End of the Road

Newt to Drop Out Next Week

Mitt Romney’s five-way win Tuesday made Newt Gingrich realize something: “It’s pretty clear Governor Romney is going to be the nominee. I think you have to at some point be honest with what’s happening in the real world, as opposed to what you’d like to have happen,” he said. But then he said he’s going to continue his campaign in North Carolina—“as a citizen.” What does this all mean? Is he out or isn’t he? According to CNN, senior aides have said Gingrich will officially drop out next Tuesday, but the man himself has confirmed nothing. Update: A National Journal reporter has tweeted that Newt has pushed back his dropout date from next Tuesday to "later in the week." Gingrich's campaign chair also said that the candidate spoke to Mitt Romney today.