Well, crap. So, was he just waiting on Santorum to exit first?
FoxNews: Newt Gingrich plans to formally leave the Republican presidential race next Tuesday, senior campaign aides told Fox News, after struggling for months to turn around his sagging bid for the White House.
The former House speaker will "more than likely" endorse Mitt Romney when he makes his announcement to either suspend or end the campaign, a source said.
And so ends the push, through the official process anyway, for a conservative in the White House. Talk about a missed opportunity. Onward to replacing the left-wing progressive with a more moderate or 'right-of-center' version, so says the Republican establishment. Whether from Wilson to TR or spinning the template around from the latter Roosevelt to the prior, shuffling between the New Freedom, a Square Deal, a New Deal, or a Fair Deal, history certainly has a morbid sense of humor by returning us to Progressive Era politics. Tax it, regulate it, subsidize it...bigger, 'better' government.
ADDENDUM: Meet your inevitable nominee...
Cataloging Mitt Romney’s Lies, Does it Matter to You?
Romney Backs Obama's Student Loan Proposal, Rejects Rubio's Conservative Immigration Plan (not everyone would agree with the coinage of Rubio's plan as 'conservative')
When Saul Alinsky met George Romney (progressive roots?)
...and then there's that little thing that everyone keeps trying to sweep under the rug: Romneycare. Oh well, at least his hair can heal the sick and cause the lame to walk...