countries to try to tell you the candidates you are swallowing are sickos. Why. The other countries don’t really want us to be like them, to be commie or socialist, but to stay FREE and INDEPENDENT and they know for sure, the difference. Question is, will you wake up and STAND UP for our Constitution and Freedom.

  3. Callitsa, the White House Aide, the third wife and mistress for seven years of Gingrich, is a home wrecker and cannot be our First Lady. No way! Callitsa, is 28 yrs younger than big belly Gingrich, so he gave her the present of five figures $$$$$ credit line at Tiffany’s Jewelry store for her love talents. As a first Lady, she would be excited teaching college girls how to snatch a millionaire old man from his home and his wife. Callista has no class, she can not be a roll model to the position of First Lady, with or without jewelry. SHAME ON HER!

  4. I’ll certainly miss the old windbag. Hopefully for Obama, Newt will likely keep ranting throughout the election campaign.

  5. Obama deserves no deference:
    Elena Kagan, former Solicitor-General worked for Obama designing the defense of the Affordable Care Act . Obama nominated Kagan for the position of Justice. In e-mails obtained by the Media Research Center as the result of a 2010 Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the DOJ, not only did she advised DOJ attorneys and express opinions concerning the merits of ObamaCare, Kagan lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearings by answering “No” when asked specifically if she had any involvement in preparing the government’s defense. Indeed, Kagan is the Political Activist in the Supreme Court. Kagan objective is brainwashing the rest of the Justices. Kagan is the unethical Obama’s creation: “Defendant” and “Judge”. Indeed, Kagan is the Political Activist in the Supreme Court, trying to brainwash the other Justices. Listen to the tapes.
    ObamaCare passed with seven votes and the trick of Obama’s promise, an Executive Order without value, “the gesture of a deceiver”. Obama promised Sen. Stupak, Pittz and 24 DEMS, on National TV, the “utter hypocrisy” to give an Executive Order, to revoke the abortion from the Bill, “a gesture” with no value. Obama allows his arrogance and superego lead his “VALUES” the END justifies his MEANS. “I solemnly swear that I will defend the Constitution”, but unfortunately he forgot.
    It is against the 1st. amendment of our Constitution to force us paying for abortions of the lives of innocent’s human beings in the womb, against our religious convictions.
    VOTE INDEPENDENT.

    • Kagan is what she is. Start facing it’s ok to be fools for Christ, Christians, but not ok to be fools for anti-Christs.

    • Quote of the week. . .

      Mitt Romney’s wife said last week:
      “we better unzip him and let the real Mitt Romney out.”

    • Wait, it gets better:

      GREEN BAY, Wis. – Ann Romney defended her husband’s sense of humor today during a radio interview, explaining that if people think the candidate seems too stiff at times as the host suggested, she thinks “we better unzip him and let the real Mitt Romney out.”

      • Goethe Behr —

        Ugly picture — why post about spaghetti?

        Maybe BO and Mitt can compare…and the winner is…?

        LOL

  6. Mitt Romney could become one of the greatest Statesmen in US History! He’d be the Savior of our Nation — the one that generations to come would tell their children: “Look at this statue, this is Mitt Romney, he saved America”!

    Or, he can reduce himself to just a tiny footnote…what is amazing is that his fate rests in his own hands (a very rare occurrence throughout the history of the world)!

    All Romney has to do, is to take advantage of this rarest of historical moments, and make a SINGLE DECISION!!!

    Withdraw his candidacy IN FAVOR of Ron Paul, with the following grandiose and heart-wrenching patriotic speech (to save his political skin):

    “I, Mitt Romney, will sacrifice my political goals for the Good of the People. Now I understand that only Ron Paul can save our Nation. I agree with all he stands for, therefore, I have deemed that our Nation’s salvation can only be accomplished when Ron Paul is elected as President of the United States of America. Without regret, but with joy, I do the most honorable and patriotic deed I can — I withdraw myself from this election, and give my full support to Ron Paul!”

