Newt Gingrich: I Will Support Mitt Romney
Newt Gingrich certainly sounds as if he sees the light at the end of the GOP primary tunnel and realizes it shines on Mitt Romney, not on him.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the former speaker of the House talked about his presidential campaign and what happens next for the Republican Party. He said if Mitt does get 1,144 delegates, then he will support him:
"I think you have to be realistic. Given the size of his organization, given the number of primaries he's won, he is far and away the most likely Republican nominee. If he does get to 1,144 delegates, I'll support him ... I'll do everything I can this fall to help him beat Obama. The primary goal of the entire Republican Party has to be to defeat Barack Obama."
He also reflected on his own campaign, saying he has "no regrets." He admitted to operating on a "shoestring" budget and said he financed part of the campaign himself. He also said he's spoken with the Republican National Committee chairman and offered to help in any way he can to help the eventual nominee.