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February 01, 2012

Gingrich Vows to Continue

Newt Gingrich's loss in Florida "was a profound rejection of his candidacy by voters in one of the biggest, most important swing states, and pressure could mount on Mr. Gingrich to drop his insurgency bid," the New York Times reports.

"Still, he said he would not back down. Framed by signs that read '46 states to go,' Mr. Gingrich told supporters at a convention center ballroom here on Tuesday night: 'We are going to contest every place, and we will win.'"

"The Gingrich campaign is banking on its ability to accumulate delegates, even if in a drip, drip, drip fashion, and to demonstrate enough strength until voting takes place in a succession of Southern states starting on Super Tuesday, March 6. The South is where Mr. Gingrich's perceived strength lies, with his big victory in South Carolina on Jan. 21 as Exhibit A."

David Frum: "I can't remember when I've ever seen seen a less gracious concession speech than Newt Gingrich's tonight."


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