    One honest person is needed to bring these logical conclusions to Romney’s PERSONAL ATTENTION (not the myopic sycophants surrounding him and stroking his ego by chanting wishful thinking as ‘fact’: “You gonna win Boss, you gonna win Boss….).

    Regardless how egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic Romney may be, some semblance of reasoning of what’s best for him, should still remain in his skull. The instinct for self preservation dictates that even the smallest of minds will chose the path that leads to safety, not the one leading to disaster.

    An honest realist needs to talk to Romney one-on-one — and explain the following to him, so Mitt can comprehend it:

    1) If you don’t win the nomination, than your political career is over (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as a failure).

    2) If you win the nomination, and don’t defeat Obama — which is the most probable outcome (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as an even LARGER failure).

    Therefore, Dear Mitt, whichever gamble you take from the above, may lead to total disaster for your political career (and probably will)!

    However, here is an action you can take, Dear Mitt — WITHDRAW IN FAVOR OF RON PAUL, AND PLEDGE YOUR TOTAL SUPPORT FOR HIM — that guarantees you’ll become immortalized in the annals of US History (becoming the 21st Century Savior of America by your sacrifice)! Surely this carrot of success will entice Romney’s egotism to go for it (over the probable political beatings he’d receive otherwise)!

    All one needs to do, to assure Mitt’s Historical Greatness of Sacrifice for the Good of the Nation, is to present the above to Romney’s eyes alone! I urge all able to do so, to place this document in front of him!

    Send this to Mitt Romney — as an Open Letter, e-mails, etc. — the more you send, the greater the chance he’ll get to read it!

    • Surfisher

      Ha ha, Well done! I saw your submissions on Doug’s site too, but I don’t want to comment there (it will be most unpleasant for all if #2 finds his way to this site), great work!
      I’ll copy and email this to Romney’s campaign site, but I’ll have to use an anonymous search engine so I don’t get endless donation spam. “LOL”

      Gingrich and Santorum on their way out…..two more to go!…..LOL

        • Hi Surfisher

          Yes! I have been following along and read and agree with your last post to Doug, this should elicit a response soon, well done! Bob Saxton sure managed to blow Tex2 back to his hole, didn’t he? “LOL”

  7. If they are seriously interested in defeating Romney for the nomination, both Gingrich and Paul need to step out of the race while pledging their delegates to back Santorum, the one candidate remaining with a real chance of beating him in addition to which he is the one true social conservative remaining in the race at this point. Rick Santorum for President in 2012!

    • Victoria is obviously not in tune with the delegate count. The numbers aren’t definite at this point, and Ron Paul has secured far more delegates than Santorum. From the very beginning, Ron Paul has been the only candidate with any chance of defeating Romney OR Obama. Rick Santorum will get ZERO Democrats and very few independents in the general election. Ron Paul is just about guaranteed a majority of Independents and a large block of Democrats, and Republicans will vote for him because they don’t want Obama.

      Dr. Paul is the medicine this country needs. Do a Google search for Ron Paul, and check out some of the vids of him on YouTube. He’s been trying to warn us for decades about the financial collapses and the overseas adventurism that stand to destroy this country.

      PRESIDENT PAUL!

