Romney thumped Newt Gingrich in Nevada and rather than do an election night rally, Gingrich decided to do a press conference instead, which was obviously to convince the press that he really, really was going to stay in the race, really.
The more Gingrich says, “We will go to Tampa,” the more I think he is trying to convince himself. He compared himself to Reagan in the 1976 GOP nomination, I’m not sure anyone sees it the same way, and that was the year Reagan lost.
Gingrich is a smart and visionary guy, but he is his own worst enemy. It is also clear that he truly despises Mitt Romney, and that could create a real poisonous atmosphere as Gingrich gets more desperate to be relevant. Going on about Romney being “substantially dishonest” is not going to make the unity effort any easier later on.