Well Dispatchers, you won’t have Newt Gingrich to kick around anymore. He’s going to suspend his campaign for the Republican nomination next week, no doubt to give him time to negotiate some sort of deal with Romney in exchange for his endorsement:
Newt Gingrich will officially end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and formally express his support for Mitt Romney next week, two sources close to Gingrich tell CNN.
While details are still being worked out, Gingrich is likely to hold his final campaign event Tuesday in Washington, DC where he will make the announcement surrounded by his family and supporters…
“When he says he is transitioning, what he means is that he is trying to determine as a citizen how he will pro-actively help Mitt Romney become president and the Republican Party win back the Senate and help (House Speaker) John Boehner keep his majority in the House,” said one of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
I bet I know Romney’s answer to how Newt can help him during the general election: Stay as far away as he possibly can. I had to laugh over the last few days as he made his last stand in Delaware. If you’re counting on Delaware to save your campaign, you lost a long time ago.