  8. Many things trouble my mind about Mitt Romney becoming the next President of the United States.
    The one thing that trouble me the most is about Mitt’s ”consistent faith”, his Mormon religion. ”Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints” the doctrine taught in his Mormon Church is clearly different from the Christian doctrine,and teachings of the Bible.
    What about the divinity Of Jesus Christ?
    Is the Latter day saint Jesus the Same Jesus as the one spoken about in the Christian bible??
    This is a very good questions that should be asked,and answered.
    Anyone who is a believer in the Bible Jesus should know the difference, It should be a concern to them.
    If one does not know the truth want to learn about the Mormons faith go To their website. Find it at Mormon .com.
    Mitt has never explained publicly to the American people just what His ”consistent religious faith” is, neither does he talk about who He believes Jesus Christ is,what this means to his”Consistent faith.”
    How does his faith influences his daily life,serve as a guide in his daily decision making; not one word about it Why?
    He is to quiet to private about the subject of his faith.
    People even the news media seem afraid to bring up the subject to him.
    I heard only two Pastors speak out about Mormonism being a cult, they were, brutally attacked,accused of attacking Mitt’s religious Faith.
    Why is this true?
    How things have changed, since President George Jr. Bush was President.
    Its right,and fair to ask questions about a President’s faith, He should be open willing to give an answer,why not?
    President Bush was questioned about his faith.
    Mitt Romney, why is His faith kept private? His faith is no bodies business I heard someone say.
    I heard him say ”My faith want be a problem for many Christians They will vote For me anyway”Why would he say that?
    President Bush was questioned, often about his faith in God, when he gave the news media an answer,about his praying asking God’s guidance for decision he had to make for the Country, He was mocked,viciously attacked laughed at thought to be weird by the elite.
    President Bush admitted openly that he believed in God,and Jesus Christ. His Faith was a great help to him during difficult times in the White House . So,again why is Mitt’s Mormon faith,so private, no one dares bring up his religious belief without being accused of attacking his faith.
    The principles of this ”consistent faith” of his should have some effect on his decision making for the Country, and the way he lives his life shouldn’t it? i President Bush’s faith played a roll in his life. there are other Presidents who admitted to having faith in God and in prayer. most American people say they are Christians.Yes? So what is the big secret with Mitt Romney and His faith?
    Mitt Romney is not God contrary to the teachings in Mormonism that ”God was as Man is,now, Man will be as God is now. strange doctrine, Yes?
    don’t believe me ,go to their website read ,learn for your self the teachings of Mormonism.
    Why does he support his Mormon Church by tithing His Millions of dollars in donations to it if his religion is not important to him in his daily living?
    The next thing I want to briefly ask Romney about is this ”Safety Net” that He say he will put in place for us poor folk in America.
    A safety Net for poor Americans?? what is it will we be happy,with it why has he not explained what this Safety Net for the poor is all about?
    Is this safety net government hand-outs or is it a Job training programs for the poor who can ,learn a trade, able to work, earn money,take care of themselves and their families.
    Nets will break under pressure Yes/No.
    what say You??
    The President of the united States of America is not God and he never will become a god.
    Satan told Eve that same old lie in the beginning of time he has been deceiving man every since with the same old lie.
    Go ahead you can do it , you can be on the same level with God ,You are smart enough to do whatever you want to ,you don’t need to consult God you are a god yourself.
    Look at how wise,smart you are, Pride always goes before a fall. Yes/No Yes know from experience everything that God know.Yes??
    Genesis 2:4,5( paraphrased)
    All men are flawed Mitt Romney included.
    He is not the controller of his own destiny,He and his supporters will realize that when and if he does become the next President of the Once United States.
    America is divided like it never have been before in its History.
    Mitt’s Money,and his wealth ,and lies against his fellow republican opponents has assured him the Nomination they say but will He be able to Unite the party with all of its injured parts.(members)
    Mitt’s wealthy supporters,ran over crushed,divided the voters, bought their vote with promises to make Them prosper again by creating Jobs,turning the economy around. Yes they could get more stuff again,like big houses,automobiles for mother nature to destroy in seconds, guess we didn’t think about the Earth quakes,Tornadoes that are happening daily in America and in other countries.
    vote and the white House.
    During the primary In Illinois My phone rang from early morning til late evening always Mitt Romney group calling asking for my vote.
    I got recorded messages,till I wanted to rip out My telephone from the wall.
    I got so many calls ,recorded messages from the Washington elite established Republicans even one Message was from Barbara Bush ,urging me strongly to vote for Mitt Romney.
    As If I didn’t know who I wanted to vote, for without her input in my decision.
    ”That is just how politics works” someone said.
    ”Mitt is a good,and decent man,He is the best,the only Man for the Job.
    He will save the Country.”
    I ask honesty, Will he, can this man fix Americas problems can he save us from ourselves? What will you do to him if He fails to live up to his promises?
    Is mitt Romney really for all Americans??
    What will Mitt do if He becomes President of these United States really do for us ??
    Once he is voted into office can he be trusted to keep the promises made to the American people to get them to vote for him??
    A morally Good honest man will speak the truth about his opponents,Yes,but he will never try to destroy another man’s good name destroy his character in order to promote him self.
    Is that the kind of President Americans want in the white House?
    A good honest man will tell the American people the truth about his plans for the Country, how he will accomplish his goals,by making right choices,changes be a Strong leader in the face of trouble with Countries who hate American aims to destroy us.
    He will make clear how his plans are superior to and,how his plans differs from what the others candidates have to offer. His will be better than all others for getting the Country back on track.Yes? Lastly.
    Those people who say they are believers in the Jesus Christ of the bible should know about Mitt religion what he believes about Jesus Christ.
    Those who know the the truth but it does not matter need to ask the Jesus of the Bible if this Matters to him.
    Here is A man who would be our country’s next leader whose religion denies The divinity of Jesus Christ. In the Mormon doctrine, Jesus Christ is one of Many gods and he is not equal to God the Father as the bible say he is.
    Can a man have God the father and reject God the Son?
    The established Republican party is in the same boat with Mitt Romney this is very clear.
    I will liken some of the established members of the Republican party in Washington to a mother who murders one of her children while taking good care of her favorite one.
    The favorite child is usually a great disappointment to mother, but it is be far to late to make change in He first choice when she finds this to be a fact.
    By their own statement of faith, doctrinal teachings posted on their Website Mormons are clearly not Christians, they admits that Mormonism doctrine is not the same as the Christian doctrine found in the bible.
    Mormonism is clearly Another Gospel.
    See 2nd John 2:9-11.
    This is my view, No one has to agree, but i feel better for sharing my view.
    Ellen.

