I really like Newt Gingrich. I do have a lot of problems with Newt, but overall, I truly believe that Newt is overall, a conservative. And I have always liked him.
But the people have spoken. The clear conservative alternative to Massachusetts Liberal Flip-Flop Romney is now Rick Santorum. Rick has now won 10 states, compared to Romney's 14 states. If Newt had done the honorable thing before Super Tuesday, he would have dropped out before Ohio, and Rick would have won 11 states. We need Rick to win Texas. And if Gingrich is still in the race, according to RealClearPolitics.com, Romney beats Santorum by 2% with Gingrich taking 19% of the conservative vote. The total delegates at stake in Texas are 155. Even in liberal New York, with 95 delegates at stake, Santorum would still have a fighting chance if Newt was out of the race, according to the latest Siena late-February poll.
So it's time to get out, Newt, and endorse Rick Santorum. Do it for the sake of the direction of the conservative movement within the Republican Party.