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Newt Gingrich will officially end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination next week, his spokesman said Wednesday. Gingrich will likely move to back Mitt Romney and support GOP members of Congress. Armed with knowledge, many readers of all stripes began to deconstruct Gingrich's campaign and its legacy.
Did Gingrich doom himself?
Kamalarani: "His message of churches under attack, of being a moral man, his views on immigration, and how to fix the economy did not resonate with the American voters. But like all narcissists and egomaniacs, who take credit for your hard work and blame any failures on your incompetence, Gingrich will fault everyone and everything around him for his failure. That is everyone but himself. I am so glad we are seeing the back of this ridiculous man ... "
Some are sad to see him go.
RedToppolino: "This was Newt's last opportunity as he'll be too old eight years from now. I have mixed emotions regarding the termination of his campaign as he is by far the best equipped individual in America to beat Obama and to run this country. Unfortunately, Newt has character flaws that have been picked up on by the ultra-liberal media. However, his flaws are nothing compared to those of Obama. At least Newt is a heterosexual Christian with a verifiable history and legally eligible to serve as president."
There are many who would still prefer different candidates.
William MacLean: "From the outside the presidential 'race' looks like a farce. If anyone in their right mind thinks that Romney and the others who failed for the Republicans can really take on Obama, they are living in a dream world. As much as I, and many others, would love to see the Republicans win (or Obama lose) if this is the best they have, then America is in a very sad and bad state!"
This person wasn't surprised.
Galen Kearney: "Pah! The voters ended Newt Gingrich's White House bid months ago. But when you have one multibillionaire backer who can keep your campaign afloat despite little or no popular support you can keep trying to cram your message down the public gullet."
Would Gingrich's support be of use to Romney?
Michael DeBinder: "The best thing that Gingrich and Santorum can do at this point is go into hiding like the rest of the losers. Romney does enough damage on his own, he surely doesn't need any of these guys who attacked him now becoming a sound bite for him."
This reader said they thought Gingrich could really do some damage in a different way.
YtownSports: "Newt began to disappear when the debates ended. He would have booted Obama's intellect all over the stage in a one-on-one. Has too much baggage, though."
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