Gingrich Outlines a Survival Strategy
Gingrich wants to keep certain groups in the “rainmaker” category of behind the scenes political organizations so he will stay in the race to the bitter end even though it’s a given that Mitt Romney will be the nominee barring a catastrophic campaign implosion.
On his heels after two straight primary defeats to rival Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insists he is in the Republican presidential race until the August nominating convention.
However, Gingrich is scaling back some expectations, outlining a survival strategy while continuing to boldly predict he will remain a viable force in the four-man race.
“Our goal is to get to Super Tuesday, which is much more favorable territory,” Gingrich said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” referring to March 6 contests in his native Georgia and nine other states.
The night before, Gingrich chose to surround himself with reporters instead of supporters after finishing a distant second to Romney in the Nevada caucuses.
Gingrich convened an unusual news as caucus results came in to dispel rumors that he was dropping out of the race and to lay out his strategy for winning the nomination.
He accused Romney’s campaign of spreading false rumors.