  9. Ron Paul to WIN — or the USA to END!
    There is NO other option!

    —————————————————————————-
    Watch a Romney rally — an EMPTY stadium with about a hundred sycophants only… mostly yawning.

    Then see the THOUSANDS of REAL AMERICANS and their genuineness on Ron Paul’s rallies!

    But the main media never shows this REALITY — so, are we to stand by and allow them to steal this Election away from us — when clearly the TRUE Americans have spoken?!

    Spread these videos! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMVY5u9RuW8)
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hgsg7a-Ok8Q#)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9njHHyRI7g&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMVY5u9RuW8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hgsg7a-Ok8Q#

    • Surf:

      Nah. As much as I think Slick Willard
      is a the worst possible cliche of a “politician,”
      I think we would survive him.

      I believe it was H.L. Mencken who said,
      “God watches over drunks, small children,
      and The United States of America.”

    • Somehow, my comment went to the wrong place. I had meant it to go here.

      Surf:

      Nah. As much as I think Slick Willard
      is a the worst possible cliche of a “politician,”
      I think we would survive him.

      I believe it was H.L. Mencken who said,
      “God watches over drunks, small children,
      and The United States of America.”

  10. “Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson could pull as much as 6% of the vote in a hypothetical three-way match-up with Mitt Romney and President Obama. Johnson began the 2012 race running for the Republican nomination but has wound up carrying the libertarian banner and could gain ballot access in several states.”

    If the above transpires, it is a certainty that Mitt will not defeat BO (with his flip-flopping, he couldn’t defeat him anyway, now this would assure it).

    So he needs to withdraw now in favor of Ron Paul!

    Ron Paul WILL become President in 2012 — IF, Romney becomes a Patriot, and forgoes his ego, for the Good of the People!

    Mitt Romney could become one of the greatest Statesmen in US History! He’d be the Savior of our Nation — the one that generations to come would tell their children: “Look at this statue, this is Mitt Romney, he saved America”!

