Newt Gingrich

Sorry to all you sci-fi dreamers out there. Time to put away your makeshift space helmets and face the hard facts: the moon colony ain't happening, because Newt Gingrich 2012 is over.

Though it has been universally acknowledged that Mitt Romney will be the GOP candidate for a while now, Gingrich just today said that he was officially ending his bid. He announced the suspension in a Washington hotel, exactly a week after his reps said he would be exiting the race. But, like all the other failed Republican candidates, he's not endorsing Romney yet. It's coming later, he claims. (Give him a few good cries over Beaches, Mittens. He just needs time to heal.)

Gingrich may not be backing Romney at the moment, but he was sure to uphold the Fox News favorite mantra that Obama is the most radical, out-of-control president ever you guys in his farewell speech:

"Is Mitt Romney conservative enough? My answer is simple: Compared to Barack Obama? You know this 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."

That statement, for those of you playing at home, is brought to you by the totally sane, by-the-book centrist who once called child-labor laws "stupid."

So it looks like Gingrich has finally joined ranks with Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, and Michele Bachmann in the "I Can't Believe These People Were Ever Seriously Considered for the Presidency" retirees club. They may have left the race, but you know who hasn't? Ron Paul, motherfuckers. Romney better watch his back. Especially if that video game sells.

Commentarium (7 Comments)

May 03 12 - 7:55am
Helpingo 1871

I'm not a Gingrich or a Romney guy, but he did get it right that Obama is the most far-left President to date. Whether you want that or not is a debate for another time.

May 03 12 - 10:31am

That is one hilarious little quote to circulate. Don't just state bullshit: prove it. What makes him more "far left" than, say, Reconstruction Republicans or FDR? What exactly counts as far-left for crazy-ass right wingers like the Newt? Throwing words around is nice and all, but this isn't the RNC, buddy. You have to support your point.

May 03 12 - 10:31am

Please repeat after me: Obama is a moderate. It's only because conservatives have turned so far to the right that that he looks liberal in comparison. Go look on the liberal websites. They're not fawning over Obama as they would if he was truly a hard-core liberal.

May 03 12 - 10:50am

Obama is possibly more conservative than Reagan when you look at the records.

May 04 12 - 6:37am

He's probably in about the centre when it comes to Democratic Presidents. Hell, he's closer to Eisenhower than most Rebuplicans.

May 03 12 - 9:43am

The longer candidates stay in, the more campaign monies they get to keep.

May 03 12 - 9:54am

He gets to keep the millions in debt he's racked up.