Over at the Washington Post, Chris Cillizza has a worth-reading take on whether Newt Gingrich should withdraw from the GOP presidential contest. He says no – not yet:
If Gingrich can win in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana — and, to be clear, that’s a big “if” — he will have stockpiled enough delegates in the most reliably Republican region in the country to give himself a bit of bargaining power with the eventual nominee.
…If he holds out and can score wins in the deep South over the next three weeks — not entirely out of the question — then Gingrich is in a position to cut a deal with Romney who will be looking for ways to consolidate support and close out the nomination by then.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider