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When it comes to getting out the race for the GOP Presidential nomination, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has a simple message for all: Hell no, he won’t go.
But now Gingrich appears to be hedging his bets, saying there is “probably” no circumstances that will cause him to withdraw from the race before the party’s convention in Tampa in August.
“I’ll be with you in Tampa,” Gingrich said Friday in CBS’s “This Morning” show.
“Gingrich is caught in a situation where he can’t, at the moment, withdraw gracefully and his ego won’t let him quit,’ a long-time GOP consultant tells Capitol Hill Blue.
The bombastic former congressman from Georgia has captured primaries in only two states: South Carolina and Georgia. But when asked Friday what conditions might lead him to withdraw, he responded: “Probably none.”
“I have 176,000 donors at Newt.org. They want me to stay in the race,” Gingrich told CBS.
Gingrich’s determination, however,, is flying in the face of political reality. He runs well behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the delegate chase.
Only Texas Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who has won no primaries, has fewer delegates and less of a chance.