by Maisie Allison
On Fox News Sunday Gingrich became suddenly pragmatic, conceding the inevitability of Romney's nomination:
"Well, 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," Gingrich said, adding a preemptive endorsement.
This is a huge comedown from his previous talk about turning the the GOP convention into a "Big Choice" (i.e. a do-over) and casting a Romney nomination as a near apocalyptic event for the Republican party. Instead, Gingrich is going out like a lamb. “If I end up not being the nominee, I have already talked to Chairman Reince Priebus at the Republican National Committee,” he said on the morning show, “I’d want to work this fall to help defeat [President Barack] Obama any way I could. Whatever the team thinks I can do to be helpful, I would do.”
Previous coverage of Newt's "long game" here.