    Or, he can reduce himself to just a tiny footnote…what is amazing is that his fate rests in his own hands (a very rare occurrence throughout the history of the world)!

    All Romney has to do, is to take advantage of this rarest of historical moments, and make a SINGLE DECISION!!!

    Withdraw his candidacy IN FAVOR of Ron Paul, with the following grandiose and heart-wrenching patriotic speech (to save his political skin):

    “I, Mitt Romney, will sacrifice my political goals for the Good of the People. Now I understand that only Ron Paul that can save our Nation. I agree with all he stands for, therefore, I have deemed that our Nation’s salvation can only be accomplished when Ron Paul is elected as President of the United States of America. Without regret, but with joy, I do the most honorable and patriotic deed I can — I withdraw myself from this election, and give my full support to Ron Paul!”

    One honest person is needed to bring these logical conclusions to Romney’s PERSONAL ATTENTION (not the myopic sycophants surrounding him and stroking his ego by chanting wishful thinking as ‘fact’: “You gonna win Boss, you gonna win Boss….).

    Regardless how egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic Romney may be, some semblance of reasoning of what’s best for him, should still remain in his skull. The instinct for self preservation dictates that even the smallest of minds will chose the path that leads to safety, not the one leading to disaster.

    An honest realist needs to talk to Romney one-on-one — and explain the following to him, so Mitt can comprehend it:

    1) If you don’t win the nomination, than your political career is over (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as a failure).

    2) If you win the nomination, and don’t defeat Obama — which is the most probable outcome (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as an even LARGER failure).

    Therefore, Dear Mitt, whichever gamble you take from the above, may lead to total disaster for your political career (and probably will)!

    However, here is an action you can take, Dear Mitt, that guarantees you’ll become immortalized in the annals of US History — becoming the 21st Century Savior of America (surely this carrot of success will entice Romney’s egotism to go for it — over the probable political beatings he’d receive otherwise)!

    All one needs to do, to assure Mitt’s Historical Greatness of Sacrifice for the Good of the Nation, is to present the above to Romney’s eyes alone! I urge all able to do so, to place this document in front of him!

    Send this to Mitt Romney — as an Open Letter, e-mails, etc. — the more you send, the greater the chance he’ll get to read it!

    • BO is a shoo-in if Mitt is elected to run against him.

      So, concentrate to have Rmoney withdraw from the election in favor of Ron Paul.

      At this stage only Ron Paul can defeat BO — and no-one else!

  11. Romney and Obama are actually clones —

    “Claim scientists at Rothdale’s laboratory in Lead’s, Ireland who publicly announced yesterday that both men were actually cloned in the King’s College – Chicago University experiments of 1956. ”

    For all of those that have kept on stating, and warning the American people, that Romney = Obama — now you have this video to back you up!

    Share it — funny stuff…sadly!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWDJEc92d38&feature=player_embedded

    • Ron Paul to WIN — or America to End 2012

      Take your pick…there are no other options!
      —————————————————————
      Ron Paul must take Rmoney to Tampa — to expose the GOP’s perfidy — when hundreds of thousands of Real Americans will come to the Convention voluntarily, supporting Ron Paul, the ONLY REAL AMERICAN PATRIOT in this race (vs a few hundred BUSED Rmoney bullies pretending they are actual people)!

      If the Republican Convention cheats Ron Paul out of The Nomination — then, go Third Party!

      There MUST NOT be a way allowed, for Rmoney to “debate” BO one-on-one — since this will be a Clowns’ Show (two liars trying to out-lie each other…when they are one-and-the-same HUMAN TRASH)!

      Ron Paul MUST be part of the DEBATES — so, he can clearly show up THESE politically trained monkeys for what they are — The ULTIMATE Destroyers of the USA!
      ————————————————————–

      Elect Ron Paul as President, if you want to Save America — vote for anyone else, if you WANT to DESTROY the USA!

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