Wrap-ups of the Sunday talk shows primarily focused on Newt Gingrich’s concession that Mitt Romney will “most likely” be the GOP presidential nominee.
Much less focus was placed on Gingrich’s intention of becoming the fellow who will keep Romney pinned rightward during the general election. From the interview with Brit Hume on “Fox News Sunday”:
Gingrich: You have this long term evolution of the party and we’re not an Etch-a-Sketch party. It was an unfortunate comment by Romney’s communications director. We are a broadly conservative party. We don’t have to be severely conservative, as Romney said in CPAC.”
Gingrich’s topics will include energy independence, an overhaul of Social Security, and religion:
Gingrich: We need an approach trying to stand up very firmly for religious liberty. The assault on the Catholic Church is very real and it’s not just the Catholic Church.
Hume: How do you phrase that? How do you express that in the platform?
Gingrich: I think you have a