Gingrich’s Long Goodbye

Andrew Sullivan —  Mar 26 2012 @ 6:23pm

Last week Newt called for an open convention. Walter Shapiro brings him back to earth: 

[Gingrich] will go through the motions of campaigning while visiting zoos (I suspect the Milwaukee County Zoo will merit a pre-primary visit) and dining in plush hotel restaurants with Callista. When the primaries are finally over, Gingrich may even be given a brief prime-time slot at the Tampa Convention if he effusively endorses the nominee and pledges not to gush about beach volleyball as he did at the 1996 GOP Convention. But the dream that has defined Newt Gingrich’s life for more than a half century ended Saturday without fanfare in the Louisiana bayous.