Why wait? Newt Gingrich to leave race Tuesday

My AJC colleague Daniel Malloy, who’s tracking Newt Gingrich, now has this:

DENVER, N.C. – Newt Gingrich is expected to drop out of the presidential race on Tuesday and “very likely” endorse Mitt Romney, a source close to the Gingrich campaign confirmed this morning to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The announcement will take place in the Washington, D.C. area, and the delay is to allow Gingrich to get through his planned events in North Carolina this week and then bring in family and friends for the announcement.

But really, aside from ceremony, is there a point to waiting six days? The next round of primaries is May 8. Make your argument on the ProConIt widget below:

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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3 comments Add your comment

sweed

April 25th, 2012
11:04 am

Please notify the hazmat team!

clyde

April 25th, 2012
11:33 am

At the start of the primary season Newt and I had exactly the same chance of getting the nomination.Zero.But the world hates a quitter,Newt.

catlady

April 25th, 2012
11:34 am

The “point” is more attention, plus the security detail. Gingrich likes to tout “personal responsibility” but he doesn’t mean HIM.