Newt’s Kamikaze Campaign

Mar 19 2012 @ 12:56pm

How his campaign sees the coming chaos: 

By August, after a potentially tumultuous 60-day period between the final primary and the convention, Gingrich’s campaign will be ready to make its case at the convention. "We are charging ahead," says Leslie Gaines, the campaign’s deputy political director. "We will fight the good fight in Tampa. Remember, this is going to take some time. But in the end, the speaker continues to believe, as do we, that he is the only candidate who can beat President Obama." … "Remember, these conventions are odd animals," [Katon Dawson, an adviser to Winning Our Future, a pro-Gingrich super PAC] says. "If nobody gets this thing on the first ballot, all hell will start breaking loose.

Or, in the candidate's own words

Asked on CBS’s This Morning "under what circumstances" he would end his campaign before the convention, Gingrich responded: "Probably none."

Harry Enten calculates that Gingrich leaving the race would only help Santorum at the margins.