Newt Gingrich drops out, says America has a choice between Romney and most radical, Leftist president in history

Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign on Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia.

With his family by his side, Gingrich expressed his gratitude for his family, staff, donors and former fellow GOP presidential contenders Texas Governor Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain.

“Today I am suspending the campaign, suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship; Callista and I are committed to being active citizens,” Gingrich said. “We owe it to America and we owe it to Maggie and Robert.”

Despite ending his campaign Gingrich said, “We’re now going to put down the role of candidate an candidate spouse and take back the role of active citizens.”

During the speech Gingrich  expressed his commitment in the roles of American exceptionalism, religious liberty, American energy independence, re-emphasis of the work ethic and personal social security accounts for the younger generation.

Gingrich acknowledged President Obama’s surprise trip to Kabul on Tuesday and commented, “It was nice of the president to broadcast from Afghanistan, but the center of Al Qaeda today is in Yemen. I’m not sure if the White House has given that briefing yet, but they will eventually.” Newt also made light of the speech and joked about his moon colony statement during the earlier debates.

Although Gingrich didn’t officially endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, he said that  “(t)his is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan, this is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical leftist president in American history.”

Newt also compared the gap between Romney and Obama to be larger than the gap between Reagan and Jimmy Carter. 

Overall the speech conveyed a message of hope that the Republican Party can win the 2012 elections.

After the announcement of Gingrich’s suspension, Romney sent out a press release hailing Gingrich and hinted that Gingrich would soon join him on the campaign trail for an official endorsement.

“Newt Gingrich has brought creativity and intellectual vitality to American political life.  During the course of this campaign, Newt demonstrated both eloquence and fearlessness in advancing conservative ideas. Although he long ago created an enduring place for himself in American history, I am confident that he will continue to make important contributions to our party and to the life of the nation. Ann and I are proud to call Newt and Callista friends and we look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead as we fight to restore America’s promise.”

Gingrich’s campaign is reportedly $4 million in debt. Romney and Gingrich have discussed working together to fundraise and pay off the Gingrich campaign’s debt. Expect to see a Romney-Gingrich reunion on the books soon.

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  1. Ari says:

    Actually, Fox News reported that Romney won more TEA Party surppot in Florida than did Newt. Furthermore, there are many TEA Partiers who would not vote for Newt, under any circumstance, due to his solid record of voting for and surppoting liberal initiatives and then trying to spin his way out of it. At least Romney faces his past head on.Furthermore, there are two issues with the survey that you mentioned. First, like surveys that we occasionally offer on ActionAmerica, TEA Party Nation surveys reach a very limited and likely biased audience. In fact, there are several other TEA Party groups that actively surppot Romney. But the second problem with your survey was what is termed a Push Poll , in that it only addresses TEA Party discontent with Romney, but didn’t address how many TEA Party activists would not vote for Newt, under any circumstance. By not addressing both sides of the issue, it allows you to get the answer that you wanted.Combining the fact that your site strongly pushes Newt and the fact that your poll was really a Push Poll the result could not have produced any other result.But regardless of what the polls, this far out say, when it comes down to it, in November, TEA Partiers will vote for whomever is the GOP nominee (OK, maybe not Paul, but that’s never going to happen), because they know that ousting Obama is job number one.Then consider that exit polls are much more accurate and they showed that, in FL, Romney won not only TEA Party surppoters, but every major demographic except rural (Newt) and young people (Paul). Romney won metropolitan, men, women, Latinos, blacks, seniors, wage-earners and self-employed. But let’s take it a step further. I think that even you would admit that the remaining Paul voters are his hard core, who would never vote Republican in the general election, unless Paul were the nominee. So when you eliminate those Libertarians from the FL results, Romney won 49.5% of the remaining (Real Republican) votes. In other words, EVERY Gingrich and EVERY Santorum vote would have had to go to one candidate, in order for Romney to have lost Florida and we know that more than a few Santorum surppoters would not vote for Newt.Not only is Romney going to be the GOP nominee, he’s going to be the next president, unless of course, we in the TEA Party make ourselves irrelevant, by sitting out the election or voting third party, which would actually please the GOP establishment. Then they could blame the TEA Party for the loss and crush us in the next election. If we get behind the nominee, we remain a force that the establishment will have to deal with.Force for Conservatism? or Irrelevance? Hmmm? Tough decision.

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