The calls for Newt Gingrich to drop out of this year's Republican primary/caucus race are mounting. He's showing signs of hearing the pleas.
The former Speaker of the House vowed to give the GOP delegate frontrunner, Mitt Romney his ringing endorsement, but with one condition. If the former Massachusetts governor wins enough convention delegates by the end of June, then Gingrich will support Romney. Otherwise, prepare for an open convention.
Wait. You actually thought Gingrich gathered some sense and realized his candidacy was going nowhere fast? That would actually imply he's actually running for all the right reasons.
It's not for the ideological reasons as he tries to persuade constituents. It's not for the betterment of America that he's continuing his campaign. No, it's because of that good old-fashioned concept of money.
In other words: Ol' Newt is in debt.
In a move that sounds strikingly similar to fellow GOP candidate, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), Gingrich is now running not to become president but to create a more conservative GOP platform come November.
The goal of a primary season is to win enough delegates to represent your political party in a general election. When did the platform change from showing the American people your passion for being the leader of this wonderful country to influencing direction via money-wasting diatribes? If a person wants to be a kingmaker, then, by all means, do it on your own dime, don't let the taxpayer foot the bill.
The bottom line is simple: Newt Gingrich is not going to wholeheartedly support Mitt Romney. Otherwise, he would do the smart thing and drop out the race. Gingrich already has admitted that he stands no chance of winning the delegates needed to be the GOP nominee. So - because of those sour grapes, and an ego the size of Alaska, he "soldiers forward," wasting more taxpayers money to push across his own selfish agenda.