Newt: I'd Vote for Romney

But just because Obama is so terrible
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2012 11:43 AM CST
Newt: I'd Vote for Romney
Newt Gingrich speaks at a press conference February 4, 2012 after the results of the Nevada caucus were released in Las Vegas.   (Getty Images)

Newt Gingrich may be embroiled in the biggest brawl the Republican party has seen, but he's reiterating that that doesn't mean he wouldn't get behind the "liar" he's beating up: "President Obama is so unacceptable that I will support the Republican nominee," Gingrich said this morning. "That doesn’t mean I approve of Governor Romney’s approach, but compared to President Obama, I think there would be no choice." Gingrich made the rounds this morning, Politico reports, hammering at the fact that he's not dropping out: "Our goal is to get to Super Tuesday, where we're in much more favorable territory. We believe by the time Texas is over, we'll be very very competitive in delegate count." More from a lively Sunday morning on the hamster wheel, as per Politico:

  • Gingrich on that moon idea (which SNL loved so much): "This was not some slip. This was a deliberate effort to start a conversation." He added, "I didn't propose any additional spending."
  • Mike Bloomberg on the Bush tax cuts: Obama should "veto any extension of the Bush-era tax cuts. We should all pony up. If you only raise taxes on the rich, you don't get that much money."
  • Ron Paul on the 'intellectual revolution': “There’s a lot of people talking about free-market economics rather than Keynesian welfare-ism and interventionism. There is an intellectual revolution going on with the young people. There are people who have sat on the sidelines for years. It has not been translated into an absolute political change."
  • Santorum on daughter Bella: She's "doing great. She had a very rough time just about a week ago. She turned around amazingly quickly. She is home and healthy.”
  • Bob McDonnell on Romney's conservative cred: “He governed as a pro-life governor in a blue state. He cut taxes 19 times and he balanced a budget without raising taxes, eliminating a $3 billion deficit. Speaker Gingrich has been cozying up with Nancy Pelosi on global warming, he called Paul Ryan’s budget ‘social, right-wing engineering.’”
  • Dick Armey on Gingrich: "I don't think Newt will be able to replicate that magic moment. I feel bad for him. I think he's digressed taking a second-rate campaign into a first-rate vendetta."
(More Newt Gingrich 2012 stories.)

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