Gingrich Suspends Presidential Campaign as of May 1st

 

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is dropping out of the presidential race.  Slowly.

According to the National Journal, sources close to the failing presidential candidate say that Gingrich has indicated he will be leaving the race on May 1st and urged everyone to unify behind likely nominee Mitt Romney.  “Gingrich said he will continue to campaign in North Carolina through the week ‘as a citizen,’ and that ‘we’re working out the details of our transition and we’ll have information for the press in the next couple of days.’ Two Gingrich campaign officials confirmed to CBS News/National Journal that Gingrich will suspend his campaign and will likely endorse Romney on May 1 in Washington.”

Now the real question is, why is he still running until May 1st? Speculation is that he is unwilling to officially give up his secret service entourage and take on the costs of coverage himself during the “not-campaigning” portion of his campaign.  The additional week also gives him a bit more time to bask in the press coverage before everyone officially moves on to Romney.

However, any hope Gingrich had of unseating the former Massachusetts governor is officially over, even according to him. “I think you have to at some point be honest with what’s happening in the real world, as opposed to what you’d like to have happened…Governor Romney had a very good day yesterday…Now you have to give him some credit. I mean this guy’s worked six years, put together a big machine, and has put together a serious campaign….I think obviously that I would be a better candidate, but the objective fact is the voters didn’t think that.”

 

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10 comments

Robert H.
Robert Hamm4 years ago

He Also continues getting SEcret Service security

Viir Exeter
Viir E.4 years ago

Another lunatic hate-spewing Republican bites the dust.

jo Howard
jo Howard4 years ago

Why wait til 1May?

Luis L.
Luis, L.4 years ago

The reason he is extending his campaign to May 1st is simple. He can continue to raise funds up until midnight April 30th. His campaign has always been about the money and nothing else.

Cathryn C.
Cathryn C.4 years ago

OK so we are now two Book Tours and a Bible Thump Down...and left with the Etch-a-Sketch Flounder and his Stepford Wife. Got it. OOO nearly forgot..the VP Hopeful who lied about his families arrival to America to get the Hispanic Vote...This is going to get interesting...

Igor M.
Igor m.4 years ago

And you know, it might be raining here today. Not very hard, just a few showers.
I would rate that a little higher than the breaking news about Newt's campaign ...

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Now if he would just go away, far, far away and shut up. He is disgusting and despicable.

BMutiny TCorporationsAreE

the real question is, why is he still running until May 1st? Speculation is that he is unwilling to officially give up his secret service entourage and take on the costs of coverage himself during the “not-campaigning” portion of his campaign. The additional week also gives him a bit more time to bask in the press coverage before everyone officially moves on to Romney.
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Ah, the TAXPAYERS being stiffed again!
For this utter Creep's insufferable EGO, no other reason!

Sue H.
Sue H.4 years ago

Excellent. Now he can get back to the business of selling snake oil to recoup his losses.