Newt Gingrich: a drawn-out exit

Newt Gingrich, one of my least favorite characters in this political fun and games, is leaving the race for the Presidential nomination on Tuesday or Wednesday.  But why then?  That’s what many top Republicans are wondering.  

Newt Gingrich has only been able to win two states, South Carolina and Georgia, and was slaughtered in last Tuesday’s five-state primary should have been out of this race long ago.  Many people in the party see this as a victory lap without a victory.  

Why would a candidate who knows that his party is so divided allow his party to be divided even more by not supporting the stronger candidate?  By taking this long “victory lap,” allowing himself to fade into irrelevance.  Nobody remembers why Gingrich was even considered a contender.  I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.  I find it sad for the Republican party.

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