Gingrich endorses Romney; says he earned the nomination “the hard way”

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave a more formal endorsement of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Sunday morning on State of the Union.

Gingrich, who officially dropped out of the race Wednesday, has been widely criticized for his lack luster endorsement of Romney. When pressed, Gingrich said on State of the Union, “Look, this is not some magic show, you’re either going to get Barack Obama or you’re going to get Mitt Romney.”

Gingrich went on to say,“Mitt Romney has many strong things, first of all he won. You know, I didn’t win, Rick Perry didn’t win, Michelle Bachmann didn’t win, Rick Santorum didn’t win. You have to have some respect for a guy who spent six years of his life, put together a serious national campaign, made the case.”

In typical Gingrich fashion he blamed the mainstream media for making what he saw as a non-issue an issue.  

“I’m not quite sure what the magic words as you all in the media want out of me so let me say this, I believe that Mitt Romney will be a dramatically better president for the United States than Barack Obama,” Gingrich clarified. “I believe that he has earned the right to represent the Republican Party and he’s earned it the hard way. He has fought his way to the nomination, nobody gave him an inch.”

When asked about the possibility of a Romney-Gingrich ticket, Gingrich said, “I think Romney is going to look for somebody younger.”

“I think he’s got somebody like Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, Rob Portman, Marco Rubio. You look at Martinez, Mitch Daniels. We have a deep bench,” Gingrich said.

 

 

 

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